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  • Biennale Arte 2021: New Zealand’s artist and curator announced

    CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND PRESS RELEASEThe Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa is pleased to announce interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara as READ MORE >

  • Tautai Director Courtney Sina Meredith Celebrates ‘The Adventures of Tupaia’ Book Launch

    Congratulations to Tautai director Courtney Sina Meredith on the release of her new book ‘The Adventures of Tupaia’Read More

  • Multi-disciplinary Tongan artist awarded Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust International Artist Residency 2019

     MEDIA RELEASEMonday 26 August 2019For immediate releaseTautai is excited to announce New York based, Tongan artist Vaimoana Niumeitolu has been READ MORE >

  • Blak Dot x Tautai Call for Proposals

    Blak Dot Gallery

    Tautai and Blak Dot Gallery are calling for proposals for an upcoming group exhibition of artists from Aotearoa and Australia READ MORE >

  • Lana Lopesi, Tautai Projects Manager

    Lana Lopesi

    We are thrilled to announce that celebrated author, critic, independent curator and proud mother Lana Lopesi has joined the Tautai team as our new Projects Manager.Read More

  • Board Intern – Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust

    Position descriptionNaku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi.Creative New Zealand is looking to grow and diversify READ MORE >

  • OFFSTAGE 9 in partnership with UXBRIDGE Arts and Culture – Call for Artists.

       Offstage is Tautai Contemporary Pacific Art Trust’s annual moving image and live performance event. In its 9th iteration for 2019, READ MORE >

  • New Melbourne Partnership with Blak Dot Gallery

    Tautai are very excited to announce a new partnership with renowned First Nations Artist Run Space Blak Dot Gallery in READ MORE >

  • First Fridays Expression of Interest 2019

     WHAT?First Fridays (FF) is a niu initiative that will bring the Oceanic arts community together regularly on the First Friday READ MORE >

  • Call for applications: Tautai and Dunedin School of Art – Artist in Residence 2019

    The Dunedin School of Art, Artist in Residence, is a great opportunity for a Pacific Artist to take time to READ MORE >

  • Pasifika Internship Programme 2019

    Tautai is thrilled to open applications for the sixth year of the Pasifika Internship Programme. The Programme is funded by READ MORE >

  • Tautai International Artist Residency 2019. Call for Applications

     Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust is delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for an international artist to take READ MORE >

  • Award-winning writer becomes Tautai’s new Director

     Courtney Sina Meredith has been appointed as Director of Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust.With extensive experience in building partnerships and READ MORE >


    Date of Meeting:   Saturday 8 September 2018  Place of Meeting: Tautai Office, Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road, Auckland Time of Meeting: 3 pm  Tautai members READ MORE >

  • An Arts Leadership opportunity

    Are you looking for a leadership position in an innovative and visionary arts organisation that is making a real difference READ MORE >

  • Applications For Grants: Emerging Artists Trust

     Emerging Artists Trust in Wellington is now opening applications for projects or project components that start after 13th July 2018. Grants are READ MORE >

  • Call for Applications: Frances Hodgkins Fellowship

     The Frances Hodgkins Fellowship was established by the University of Otago Council in 1962 to aid and encourage painters, sculptors and READ MORE >

  • Call for Entries: Fulbright Wallace Arts Trust Award

     The Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award is for an outstanding mid-career or senior New Zealand visual artist to undertake a ten week READ MORE >

  • Call for Applications: Artists Alliance Administration and Programmes Intern

     The Artists Alliance Internship Programme 2018 is now calling for applications from recent graduates for a fixed term, paid internship READ MORE >

  • Expression of Interest: Pānui/Suffrage 125th Anniversary Temporary Artworks

     Emerging artists are invited to express their interest in creating temporary works commissioned to mark the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage READ MORE >

  • Call for Proposals: Changing Lanes

     Changing Lanes is a collaborative project between Artweek Auckland, Auckland Council and Heart of the City. Auckland Council and Heart of the City READ MORE >

