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

Workshops + Classes
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February 10, 2023
Squiggla

Squiggla

A gymnasium for creative thinking. Squiggla is a programme that exercises creative thinking through free-flow mark-making and is all about visual exploration and creative discovery without the pressure to 'make art' or 'copy' something. In the world of Squiggla, you will experience mark-making in action. You are invited to exercise and embrace your creative thinking with whānau (family) and friends.

Exhibition
Jan 28, 2023
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March 29, 2023
Cindy Huang

Cindy Huang

Cindy Huang explores exchange, ancestry, and materiality in her solo exhibition. Her installation of hundreds of handmade porcelain lilies aims to explore the lack of recorded knowledge about the Chinese settlement locally in Tāhuna and regionally in Ōtākou and Murihiku.

Talks + Symposia
Feb 9, 2023
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February 9, 2023
In Conversation: Sue Gardiner and Karen Gardiner (Co-Directors of Squiggla)

In Conversation: Sue Gardiner and Karen Gardiner (Co-Directors of Squiggla)

Join us for a conversation and morning tea with Sue Gardiner (MNZM) and Karen Gardiner, co-directors of the Chartwell Trust and creators of Squiggla. 11am | Free

Live Music
Feb 9, 2023
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February 9, 2023
Squiggla LIVE with Squiggla creator Sue Gardiner

Squiggla LIVE with Squiggla creator Sue Gardiner

Join us for a special Squiggla workshop led by Sue Gardiner, the creator of Squiggla. Listen to local musicians and make marks to the music – exploring different compositions, time and rhythm. 6pm - 7:30pm | FREE

Exhibition
Feb 15, 2023
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March 12, 2023
REFRESH - Queenstown Art Society Members Show 2023

REFRESH - Queenstown Art Society Members Show 2023

This all new show of FRESH work from QAS Members is coming to Te Atamira. Refreshingly Bold, Refreshingly New, Refreshingly You.

Talks + Symposia
Mar 19, 2023
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March 19, 2023
Cindy Huang: Artist talk and clay workshop

Cindy Huang: Artist talk and clay workshop

Join us for a kōrero and workshop with Cindy Huang to learn about her practice and her process of working with clay.

Live Music
Apr 10, 2023
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April 10, 2023
Natalia and Yuri

Natalia and Yuri

Join Natalia Lomeiko, Yuri Zhislin and Sarah Watkins for a night of Mozart, Brahms, Moszkowska and Sarasate.

VISIT US

VISIT US

FACILITIES

OUR SPACES

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TWO

Dance studios
WITH BARRE AND MIRROR, SPRUNG FLOORs

RUA

TWO

Performance spaces
WITH WOODEN FLOORS

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Project Space

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Workshop / Teaching space

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ONE

Curated gallery
SHOWCASING LOCAL AND NATIONAL ARTISTS

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SIX

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

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