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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Te Tuhi are proud to announce the return of Te Tuhi Talks for 2017.

$25 per ticket

Last year, over $3,000 was raised by Te Tuhi Talks to fund transport for school children from low decile schools to attend our specifically designed contemporary art education programmes. The funds raised through the Te Tuhi Talks programme this year will allow Te Tuhi to continue to provide this very important bus service to our students, without which they would be unable to attend the contemporary art education programmes at the gallery.

For 2017, we have carefully selected leaders from the art, design and architecture fields to create a lecture programme that will no doubt engage and inspire you. Tickets to this exclusive event are $25.00 per lecture.  All tickets are non-refundable.

Te Tuhi Talks 2017

Wednesday 2 August, 11:00am  Jo Higgins
Wednesday 30 August, 11:00am Andrew Patterson 
Wednesday 27 September, 11:00am Sophie O'Brien
Wednesday 8 November, 11:00am Tim Melville

All lectures will be held at Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga 

Please visit our online shop to purchase tickets. 


Art Writers Workshop Series | presented by Artists Alliance and Te Tuhi

Saturday 2 September, 3-5pm | Time Out Bookstore, 432 Mt Eden Road, Auckland


Artists Alliance and Te Tuhi are delighted to present in partnership this series of art writing workshops. Each month from July through November we will host a different writer who will share their insight and expertise.

Our third workshop in the series will be presented by Anthony Byrt on What art critics can learn from other writers

Anthony Byrt's book This Model World was as much an experiment in form as a personal account of the past five years of contemporary New Zealand art. In this session, he'll talk about what he's learned from working in and with other writing disciplines - longform journalism, travel writing, feature writing and fiction - and how this has affected his approach to writing about contemporary art. He will introduce particular writers that have had a major impact on him. And he will workshop ideas with the group about when it feels right to break with the conventions of art criticism, and why. 

Anthony Byrt is an award-winning critic and journalist based in Auckland. He is a regular contributor to Metro and Artforum International (US), and is a contributing editor to the Auckland weekly Paperboy. In 2013 he was Critical Studies Fellow at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, and in 2015 he was named New Zealand Reviewer of the Year at the Canon Media Awards. His first book, This Model World: Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art, was published by Auckland University Press in 2016. It received widespread critical acclaim and was a finalist in the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards

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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.