  • Call for Entries: The Parkin Drawing Prize 2018

     Chris Parkin and the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts invite all artists in New Zealand to submit drawings in READ MORE >

  • Call for Submissions: Estuary Art and Ecology Prize 2018

     The Estuary Art and Ecology Prize is the only contemporary art prize in Aotearoa New Zealand with ecology at its READ MORE >

  • Call for Applications: Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Art Award

     The Olivia Spencer Bower Foundation Art Award is a year long residency in Christchurch. The recipient receives a stipend of READ MORE >

  • Call for Submissions: Miles Art Awards 2018

     This bi-annual event and exhibition is an opportunity for artists residing in the Bay of Plenty to submit their most READ MORE >

  • Call For Submissions: The Luxembourg Art Prize

     The Luxembourg Art Prize aims to reveal and promote talented artists who have yet to establish a profile on the READ MORE >

  • VOU Choreographic Intensive Fiji 2018

     VOU is Fijis Premiere Contemporary Dance company specialising in the exploration of contemporarising traditional Fijian knowledge through movement and performance.  VOU READ MORE >

  • Pacific Island Memorial Design Competition

     ManatÅ« Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage is running an open architectural design competition to find a winning design for READ MORE >

  • Call for Applications: McCahon House Artists’ Residency 2019

     The McCahon House Trust is calling for applications from outstanding emerging and mid-career professional visual artists for the McCahon House READ MORE >

  • Call For Submissions: Toi Pōneke Arts Centre Visual Arts Residency 2018

     Toi Pōneke is calling for proposals from visual artists for their 2018 Visual Arts Residency. They are looking for applications from Wellington-based READ MORE >

  • Call for Submissions: The 6th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition 2018

     Applications are now open for the 6th annual Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition. Open to all domestic and international artists at READ MORE >

  • Call for Proposals: Wellington Asia Residency Exchange

     Proposals are now open for Wellington-based artists to participate in this year’s exchange programme at CEAC in Xiamen from September READ MORE >

  • Foundation North – Funding Hub

     Applications are now invited for Foundation North’s new Funding Hub, which went live in March. The Hub can be accessed online and READ MORE >

  • Residency Program – The Aomori Contemporary Art Centre (Japan)

     The Aomori Contemporary Art Centre began in December 2001 as a facility centered around the Artist in Residence (AIR) Program, READ MORE >

  • Call For Submissions – Demo Project

     FREE SPEECH is DEMO’s first show for 2018, and is a selected exhibition open to the public from the April 6-8, 2018. Demo are READ MORE >

  • Call for Proposals – MEANWHILE Wellington

     MEANWHILE is pleased to announce their open call for proposals for the second half of their 2018 exhibition programme. MEANWHILE welcomes READ MORE >

  • Teaching Past The Frangipani

     Join Us For Our Fono: Teaching past the Frangipani addresses the current framing, resourcing and delivery of Pasifika arts and stories READ MORE >

  • Pasifika Internship Program 2018

     Tautai is thrilled to open applications for the second round of the 2018 Pasifika Internship Program. This is the first time READ MORE >

  • Tautai + Papakura Art Gallery: Call For Proposals

     A major part of our annual exhibition program is our partnership with the Papakura Art Gallery. We are now inviting curatorial applications for READ MORE >

  • Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award: Call for Submissions

      Held annually around the Fieldays event, the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award celebrates innovation by challenging artists to create READ MORE >

  • Call for Applications: London Gasworks Residency

     This opportunity will enable an early/mid-career New Zealand artist to undertake a fully-funded residency at Gasworks in London from October 1 to READ MORE >

  • Call for Submissions: 2018 Emerging Artist Awards

      Upstairs Gallery’s 10th Emerging Artist Award exhibition is now open to emerging artists in all media Auckland wide. Ten finalists will READ MORE >

  • The Wireless: Call For Proposals

     Radio New Zealand’s The Wireless is now accepting proposals for a third season of Wireless Docs and will be commissioning six new READ MORE >

