Open daily 10am — 4pm

Cnr Wharf and Willow Streets, Tauranga


Tauranga Art Gallery POP UP - Temporary Gallery & Learning Space Now Open!


Whaka-aho: Peata Larkin & Alexis Neal

Open Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm at 42 Devonport Road, Tauranga.
(Until 1 October 2023).


Peata Larkin (Tūhourangi, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) and Alexis Neal’s (Ngāti Awa/Te Ātiawa) practices intersect through their ancestral connections to weaving. Whaka-aho/connecting threads is a joint exhibition presenting a timeline of works that ignite shared conversations between the artists’ personal developments, influences, and materiality; celebrating weaving structures that explore a sense of identity.

Find the exhibition Whaka-aho at the new Tauranga Art Gallery POP UP.
Read the Q&A with Peata Larkin, Alexis Neal, and Tauranga Art Gallery Senior Curator, Serena Bentley. Also featured in the October Our Place Magazine.

Whaka-aho is a new iteration of the artists’ 2022 exhibition Whakamata at Mangere Arts Centre in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Free Drop-in Learning & Activities

Open every Saturday, 10am-4pm at 44 Devonport Road, Tauranga.


We are excited to extend a warm invitation to the community to join us for an enriching experience at our brand new drop-in learning space!

All activities coincide with the current exhibition showing in the adjoining POP UP Gallery. Currently, you can immerse yourself in the fascinating art of raranga/weaving, skillfully outlined by artists Peata Larkin & Alexis Neal, whose inspiring works are currently on display.

Discover the joy of playful making activities and create your own weaving masterpieces to take home in this interactive experience for all ages. Free admission, everyone welcome! Bookings are not required.


If you've already popped in, we would love for you to share your experience! Leave a Google review for the Tauranga Art Gallery POP UP here.




Is the main Tauranga Art Gallery building on Willow Street still open?

Yes! The main building located at 108 Willow Street remains open until 1 October 2023, once we close down temporarily as part of the development of Tauranga’s future civic precinct - Te Manawataki o Te Papa.

Until the closure, you'll find a monumental final suite of exhibitions -

Full Circle: 12 Years of The Miles

Art + Architecture: A Tauranga Art Gallery Story

Acorn Foundation Junior Art Awards

and Māngere Bridge; 246 meters by Rebecca Ann Hobbs.


Is it free to visit?

Yes! Free admission at both the POP UP and the main building, koha is encouraged.


How do I keep up with everything that's going on at the Gallery including upcoming events and exhibitions?

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How can I support the Gallery during this exciting phase?

Visit our support page and learn more about how you can get involved with Tauranga Art Gallery and support our mission!

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