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Adam Art Gallery - Te Pataka Toi

The Adam Art Gallery - leading critical debate in visual arts - is a world-class public gallery. The newest purpose-built university gallery in New Zealand it offers a broad programme of exhibitions and events that foster the understanding and practice of national and international visual art and culture. Exhibitions present and critically interpret a range of disciplines including the visual arts craft architecture design and music and involve areas beyond the humanities.

Aigantighe Art Gallery

This unique museum holds New Zealand Asian Pacific and European art works from the sixteenth century to the present day including paintings by Frances Hodgkins C.F. Goldie van der Velden and Colin McCahon. There is also a sculpture garden of work by New Zealand Japanese and African artists.

Anna Miles Gallery

The Anna Miles Gallery in the Canterbury Arcade 47 High Street in Auckland features exhibitions by local artists. The website holds archives since 2003. Check the website for gallery hours which are limited.

Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Aratoi shares the stories of the Wairarapa and showcases the best in New Zealand and international art. This award-winning institution presents a range of exhibitions collections public programmes and events that help to celebrate the unique natural cultural and artistic heritage of the Wairarapa.

Arterial

The Arterial initiative is aimed at strengthening communities through increased awareness of opportunities to participate in the visual arts mainly in the Waikato region. Through the website you can peruse online galleries view what's on in the events listing or make contact with an artist in the region.

Artists Alliance

Artists Alliance is a membership based organisation established in 1991 as a not-for-profit incorporated society to represent and advance the professional interests of the visual artists of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Artium Elegantium Studium

A New Zealand art gallery art tuition and education service offering classes workshops and individual tuition in painting drawing photography Photoshop and relief printing in Auckland Bay of Plenty and Waikato Districts.

Arts Canterbury

Arts Canterbury is committed to profiling art galleries and artists in Christchurch New Zealand and districts. It is an incorporated charitable organisation governed by an elected executive committee whose membership is currently made up of artists business and community representatives from Timaru Selwyn Hurunui Ashburton Banks Peninsula and Christchurch.

Arts Council Nelson

See the website for all details and a great list of Nelson and Marlborough artists. Contact Martin Rodgers at enquiries@nelsonarts.org.nz for further information.

Arts Education Network

ARTSblog is an American blog site based on the assertion that learning and participation in music dance theatre and the visual arts are vital to the development of children and our communities.

Arts Foundation of New Zealand

The Arts Foundation of New Zealand is a national private trust that supports all art forms through identifying and rewarding artistic excellence via impeccable processes. The Foundation enables New Zealanders to act collectively as patrons with the satisfaction of knowing that they are contributing to major award programmes and future projects in perpetuity.

Artstation Toi Tu

The Artstation Gallery shows art from the diverse communities within Auckland City. It is funded by Auckland City's Recreation and Community Services. There is a new exhibition in the Artstation Gallery every three weeks. The open access studios include a darkroom cast glass facility and a print studio - these are available for hire by experienced artists.

Ashburton Art Gallery

This gallery in Canterbury holds exhibitions and the site includes materials such as press releases which are useful for teaching purposes.

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Auckland Art Gallery has the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand. The gallery offers ArtStart and ArtSmart Access programmes and has two new collection-based education programmes for students working at different achievement levels including senior students. These build on the work done in establishing the highly successful Art on the Move and address the curriculum strands of Communicating and Interpreting in the Visual Arts and Understanding the Visual Arts in Context.

Auckland Live

The Auckland Live offers a range of arts presentations for the public of Auckland. It provides accessible motivating and engaging activities for students.

Bowen Galleries

Bowen Galleries is a New Zealand contemporary art gallery situated in downtown Wellington. Bowen Galleries represents professional painters sculptors and jewellers from around New Zealand.

Centre for Contemporary Art (COCA)

The Christchurch Centre of Contemporary Art occupies a unique role in the Canterbury region. The gallery has been able to provide an environment over the past one hundred and twenty years in which numerous issues and philosophies about art practice have been debated.

