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Bob Tulloch: A Tribute

10 Dec, 2010 - 30 Jan, 2011

Tribute is Bob Tulloch's accolade to the people who have made a significant and positive contribution to the city. 

Artful Spies

04 Dec 2010 - 20 Feb, 2011 

A selection of works from the Tauranga Art Gallery collection, with a few hidden secrets.


19 November, 2011 - 06 February, 2012

In May 2011 a group of leading artists from the South Pacific region travelled to a place rarely explored - the Kermadec Islands. 

Another Green World

05 Nov 2010 - 20 March, 2011

Another Green World is a culmination of years of Elizabeth Thomson's exploration of botanic themes.

World Press Photo

15 October - 6 November, 2011

The award-winning images in this travelling exhibition will be seen by two million people in 45 countries.

The imaginative life and times of Graham Percy

10 September - 13 November, 2011

This exhibition rediscovers the work of one of New Zealand's most talented and original artists. 

All Black

27 August - 9 October, 2011

An exhibition featuring works which highlight blackness in New Zealand art - timed for the Rugby World Cup 2011.

Glen Hayward: For Want of a Nail

20 August - 08 November, 2011

Wanganui-born Glen Hayward has been described as 'an illusionist', as he replicates everyday items in wood. 

Kelcy Taratoa: Crisis And Isolation

16 July - 06 November, 2011

In this one-off show of vibrant large scale works, Taratoa seeks to explore our alternate realities

Faces of Friends

25 June - 14 August, 2011

The portraits in Faces of the Friends have been loaned from private collections belonging to Friends of the Gallery. 

Painting New Zealand: Art from Te Papa 1890 - 1950

22 June - 21 August, 2011 

A selection of 23 works from Te Papa's collection depicts the variety of subjects, styles and techniques. 

The Kelliher Collection: Past and Present

14 May - 04 September, 2011

With works from artists including Peter McIntyre, Toss Woollaston, Austen Deans, and Dick Frizzell.


14 May - 04 September, 2011

Landscape, as a painting genre, remains popular to the present day.

Drawn from Italy: Mantegna to Kauffmann

19 March, 2011 

Drawings and prints from Te Papa's collection, illustrating the influence of Italian ideas about art 

Lynley Dodd: A Retrospective

05 March - 08 May, 2011

A selection of images from Lynley Dodd's books, from the earliest to the most recent. 

Rita Angus: Selected Works

26 February - April 10, 2011 

This touring exhibition from Te Papa's collection, features 40 works covering the span of Angus' career from 1929 - 1949.

Principal Funder

Annual Strategic Partners