Exhibition Tours

Proposed Tours

Exhibitions Currently Touring

Memento Moa

Dates: September 2023 - December 2026

In Memento Moa, Gary Baseman creates a mythical land of hybrid creatures—exploring themes of migration, memory, and mortality.

Cellular Memory

Dates: Feb 2020 - Dec 2022

Cellular Memory presents some of the most seductive, lyrical, yet often perplexing works produced by Elizabeth Thomson over the last three decades.


Dates: July 2016 - Dec 2022

The seventy-five statues and masks that compose this exhibition challenge our ideas about art, belief, tradition, and culture.

Hard on the Heels

Dates: 01 May 2010 - 31 Dec 2022

60 years of All Black photography by Peter Bush.

Past Tours

Nigel Brown – I AM / WE ARE

Dates: Dec 2015 – Dec 2018

Nigel Brown Survey Exhibition

Euan Macleod – Painter

Dates: Dec 2015 - Dec 2018

Young Country

Dates: April 2015 - Dec 2017

Contemporary poetry and nineteenth-century photography

Face Value

Dates: 26 Jun 2009 - 31 Dec 2012

Expressed through photography and film, Face Value conveys the universal intimacy of Maori facial moko.

Mirek Smíšek

Dates: 01 Jan 2010 - 31 Jul 2012

Mirek Smìšek: 60 Years 60 Pots is a stunning survey of our pioneering studio potter.

A Micronaut in the Wide World

Dates: 01 Jul 2011 - 31 Dec 2014

This exhibition rediscovers the life and work of one of New Zealand's most talented and original artists.

Lynley Dodd

Dates: 01 Jan 2012 - 01 Dec 2014

An exhibition celebrating the work of storybook writer and artist Lynley Dodd.

Titokowaru’s Dilemma

Dates: 01 Mar 2012 - 31 Dec 2014

The protagonist of Marian Maguire’s new print series, Titokowaru’s Dilemma, is an impressive figure who embodies the complexities and contradictions of nineteenth-century New Zealand history.

Kermadec – Lines in the Ocean

Dates: March 2012 - December 2016

Towards the Precipice

Dates: 01 Dec 2004 - 03 Jun 2007

Propaganda posters from the 1930s & 40s collected by WB Sutch

The Labours of Herakles

Dates: 01 Sep 2008 - 31 Dec 2012

Lithographs and etchings by Marian Maguire.

The Crescent Moon

Dates: 2019 - 2021

The Crescent Moon gives a face and a voice to New Zealand's Muslims of Asian descent. Text by Adrienne Jansen. Photographs by Ans Westra.

Bohemians of the Brush

Dates: 01 Jul 2010 - 30 Dec 2012

This exhibition brings alive the story of New Zealand's early impressionist movement at the legendary Pumpkin Cottage, Silverstream.

Ey! Iran

Dates: 1 July 2008 - 31 December 2009

An international exhibition of photomedia from Iran.

John Bevan Ford

Dates: 01 Aug 2008 - 01 Dec 2009

John Bevan Ford was one of our finest contemporary Maori artists and a pioneer of the contemporary Maori arts movement.


Dates: 01 Jan 2008 - 01 Jul 2010

TATAU explores the dynamic complexity and cultural significance of Samoan tattooing today.

All Dogs Shot

Dates: 01 Aug 2007 - 01 Jul 2009

Roger Donaldson's first public exhibition of photographs. ALL DOGS SHOT, presents a stunning collection of black and white photographs shot in New Zealand and around the world.

Another View

Dates: 01 Dec 2005 - 01 Nov 2007

20th century photographers including Henri Cartier-Bresson, André Kertész, Eugène Atget, W. Eugene Smith, Bill Brandt, Giacomelli, G H Brassaï, Manuel Alvarez-Bravo and others.


Dates: 03 Jun 2006 - 30 Jul 2008

Photographs by Alan Knowles documenting and revealing the ubiquitous biscuit at Griffin's factory.

Subjects to Hand

Dates: 01 Apr 2006 - 01 Jun 2009

When Joanna Margaret Paul died in 2003 she had been working for nearly four decades as an artist and poet. Subjects to Hand: Joanna Margaret Paul Drawing examines in depth the practice at the core of her art.

History Unfurled & Jack or Black

Dates: 01 Sep 2005 - 01 Nov 2007

Two exhibitions. The history, and future, of the New Zealand flag.

Songs of Innocence

Dates: 01 Dec 2004 - 01 Nov 2006

Songs of Innocence focuses on a previously unexplored area in which Pascoe applied the same devoted and focused attention - his children.

The Botanical Drawings of Nancy Adams

Dates: 01 Sep 2003 - 01 Oct 2006

Hiroshima Nagasaki A-bomb Exhibition

Dates: 05 Feb 2005 - 24 Sep 2006

An exhibition commemorating the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Japan.


Dates: 01 Sep 2003 - 01 Nov 2004

The exhibition consists of 34 b/w images taken by Bombay photographer D.R.D.Wadia during the 1940's. The collection includes portraits and informal images of Gandhi with his friends, followers and with Nehru, Jinnah and other major political leaders of the Indian independence movement

Sound Design

Dates: 01 May 2002 - 01 Jun 2004

An international exhibition of Music Graphics from the UK & NZ.


Dates: 01 Jan 2002 - 01 Jun 2003

'Reclaimed' celebrates the achievments of a new generation of British artists who have responded in a witty and inventive way to the incorporation of recycled materials in their work.

Frances Hodgkins

Dates: Feb 2000 - Aug 2000

Through the Looking-Glass

Dates: April 2001 - November 2002

An exhibition of 27 paintings and mezzotints by Dunedin based artist Kathryn Madill.