Public programme events

Te Tuhi offers a range of interesting events that encourage engagement with our exhibitions. Our events are designed to help increase participation, enhance understanding and foster enjoyment of the arts. Events are free and open to the public unless stated otherwise.

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As You Will Book Launch + Conversation with Mickey Smith and Charles Walker

12:30 - 1:30pm, Thursday 20 September, 2018

FREE, registrations required

Register now via eventbrite.

Location: Auckland Central City Library, 44/46 Lorne Street

In her new book, As You Will, artist Mickey Smith documents the historic legacy of 23 Carnegie Libraries erected across the South Pacific. Named after the successful Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie, his philanthropic trust established 2,509 library buildings throughout the English-speaking world between 1886 and 1917.

To mark the launch of this new publication, join artist Mickey Smith and professor Charles Walker in conversation with Te Tuhi Artistic Director Gabriela Salgado, as they discuss the ongoing social and spatial legacy of this 19th century visionary.

This is a free event, and registration is optional, however if you wish to collect CPD points, please register using your NZRAB number.

Attendees welcome to BYO lunch - no hot food please.


Te Tuhi are proud to announce the return of Te Tuhi Talks for 2018.

Te Tuhi are pleased to announce the return of the Te Tuhi Talks for 2018.

We have selected leaders from the art, design and architecture fields to create an inspiring programme for you.  Tickets are $25.00 per talk, or purchase tickets to all four talks for $90.00. Tickets are non-refundable.

The Te Tuhi Talks programme funds transport for children from low decile schools to attend our contemporary art education programmes at the gallery. Last year over $3000 was raised by Te Tuhi Talks.

Te Tuhi Talks 2018

Wednesday 1 August, 11:00am Malcolm Taylor
Wednesday 29 August, 11:00am Dane Mitchell
Wednesday 12 September, 11:00am Nicholas Stevens
Wednesday 26 September, 11:00am Trish Bartleet

All lectures will be held at Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga 

Please visit iTICKET to purchase tickets. 

image credit:

Dane Mitchell

installation shot, Let us take the air, 2015

work pictured, Concentrated Form of Loss: Alpha-Ionone/Beta-Ionone, 2015, 400mm x 3600mm (ladder); 160mm x 20mm (paper, molecules, paper, ladder.

Courtesy Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland

Photo by Alex North


As You Will BiblioHub Book Launch + Artist Talk

2:00 - 4:00pm, Saturday 29 September, 2018


Location: The Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence Street, Devonport, Auckland

Please join Depot Artspace, publisher Te Tuhi and artist Mickey Smith for a brief talk and celebration of this new publication. This event is part of BiblioHub: Celebrating Devonport's Literary Community.


Te Tuhi visit to Gibbs Farm

10am-2pm, Thursday 22 November, 2018

Free Entry

Join Te Tuhi for a visit to Gibbs Farm, the internationally renowned sculpture park situated on the Kaipara Harbour. 

Purchase tickets here

Boasting a remarkable array of large-scale sculptures by local and international artists including Chris Booth, Daniel Buren, Neil Dawson, Andy Goldsworthy, Anish Kapoor, Sol LeWitt, Len Lye, and Richard Serra – this exclusive property is available to visit by special appointment only. This ticket offers a rare opportunity to view this amazing 400ha sculpture park.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the Te Tuhi Commissioning Fund, supporting the creation of ambitious, new artworks. Despite being a small organisation with limited funds, Te Tuhi’s commissioning programme has made an incredible impact on New Zealand’s contemporary art scene. The last 5 years have been particularly successful over which Te Tuhi has commissioned almost 90 significant new artworks and built a remarkable track record of supporting artists at pivotal points in their careers. Recent commissions include Shannon Te Ao’s moving image work With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods for the Edinburgh Art Festival, and Yona Lee’s large-scale, site responsive installation In Transit (Arrival).

Pack a picnic for a day out in the sun, or opt for an Eat My Lunch pack and you’ll be supporting a Kiwi kid in need. Tickets are likely to sell out fast, so get a group together and join us at Gibbs Farm.

About Gibbs Farm: Gibbs Farm is a private property open by appointment only on scheduled monthly visitor days. There is no entry fee applicable when visiting Gibbs Farm. Visitors who book through Te Tuhi are making a donation to The Te Tuhi Commissioning Fund. Visitors also agree to the terms of access as outlined by Gibbs Farm. For more info visit


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Exhibition tours

Our free exhibition tours are a great way to get more out of your visit to Te Tuhi. 

Take a guided tour of the gallery for special insight into the exhibitions. Groups of five or more can book a guided tour with a trained volunteer Docent. Please contact Te Tuhi to arrange a tour.