CHART and Creative Northland

CHART (Culture Heritage Arts Resource Trust) has been set up to enable the community of Whangarei to develop and progress long term visions to support and build capacity to the sector. Creative Northland aims to enable the development and sustainability of the Northland creative industries arts sector.

City Gallery Wellington

City Gallery Wellington brings you the best in local and international contemporary visual arts. Programmes for schools are written and delivered by trained visual arts teachers and a specialist Maori educator individually tailored to suit class and subject requirements from primary to secondary. All programmes are cross-curricular for all levels and essential learning areas.

Corban Estate Arts Centre

The Corban Estate Arts Centre is located on the historic Corbans winery estate in Henderson Waitakere City. Located in the recently refurbished Corban Homestead are three galleries a small gallery shop and the administrative centre for the estate. A range of education opportunities are provided through the Centre and environs.

Curious-Eye

This site is an essential guide for students of photography and design. Its focus is on visual culture and visual and technological literacy for senior secondary and first year tertiary visual arts students and teachers - specifically those interested in digital media design and photography.

Enjoy Public Art Gallery

This Wellington gallery aims to be innovative inventive pushing boundaries experimental and embraces the work of young artists.

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery offers a comprehensive educational programme that aims to inspire and educate participants. The Gallery receives a high number of school visits from pupils throughout Taranaki and New Zealand. Class programmes are tailored to make use of the current exhibitions. The Young Visionaries Club is a weekly art club for kids that runs on Sunday afternoons throughout the school term. The Gallery also runs a diverse school holiday programme. Participant ages and programme events vary throughout the holiday periods.

Gow Langsford Gallery

Gow Langsford Gallery is a commercial art space committed to fostering and promoting the finest contemporary art from New Zealand and abroad. The gallery consistently strives to provide a forum through which its artists may be exposed to local national and international audiences. This includes a regular and varied exhibition schedule as well as frequent participation at major international art events. The gallery avidly supports the growth and development of the contemporary Maori and Pacific visual arts recognising that their uniqueness is essential to the identity of New Zealand art particularly within an international context.

Jonathan Smart Gallery

This gallery features past and present New Zealand artists' works. Sales are available.

Koru New Zealand Art and Jade

Based in Dunedin this co-operative gallery and carving studio was founded by Ewan and Sandie Duff in 2002 to provide an opportunity for new and emerging artists to gain exposure with established artists and to offer a range of work that is a true reflection of New Zealand and Maori art. Visitors to the studio are able to watch the artists at work discuss and commission work from the selection and variety of NZ Jade/ Pounamu and other materials available.

Lopdell House Gallery

Lopdell House Gallery is Waitakere City's Regional Art Gallery. Their focus is to present contemporary art through a diverse programme of exhibitions and events.

Marg Morrow Gallery

Marg Morrow is a valued photographer living in Northland and generously offered to be available for visits to schools or to have students visit her in her gallery. She is an experienced teacher and is interested in sharing her knowledge as a photographer with secondary visual arts students.

MIC Toi Rerehiko

MIC - Media and Interdisciplinary Arts Centre Toi Rerehiko - promotes a dynamic and growing culture of interdisciplinary media-arts practice in Auckland and New Zealand supporting an environment of innovation in which fusion of art and technology is developed and nurtured. MIC exhibits a continuous programme of international and New Zealand artists working across contemporary film video digital media installation music and live performance.

Milford Galleries New Zealand

The Milford Galleries of New Zealand Contemporary and Investment Art are located in Auckland Dunedin and Queenstown featuring exhibitions and artists details.

Millennium Public Art Gallery

The Millennium Public ART Gallery provides an accessible and informative forum for the arts in Marlborough with a strong commitment to quality and diversity to celebrate cultures in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Marlborough. Education programmes are available. Email: marlpublicart@xtra.co.nz

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage provides advice to the New Zealand government on culture and heritage matters. It assists government in its provision and management of cultural resources for the benefit of all New Zealanders and undertakes a number of activities that support and promote the history and heritage of our country.

