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Woollaston: The Wallace Arts Trust Collection, 1931 - 1996

December 19, 2015 - March 13, 2016

The Wallace Arts Trust holds a remarkable collection of works by Sir Mountford Tosswill Woollaston. Born in rural Taranaki in 1910, long and famously resident in the Nelson district, knighted in 1979 for services to the arts

Tungaru: The Kiribati Project

14 November, 2015 - 24 January, 2016

Tungaru: The Kiribati Project is a collaboration between contemporary New Zealand artists, Chris Charteris and Jeff Smith.

Waitangi Wahine

23 October - 6 December, 2015

In commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi.


17 October, 2015 - 14 February, 2016

Developed especially for the atrium space, John Reynolds’ new show Blutopia: MANIFESTO is a comment on all things ‘blue’. 

Everyday Things

16 October 2015 - 17 April, 2016 

Each of these deceptively simple films highlights the strange, surprising and humorous moments we are surrounded by everyday.

The Supremes

19 September - 01 November, 2015

Mandy Hague, Marianna Bullmore and Lea-Anne Sheather are the Supreme Award winners of the Tauranga Art Gallery Miles Art Awards.

Time Capsule

22 August - 27 September, 2015 

The Time Capsule initiative aims to connect people with art, and creating a sense of belonging and ownership of Tauranga's cultural institution. 

Make me: Darcell Apelu

8 August - 13 September 2015 

The focus of this exhibition is to highlight issues around Pacific identity and how that fits within Tauranga's environment and culture.

Printmaking: Beyond the Frame

8 August - 18 October, 2015 

The title refers to the frame that surrounds a two dimensional work, isolating it from the wall. 

The Talisman Project: Mia Straka & Roger Kelly

1 August - 1 November, 2015 

The Talisman Project has been constructed for people to look at, touch, enter, walk through and wear. 

Invitation to Openness:Substantive and Transitive States

20 June - 4 October, 2015 

Invitation to Openness—Substantive and Transitive States is an ambitious installation of hundreds of flocked bronze white moths.

Ray Ching: Dawn Chorus: The Fables

13 June - 19 July, 2015

World-renowned artist Ray Ching has created a truly unique celebration of New Zealand’s birds and landscapes in his latest collection of works.

Illustrations from Te Papa's Buller's Birds

13 June - 19 July, 2015

A Te Papa art exhibition showcasing the illustrations from New Zealand’s most famous book on native birds.

Norm & Noeleen

30 May - 02 August, 2015

A photographic exhibition by Bernie Harfleet and Donna Turtle Sarten are two personal series follow the demise of the artists’ parents 

Te Whare Tawhiao

16 May - 19 July, 2015 

Shona Tawhiao mixes traditional Maori weaving skills with her eye for contemporary design. 

Uku Rere Nga Kaihanga Uku and beyond

16 May - 02 August, 2015 

This exhibition tells the story of Nga Kaihanga Uku from its beginnings in relation to Maori mythology and the stories that have followed since.

Top Art 2015

13 - 21 May, 2015

An annual touring exhibition featuring a selection of the NCEA Level 3 portfolios that achieved Excellence in Visual Art.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

6 March - 7 June, 2015

The world-renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London. 

Ewan McDougall Fun and Fury

27 February - 07 June, 2015

An exhibition of work by leading Dunedin artist Ewan McDougall, with the intense colour and texture he is well known for. 


ANZAC: Photographs by Laurence Aberhart

14 February - 10 May, 2015

ANZAC is an exhibition of photographs by acclaimed New Zealand photographer Laurence Aberhart, and toured by Dunedin Public Art Gallery. 

Gifted 3

14 February - 02 May, 2015

A selection of works recently gifted to Tauranga Art Gallery, with artists including Dame Robin White, Euan Macleod, Juliet Bellany, and Horatio Robley. 

Principal Funder

Annual Strategic Partners