TE ATAMIRA is a multi-purpose, community arts and cultural space in the heart of the Whakatipu region of Aotearoa
New Zealand.


Te Atamira offers a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions, workshops, classes, performances, events and talks designed for everyone to be creative, every day.

We have 22 purpose-built spaces, including an art gallery, dance studios, performance spaces, a recording studio, music teaching and rehearsal rooms, a pottery studio, art workshop and a community project space.

Te Atamira, which means platform or stage in te reo Māori, strives to be a place for all to practice, produce, experience, participate in and be inspired by the arts.


BAILEE LOBB'S

In Bathing, Bask
considers how spaces can act as a supportive environment for stimming, sensory processing and soothing the nervous system.

WHAT’S ON

WHAT’S ON

Exhibition
Jan 26, 2024
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April 1, 2024
Īnakinaki

Īnakinaki

Curated by Gina Matchitt, Īnakinaki is an exhibition of artwork by Wi Taepa and Kristin O’Sullivan Peren. Their diverse practices of uku, printmaking, and digital light coding intersect in this installation. Opening Friday 26 January 2024, 5.30pm | WHAKAARI | FREE

Exhibition
Feb 3, 2024
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April 14, 2024
small holes in the silence

small holes in the silence

Four nationally recognised intaglio printmakers bring together their individual explorations of environments, atmosphere and language. Kyla Cresswell, Catherine Macdonald, Prue MacDougall and Nan Mulder respond to Hone Tuwhare's poem 'Rain', creating a visual connection with the written word, investigating the aural landscape, our fundamental ties to nature, elements of time and the human experience. Opening Saturday 3 February 2024, 3pm | MANAAKI NUI | Free

Tamariki
Feb 21, 2024
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April 11, 2024
Youthtown Afterschool Programme Term 1 2024- Ages 5-12

Youthtown Afterschool Programme Term 1 2024- Ages 5-12

Come along to our Youthtown Afterschool Programme where we form a fun environment for creative learning. Mondays - Drama and Theatre Sports | Wednesdays - Creative Clay | Thursdays - Mixed Media | 3:30pm - 5pm

Drop-in Sessions
Feb 24, 2024
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March 30, 2024
Senior Arts Social

Senior Arts Social

Senior Arts Social is a multi-arts programme and morning tea for seniors in our community every Saturday morning, including concerts, art workshops, dance/movement classes and artist talks. Saturdays | 10:30 - 12:30 | FREE

Performing Arts + Theatre
Feb 25, 2024
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February 25, 2024
Te Taiao: with pianist Mark Wilson

Te Taiao: with pianist Mark Wilson

An invitation to a musical and sensory experience: come and be re-energised by a different way of sensing the natural world. You will enter a soundscape of birdsong and live music, treasuring aromas, textures and vistas from the world around us. 5-6pm | Sunday 25 February | PUĀWAI | $25/$30 (12 and under free)

Workshops + Classes
Feb 25, 2024
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February 25, 2024
Contemporary landscape oil techniques with Kelly Pearce - SOLD OUT

Contemporary landscape oil techniques with Kelly Pearce - SOLD OUT

Extend your painting skills in a summer workshop with landscape painter Kelly Pearce, who shares a variety of techniques for working with oil paints. Suitable for those who have painted a little already and would like to learn more about the creative use of oils. Sunday 25 February, 9.30am-4pm | MAHI TAHI | $140

Tamariki
Feb 26, 2024
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April 10, 2024
Magical Music with Erica - ages 2 - 5 - Term 1 2024

Magical Music with Erica - ages 2 - 5 - Term 1 2024

Turn Up the Music Charitable Trust introduces Magical Music with Erica for young children aged 2 to 5. 10am, Mondays and Wednesdays | KAPA RUA

Tamariki
Feb 26, 2024
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April 8, 2024
Wriggle and Rhyme - Term 1

Wriggle and Rhyme - Term 1

Wriggle and Rhyme is a music and movement programme for pēpē and tamariki aged 0-2 held weekly in our Kapa Tahi space. Join our facilitator Sunny Sky of EpicKids for this 45-minute class. Now available two sessions: Monday 10-10:45am and 11-11:45am. Registrations essential.