Museum of Wellington City and Sea

Redeveloping the former Wellington Maritime Museum's focus to tell the Capital's broader social and maritime history has been key to the redevelopment project. The new museum now combines the best features of the former Wellington Maritime Museum with new stories of Wellington social history creating effectively Wellington's first museum of its own.

National Library of New Zealand

The National Library, apart from its vast collections of written material and images, also contains a gallery with an on-going exhibition schedule.

North Shore City: Mairangi Arts Centre

The centre runs a large number of art classes. Top artists and tutors are employed to teach day and evening courses in the centre's well equipped studios. MAC also provides after school classes for children covering a wide range of art and craft subjects. The annual Education Programme is divided into four 8 week terms which coincide with the local school terms. Special children's holiday programmes are run during the school holiday breaks.

Objectspace

Objectspace located in Auckland New Zealand is a dedicated and award winning centre for innovative craft and design. Through exhibitions publications and activities focused on designed and handmade objects including ceramics design embroidery furniture jewellery metal work textiles Objectspace aims to put objects into play. Objectspace connects innovative objects and makers with audiences in order to expand the cultural economic and social options for object making.

Pataka Porirua

Pataka is a museum of arts and culture: Te Marae O Te Umu Kai O Hau - The cultural heart of Porirua City. The museum is dedicated to celebrating our heritage and showcasing the very best in contemporary Maori Pacific Island and New Zealand art.

Puke Ariki

The essence of Puke Ariki is learning about who we are where we come from and where we are going. This quest for knowledge is so important that people throughout Taranaki and New Zealand have embraced the spirit of Puke Ariki and flown with it. The result is an inspiring two-wing complex that soars high in the heart of New Plymouth. Even the location is telling for Puke Ariki means Hill of Chiefs and was once the most important Maori site in Taranaki. Our knowledge centre is the first of its type in New Zealand and maybe the world.

Riverton Arts Centre

Riverton Arts Centre is an active gallery with approximately 11 exhibitions per year. These exhibitions feature mostly new contemporary works from mainly Southland & Otago artists. The arts centre also hosts music and theatre performers predominately from the Arts on Tour programme run workshops and other arts related classes. This arts centre is recommended as a provider of quality arts events in the Southland region.

Rotorua Museum of Art And History

Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga O Te Arawa is the guardian and tenant of a building holding the highest classification under the Historic Places Act. As a storehouse of the community's treasures the museum is administered by Rotorua District Council and is responsible for seven collections.

Solander Gallery

Solander: works on paper gallery opened in 2006 and is run by artist Kyla Cresswell. Specialising in works on paper such as drawings etchings mezzotints and screenprints Solander stocks contemporary works by predominantly New Zealand artists and has a regular exhibition programme.

Southland Museum & Art Gallery

Southland Museum & Art Gallery - Niho o te Taniwha - is the major cultural organization for the Southland region and serves a population of over 100000 people.

St. Paul St

St. Paul St is a suite of purpose built galleries and project spaces run by the School of Art and Design Auckland University of Technology. The programme of exhibitions screenings performances and events profiles both emerging and established artists and designers from New Zealand and internationally.

StarJam

StarJam’s purpose is to create events and environments where people with disabilities have the opportunity to express their musical gifts and artistic talents and for the general public to have the experience of being the recipients of those gifts and talents.

Tauranga Art Gallery

Tauranga Art Gallery is a new gallery on the corner of Wharf and Willow Streets in downtown Tauranga.

Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust

Tautai supports the development of contemporary pacific art through actively fostering and maintaining links between contemporary pacific visual artists.

Tawata Productions

Tawata Productions is a Māori production house established in 2004 specialising in the development and production of new work from Aotearoa New Zealand.