  • Clelia Burton Fellowship at NZ Pacific Studio

     The 2018 Clelia Burton Fellowship provides a female visual artist resident in New Zealand with the time needed to develop her work.  READ MORE >

  • Doc Pitch 2018: Call for Submissions

     Doc Pitch is a significant opportunity for filmmakers to pitch their documentary proposals to industry experts, to find new partnerships, receive feedback READ MORE >

  • Gow Langsford Gallery: Gallery Assistant / Front of House

     Gow Langsford is a commercial art space committed to fostering and promoting the best contemporary art from New Zealand and READ MORE >

  • Call For Submissions: Tautai Tertiary Exhibition 2018

     Tautai invites tertiary students studying within a creative discipline, who are of Pacific heritage to participate in its national tertiary READ MORE >

  • Tautai Manager Christina Jeffery To Retire

      It is with a heavy heart that Tautai announces manager Christina Jeffery will be retiring this year. In making this announcement, the READ MORE >

  • Call For Applications: Tautai Tertiary Liaison (Wellington)

     We are seeking an outgoing person with Pacific heritage, who is both approachable and confident, to join our team as READ MORE >

  • Call for Submissions: Toi Pōneke Public Artwork

     Toi Pōneke Arts Centre is inviting artists and designers to submit a design for a public artwork on the East READ MORE >

  • Entries: National Contemporary Art Award

     Entries are now open for this year’s National Contemporary Art Award managed by Waikato Museum.The overall winner will receive $20,000 READ MORE >

  • Call For Proposals: Toi Pōneke (Deadline Extended)

     Tautai are currently inviting curatorial applications for an upcoming group show to be held at Toi Pōneke Gallery Wellington, which will READ MORE >

  • Residency: Creative New Zealand Samoa Artist in Residence

     Established in partnership with the National University of Samoa. Creative New Zealand is offering three months in Apia, Samoa for a mid-career or READ MORE >

  • Funding Opportunity: Moana Community Grants

     The Moana Community Grants support and develop Pacific heritage arts (artistic expressions and forms reflecting a particular Pasifika cultural tradition) READ MORE >

  • Creative New Zealand Pacific Arts Summit 2018

     Pacific artists from throughout New Zealand will gather in Wellington to help shape their future at the Creative New Zealand READ MORE >

  • Residency: The Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency

     The Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency is for a mid-career or senior New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage to READ MORE >

  • Call For Ideas: Pacific Arts Programme 2018

     Auckland Council are inviting creatives of Pacific heritage to submit ideas as part of a new Pacific arts programme to be launched READ MORE >

  • Pacific Sisters: Fashion Activists

     Pacific Sisters: Fashion Activists is a celebration of mana wāhine, indigenous identities, and the role this collective has played over the past READ MORE >

  • Call For Applications: Tautai Arts Administrator Role

     Artists are the focus of Tautai. We deliver an extensive program that provides arts practitioners (from secondary school age through to READ MORE >

  • Curatorial Internship: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

     The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is seeking an Intern to join their Exhibitions and Collections team for 40 hours a week for READ MORE >

  • For Tere (A Tribute To Dr. Teresia Teaiwa)

     Luisa Tora has shared a moving tribute, honouring her close friend and mentor Dr. Teresia Teaiwa, who sadly passed away READ MORE >

  • Call For Applications: Extended Conversations

     Blue Oyster Art Project Space and Enjoy Public Art Gallery are calling for applications to Extended Conversations, a new programme for emerging art writers READ MORE >

  • Call For Proposals: Suffrage Anniversary

     Wellington City Council’s City Arts & Events team and Public Art Panel are calling for temporary public art proposals from READ MORE >

  • Call for applications: TAUTAI TERTIARY LIAISON 2018 – AUCKLAND

    Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust is recognised as a major contributor to the support and development of the Pacific arts community. We are seeking an outgoing person with Pacific heritage, who is both approachable and confident, to join our team as the Auckland Tautai Tertiary Liaison for 2018.Read More


    Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust is recognised as a major contributor to the support and development of the Pacific arts community. We are seeking a special person to join our team and take responsibility for the delivery of our digital media services.Read More

  • Fashion activists, rule-breaking jewellery, and a kaleidoscope of colour

    Pacific Sisters, Lisa Walker, Tiffany Singh feature in Te Papa’s new art gallery – opens March 2018.Read More

  • Life After Art School

    Friday 13 October 2017, 10am – 5pm

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  • Pasifika Internship Announcement

    CNZ Pasifika Internship recipients (left to right) Jodi Meadows, Jasmine Te Hira, Bonni Tamati, Joy Vaele and Faith Wilson.

    We are now inviting applications from suitably qualified, hard-working, enthusiastic and determined people who are serious about forging a career in the arts. Six internships will be available for 2018. Read More


    Rosanna Raymond

     Tautai are delighted to announce the curator for the 2018 Tautai Tertiary exhibition will be Rosanna Raymond. Rosanna is an READ MORE >

  • Pacific Arts Association | Call for Participation

    Pacific Arts Association

    The Pacific Chapter of the Pacific Arts Association announces a CALL FOR PARTICIPATION for its 2017 conference to be held on the National University of SamoaRead More

  • Tiffany Singh | Best Awards Finalist

    Tiffany Singh

    Congratulations to Tiffany Singh and Hawke’s Bay artist Jo Blogg, whose exhibition at the MTG Hawke’s Bay Tai Ahuriri, Indra’s Bow and A Glimpse Of India, has made the prestigious Best Awards finals in the category of “Exhibitions and Temporary Structures”.Read More

  • Jasmine Te Hira Judging Art Award

    The judges have been announced for the 2018 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D, which will be presented by the Whakatane Museum and Arts.Read More

  • Christina Pataialii receives 2017 Iris Fisher Scholarship

    Te Tuhi have announced Christina Pataialii as the 2017 Iris Fisher Scholarship Recipient
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  • ‘Hand’ Heads to China | Janet Lilo

    Medium: Printed fabric 300cm x 600cm - Hand, 2017 - Janet Lilo. Courtesy of Auckland Festival of Photography

    Auckland Festival of Photography is pleased to announce our Annual Commission 2017 exhibition by Janet Lilo is being presented at the Pingyao International Photo Festival, China, 19 – 25 Sept 2017.Read More

  • Pacific Dance Artist in Residence 2017

    Pacific Dance Artist in Residence Announced Julia Mage'au Gray

    Julia Mage’au Gray – Shifting the Maiden  Write-up by Aaron Taouma (Originaly published on Pacific Dance NZ).  Imaginings of the Dusky Maiden, you READ MORE >

  • Fresh Gallery ÅŒtara | Call for proposals, January – July 2018

    Situated in the ÅŒtara Town Centre, Fresh Gallery ÅŒtara provides an opportunity for artists to connect with and engage local READ MORE >

  • David Eggleton awarded Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writers’ Residency

    Accomplished poet, editor, art critic and journalist David Eggleton has been awarded the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writers’ Residency.Read More

  • Auckland Libraries | Pacific Curator

    Auckland Libraries are going through an exciting time.  They are focusing on developing closer relationships between libraries, customers and communities. READ MORE >

  • Call for Papers | Indigenous Innovation in Social Media

    Media International Australia (Sage Publishing) is Inviting proposals for contributions towards a special issue that addresses the broad themes of READ MORE >

  • Call for Entries – Franklin Arts Festival 2017

    The Franklin Arts Festival is an annual celebration of visual arts held in Pukekohe, showcasing the work of talented artists READ MORE >

  • Call for Entries – Adam Portraiture Award 2018

    Time to start finding subjects and painting faces. Entries for the 2018 Adam Portraiture Award are now open. The New Zealand Portrait Gallery runs the award and are now encouraging artists to prepare for next year’s significant competition.Read More

