Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts
Address: 13 Reeves Rd, Pakuranga, Auckland
Phone: 09 577 0138
- Weekdays: 9am–5pm
- Weekends: 10am–4pm
- Closed on Public Holidays
Venue Types: Art Gallery
Suitable for Ages: Families
Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts is a nationally significant art gallery presenting exhibitions and projects by local and international artists.
Te Tuhi works actively within the community of Manukau City, providing a conduit for audience engagement and participation in the visual arts, underpinned by innovative exhibitions, education and associated programmes. In addition, the Centre serves as a focal point for the community as an events venue and meeting place for our many users and community groups.
The centre in home to 'Atarangi II', an outdoor sculpture by New Zealand artist Michael Parekowhai.
Consisting of a range of multi-coloured 12 metre high columns. The work connects with the method used to teach te reo Maori, “Atarangi”.
The work evokes the form and colour codes of Cuisenaire Rods used to teach numbers and now, also languages, to young children.