Te Tuhi - The Mark

Te Tuhi - The Mark is a trust for arts culture and community located in Pakuranga. They create avenues for access and participation in arts cultural and community activities. The centre contributes to the arts and cultural scene on a regional and national basis.

The Art Bungalow

The Art Bungalow in Kerikeri in recognition of its initiatives in support of Maori art has recently been awarded the Toi Iho mark as the far north's first and only licensed Toi Iho gallery.

The Depot Artspace

The Depot Artspace is a community arts project based in Devonport. The Depot is open and inclusive and encourages engagement in all art forms - music, painting, sculpture, creative writing, performance and photography to name a few. To this end we offer a variety of facilities and services that support the creative community.

The Gus Fisher Gallery

The Gus Fisher Gallery's mission is to engage with current issues in the visual arts promote understanding and foster critical debate through a programme of challenging exhibitions based on active research.

The NewDowse

The Dowse is an art museum that is highly regarded both nationally and internationally. The Dowse experience is a constantly changing mix of exciting and innovative exhibitions ranging from hip hop to high art ceramics to design fashion to animation.

The Photo School

The Photo School offers a range of short courses and seminars as well as tertiary certificates in Photography in association with Whitireia Polytechnic. Courses cover both traditional and digital photography and are NZQA approved.

The Physics Room

The Physics Room exists to act as a catalyst for the development and promotion of ideas and debate through art. A central Physics Room aim is that parallel integrated activities be launched in their gallery publications website and other local public art projects giving the issues and ideas raised by the programme the widest possible dissemination and discussion.

The Pump House Theatre

The Pump House is a highly valued performing and visual arts facility serving the North Shore and Auckland region and has added significance in the fact that it is also an historic site. 190-seat intimate theatre with superb acoustics offers a wide range of performing arts entertainment and cultural events every year.

The Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Picture Book Illustration

The Storylines Gavin Bishop Award was established in 2009. The award aims to encourage the publication of new and exciting high-quality picture books from New Zealand illustrators.

The Suter

The Suter Te Aratoi O Whakatu is New Zealand's third oldest art museum and celebrated its centenary last year. The Suter occupies a building of historical significance has an important art collection and is a gateway to the region's arts and crafts. An interpretation of its Maori name is 'Art is the Pathway for Whakatu - Nelson' Contact Esther McNaughton Art Educator: esther@thesuter.org.nz

Toi Iho

Toi iho™ is a registered trade mark used to promote and sell authentic quality Maori arts and crafts. Toi iho™ has also been designed to authenticate exhibitions and performances of Maori arts by Maori artists. The creation of the mark was facilitated by Te Waka Toi the Maori arts board of Creative New Zealand in consultation with Maori artists.

Toi Maori Aotearoa

Toi Maori Aotearoa aspires to be the organisation of first choice for all matters relating to contemporary Maori art. The site promotes the uniqueness quality and cultural expression of Maori art. The site features visual artists weavers and cultural practices in Maori arts. The Calendar of events is useful for regions and subscription to newsletters is available online.

Toi Māori Aotearoa: Māori Arts New Zealand

Toi Māori Aotearoa: Māori Arts New Zealand is a Charitable Trust and an umbrella organisation that supports the development of contemporary Māori arts. It receives annual operational funding from Creative New Zealand and has permanent staff members based in Wellington New Zealand.

Two Rooms: Contemporary Art Gallery

Two Rooms is a contemporary art exhibition venue located in a converted warehouse in Central Auckland New Zealand. Opened in August 2006 Two Rooms presents a programme of residencies and projects by leading international and New Zealand contemporary artists.

Vodafone Events Centre

Vodafone Events Centre is a multi purpose events centre in Manukau City. It embraces and showcases excellence within culture art entertainment sport leisure and the business interests of the culturally diverse population of Manukau City. It is a living expression of Pacific arts and culture attracting national and international visitors.

Whakatane District Museum

The Museum focuses on the Bay of Plenty and the gallery displays monthly exhibitions of art craft and on historical and environmental topics.