  • The Parkin Drawing Prize Award

    The Parkin Prize is valued at $20,000 and is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier award for drawing. Deadline for applications June 16, 2017 4pm The Parkin Drawing Prize is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier award for drawing. The Parkin Prize promotes drawing in all its forms – as discovery, a testing of ideas, and decision making.Read More

  • Art New Zealand Issue #162 | Yuki Kihara and Emily Mafile’o

    The current issue of Art New Zealand is out now. Features includes a four page review of Yuki Kihara’s A Study of a Samoan Savage (2015) series written by Artspace curator Misal Adnan Yildiz. Also a six page review of Emily Mafile’o’s Ko Tonga Mo’unga ki he Loto: Tonga’s strength-hold is its heart (2017) exhibition at Māngere Arts Centre Ngā Tohu o Uenuku written by Ane Tonga. Plus much more. Read More

  • The McCahon House Artists’ Residency 2018

    The McCahon House Trust is calling for applications from outstanding emerging and mid-career professional visual artists for the McCahon House READ MORE >

  • Opportunity: Youkobo Art Space residency, Tokyo

    Asia New Zealand Foundation and Creative New Zealand are calling for applications for an artist in residence programme in Tokyo, Japan, for visual artists. The successful candidate will live and work in Tokyo at Youkobo Art Space for three months in Sept – Nov 2018.Read More

  • Gina Cole ‘Black Ice Matter’ wins Best First Book Award

    Author Gina Cole’s new book Black Ice Matter has won the Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction in the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards held at the Aotea Centre in Auckland last night.Read More

  • Tautai Accounts Administrator

    Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust is recognised as a major contributor to the support and development of the Pacific arts community. We are seeking someone to join our team in a new part-time role providing accounting support in the Tautai office.Read More

  • Call for Applications | Foyer Gallery Space

    We are currently looking for applications for our Karangahape rd office foyer gallery space. We provide a simple hanging system along READ MORE >

  • Research Centre for Material Culture (RCMC) | Yuki Kihara

    The National Museum of World Cultures is honoured to welcome Yuki Kihara – one of New Zealand’s leading interdisciplinary artists READ MORE >


    “The festival is New Zealand’s only contemporary Pacific dance festival of its type and showcases some of the country’s most exciting contemporary Pacific dance choreographers,” says festival director Iosefa Enari. “It is also a wonderful opportunity for audiences to familiarise themselves with the incredible diversity of performance out there.”Read More

  • Call for Volunteers | Tautai foyer space

    Tautai logo

    Call for Volunteers | Tautai foyer spaceRead More

  • 2017 Pasifika Internships announced

    CNZ Pasifika Internship recipients (left to right) Jodi Meadows, Jasmine Te Hira, Bonni Tamati, Joy Vaele and Faith Wilson.

    The recipients of 2017’s Pasifika internships are textile designer Sonya Elspeth Withers, captions producer Sarah Maiava, and artist Sara Riordan.Read More

  • Juliana Brown Eyes – Kaho | Tautai’s Artist in Residence 2017


    “Juliana is looking forward to meeting and spending time with the wide range of Pacific artists that live in Auckland during her residency,” Christina Jeffery says. “We have no doubt that she will find her time here stimulating and thought provoking.”Read More

  • Artspace seeks Education Intern

    Artspace seeks Education Intern

    As a leading contemporary art organisation, it is Artspace’s mission to produce and communicate challenging and inspiring art experiences. This involves continually adapting to new and diverse audiences and trying to engage ever growing and developing groups in the appreciation of the visual arts in a meaningful and sustainable way.Read More

  • Jo and John Gow receive The Arts Foundation Award for Patronage


    Tautai congratulates philanthropists Jo and John Gow who were last night recognised for their contribution to the arts with the Award for Patronage at the New Zealand Arts Awards.Read More


    In March 2017, FONUA, a new show about the effects of Climate Change on the Pacific will open at Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku as part of the Auckland Arts Festival’s Whānui programme.Read More

