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 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 until 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 | Free, registrations essential

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

Drop-in Sessions
Jun 8, 2024
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June 29, 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

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 July 28 | WHAKAARI | Free

Workshops + Classes
Jun 11, 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: Draw with Dine the Fox | Tuesday 11 June, 6:30 - 8pm | PUĀWAI‍

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

Dance
Jun 18, 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: Remarks Dance Crew | Tuesday 18 June 7pm - 8pm | PUĀWAI | FREE

Exhibition
Jun 27, 2024
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August 2, 2024
Winter Tale: Call for Entries & Exhibition Details

Winter Tale: Call for Entries & Exhibition Details

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. Opening: Thursday, 27 June, 5.30pm | MANAAKI NUI | Free

Film Screenings
Jul 7, 2024
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July 7, 2024
Muru

Muru

Join us for a free screening of 'Muru' to celebrate Matariki 2024. Saturday 7 July, 12pm | PUĀWAI | Free

Film Screenings
Jul 7, 2024
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July 7, 2024
Poi E

Poi E

Join us for a free screening of 'Poi E' to celebrate Matariki 2024, with a Director's talk to follow. Saturday 7 July, 6pm | PUĀWAI | Free

Workshops + Classes
Jul 8, 2024
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July 8, 2024
Workshop for Rangatahi - Storywriting for the Screen

Workshop for Rangatahi - Storywriting for the Screen

Film director Tearepa Kahi (Poi E, Muru) leads a creative workshop for young people exploring how to generate and capture your ideas for film and video.

Exhibition
Aug 3, 2024
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September 19, 2024
A fire that blackened the rocks

A fire that blackened the rocks

A fire that blackened the rocks considers how forms of knowledge reside between the land, the sea and lakes and the sky. Opening: Saturday 3 August, 11am | WHAKAARI | Free

VISIT US

VISIT US

FACILITIES

OUR SPACES

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Dance studios
WITH BARRE AND MIRROR, SPRUNG FLOORs

RUA

TWO

Performance spaces
WITH WOODEN FLOORS

TAHI

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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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SIX

Itinerant music rooms

ONO

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Visual arts studios

TAHI

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Recording studio

TAHI

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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