Exhibition catalogues and artist's books

Te Tuhi publishes a range of exhibition catalogues and artist’s books. To purchase click here to visit our online store.

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Unstuck in Time (printed edition)

ISBN: 978-0-908995-52-3


MAPDA 2016 Best Major Exhibition Catalogue Winner

"A very confident and progressive publication that pushes typographical boundaries."

Te Tuhi is proud to announce that the book Unstuck in Time has received the Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Award for Best Major Exhibition Catalogue of 2016. Unstuck in Time was an expansive exhibition that included an international selection of 21 artists. Unstuck in Time (the printed edition) collates all three volumes of the previously released ebooks plus many additional features not available in the online versions. This limited edition, hardcover, colour, 200-page book features writing by Paula Booker, Brenda Chappell, Eu Jin Chua, Melissa Laing, James McCarthy, Martin Patrick, Bruce E. Phillips and Andy Thomson. Bonus features include additional pageworks by Kate Woods and Lightreading, and writing by Amy Howden-Chapman, Andrew Kennedy, Bruce E. Phillips, Peter Shand and Anna-Marie White.


These stories began before we arrived

ISBN 978-0-908995-56-1

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Chang En-Man // Chu Chun-Teng // Nathan Pohio // Natalie Robertson // Shannon Te Ao // Teng Chao-Ming
curated by Jamie Hanton, Charlotte Huddleston and Bruce E. Phillips
A collaboration between Canterbury University, St Paul St and Te Tuhi

Histories - known and unknown, written and unwritten - form the basis of These stories began before we arrived an exhibition of artwork by New Zealand and Taiwanese artists. This poetic and contemplative exhibition acknowledges the past migration of people across the Pacific, from Taiwan to Aotearoa New Zealand, by sharing stories of belonging and loss. The artworks explore themes of collective identity, land use, international trade, ancestral knowledge and societal order. Together, these works build connections between distinct histories and propose potential futures.

These stories began before we arrived is a collaboration between the University of Canterbury, ST Paul St and Te Tuhi; and is supported by the New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office, Taipei; St Paul St, AUT University, Auckland; Te Tuhi Contemporary Art Trust, Auckland; University of Canterbury; Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University, Wellington; Creative New Zealand; Asia New Zealand Foundation. These stories began before we arrived was previously exhibited as part of the 2015 Taipei International Book Exhibition and as a 2015 Artweek Auckland event.

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Severe Tropical Storm 9301 Irma / Billy Apple

ISBN 978-0-473-31435-4


Billy Apple integrates art with life by using his 1993 travel experience on a freighter as the basis for Severe Tropical Storm 9301 Irma. It is a particularly relevant publication at a time when the increasing ferocity of storms, thanks to global warming, are having a major impact. 

In March 1993, Apple was a passenger aboard the Chiricana, a refrigerated cargo vessel transporting a cargo of high quality squash from New Zealand to Japan. The Chiricana made a detour from its predetermined course in an attempt to avoid the rapidly escalating tropical storm up ahead. The work documents and encodes into art the sequence of events that took place a day out of Napier and finished a day before arrival into Osaka. Data generated by ship and storm has been collected from the ship’s logbook and satellite forecasting by Apple, then collated and schematised into the visual, aural and moving image components.

This Artist’s book presents the art project as a publication accompanied by three essays – on artists’ journeys by Wystan Curnow; on sound works by Andrew Clifford; and science/art and the weather by Mary Morrison.


Unstuck in Time (ebook volumes)

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Before Click here to download

ISBN: 978-0-908995-49-3

Accompaniment Click here to download

ISBN: 978-0-908995-50-9

(Please note: This ebook publication is 35mb and contains multimedia that is best viewed on a computer)

After Click here to download

ISBN: 978-0-908995-51-6


Between Memory and Trace

ISBN 978-0-9582891-7-7

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Te Tuhi's 2012 exhibition Between memory and trace brought together three unique projects by artists Ruth Ewan, Maddie Leach and Luke Willis Thompson. By engaging with humble traces of life, these artists explored an inherent contradiction of memory - that to remember, some information must be lost or someone forgotten. This free digital publication edited by Rebecca Lal investigates these individual projects through two in-depth essays by Shannon Te Ao and Bruce E. Phillips, and a foreword by Director James McCarthy.

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Gregor Kregar: Dream House Project

ISBN 978-0-9582891-6-0

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In 2012 artist Gregor Kregar took over Te Tuhi's large foyer entrance with the Dream House Project an enormous bird nest-like timber structure that viewers could walk through and sit within. This free digital publication documents the installation through full colour photographs by Sam Hartnett and an essay by curator Bruce E. Phillips, edited by Rebecca Lal.

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What do you mean, we?

ISBN 978-0-9582891-3-9

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A free digital exhibition catalogue documenting Te Tuhi's international group exhibition What do you mean, we?. The publication features full colour images, texts by Fear Brampton, Danny Butt, Melissa Laing, Bruce E. Phillips and an interview with artist Kalisolaite 'Uhila.

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Bruce Barber: Work 1970 - 2008

ISBN 978 1 920781 44 6


Developing out of major survey exhibitions at Artspace Visual Arts Centre (Australia) and Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts (New Zealand), this book surveys almost four decades of work by Canada-based artist Bruce Barber. Ranging across performance, installation, film, video and photography, Barber's practice has long been consistently situational and propositional, resulting in works that engage and question social and political regimes of power. Edited by Stephen Cleland and Blair French, this book features extensive documentation of Barber's work between 1970 and 2008 along with contributions by Bruce Barber, Christina Barton, Brad Buckley, Emma Bugden, Mark A. Cheetham, Alex Gawronski, Marc James Léger and Laura Preston.

The Land Wars Reader



Land Wars is a major project held at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts in 2008 over several platforms.

Who has control over land, and who doesn't?

What are the changing circumstances for land use?

The Land Wars Reader is a publication which expands and extends the ideas raised within Land Wars. The Reader includes commissioned and existing texts by a range of writers including academics, activists and artists and is co-published by Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts and PROGRAM, Berlin.


Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Mythology, fairytales and the occult

ISBN: 10: 095827892X, ISBN: 13: 9780958278928


An exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? at Te Tuhi, curated by Emma Bugden and Pita Turei. Full colour images, texts by Emma Bugden and Pita Turei. Published in partnership with Clouds Publishing.


Arts Society: Judy Darragh

ISBN 10: 0958278911, ISBN 13: 9780958278911


An artist's book published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Arts Society', an exhibition by Judy Darragh at Te Tuhi as part of the 'Interact' series. With full colour images, a pull-out poster, and essay by Paula Booker. Published in partnership with Clouds Publishing, with funding support from the University of Auckland at the Manukau School of Visual Arts.