Whangarei Art Museum

The Whangarei Art Museum is a useful resource for students in the Northland region.

Wooloo Exhibitions for Artists

Wooloo provides professional exhibition opportunities for artists. Wooloo is an organisation run by artists and based in Berlin Germany. The purpose of Wooloo is to foster new and relevant opportunities for emerging artists. Collaborating with curators and art institutions around the world the site works to develop projects and exhibitions dealing with significant contemporary issues.

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APRA

APRA is a not-for-profit organisation that collects royalties on behalf of its 44000+ members including over 5000 New Zealand members and by agreement for all the copyright owners around the world. In addition APRA manages the reproduction rights business of its sister collecting society AMCOS (Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners’ Society). AMCOS represents virtually all music publishers in Australia and New Zealand and through reciprocal arrangements the vast majority of the world’s composers writers and music publishers.

Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Aratoi shares the stories of the Wairarapa and showcases the best in New Zealand and international art. This award-winning institution presents a range of exhibitions collections public programmes and events that help to celebrate the unique natural cultural and artistic heritage of the Wairarapa.

Arc Cafe

Arc Cafe Dunedin began in June 1997 and is owned and operated by the Arc Cafe Trust. The Cafe aims to enrich the lives of the public by providing a non-commercial media production house cafe and venue that supports and advances new cultures music and arts. The Cafe has live music free internet access and vegetarian food. The site provides a copy of the current and previous gig guides images and sound clips.

Arts Access Aotearoa

Arts Access Aotearoa is a charitable trust whose objectives are to ensure that and people and communities of New Zealand have unhindered access to the arts and opportunities to create perform and develop their own arts.

Arts Canterbury

Arts Canterbury is committed to profiling art galleries and artists in Christchurch New Zealand and districts. It is an incorporated charitable organisation governed by an elected executive committee whose membership is currently made up of artists business and community representatives from Timaru Selwyn Hurunui Ashburton Banks Peninsula and Christchurch.

Arts Foundation of New Zealand

The Arts Foundation of New Zealand is a national private trust that supports all art forms through identifying and rewarding artistic excellence via impeccable processes. The Foundation enables New Zealanders to act collectively as patrons with the satisfaction of knowing that they are contributing to major award programmes and future projects in perpetuity.

Artspace

Artspace is an Auckland-based charitable trust whose mission is to challenge inspire and educate the makers and readers of contemporary culture by producing exhibiting and communicating contemporary art from a point of view unhindered by the expectation of success or fear of failure.

Auckland Chamber Orchestra

The Auckland Chamber Orchestra collaborates with other arts disciplines to produce cutting edge arts events.

Auckland Live

The Auckland Live offers a range of arts presentations for the public of Auckland. It provides accessible motivating and engaging activities for students.

CHART and Creative Northland

CHART (Culture Heritage Arts Resource Trust) has been set up to enable the community of Whangarei to develop and progress long term visions to support and build capacity to the sector. Creative Northland aims to enable the development and sustainability of the Northland creative industries arts sector.

Copyright Council of New Zealand

Find information about the laws and copyright in New Zealand.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons (CC) provides free tools that let authors scientists artists and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved."

Creative New Zealand

The role of Creative New Zealand is to develop and promote the Arts for all New Zealanders. Their web site has information on the roles and work of Creative New Zealand and how to apply to them for funding. It also provides arts resources and news with features such as: information sheets on New Zealand artists and their work; information about advocacy and research into the Arts in NZ; information about Maori and Pasifika Arts; news of NZ artists working overseas.

International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies

The International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) is the first global network of national arts funding bodies. The mission is to create an international resource and meeting ground for all those whose public responsibility it is to support excellence and diversity in artistic endeavour.

McCahon House

Tutored visits are available for students at a reasonable cost. The educational content has been developed in conjunction with the NZ and NCEA school curriculum and Ministry of Education approved internal assessment support materials are available for teachers.

