Get in the picture - Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa

Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa 

When:
22 Aug – 1 Mar
Where:
Level 5
Cost:
Free entry
Type:
Arts 

Bill Culbert, Daylight flotsam Venice (detail), 2012
Bill Culbert, Daylight flotsam Venice (detail), 2012, plastic vessels, fluorescent tubes and fittings. Purchased 2013, Te Papa (2013-0030-1). Photograph by Jennifer French.

Discover the national art collection at Te Papa
11 galleries
100s of art works
Hours of inspiration

Portrait of Lawrence Baigent 1938, Bensemann, Leo (1912–1986), Christchurch. Purchased 2012. Te Papa
Portrait of Lawrence Baigent 1938, Bensemann, Leo (1912–1986), Christchurch. Purchased 2012. Te Papa

All-new exhibitions

Bill Culbert in Venice
On show in New Zealand for the first time: Drop and Daylight flotsam Venice.

Natalia Goncharova: A visual radical
Te Papa’s remarkable collection of paintings by avant-garde Russian artist Natalia Goncharova.

Peter Robinson: Retorts & Comebacks
Robinson’s changing approach to art-making over 20 years.

Framing the Museum
Challenges to the art system by Billy Apple, Barbara Kruger, Marcel Duchamp, Christo, and more.

Collecting Modern
A behind-the-scenes look at how Te Papa built its collection of international modern art.

Anonymous Bodies
International photographs showcasing the abstracted human figure.

Te Tikanga Hou | Being Modern
Bold works by John Crichton highlighting the impact of modernism on New Zealand design.

Three Maori women 1903-1913, Hamilton, Augustus (1853–1913), New Zealand. Te Papa
Three Maori women 1903-1913, Hamilton, Augustus (1853–1913), New Zealand. Te Papa

Refreshed galleries

Kanohi Kitea | Māori and Pacific Encounters
Colonial portraits by Goldie, Lindauer, and others alongside works by revered Māori carver Tene Waitere.

Papatūānuku | Framing the View
New Zealand’s rugged landscape as captured by pioneering settler artists.

Tohu Tuakiri | Emblems of Identity
Art rooted in this land by Toss Woollaston, Rita Angus, Colin McCahon, and Jeffrey Harris.

Te Ao Hou | Modern Māori Art
Māori art of the 1950s and 60s that combined international and indigenous ideas and styles.

More than just an art exhibition

More than just an art exhibition

Events
At the heart of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa is an ongoing programme of events for everyone: curator and artist talks, family activities, late-night events, performances, and more.

Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa events

Whare Toi | Arts Studio
Bring the whole family to our fantastic studio space with interactive activities for children and adults alike. Draw a self-portrait, share your opinions on art, write your own art-work label, take a selfie, and more. Our latest Artist Project, by KerryAnn Lee, provides inspiration. 

Up Front
Our brand-new information hub is the place to chat with a host about the exhibition, borrow an audio guide, pick up an Art Detective Kit, and browse our pop-up art and design store!  

Visit arts.tepapa.govt.nz,Te Papa's online home for art, to find out more.

Visit the Te Papa Channel for art multimedia.

Ngā Toi kids audio guide

Kids and families

Mobile guide

Borrow a free audio guide with artist and curator interviews, video content, and music playlists.