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Art Today Perpetuals 2022


Visesio Siasau, NGATU ‘o VAVANGA ‘ATALOA, 2020 (installation view). In collaboration with Serene Tay and Saimone Fonohema. Ngatu, kupesi. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.


Wednesdays, 1–3pm
alternating fortnightly onsite guest lectures with gallery visits/zoom discussions 
coordinated by Lois Perry and Grace Wright
beginning 9 February 2022


This year-long lecture, discussion and gallery visit programme provides an opportunity to share, learn, and to develop participants understanding of contemporary art. It has been designed for people who have considerable experience of contemporary art, and some knowledge of 20th century art movements. We will consider new developments in approaches to exhibiting, making and collecting art both in Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider world.  

Fortnightly lectures at Te Tuhi will explore topics from current events in the art world. The lectures will be facilitated by Grace Wright, and include speakers such as Fiona Jack and Mary Robinson plus many other artists, gallerists and other art world leaders, bringing you a range of expertise from the contemporary art sector in Tāmaki Makaurau and the Pacific. At the beginning of each lecture, Grace will lead a class discussion on what’s on and provide an opportunity for participants to share what they have seen recently.   

Alternate fortnights are an informal programme of zoom discussions and visits to galleries and private collections.  

The course will be programmed throughout the year by Grace Wright in consultation with Lois Perry. To see the annual schedule, click here 

This course, with no formal examinations, is ideal for art enthusiasts interested in the significance, complexities and meaning of contemporary art. Participants are encouraged to contribute to the programme with their own interests and expertise.  

*Please note the course fee listed includes an online transaction surcharge. You can avoid the surcharge by paying by bank transfer, in which case the amount will be $700. For details, please visit here.

By enrolling in a class at Te Tuhi you are agreeing to our terms & conditions.