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.

18 Oct
 - 
13 Dec

Rangatahi Workshops

WHAT’S ON

WHAT’S ON

Exhibition
Sep 19, 2022
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September 29, 2022
Queenstown Embroiderers' Guild: A History in Stitch and other work

Queenstown Embroiderers' Guild: A History in Stitch and other work

The Queenstown Embroiderers’ Guild presents a selection of their work alongside four panels from the Tapestry Trust of New Zealand’s ongoing project New Zealand: A History in Stitch. 19-29 September | MANAAKI NUI

Workshops + Classes
Sep 21, 2022
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September 28, 2022
Magical Music with Erica - ages 2 - 5

Magical Music with Erica - ages 2 - 5

TURN UP THE MUSIC CHARITABLE TRUST introduces MAGICAL MUSIC WITH ERICA for young children aged 2 to 5. 11am, Mondays and Wednesdays | PUĀWAI

Workshops + Classes
Sep 21, 2022
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September 29, 2022
Youthtown Afterschool Programme Term 3

Youthtown Afterschool Programme Term 3

Come along to our Youthtown Afterschool Programme where we create a fun environment for creative learning. Every Wednesday 3:30pm - 5pm - Ages 5-8. Every Thursday - 3:30pm - 5pm - Ages 9 and 12. REGISTRATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL.

Talks + Symposia
Sep 22, 2022
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December 29, 2023
Tea break talks

Tea break talks

Drop by and meet Te Atamira staff, artists and special guests for informal talks about current exhibitions and events over a cuppa. Every Thursday morning at 10:30 | MANAAKI NUI. Upcoming: 29 September - members of the Queenstown Embroiderers' Guild discuss their work, on display in MANAAKI NUI from 19-29 September.

Workshops + Classes
Sep 23, 2022
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December 1, 2023
Creative Producers

Creative Producers

Are you interested in designing arts programmes and creative production? Perhaps you would like to know more about how to turn an idea into a reality? If this sounds like you, come and join our Creative Producers group. 13-18 year olds, Fridays at 3:30 (term-time only). FREE - registration is required.

Workshops + Classes
Sep 27, 2022
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October 3, 2023
Weekly Pottery Workshops

Weekly Pottery Workshops

Try out or improve your pottery skills! Tuesday mornings, 10am-12pm & Thursday evenings, 6-8pm | TE PĀ MATAPAIA

Exhibition
Sep 29, 2022
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October 21, 2022
Legends of our Lands: Our Stories, Our Places, Our People

Legends of our Lands: Our Stories, Our Places, Our People

Mīharo is proud to present an exhibition that celebrates the work of early childhood tamariki through to high school rangatahi based on the theme ‘Legends of our Lands, our people, our places, our stories.’ 30 September – 21 October | WHAKAARI

Exhibition
Oct 1, 2022
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October 31, 2022
Where the World Falls Away

Where the World Falls Away

A selection of video, photography and painting by local and international artists reflecting solitude and togetherness - the key themes of the 2022 At the World's Edge (AWE) Festival. 1-31 October.

Tamariki
Oct 3, 2022
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October 16, 2022
October School Holidays - Ages 5 - 12

October School Holidays - Ages 5 - 12

Join us as we explore the Arts in a fun and engaging way. Led by accredited Art teacher Michelle, each programme enhances creativity and imagination through a range of activities. Ages 5-12 Monday – Friday 9am - 3.30pm All materials provided – please bring a packed lunch.

Live Music
Oct 4, 2022
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February 7, 2023
Te Atamira Sing!

Te Atamira Sing!

Bring your voice and SING in our open-to-everyone choir. 7pm, the first Tuesday of the month. Next event: 4 October | PUĀWAI

Festivals
Oct 8, 2022
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October 21, 2022
At the World’s Edge Festival

At the World’s Edge Festival

A journey of sight and sound, of solitude and togetherness, of wonder and awe through six intertwined programmes, free Queenstown events and AWE Community performances. Take your place At the World’s Edge this October.

Dance
Oct 11, 2022
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October 14, 2022
October School Holidays Dance Workshop: CONJAH (Ages 13 - 18)

October School Holidays Dance Workshop: CONJAH (Ages 13 - 18)

Join us as we explore movement in this four-day contemporary, street dance workshop. Led by contemporary dance artists Ooshcon and Jahra Wasasala (CONJAH), this programme will enable young people to embrace body language as their first language. No experience required. Tuesday 11 October - Friday 14 October, 11am - 3pm. $10 | KAPA TAHI

Workshops + Classes
Oct 17, 2022
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December 15, 2022
Youthtown Afterschool Programme Term 4

Youthtown Afterschool Programme Term 4

Come along to our Youthtown Afterschool Programme where we create a fun environment for creative learning. Every Wednesday 3:30pm - 5pm - Ages 5-8. Every Thursday - 3:30pm - 5pm - Ages 9 and 12. REGISTRATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL.

Workshops + Classes
Oct 18, 2022
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December 13, 2022
Rangatahi Workshops

Rangatahi Workshops

Join us for an afternoon 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 3:30pm - 5pm - ages 13 -18 - FREE.

Exhibition
Oct 28, 2022
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November 23, 2022
Taiao Toi Māori

Taiao Toi Māori

Tuatahi Creatives present an exhibition exploring the natural world through the artistic expressions of contemporary Māori artists from Aotearoa. 28 October – 23 November | WHAKAARI

VISIT US

VISIT US

FACILITIES

OUR SPACES

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Dance studios
WITH BARRE AND MIRROR, SPRUNG FLOORs

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TWO

Performance spaces
WITH WOODEN FLOORS

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Project Space

TAHI

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Workshop / Teaching space

TAHI

ONE

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

NEWS

NEWS

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