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11 May 2024

Opening: two new exhibitions

Lolani Dalosa, Character Studies (detail), 2024. Image courtesy of the artist.


Te Tuhi will be opening two new exhibitions, Urban Legend by Bena Jackson and Character Studies by Lolani Dalosa, at a special event on Saturday 11 May. 

Bena Jackson was the recipient of the 2023 Iris Fisher Scholarship. With her practice revolving around sculptures and installations, Jackson is presenting a new commissioned work in Te Tuhi's foyer space in Pakuranga.
Read more about Bena Jackson's exhibition Urban Legend here.

Lolani Dalosa, whose practice grounds itself in the exploration of the urban Pacific identity, has been commissioned by Papatūnga to make a new series of work for the Te Tuhi billboards in Pakuranga and Parnell Station.
Read more about Lolani Dalosa's exhibition Character Studies here.

Alongside the opening of the exhibitions, Te Tuhi will announce the recipient of the 2024 Iris Fisher Scholarship, and Karl Chitham (Ngā Puhi, Te Uriroroi), Director of the Dowse Art Gallery, will be in conversation with Russ Flatt and Layne Waerea, two of the artists whose works feature in Takiwā Hou: Imagining New Spaces, an exhibition of Māori moving image works by some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most exciting contemporary artists, which is currently showing at Te Tuhi.

 Read more about the Iris Fisher Scholarship announcement here.

Read more about the exhibition Takiwā Hou: Imagining New Spaces here.

Everyone is welcome to join in celebrating with artists and curators on Saturday 11 May from 4pm for speeches and shared kai.

Te Tuhi is open as usual during the Eastern Busway construction. 21 William Roberts Road, Pakuranga, is the best address to enter into navigation apps to guide you to the free parking at our door. Please call us on (09) 577 0138 if you have any questions.