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

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 Roka Hurihia Ngarimu-Cameron MNZM, along with hand-made taonga puoro (musical instruments) from Roka’s collection. Curated by Dr Awhina Tamarapa. Open daily until 28 July | WHAKAARI | Free

Exhibition
Jun 27, 2024
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August 2, 2024
Queenstown Arts Society: Winter Tale

Queenstown Arts Society: Winter Tale

As the frost blankets the ground and winter’s breath whispers in the air Queenstown Arts Society presents Winter Tale, an enchanting art exhibition celebrating visual stories and diverse narratives of local and regional artists. Open daily until 2 August | MANAAKI NUI | Free

Drop-in Sessions
Jul 20, 2024
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August 31, 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

Tamariki
Jul 23, 2024
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September 27, 2024
Afterschool Programme - Term 3

Afterschool Programme - Term 3

Come along to our Afterschool Programme where we form a fun environment for creative learning for tamariki. Mondays - Drama and Theatre Sports | Tuesdays - Textile Threads | Wednesdays - Creative Clay | Thursdays - Mixed Media, Term 3 | From 3:30pm | Ages 5 - 12 | From $145 | Registration opens Monday 24 June

Drop-in Sessions
Jul 25, 2024
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July 29, 2024
Te Atamira Volunteer Programme Launch - Group Info & Interview Night

Te Atamira Volunteer Programme Launch - Group Info & Interview Night

Are you passionate about the arts and looking for a way to give back to your community? Te Atamira is excited to announce the launch of our new Volunteer Programme, and we want YOU to be a part of it! Thursday 25 July and Monday 29 July, 6pm - 8pm

Live Music
Aug 6, 2024
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August 6, 2024
Community Sing

Community Sing

Bring your voice and join us for Community Sing, on the first Tuesday of every month. No need to read music or sing in key – just come and experience the joy of singing, and singing with others. Next event: Tuesday 6 August | 7-8pm | PUĀWAI | Free

Workshops + Classes
Aug 13, 2024
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December 10, 2024
Community Draw

Community Draw

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 13 August, 6:30 - 8pm | PUĀWAI‍ | Free

Dance
Aug 20, 2024
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November 19, 2024
Community Dance

Community Dance

Calling all dance enthusiasts and rhythmic explorers, on the third Tuesday of every month! 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 20 August, 7pm - 8pm | PUĀWAI | FREE

Exhibition
Aug 22, 2024
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September 18, 2024
Le Satauro | The Cross

Le Satauro | The Cross

Southland born Samoan-Scottish painter Lyle Penisula shares his identity through 15 vibrant paintings, drawing on his journey so far as an artist and pastor. Exhibition opening: Thursday 22 August, 5pm | MANAAKI NUI | Free

Exhibition
Sep 25, 2024
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October 25, 2024
Mīharo: Legends of our lands - our people, our places, our stories

Mīharo: Legends of our lands - our people, our places, our stories

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.’ Exhibition opening: Wednesday 25 September, 5:30pm | MANAAKI NUI

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

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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

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