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Folio Exhibition 2016

17 Dec 2016 - 19 Jan 2017 

A Garden Project by Richard Orjis

18 November 2016 – February 2017

Grafted: Paintings of Contemporary Polynesian Gardens by Barry Dabb

12 November 2016 – 12 March 2017 


Yvonne Todd 

New work by New Zealand artist and photographer Yvonne Todd

19 August - 6 November 2016

Continuum - An installation by Veronica Herber

17 October 2016 – 12 March 2017 

Koula: The Collections of Niki and Theo Vellinga

17 December 2016 -  12 March 2017 

Miles Art Awards

The fourth installment of our much anticipated biennial awards and exhibition

13 August - 16 October, 2016

Fictitious Bodies

Costume in Yvonne Todd's Photography
Curated by Claire Regnault

3 September - 4 December 2016

Circuit - Repeat/Rotate/Reflect

In this series of moving image works the patterns of geometry take center stage. 

8 August 2016 - 6 January 2017 

Slit Scan - Seung Yul Oh

Oh has envisioned a massive sculptural intervention that envelopes the visitor as they enter the gallery.

2 July - 2 October 2016 

Top Art 2016

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

22 June - 30 June 2016 


Natura Naturans

This Hokianga-based artist captures the quiet moments that we often don’t take the time to see or fail to notice.

11 June - 21 August 2016

Petrus van der Velden: Art of two halves

11 June - 21 August 2016

Showcasing a number of works spanning the artists’ Dutch and New Zealand years, exploring his dramatic approach to subject and theme.

The Universe: Max Gimblett

21 May - 31 July 2016

Tauranga Art Gallery presents a selection of paintings and works-on-paper by New York-based, New Zealand artist Max Gimblett.


23 April - 14 August 2016

Surreal and mysterious work by Alex McLeod (Canada), Mark Rodda (Australia) and Peter Madden (New Zealand). 

Craig McClure: Atlas

26 March - 29 May, 2016

Created for the vault, Atlas is a site specific installation that draws together the many threads of McClure’s art making.

World Builder: The Bob Gerrard Story

25 March - 29 May, 2016

This exhibition presents the life and work of an extraordinary self-taught artist whose work has rarely been seen outside of Wellington. 

Elliot Collins: The Weight of History

27 February - 19 June, 2016

For the atrium Auckland artist Elliot Collins has produced one of his signature installations. He combines elements that respond to his significant career to date with ideas he is exploring as part of his doctoral studies.

To & Fro

8 February - 17 July, 2016 

These moving image works explore notions of travel and the unusual modes we use to get from one place to another.

Matt Dowman: A Brighter Future

February 6 -  April 17, 2016

Known for his vibrant and complex large-scale works, Auckland artist Matt Dowman blends a free wheeling expressive abstraction with figurative elements that reference popular culture in an edgy streetwise mash-up.

Medal Artists of New Zealand 25th Anniversary Exhibition: Regroup Reflect Regenerate

February 6  -  May 8, 2016

This exhibition looks to the past, present and future practices of an impressive group of 33 medal artists. 

Choice - A changing series of artworks selected from the Tauranga Art Gallery Collection

19 January - 1 June, 2016

This changing display of artwork highlights the gems in the Tauranga Art Gallery Collection. 



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