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Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa Spring Season


Wed 25 Feb 2015, 10:00am–6:00pm
Thu 26 Feb 2015, 10:00am–9:00pm
Fri 27 Feb 2015, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sat 28 Feb 2015, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sun 1 Mar 2015, 10:00am–6:00pm

Where: Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: tepapaevents

Discover the national art collection at Te Papa

11 galleries
100s of art works
Hours of inspiration

All-new exhibitions:

Bill Culbert in Venice
On show in New Zealand for the first time: Drop and Daylight flotsam Venice.

Natalia Goncharova: A visual radical
Te Papa’s remarkable collection of paintings by avant-garde Russian artist Natalia Goncharova.

Peter Robinson: Retorts & Comebacks
Robinson’s changing approach to art-making over 20 years.

Framing the Museum
Challenges to the art system by Billy Apple, Barbara Kruger, Marcel Duchamp, Christo, and more.

Collecting Modern
A behind-the-scenes look at how Te Papa built its collection of international modern art.

Anonymous Bodies
International photographs showcasing the abstracted human figure.

Te Tikanga Hou | Being Modern
Bold works by John Crichton highlighting the impact of modernism on New Zealand design.

Refreshed galleries:

Kanohi Kitea | Māori and Pacific Encounters
Colonial portraits by Goldie, Lindauer, and others alongside works by revered Māori carver Tene Waitere.

Papatūānuku | Framing the View
New Zealand’s rugged landscape as captured by pioneering settler artists.

Tohu Tuakiri | Emblems of Identity
Art rooted in this land by Toss Woollaston, Rita Angus, Colin McCahon, and Jeffrey Harris.

Te Ao Hou | Modern Māori Art
Māori art of the 1950s and 60s that combined international and indigenous ideas and styles.


At the heart of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa is an ongoing programme of events for everyone: curator and artist talks, family activities, late-night events, performances, and more - see website for links.

Whare Toi | Arts Studio:

Bring the whole family to our fantastic studio space with interactive activities for children and adults alike. Draw a self-portrait, share your opinions on art, write your own art-work label, take a selfie, and more. Our latest Artist Project, by KerryAnn Lee, provides inspiration.

Up Front:
Our brand-new information hub is the place to chat with a host about the exhibition, borrow an audio guide, pick up an Art Detective Kit, and browse our pop-up art and design store!

Kids and families:

Explore a range of interactive art activities in Whare Toi | Arts Studio.
Borrow a free kid's audio guide and find out more about the artworks
Join the Crafty Art Detective Agency and get sleuthing with our Art Detective trail.
Explore The New Zealand Art Activity Book: 100+ Ideas for Creative Kids – a Te Papa publication.
Buy The New Zealand Art Activity Book: 100+ Ideas for Creative Kids

Mobile guide:

Borrow a free audio guide with artist and curator interviews, video content, and music playlists.

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