Tamariki
Feb 26, 2024
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April 8, 2024
Drama and Theatre Sports - Term 1 2024

Drama and Theatre Sports - Term 1 2024

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of drama and theatrical fun | Mondays, Term 4 | Ages 5-7 3:30 - 4:15pm | Ages 8-12 4:15 - 5pm | KAPA TAHI

Wellbeing
Feb 27, 2024
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April 10, 2024
Make Space

Make Space

An accessible art workshop for adults who may face barriers to participating and would like to use creativity to advance their mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:30am – 1:30pm | MAHI TAHI

Rangatahi
Feb 27, 2024
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April 9, 2024
Arts for Rangatahi - Term 1 2024

Arts for Rangatahi - Term 1 2024

Join us for a series of creative and hands-on workshops where we explore a variety of mediums and art forms. Led by accredited art teacher Michelle, these workshops will offer a variety of ways to have fun in the Arts. Tuesdays 3:30-5pm | Ages 12-18

Workshops + Classes
Mar 3, 2024
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March 24, 2024
QAS Life Drawing with Kasia Hebda

QAS Life Drawing with Kasia Hebda

QAS is bringing back life-drawing classes! Join us for four weeks of classical figure drawing, guided by artist Kasia Hebda. Enhance your drawing skills and deepen your understanding of composition, line, mass, and texture through observational drawing with a life model. Sundays 3, 10, 17, 24 March, 4:15 - 5:45pm | PUĀWAI | $25 + $3 booking fee per class

Live Music
Mar 5, 2024
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July 4, 2024
Community Sing

Community Sing

Bring your voice to Community Sing on Tuesday 5 March | 7-9pm | PUĀWAI | FREE

Workshops + Classes
Mar 12, 2024
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December 10, 2024
Community Draw with Kasia Hebda

Community Draw with Kasia Hebda

Join us with sketchbook and pencil in hand for Community Draw, on the second Tuesday of every month. No experience necessary - come along and embrace the joy of different approaches to drawing. Next event: Tuesday 12 March with Kasia Hebda 6.30 - 8pm | PUĀWAI‍ | Free

Dance
Mar 19, 2024
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November 19, 2024
Community Dance

Community Dance

Calling all dance enthusiasts and rhythmic explorers! Join us for a dance class - open to all levels and ages, no RSVP required, just drop in and let's dance! Next event: Tuesday 19 March, 7pm - 8pm | PUĀWAI | FREE

Mar 22, 2024
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March 22, 2024
Footnote NZ Dance Community Masterclass

Footnote NZ Dance Community Masterclass

Footnote NZ Dance are offering a free community masterclass as part of their IYKYK tour. Taught by Footnote's company dancers, you will have the opportunity to learn repertoire from the show and experience the choreographic process used to create it! Friday 22 March, 7 - 8:15pm | KAPA TAHI | Free

Mar 22, 2024
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March 22, 2024
Footnote NZ Dance Open Masterclass

Footnote NZ Dance Open Masterclass

Footnote NZ Dance is offering an open adults masterclass as part of their IYKYK tour. Taught by Footnote's company dancers, you will have the opportunity to learn repertoire from the show and experience the choreographic process used to create it! Friday 22 March, 7:30pm | KAPA RUA | $50

Workshops + Classes
Apr 13, 2024
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April 13, 2024
Tetra Pak Printing with Kyla Cresswell

Tetra Pak Printing with Kyla Cresswell

Try a great fun intaglio printmaking technique using recycled tetra pak cartons to make etchings. This material is easy to shape, cut into and print from. Create something uniquely yours - by using an etching press, create your own handmade prints. Saturday 13 April 2024, 10am - 3.30pm | MAHI TAHI | $120

Performing Arts + Theatre
Apr 17, 2024
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April 17, 2024
Reconnection World Tour with pianist Daniel Verstappen

Reconnection World Tour with pianist Daniel Verstappen

Experience the captivating world of piano music with award-winning international pianist and composer, Daniel Verstappen. Belgium-based Daniel blends classical elegance with contemporary innovation, reconnecting all ages with classical music. Wednesday 17 April, 7pm | PUĀWAI | $25/$35

Workshops + Classes
Apr 17, 2024
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April 17, 2024
Piano Masterclass with Daniel Verstappen

