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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.

Art New Zealand

Art New Zealand is the major visual arts journal in New Zealand. It surveys New Zealand's contemporary art with rigour and professionalism and is essential reading and reference for those interested in New Zealand art.

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.

Burning Issues Gallery

The Burning Issues Gallery is located at 8 Quayside Town Basin in Whangarei Northland.

Celebrate Art 2005 Series

The Celebrate Art 2005 Series is a teaching resource featuring Contemporary Artists. It supports the Visual Arts Curriculum for years 3-10 and will inspire students in appreciating and making artworks. NZ $219.00 incl GST

Celebrate Art 2006 Series

The Celebrate Art 2006 Series is a teaching resource featuring Contemporary Artists. It supports the Visual Arts Curriculum for years 3-10 and will inspire students in appreciating and making artworks. NZ $219.00 incl GST

Celebrate Art 2007

The Celebrate Art 2007 Subscription is a teaching resource featuring Contemporary Artists. It supports the Visual Arts Curriculum for years 3-10 and will inspire students in appreciating and making artworks. The first set was available in February 2007 on a 14-day approval. NZ $219.00 including GST.

Celebrate Art Book Series

Celebrate Art Book Series is priced at NZ $244.00 There are a set of eight books each profiling a contemporary New Zealand artist namely Jane Evans Fatu Feu’u Gretchen Albrecht Reuben Patterson Philip Trusttum Nigel Brown Sylvia Siddell and Robyn Kahukiwa.

Creative Marlborough

This gallery is located at 2 High Street in Blenheim. Email:creativemarlborough@xtra.co.nz

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.

Invercargill Public Art Gallery

Anderson Park surrounds the Invercargill Public Art Gallery and covers 24 hectares of flower and rose gardens immaculate lawn tall trees and native bush. There is also a traditional carved Maori house a short bush walk circuit duck pond and children’s playground. The Andersons' elegant home now houses the Invercargill Public Art Gallery's splendid collection of quality New Zealand art.


Taranaki's unique Pacifica design store and art gallery showcasing an extensive range of work by leading and emerging NZ artists; jewellery blown glass textiles ceramics home ware souvenirs prints greenstone paua sculpture and other original artworks. Kina also has monthly exhibitions by Taranaki artists in the attached gallery.

Maori Arts

This website provides information about a wide range of Maori performing arts and crafts. It serves as a virtual mall for purchasing recordings and artefacts and has links to key sites relating to Maori tikanga taonga kawa and reo.

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.

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.

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 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.

PCL Imaging

A company that has been specialising in high quality photographic services in Auckland for 40 years. They have developed software especially for schools that gives students and teachers an opportunity to do high quality photographic printing at a fraction of the normal cost in conjunction with their current printing and they can customise it to suit the school's curriculum.

Sue Crockford Gallery

Sue Crockford Gallery currently represents over 25 highly regarded artists who have significant museum shows and whose works are held in major collections nationally and internationally. The gallery takes a long term view with all the artists it represents seeking to build a critical context for their work both in this country and internationally.

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 Art Club

Holm A.-M. (2001). The Art Club. Herning Denmark: AV form. The strength in this book is its delightful playful response to diverse international contemporary art events such as found in the Venice biennale as a stimulus for children's art making. Anna-Marie Holm is an artist who works in an afterschool art class context in Denmark. She shares examples of children's work and contemporary practice forms the invitation for playful exploration. Helen Pearson Celebrate art NZ series editor also acts as local agent for this book. Suitable teachers yr5-yr10. NZ $79.00 incl GST

The Film Analysis Handbook

Thomas Caldwell BA Fine Arts (Melbourne) is a freelance writer and presenter working in film criticism and educational writing on film. His resource available for purchase from Insight Publications provides an overview of film and may be of help with examining social/historical/cultural/geographic contexts of films.

The Physics Room

The Physics Room is a non-commercial contemporary art organisation funded primarily by Creative New Zealand. We exist to support the development and promotion of ideas through art and work to involve art as a contributing voice in wider intellectual social and political debates. We strive to provide artists with resources and opportunities to achieve a higher level of professionalism and creative development. We also encourage greater acknowledgement understanding and value of contemporary art among New Zealanders.

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 is a Charitable Trust and an umbrella organisation that supports the development of contemporary Māori arts.

Uxbridge Centre

Uxbridge is an arts centre located in the heart of Howick offering a Theatre Gallery studio teaching spaces cafe and rooms for hire. Uxbridge offers courses exhibitions events and performances for the enjoyment and edification of the community.

Welcome to the South Seas: Contemporary Art for Young New Zealanders

O'Brien G. (2005). Welcome to the South Seas: Contemporary art for young New Zealanders. Auckland: Auckland University Press. Fabulous introduction to contemporary NZ practice that is accessible to children yr5-yr10. O'Brien brings a curator's eye and sensitivity to the potential for encouraging children's emergent narratives in work that often challenges adult audiences. ISBN: 1869403282


Essential Resources

Essential Resources is an innovative educational publisher of photocopiable teaching materials for New Zealand and Australia schools.

Learn Out Loud

Although this is a commercial site for audio and video educational content if you take the Free Stuff link you can access considerable free content listed in categories such as Education and Professional Literature and Art and Entertainment.

Pasifika Education Centre

This New Zealand site supports Pasifika peoples with information relating to free adult language classes resources workshops and news. There is a library in Manukau and online books can be purchased with many supporting arts learning.

Pōwhiri in Action: He Kete o Te Reo Pōwhiri

This photocopiable resource provides comprehensive information and supporting student activities about pōwhiri. Topics covered include tangata whenua karanga whaikōrero waiata koha hongi hākari manuhiri te whakaeke and much more.

REACH Education Consultancy

REACH Education Consultancy is an agency created specifically to support New Zealand schools in working successfully with gifted learners.

RealTime Arts

The RealTime website offers a comprehensive view of Australian contemporary arts with an international perspective combining the current print edition of RealTime online exclusives and updates; the RealTime archive; new works on show in our studio; featured events (forums festivals) and arts issues; and a portal that will guide you to the best sites in innovative contemporary arts practices.

Resource Room

The Resource Room sells online catalogues and books for the arts. It is regularly updated and materials are available online for perusal and purchase.

Westpac St James Theatre

This Wellington theatre showcases quality performances and supports arts education by developing classroom resources and programmes for schools.

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