Paradox Inside closes on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 7.30pm. 

The Gallery will be closed between June 16-30 and reopen on July 1 with 6 new exhibitions.

"Rage" The Flower Thrower by Banksy

Tauranga City Council in partnership with Oi YOU! and the Tauranga Art Gallery are proud to present Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival featuring the Oi YOU! Collection.

The festival is the first of its kind in Tauranga and is paradoxical in its nature not only by bringing street art into a gallery but also by internationally acclaimed artists turning the city into an outdoor gallery, adding to the city’s existing display of street art.

Tauranga Art Gallery will break all the rules of the gallery space for Paradox Inside, creating a major, ground-breaking exhibition. 

The collection includes the most extensive assembly of Banksy works in the Southern Hemisphere.

It is the first of its kind in Tauranga and this is the first time the comprehensive Oi YOU! Collection is being exhibited in the North Island of New Zealand.

Six internationally acclaimed artists will create bespoke works within the Tauranga Art Gallery to complement the Oi You! collection of iconic street art. Every one of our spaces will be dedicated to Paradox. 

Alongside installations by six renowned nationally and internationally acclaimed street artists, we will have the Oi You! Collection on display featuring works by well-known and infamous personalities such as Banksy, Faile, Paul Insect, Swoon and Anthony Micallef. 

Seven internationally acclaimed artists will create bespoke works within the Tauranga Art Gallery to complement the Oi You! collection of iconic street art. The extensive festival programme will also include works of the city’s local artists, public wall paintings, food, music and dance. 
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This exhibition is generously supported by: