Te Tuhi has a focused curatorial programme of contemporary art that is locally engaged, regionally responsive and internationally ambitious.

Te Tuhi fulfils a unique role within Aotearoa New Zealand’s visual arts economy: we are small enough to be flexible with our programme, to take risks and respond to artists’ needs, but large enough to realise ambitious projects. We commit to providing artists and curators the space, opportunities, resources and support to present work of significant scope. Te Tuhi has a long history of exhibiting New Zealand’s leading artists; equally, it is often the first gallery to recognise emerging artistic talent.

Te Tuhi has worked with nationally and internationally established artists including Aernout Mik, Tom Nicholson, William Pope.L, Santiago Sierra, The Otolith Group, Tehching Hsieh, Artur Zmijewski, L. Budd, Phil Dadson, Julian Dashper, Darryn George, Maddie Leach, Alex Monteith, Kate Newby, Luke Willis Thompson, Kalisolaite ‘Uhila and Shannon Te Ao.

Te Tuhi’s primary focus is on commissioning work, by offering stimulating contexts for artists to respond to and work within. The emphasis is on artistic process and practice, always placing the artist at the core of the programme.

Te Tuhi exhibitions are presented at our Pakuranga gallery, and via an extensive offsite programme throughout Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and beyond. All Te Tuhi exhibitions are free, as are most of our public programme events.

Exhibition programme policy

Te Tuhi's exhibition programme is curated by our programme team. Proposals are accepted for Te Tuhi's Project Wall, Speaker Space and Billboard spaces only in an annual open call. Read Te Tuhi's Exhibition Programme Policy here. 

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