The gallery exhibits contemporary work by solo artists, groups and curators – emerging and established.
Admission to the gallery is free. Our exhibitions frequently include artist talks and workshops. Some works are available for purchase.
We are open from 10am daily, closing at 8pm on weekdays and 4pm at weekends.
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See an exhibition
Flo Wilson and Olivia Webb join forces as Wellington’s 2017-18 Toi Pōneke / New Zealand School of Music sound artists in residence. Their exhibition Attunement features new sound and performance works that explore the voice and identity.
The Toi Two Hundy is back for its 3rd year, showcasing great art at an affordable price.
Kirsty Lillico presents an installation of large fabric banners, based on Google Earth views of the Canterbury Plains (Kā Pākihi whakatekateka a Waitaha) and the Mackenzie Basin (Te Manahuna).
This new body of work from Gina Matchitt discusses issues of disparity and inequality, namely, Pakeha privilege and Māori disadvantage in New Zealand society.
This group of dynamic emerging Wellington based artists question how we consider intimacy, relationships, gender and sexuality, and how we become possible and known to each other, and to ourselves.
Informed by research into neuroscience, artists Astrid Visser and Alexia George delve into the workings of the mind through the creation of sculptural and wearable forms alongside moving image.
Poppy Lekner's exhibition Horizons uses camera-less photography to playfully question scientific approaches to photography and documentation.
Isabella Loudon’s hand-formed concrete and fabric sculptures perceive vulnerability at the edge of collapse. I do not want to be a fool humours the risks the artist takes to push the material to its limits.
A collection of works from leading Māori and Pacific artists inhabit Toi Pōneke Gallery alongside a virtual showcase of Taonga from The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
Exhibit your work at Toi Pōneke
Toi Pōneke exhibits contemporary work by solo artists, groups and curators, with priority given to Wellington-based artists.
We support both emerging and established artists and curators. Community and recreational artists with high standards of technical ability and presentation are also considered.
Submit a proposal
Each year, there are two opportunities to submit an exhibition proposal to show your work at Toi Pōneke.
The proposal round for exhibitions in 2019 closes on 30 April 2018.
Applications are reviewed by the Toi Pōneke Exhibition Panel.