Millennium Public Art Gallery

The Millennium Public ART Gallery provides an accessible and informative forum for the arts in Marlborough with a strong commitment to quality and diversity to celebrate cultures in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Marlborough. Education programmes are available. Email: marlpublicart@xtra.co.nz

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage provides advice to the New Zealand government on culture and heritage matters. It assists government in its provision and management of cultural resources for the benefit of all New Zealanders and undertakes a number of activities that support and promote the history and heritage of our country.

National Library of New Zealand

The National Library, apart from its vast collections of written material and images, also contains a gallery with an on-going exhibition schedule.

New Zealand Arts on the Web

The arts have always played a significant role in New Zealand life and this collection provides comprehensive links to New Zealand arts web sites.

New Zealand Writers' Guild

NZWG – the New Zealand Writers' Guild - represents and supports New Zealand script writers. On this site you will find information news downloadable resources and much more.

North Shore City: Mairangi Arts Centre

The centre runs a large number of art classes. Top artists and tutors are employed to teach day and evening courses in the centre's well equipped studios. MAC also provides after school classes for children covering a wide range of art and craft subjects. The annual Education Programme is divided into four 8 week terms which coincide with the local school terms. Special children's holiday programmes are run during the school holiday breaks.

Pataka Porirua

Pataka is a museum of arts and culture: Te Marae O Te Umu Kai O Hau - The cultural heart of Porirua City. The museum is dedicated to celebrating our heritage and showcasing the very best in contemporary Maori Pacific Island and New Zealand art.

Puke Ariki

The essence of Puke Ariki is learning about who we are where we come from and where we are going. This quest for knowledge is so important that people throughout Taranaki and New Zealand have embraced the spirit of Puke Ariki and flown with it. The result is an inspiring two-wing complex that soars high in the heart of New Plymouth. Even the location is telling for Puke Ariki means Hill of Chiefs and was once the most important Maori site in Taranaki. Our knowledge centre is the first of its type in New Zealand and maybe the world.

Southland Museum & Art Gallery

Southland Museum & Art Gallery - Niho o te Taniwha - is the major cultural organization for the Southland region and serves a population of over 100000 people.

Te Hiringa i te Mahara - The Power of the Mind

Te Hiringa i te Mahara is a support service for Māori Secondary School teachers.

The Asia New Zealand Foundation

Through its activities in education business mediacultural research and policy studies Asia NZ aims to promote initiatives which deepen understanding and relationships between New Zealanders and the peoples of Asia. There site helps you find Asian artists and opportunities for students to engage in the many different Asian cultural opportunities.

The Big Idea

This site carries information on the New Zealand creative sector jobs commissions auditions and professional development opportunities. Professional awards and competitions and intern-ship opportunities are listed. A weekly creative sector magazine is provided with local and international content. There is a place for forums a marketplace and on-line opinion polls. A feature aspect is the profiling of individuals and organisations and their work. The Big Idea connects the NZ creative sector with the world. Services are currently entirely free to subscribers.

The Depot Artspace

The Depot Artspace is a community arts project based in Devonport. The Depot is open and inclusive and encourages engagement in all art forms - music, painting, sculpture, creative writing, performance and photography to name a few. To this end we offer a variety of facilities and services that support the creative community.

The New Zealand Steel Gallery

The Physics Room

The Physics Room exists to act as a catalyst for the development and promotion of ideas and debate through art. A central Physics Room aim is that parallel integrated activities be launched in their gallery publications website and other local public art projects giving the issues and ideas raised by the programme the widest possible dissemination and discussion.

The Song Room

The Song Room is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing music and arts programmes in Australian schools and communities. The Song Room provides a range of free programmes to schools and communities that otherwise would not have access to such opportunities.

UpStage

UpStage is a web-based venue for online performance; it is an open source server application that has been in development since 2003. Online audiences anywhere in the world participate in live performance events by going to a web page without having to download and install any additional software.

Woom

WOOM (founded 2006) exists in order to promote visionary art by new and emerging artists.

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