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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Panel Discussion

2-3pm, Saturday 18 August, 2018


Join us for a panel discussion featuring exhibiting artists Regina José Galindo, Siliga David Setoga and Benjamin Work in conversation with Christina Barton, director of Adam Art Gallery. This panel discussion will examine the geopolitical south as an entry-point through which to connect Aotearoa New Zealand to the greater Pacific region through strategies of language and sign, duration and performance.


Christina Barton (chair) is director of Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi at Victoria University of Wellington. She is an art historian, writer and curator who has contributed to contemporary art in Aotearoa New Zealand for more than thirty years.

Regina Jose Galindo (b. 1974, Guatemala) is a performance artist and poet whose work explores the universal, ethical implications of social injustice, discrimination related to race, gender and other abuses involved in the unequal power relations that operate in our current society. She has participated in multiple iterations of Documenta; the 49th Venice Biennale; 17th Biennale of Sydney; II Moscow Biennale; First Auckland Triennial; and the First Biennial of Art and Architecture, Canary Islands. She received the Golden Lion at the 51st Venice Biennale, and in 2011 received the Prince Claus Award.

Benjamin Work (1979, Tamaki Makaurau, Auckland) is a Nuku’alofa-based artist of Tongan (Tu’anekivale) and New Zealand Scottish heritage. Known for his paintings in Auckland’s public spaces, Work combines his background in aerosol painting with a creative output centered on popular culture influences that emerged from North America in the 1970s and 1980s. Work’s bold visual language references design elements and semiotics particular to Tongan weaponry and culture.

Siliga David Setoga (b. 1975) completed his Master of Fine Arts from Whitecliffe College of Art and Design in 2013. This study provided Siliga with a contemplative space for investigating language, word play and representation. Reflecting his upbringing on the border of fa’a Samoa and Mt Eden, Aotearoa New Zealand, Siliga is focused on the New Zealand-based Pacific experience. As well as an extensive exhibition career his work has been featured in major institutions such as Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, The Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland and the British Museum, London.


Te Tuhi are proud to announce the return of Te Tuhi Talks for 2018.

Te Tuhi are pleased to announce the return of the Te Tuhi Talks for 2018.

We have selected leaders from the art, design and architecture fields to create an inspiring programme for you.  Tickets are $25.00 per talk, or purchase tickets to all four talks for $90.00. Tickets are non-refundable.

The Te Tuhi Talks programme funds transport for children from low decile schools to attend our contemporary art education programmes at the gallery. Last year over $3000 was raised by Te Tuhi Talks.

Te Tuhi Talks 2018

Wednesday 1 August, 11:00am Malcolm Taylor
Wednesday 29 August, 11:00am Trish Bartleet
Wednesday 12 September, 11:00am Nicholas Stevens
Wednesday 26 September, 11:00am Dane Mitchell

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

Please visit iTICKET to purchase tickets. 

image credit:

Dane Mitchell

installation shot, Let us take the air, 2015

work pictured, Concentrated Form of Loss: Alpha-Ionone/Beta-Ionone, 2015, 400mm x 3600mm (ladder); 160mm x 20mm (paper, molecules, paper, ladder.

Courtesy Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland

Photo by Alex North


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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.