Piano Masterclass with Daniel Verstappen

Piano students and teachers – take this opportunity to join international pianist and composer Daniel Verstappen in a masterclass working directly with students. Daniel will focus on technique, performance for concerts or exams, posture, rhythm and more. Wednesday 17 April, 1pm | PUĀWAI | $15/$10

Performing Arts + Theatre
Apr 19, 2024
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April 19, 2024
An Almighty Yes by Emma Lange

An Almighty Yes by Emma Lange

Magical things can happen when you're diagnosed with a brain tumour! Emma Lange brings this one-of-a-kind solo comedy home to Queenstown, after wowing the big cities and winning ardent fans like Dame Jools Topp. Friday 19 April, 7pm | PUĀWAI | $25/$20

VISIT US

VISIT US

FACILITIES

OUR SPACES

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Dance studios
WITH BARRE AND MIRROR, SPRUNG FLOORs

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Performance spaces
WITH WOODEN FLOORS

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Project Space

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Workshop / Teaching space

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Curated gallery
SHOWCASING LOCAL AND NATIONAL ARTISTS

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Itinerant music rooms

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Visual arts studios

TAHI

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Recording studio

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Flexible / Youth space

WRITING

WRITING

7 February 2024
Īnakinaki - Wi Taepa and Kristin O'Sullivan Peren

Īnakinaki - Wi Taepa and Kristin O'Sullivan Peren

22 JANUARY 2024
rain is a dance of droplets - small holes in the silence

rain is a dance of droplets - small holes in the silence

5 OCTOBER 2023
A touch of AWE: Justine Cormack and Benjamin Baker

A touch of AWE: Justine Cormack and Benjamin Baker

16 OCTOBER 2023
A Migrant's Path: Abhi Chinniah

A Migrant's Path: Abhi Chinniah

22 JULY 2023
Art in Chaos: Marci Tackett

Art in Chaos: Marci Tackett

15 AUGUST 2023
In conversation with: Lloyd Osborne and Shabnam Shiwan

In conversation with: Lloyd Osborne and Shabnam Shiwan

24 NOVEMBER 2023
Melissa Macleod: stones, soil, silt and bones

Melissa Macleod: stones, soil, silt and bones

1 OCTOBER 2023
Abhi Chinniah: Art That Lives Here

Abhi Chinniah: Art That Lives Here

5 May 2023
Stone Moves, an interview with Miranda Bellamy and Amanda Fauteux

Stone Moves, an interview with Miranda Bellamy and Amanda Fauteux

April 2023
Other frequencies: a response to Stone Moves

Other frequencies: a response to Stone Moves

9 March 2023
Exchange and the making of meaning: Cindy Huang

Exchange and the making of meaning: Cindy Huang

22 February 2023
Tread Carefully, Something Precious is Underfoot: Cindy Huang

Tread Carefully, Something Precious is Underfoot: Cindy Huang

18 January 2023
The Secret Poet: Shane Woolridge

The Secret Poet: Shane Woolridge

22 December 2022
Pushing the boundaries of science, art and activism: Mandy Barker

Pushing the boundaries of science, art and activism: Mandy Barker

11 September 2022
If you can cry, you can sing: Margaret O'Hanlon

If you can cry, you can sing: Margaret O'Hanlon

16 August 2022
Pressure, surface, tension: Kyla Cresswell, Emma Kitson and Kim Lowe

Pressure, surface, tension: Kyla Cresswell, Emma Kitson and Kim Lowe

22 July 2022
OPEN STUDIO: Kaiwhakairo Steve Solomon

OPEN STUDIO: Kaiwhakairo Steve Solomon

28 June 2022
Happy accidents: Jasmine Clark

Happy accidents: Jasmine Clark

9 May 2022
Ethics of respect, team work and creative thinking: Kay Turner

Ethics of respect, team work and creative thinking: Kay Turner

4 May 2022
Energy is my source: Sunny Sky

Energy is my source: Sunny Sky

2 May 2022
See emotions for the fleetingness of what they truly are: Anna Stuart

See emotions for the fleetingness of what they truly are: Anna Stuart

23 April 2022
Frameworks of care: Bailee Lobb

Frameworks of care: Bailee Lobb