  • Pacific Arts Association 2017 | Call for Proposals

    We invite proposals from performance artists, researchers and scholars, curators and artists to engage with and challenge this broad theme.Read More

  • Tautai Celebrate | Urbanesia Festival 2016

    Tautai will host a series of events for Auckland Council’s 2016 Urbanesia Festival called TAUTAI | CELEBRATE.Read More

  • Proposal request Studio One Toi TÅ« 2017

    UPDATE: Tautai have extended the open call for applications from curators/artists to curate a group show that will be presented at the Studio One Toi TÅ«, Auckland in RM 10 (upstairs gallery) and the sidewalk Gallery, for four weeksn in March 2017.Read More

  • Pasifika Internship Program 2017

    Tautai is delighted to open applications for the fourth year of the Pasifika Internship Program. Read More

  • Archives & Archetypes, Prophecies & Hypotheses

    Three new solo exhibitions open on 8 September at Corban Estate Arts Centre by celebrated Coromandel-based sculptor Chris Charteris, and contemporary Auckland-based artists Benjamin Work and Kenneth Merrick. On display until 23 October, this set of exhibitions features paintings and sculptures that explore traditional Polynesian art forms, historic expeditions to the Pacific and hybridity in popular culture.Read More

  • Call for Applications | Tautai Trust Artist Residency

    Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust is delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for an artist to take up a residency in Auckland Aotearoa New Zealand. This is a five week residency which is available to a contemporary Pacific artist during February/March 2017.Read More

  • Ata Te Tangata | Pingyao in China

    Ata Te Tangata features works by a ‘who’s who’ of contemporary Maori and Pacific photographers based here, including Siliga David Setoga, Terry Koloamatangi Klavenes, Tanu Gago, Ane Tonga, Grant Apiata, Linda T, Raymond Sagapolutele, Russ Flatt, Lisa Reihana, Emily Mafile’o, Pati Solomona Tyrell and Natalie Robertson.Read More


    In a collaborative venture with the four major Central Auckland art institutions, this Eden Arts initiative presents the very best student works from each of Elam, Unitec, AUT and Whitecliffe in a single exhibition, awarding a cash prize to the overall winner.Read More

  • DANZ | Expressions of Interest

    TOGETHER/MOVING FORWARD will be held at TAPAC in Auckland on 21-22 November 2016. It will bring together a variety of READ MORE >

  • Tail of the Taniwha | Courtney Sina Meredith

    Award-winning poet and playwright, Courtney Sina Meredith, launches first collection of short stories, Tail of the Taniwha. A collection of short stories READ MORE >

  • Pacific Dance Artist in Residence 2016 Announcement

    The Pacific Dance Artist in Residence has been selected for 2016 and for the first time is an international recipient. The READ MORE >


    Tautai is pleased and proud to be able to support Pacific artists in a number of ways. We are now READ MORE >

  • Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab Submission Invite

    Pacific Dance NZ announces that the Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab 2016 is now open to Expressions of Interest from Pacific READ MORE >


    FRIENDS of PÄ€TAKA was established to celebrate and support the Gallery. FRIENDS are provided with a range of special opportunities while at the same time supporting and heralding the work of the Gallery. The FRIENDS group provides a background for the enjoyment and understanding of the range of exhibitions and activities that PÄ€TAKA presents.Read More


    The Karangahape Road Business Association (KBA) presents an opportunity to respond to the three sculptural light poles…Read More

  • 2016 Creative New Zealand Pasifika Internships underway

    CNZ Pasifika Internship recipients (left to right) Jodi Meadows, Jasmine Te Hira, Bonni Tamati, Joy Vaele and Faith Wilson.

