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Art Today Perpetuals 2024


Jacob Hamilton, UTU, 2021 (installation view). 10 thermal receipt printers. Commissioned by Te Tuhi, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. Photo by Sam Hartnett.


Weekly, Wednesdays 12:45–2:45pm, alternating onsite guest lectures with gallery visits.

beginning 7 February 2024


2024 term dates

Term 1: 5 February – 12 April
Term 2: 29 April – 5 July
Term 3: 22 July – 27 September
Term 4: 14 October – 6 December

Gain real-world insights into contemporary art.

Art Today Perpetuals offers a rare opportunity to learn and share perspectives on contemporary art through peer-led discussions, guest lectures and gallery visits. Designed for those with prior knowledge of modern and contemporary art, this course aims to enrich participants’ understanding of current exhibitions, events and collections in Aotearoa New Zealand and abroad.

Classes alternate between lectures at Te Tuhi and gallery visits. Past guest speakers include Fiona Connor, Sarah Hopkinson, Yona Lee, Ruth Buchanan, Benjamin Work, Yukari 海堀 Kaihori, Mokopōpaki, Ngahiraka Mason and Vera Mey, bringing you broad-ranging insights into contemporary art in Aotearoa and the Pacific. Onsite sessions begin with What’s On—an overview of current exhibitions and events—and an opportunity for participants to share news and insights. Alternate fortnightly sessions consist of visits to galleries and private collections.

Art Today Perpetuals provides a relaxed learning environment with no formal assessments. Participants are encouraged to contribute to the programme with their own expertise and interests. While enrolments are for one year, many continue year after year.

Art Today Perpetuals is programmed by Amberleigh Carson in consultation with Lois Perry. 

*Please note, the listed course fee includes an online transaction surcharge. To avoid the surcharge, payment can be made via bank transfer, in which case the fee is $1000.00. See here for details.

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

About Art Today

Art Today is Te Tuhi’s art education programme established by Lois Perry in 2008, offering three different courses for enthusiasts of all levels of expertise. Comprising an evolving series of tutor-led discussions, gallery visits and events, courses explore hot topics and current events in the art world in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.

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.