Public programme events

Te Tuhi offers a range of interesting events that encourage engagement with our exhibitions. Our events are designed to help increase participation, enhance understanding and foster enjoyment of the arts. Events are free and open to the public unless stated otherwise.

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Wastescape Sensory Tour

Saturday 9 March, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Silo 6, Wynyard Quarter


Maximum Participants: 12 blind/low vision people. Companions are welcome to attend. Limited capacity so book early to avoid disappointment

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Join UK artist Gayle Chong Kwan for a sensory tour of Wastescape, enabling blind and low vision participants to use their other senses to experience and bring to life her ideas, research, and the development of the work. Wastescape is an art installation that explores our relationship with food and dairy through pre-colonial agriculture, craft techniques and waste, and uses thousands of used plastic milk bottles and photography to create otherworldly landscapes. Chong Kwan is a British artist whose photographs, sculptures, events and installations are exhibited internationally, both in galleries and in the public realm. Her work explores simulacra and the sublime through constructed environments, imagined futures, ritual experiences and sensory registers.


Wastescape Panel Discussion

Saturday 9 March, 4-5pm

Villa Maria Gallery, ASB Waterfront Theatre


Gayle Chong Kwan's immersive installation Wastescape weaves thousands of milk bottles into a mesmerising image that reflects our consumer habits, particularly of plastic used by the dairy industry in New Zealand.

Exploring the environmental impact of excessive waste, the artist discusses the role of artists in building awareness of human responsibility in the pollution of our planet.

The discussion will tease out the beauty and brutal reality of an otherworldly landscape made of waste.

Wastescape is commissioned by Te Tuhi, Auckland, in partnership with art and environmental organisation Invisible Dust, UK, and the Humber Museums Partnership, UK.


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Exhibition tours

Our free exhibition tours are a great way to get more out of your visit to Te Tuhi. 

Take a guided tour of the gallery for special insight into the exhibitions. Groups of five or more can book a guided tour with a trained volunteer Docent. Please contact Te Tuhi to arrange a tour.