Unknown maker, Tïvaevae ta'örei pepe e pua kaute (quilt with butterfly and hibiscus pattern), (detail), circa 1940s, cloth.

Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa 

When:
Autumn season opens 2 Apr
Where:
Level 5
Cost:
Free entry
Type:
Arts 

Tivaevae tataura (applique and embroidered quilt) 1996-1997, Quarter, Mi'i, Auckland. Purchased 1999. Te Papa
Tivaevae tataura (applique and embroidered quilt) 1996-1997, Quarter, Mi'i, Auckland. Purchased 1999. Te Papa

The 2015 autumn season of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa opens on Easter weekend with a tantalising mix of old favourites and lots of surprises in eight new shows and three refreshed displays.

Tīvaevae: Out of the glory box

Celebrates the art of Cook Islands quilting through Te Papa’s significant collection of tīvaevae.

Glenn Jowitt: Imaging the Pacific

Honours the work of Glenn Jowitt, who spent more than 30 years photographing Pacific peoples.

Splash! Four contemporary New Zealand paintings

Showcases works by Gretchen Albrecht, Andrew Barber, Fiona Connor, and Allen Maddox that explore painting and mark-marking both in and out of the studio.

Sataua, Savai'i, Western Samoa, 1982. From the series: Polynesia here and there 1982, Jowitt, Glenn (1955–2014), Sataua. Purchased 1983 with Lindsay Buick Bequest funds. Te Papa
Sataua, Savai'i, Western Samoa, 1982. From the series: Polynesia here and there 1982, Jowitt, Glenn (1955–2014), Sataua. Purchased 1983 with Lindsay Buick Bequest funds. Te Papa

Two Artists: Emily Karaka & Shona Rapira-Davies

Profiles the work and legacy of two senior Māori artists who opened space for Māori women art makers in the 1980s.

Māori & Pacific Encounters: Ngāti Toa

Historical portraits of Ngāti Toa reveal remarkable stories of encounter in the colonial years of Aotearoa New Zealand.

New Visions New Zealand

Takes a fresh look at modern New Zealand painting through the eyes of a generation of highly imaginative female artists.

Being Modern: Helen Hitchings

Introduces the glamorous taste-maker Helen Hitchings and her ground-breaking gallery of modern art and design.

Louis Rosenberg: Etched into memory

An intimate view of the enticing etchings of American artist and architect Louis Rosenberg.

Arts Te Papa – the online home of art at Te Papa

Main image credit: Unknown maker, Tïvaevae ta'ōrei pepe e pua kaute (quilt with butterfly and hibiscus pattern), (detail), circa 1940s, cloth. Te Papa (FE012444).