Gather your friends and whānau and celebrate the public opening of Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art, the largest exhibition ever presented by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. Offering insights into the development of Māori art from the 1950s to the present day, Toi Tū Toi Ora will include more than 300 artworks from 111 artists, exploring cultural histories, Māori knowledge, identity and place. 

As well as exploring the gallery-wide exhibition itself, enjoy contemporary dance by Atamira Dance Company, kapa haka, taonga pūoro, hāngi food, family art making activities, spoken word poetry and live music.

Programme for Sat 5 Dec  

All day: Special menu items at the Gallery café, including offerings from Karena and Kasey Bird (Masterchef)

11am—8pm: Hāngi food for sale (Kitchener Street)

11am—3pm: Whānau drop in (North Atrium)

11.30am—3pm: Taonga puoro music in the exhibition 

12—3pm: Flax flower-making 

12pm, 1pm, 2pm: Hīkoi to Britomart 

1—3pm: Atamira Dance Company performances on the hour (Forecourt)

4.30pm: Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hoani Waititi kapa haka performance (North Atrium)

5pm: Bar opens (East Terrace)

5—6pm: Spoken word poetry (South Atrium)

7—8.30pm Spoken word poetry and live music by Troy Kingi (East Terrace)

Programme for Sun 6 Dec (full listings to be announced soon) 

11am—3pm: Whānau drop in (North Atrium)

12pm: Curator to curator: Nigel Borell and Megan Tamati-Quennell in conversation (Auditorium)

12pm, 1pm, 2pm: Hīkoi to Britomart 

Enjoy two hours of free parking or $5 evening and weekend rates. Find out more. Ride on public transport from as little as $2 each way. Find out more.
Last updated: 18 November 2020