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Lily Aitui Laita

  • 16 October 2023

(1969 – 2023) It is with great sorrow that we acknowledge the passing of Lily Aitui Laita.

Jack & Sandy

  • 7 July 2023

Bob Kerr’s latest graphic novel is inspired by his father’s experiences as a merchant seaman who was part of Operation Substance in World War II.

Ngā Whetū

  • 7 July 2023

A group exhibition including Penny Howard, showcasing works that speak to the stars, Puanga and the Matariki cluster. On now at Corban Estate Arts Centre.

Niki Hastings-McFall: Islands Beyond Blue

  • 5 May 2023

Niki will create a site-specific work in conversation with works from the DAM's Arts of Oceania collection.

Waharoa: Art Of The Pacific

  • 29 November 2022

A three-part docuseries that takes viewers on a journey through Māori and Pasifika art.

Jim Cooper Ceramics

  • 3 November 2022

14 – 20 November 2022. The Humane Society of NZ Fundraising Auction at Ponsonby Central.

Anton Forde: Kāmaka

  • 28 September 2022

11 – 21 November 2022. Opening: Thursday 10 November. Bentley Auckland, Grey Lynn.

James Ormsby: Revelations

  • 28 September 2022

R E V E L A T I O N S (PPV1), Pigment ink, silver and gold on paper, 60cm (h) x 5m (w).

Jack Trolove: Thresholding

  • 2 May 2022

On until 30 October 2022. 'Thresholding' by Jack Trolove at Pātaka Art + Museum.

Kia Maharatia

  • 5 April 2022

Kia Maharatia - To Remember. A group show featuring: Anton Forde, Penny Howard, Bob Kerr. 6 – 17 May 2022. Te Auaha Gallery, Te Aro, Wellington.

Garry Currin: Voices of Earth

  • 10 February 2022

Voices of Earth [Other Histories] series, Oil on stretched canvas, 2021.

Sculpture on the Gulf

  • 31 January 2022

4 – 27 March 2022, Waiheke Island. Featuring a major installation by Anton Forde.

Lianne Edwards: Ocean Currencies

  • 30 November 2021

Opening: Sunday 16 January 2022 at Gabriella Lewenz Gallery on Waiheke Island. 16 January–5 February 2022.

Jack Trolove: Keening

  • 28 November 2021

Jack Trolove's new exhibition is open now at Te Manawa Museum. On until 29 April 2022.

Bob Kerr: Volcanoes of Tāmaki Makaurau

  • 15 November 2021

28 November–4 December 2021. New paintings by Bob Kerr. Open day, Sunday 28 November, 11am–4pm.

Gerry Parke: A History of Violence

  • 9 November 2021

21–27 November 2021. Gerry will be on-site Sunday 21 November, 11am–4pm with music by izzy + moe from 2pm.

Anton Forde: Rangatira Chiefly

  • 1 November 2021

Kōhatu o te Wai Pounamu Totoweka / South Island Nephrite mounted on Volcanic Basalt from the Albert Barracks Wall.

Jack Trolove: Keening

  • 31 October 2021

7–14 November 2021. Keening (Auckland preview). In the sculpture studio of Terry Stringer.

Anton Forde: Rangatira

  • 17 September 2021

Rangatira, 320 x 330 x 720mm inc base. Kahurangi and Totoweka (red nephrite)

Te Papakura: Our Land Our People

  • 4 August 2021

Parliament's new art gallery, Te Papakura, will shine a light on Aotearoa's emerging artists and communities. The Beehive, 2nd floor, Wellington. Exhibition includes Penny Howard "Ahika- Faith"

Penny Howard: new work

  • 17 July 2021

SOTHEBY'S LOT 42, Kotiate parāoa - whakahoki Graphite on Paper 594mm h x 841mm w unframed 780mm h x 980 w framed

Lauren Lysaght: Kutarere Sunrise & Trifecta

  • 29 May 2021

Opening 13 August 2021 – Two exhibitions by Lauren Lysaght at Te Manawa Museum Exhibition open 14 August – 21 November

Reg Mombassa

  • 25 May 2021

Bridging the disciplines of painting, design, music, and poetry in his prolific and ubiquitous creative practice.


  • 24 May 2021

On until 30 May 2021 Corban Estate Arts Centre

Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art

  • 4 November 2020

Including James Ormsby, 'Toi Tū Toi Ora' is the largest exhibition in the 132-year history of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

Corner Dairy open now at Sarjeant Gallery

  • 1 November 2020

Including Lauren Lysaght and Madeleine Child 'Corner Dairy' positions the New Zealand dairy as representing ingenuity, economy of means, nostalgia and a sense of fun.

Stockroom at Sapphire

  • 12 October 2020

4 Galleries. 1 Amazing Art Experience. Join us upstairs in the Sapphire Room at Ponsonby Central for Artweek Auckland's most anticipated pop-up show.

Pete Wheeler at the Pah Homestead

  • 10 June 2020

See 'Painting out of time' an overview of Wheeler’s work from 2004 to 2019 from the Wallace Arts Trust collection.

Lianne Edwards at Tauranga Art Gallery

  • 28 January 2020

Commenting on our relationship with, and how we treat and value the natural world, 'Sentinels & Sea Change' on until 12 July 2020.

Spinoff cartoonist Toby Morris chats with Bob Kerr in his Wellington Studio.

  • 5 November 2019

'Two Sketches' is a webseries featuring a selection of New Zealand illustrators, artists, comic artists, cartoonists, sketchers and doodlers.

Moana Don't Cry

  • 22 July 2019

Faced with past and present threats to ocean life, Te Tuhi's 'Moana Don't Cry' featuring Ioane Ioane, addresses the need to protect life as kaitiaki (guardians) with a duty of care for the planet entrusted to us.

Kenneth Merrick opens in Auckland and Tokyo

  • 26 June 2019

Kenneth Merrick is included in Unitec's upcoming exhibition 'Te Tātai o Matariki' and 'Transitions トランジションズ' opening at ICA Space Higashinihonbashi in Tokyo, Japan.

A pivotal addition to Auckland Print Studio

  • 14 May 2019

Help to achieve the goal of bringing a unique piece of printing equipment to New Zealand.

Auckland Art Fair 2019

  • 12 March 2019

Whitespace is delighted to participate with work by both Lianne Edwards and Jack Trolove.

'Void, God & Atom'

  • 7 January 2019

Emma Louise Pratt. 6–23 August. Artist Talk: Thu 8 Aug, 12noon.

Kerry Ann Lee: Return to Skyland

  • 14 December 2018

Lee invites you to enter a dreamscape transit lounge. An installation accessible to ticket holders for 'Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality' on display at Te Papa Tongarewa.

Lauren Lysaght 'Kutarere Sunrise'

  • 31 August 2018

In 'Kutarere Sunrise' opening at Whakatāne Museum and Arts, Lysaght encourages audiences to take the hand of her childhood self and brings them with her into the butcher shop once owned by her dad, Nelson Lysaght.

Journey of discovery ahead for Creative New Zealand Samoa Artist-in-Residence

  • 10 July 2018

Ioane Ioane will embark on a journey exploring his cultural roots and the art of building a Va’aaolo, as the 2018 Creative New Zealand Samoa Artist in Residence.

JIMENA TRAVAGLIO 'I never cared about the games they played'

  • 1 May 2018

23 January – 15 February, 2019.

John Pusateri wins paint and printmaking award

  • 19 February 2018

Congratulations to John Pusateri winner of the 2018 $20,000 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award.