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
Apr 9, 2024
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June 3, 2024
Ian Scott: Painting New Zealand

Ian Scott: Painting New Zealand

Presenting previously unseen or rarely seen works, this exhibition direct from the New Zealand Portrait Gallery brings together a selection of Ian Scott’s paintings from the last three decades of his life. Open daily until 3 June | WHAKAARI | Free, all welcome

Exhibition
Apr 20, 2024
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June 20, 2024
Kapow!

Kapow!

Celebrate the development of the exciting medium of comic books, with a focus on local, national and international illustrators, writers, cartoonists and graphic artists. Open daily till June 20 | MANAAKI NUI | Free, all welcome

Tamariki
Apr 29, 2024
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July 6, 2024
Magical Music with Erica

Magical Music with Erica

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
Apr 29, 2024
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July 1, 2024
Wriggle and Rhyme - Term 2

Wriggle and Rhyme - Term 2

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.

Wellbeing
Apr 30, 2024
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July 3, 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

Tamariki
May 1, 2024
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July 12, 2024
Youthtown Afterschool Programme - Term 2

Youthtown Afterschool Programme - Term 2

Come along to our Youthtown Afterschool Programme where we form a fun environment for creative learning for tamariki aged 5-12. Mondays - Drama and Theatre Sports | Wednesdays - Creative Clay | Thursdays - Mixed Media | 3:30pm - 5pm

Tamariki
May 6, 2024
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July 8, 2024
Drama and Theatre Sports - Term 2

Drama and Theatre Sports - Term 2

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

Rangatahi
May 7, 2024
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July 9, 2024
Arts for Rangatahi - Term 2

Arts for Rangatahi - Term 2

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 Launches 7 May

Workshops + Classes
May 14, 2024
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December 10, 2024
Community Draw

Community Draw

Join us for Community Draw, on the second Tuesday of every month. No experience necessary. Next event: Coiled Basketry with Jasmine Clark |Tuesday 14 May, 6:30 - 8pm | PUĀWAI‍

Dance
May 21, 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: Pasion Salsa | Tuesday 21 May 7pm - 8pm | PUĀWAI | FREE

Drop-in Sessions
May 25, 2024
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June 1, 2024
Saturday Arts Social

Saturday Arts Social

Saturday Arts Social is a multi-arts programme and morning tea designed for our 60+ community. We gather every Saturday morning for a broad programme of events including concerts, art workshops, dance/movement classes and artist talks. Saturdays | 10:30 - 12:30 | FREE

Dance
May 25, 2024
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May 25, 2024
Te Atamira Folk Bal

Te Atamira Folk Bal

Dress up and get your dancing shoes on along with renowned choreographer Michael Parmenter and Dunedin dance aficionado Kate Grace. In this community dance event, Michael and Kate will guide us through the steps of dances that blend centuries-old European traditions with modern flair. Open to all! 7-9pm Saturday 25 May | PUĀWAI | $39/$34

Drop-in Sessions
May 25, 2024
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May 25, 2024
Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day

Head into our comic art exhibition Kapow! to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. This is a worldwide annual event designed to introduce new titles and genres to comic book fans. We have dozens of comic books to give away - with an extra copy for anyone dressed as their favourite character! 9am - 5pm | Saturday 25 May | MANAAKI NUI | Free

Live Music
Jun 4, 2024
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June 5, 2024
Community Sing

Community Sing

Bring your voice to Community Sing on Tuesday 4th June for Popular Gospel led by Margaret O'Hanlon | 7-8pm | PUĀWAI | FREE

Matariki
Jun 8, 2024
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July 28, 2024
Matariki 2024

Matariki 2024

Mark your diaries for creativity and community during June and July to celebrate Matariki! Free art, craft, and kōrero events for all. Saturday 8 June - Sunday 28 July

Exhibition
Jun 8, 2024
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July 28, 2024
Te Whare Pora: House of Learning

Te Whare Pora: House of Learning

A rare opportunity to see a collection of unique kākahu (cloaks) made by internationally recognised Māori weaver Rokahurihia Ngarimu-Cameron MNZM, along with hand-made taonga puoro (musical instruments) from Roka’s collection. Curated by Dr Awhina Tamarapa. Opening: Saturday 8 June, 11am | WHAKAARI | FREE

Talks + Symposia
Jun 8, 2024
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June 8, 2024
Curator Talk: Te Whare Pora

Curator Talk: Te Whare Pora

Curator Dr Awhina Tamarapa talks with renowned kairaranga Rokahurihia Ngarimu-Cameron about the importance of her weaving practice in connecting people and knowledge. Saturday 8 June, 2pm | WHAKAARI | FREE

Talks + Symposia
Jun 15, 2024
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June 15, 2024
 Curator Talk: Contemporary Currents in Māori Art

Curator Talk: Contemporary Currents in Māori Art

Director of the Dowse Art Museum, Karl Chitham, talks to some of the major artistic projects and partnerships that have been shaping conversations about toi Māori in Aotearoa and on the world stage. Saturday 15 June, 3pm | PUĀWAI | $5, registration essential

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

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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