    The 20-week internships involve placing recipients with organisations…Read More

  • Opportunity at Te Uru

    Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery have an opportunity for all community groups in Auckland city…Read More

  • Eruera Te Whiti Nia

    Very sad to hear the passing of Cook Islands artist Eruera Te Whiti NiaRead More

  • Lana Lopesi | New Curatorial Assistant

    We would like to congratulate Lana on her appointment to ST PAUL St and AUT…Read More

  • The SaVAge Klub presents Matariki Ki Tua

    The SaVAge Klub presents Matariki Ki Tua…Read More

  • Gallery Coordinator – Fresh Gallery Otara

    Fresh Gallery Otara are seeking a Gallery Coordinator to assist…Read More

  • Pacific Dance Festival 2016

    The festival is New Zealand’s first contemporary Pacific dance festival of its type…Read More

  • Māori and Pacific artists depart for Guam to represent Aotearoa

    A 100-strong delegation from Aotearoa will shortly be saying “HÃ¥fa Adai” (hello) to Guam for the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts…Read More

  • Ioane appointed UC Pacific Artist in Residence

    Ioane Ioane has been appointed Artist in Residence for the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Canterbury…Read More

  • Janet Lilo – Status Update

    I believe in making art that is simple, playful, accessible and dynamic… Read More

  • The Hive Hums with Many Minds, Part Two

    THE HIVE HUMS WITH MANY MINDS, PART TWO is a Te Tuhi Offsite exhibition…Read More

  • Siapo Cinema 2016

    Join Siapo Cinema 2016 in Wellington, for a festival of moving images by, for and about Pasifika people and communities here and abroadRead More

  • The Way of Matter

    The Way of Matter includes work from Jasmine Te Hira and Nofoagaoalii Me.Read More

  • Tautai March Newsletter 2016

    This issue cover article Conserve for Tomorrow by Dr. Caroline Vercoe talks with Fatu Feu’u…Read More

  • News: Ane Tonga Tertiary Curator

    Artist, curator and writer Ane Tonga to curate next Tautai Tertiary Exhibition.
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  • Tautai welcomes Petrina!

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Petrina Togi-Sa’ena as our Program Leader.
    Read More

  • Filipe Tohi Journey to the Present, Makahoko me Lotokafa

    Filipe Tohi Journey to the Present, Makahoko me Lotokafa by Karen Stevenson is now available for purchase through Tautai.
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  • Tautai welcomes Tina!

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tina Pihema as our new Administrator.
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    To celebrate 30 years of Contemporary Pacific Art we will be hosting an exhibition called TAUTAI NAVIGATE.
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  • Lonnie Hutchinson Black Bird off the press

    This 32 page hardcover book designed by Neil Pardington of Base Two, compliments Lonnie Hutchinson’s exhibition Black Bird and is just about to arrive from the printers.
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  • CNZ Tautai Interns

    2015 CNZ Pasifika Internship recipients (left to right) Faith Wilson, Jodi Meandows and Joy Vaele

    Tautai is pleased to announce our 2015 Pasifika interns with Creative New Zealand.
    Read More

  • The Pacific Arts Association: Upcoming Dates 2015/2016

    The Pacific Branch of the Pacific Arts Association is calling for interest in its 2015 conference, to be held at the Fa’onelua Conference Centre in Nuku’alofa, Tonga from 30 September to 4 October, 2015.
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  • Léuli Eshraghi Tautai Artist in Residence 2015

    Tautai is very pleased to announce Léuli Eshraghi as the 2015 Tautai Artist in Residence.
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  • Louisa Afoa Artspace Tautai Education Intern

    Artspace and Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust are very pleased to announce Louisa Afoa as the recipient of the 2015 Education Internship.
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  • Winners of the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2014

    Last night the winners were presented their awards for the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2014.
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  • Congratulations to Anapela Polataivao and Vela Manusaute!

    Big congratulations to actor director duo Vela Manusaute and Anapela Polataivao for winning the 2014 New Generation award!
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  • Fresh Horizons Hawkes Bay 2014

    Tautai took Fresh Horizons to the Hawke’s Bay. 29 students worked with artist’s Amiria Puia-Taylor, Chris Charteris and Matthew Salapu.
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  • Luke Willis Thompson wins Walters Prize 2014

    A big congratulations to Luke Willis Thompson who won the coveted 2014 Walters Prize over the weekend.
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