Robin White: Te WhanaketangaRobin White: Something Is Happening Here

More than 50 works from across Dame Robin White’s 50-year career will form what the artist describes as a ‘family reunion’, bringing together works from 22 galleries and living rooms across the country. 

When | Āhea

4 Jun – 18 Sep 2022

Where | Ki hea

Toi Art, Level 4

Cost | Te utu

Free entry


All ages

Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
  • wheelchair accessible

  • floor has some shallow slopes

  • wharepaku | toilet – all gender, accessible

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Explore Robin White’s celebrated portraits and local landscapes from the 1970s, and the ambitious collaborative works she has made with artists from across the Pacific and Aotearoa New Zealand in recent years.

The exhibition includes early watercolour and drawings, her time in Otago Peninsula, working with Sam Hunt, and to her masi collaborations with Pacific artists including Tamari Cabeikanacea and Ruha Fifita.

“None of the works have come from my studio, they have been out in the world engaging with people and people engaging with them,” she says. “Each work brings to the exhibition stories that are known only to that work and the people with whom they have lived.

“There is a richness in that, it is way beyond me.”

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