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
May 16, 2022
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July 3, 2022
In Bathing, Bask

In Bathing, Bask

Bailee Lobb’s exhibition In Bathing, Bask is an installation of large, brightly coloured inflatable sculptures, transforming the gallery into an immersive and playful environment.

Exhibition
Jun 23, 2022
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July 10, 2022
OPEN STUDIO: Jasmine Clark

OPEN STUDIO: Jasmine Clark

Arrowtown-based weaver Jasmine Clark will be working in our project space, MANAAKI NUI, Mondays – Fridays between 23 June and 10 July, 11am – 3pm.

Workshops + Classes
Jun 26, 2022
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June 26, 2022
Wire weaving with Jasmine Clark

Wire weaving with Jasmine Clark

Using recycled copper wire you will learn techniques to create and weave beautiful feathers and baskets. Sunday 26 June, 10am-4pm | MANAAKI NUI ***SOLD OUT***

Workshops + Classes
Jul 3, 2022
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July 3, 2022
Rattan weaving with Jasmine Clark

Rattan weaving with Jasmine Clark

Working with rattan vine and other found and recycled materials you will learn the art of random weaving, creating one-of-a-kind baskets and wall sculptures. Sunday 3 July, 10am - 4pm | MAHI TAHI

Live Music
Jul 5, 2022
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February 7, 2023
Te Atamira Sing!

Te Atamira Sing!

From Tuesday 5 July, 7pm, bring your voice and SING in our open-to-everyone choir.

Workshops + Classes
Jul 5, 2022
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October 3, 2022
Weekly Pottery Workshops

Weekly Pottery Workshops

Try out or improve your pottery skills! Every Tuesday from 5 July, 10am-12pm | TE PĀ MATAPAIA

Workshops + Classes
Jul 9, 2022
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July 9, 2022
Flax weaving - Waikawa basket with Jasmine Clark

Flax weaving - Waikawa basket with Jasmine Clark

Spend a day learning to weave NZ flax/harakeke and create your own beautiful Waikawa storage basket. This technique uses whole flax leaves to create a large strong practical basket. Saturday 9 July, 10am-4pm | MAHI TAHI ***ONLY TWO PLACES STILL AVAILABLE***

Exhibition
Jul 12, 2022
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July 31, 2022
Rachel Shearer, Te Oro o te Ao

Rachel Shearer, Te Oro o te Ao

Eight-channel sound installation by Auckland-based artist and musician Rachel Shearer (Pākehā, Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga a Māhaki). 12-31 July | WHAKAARI. Artist's talk: Tuesday 12 July, 10.30am.

Exhibition
Jul 14, 2022
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July 31, 2022
OPEN STUDIO: Steve Solomon

OPEN STUDIO: Steve Solomon

Find out more about the work of whakairo/master carver Steve Solomon who will be working in MANAAKI NUI Tuesdays – Saturdays 10am – 4pm, 14-31 July.

Exhibition
Aug 6, 2022
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September 14, 2022
Kyla Cresswell, Emma Kitson, Kim Lowe: Ko Murihiku Tōku Whaea, Southern Mother

Kyla Cresswell, Emma Kitson, Kim Lowe: Ko Murihiku Tōku Whaea, Southern Mother

An exhibition with works by printmakers Kyla Cresswell, Emma Kitson and Kim Lowe, exploring the artists’ connections to Southland and celebrating Murihiku, the great Southern Mother. 6 August - 14 September | WHAKAARI. Artists' floor talk: Saturday 6 August, 11am.

Workshops + Classes
Aug 7, 2022
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August 7, 2022
Ink workshop with Kim Lowe

Ink workshop with Kim Lowe

Ōtautahi-based artist Kim Lowe is hosting an exploratory workshop in Chinese ink and brush techniques. Sunday 7 August, 11am - 1pm | MAHI TAHI

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

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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

NEWS

NEWS

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