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
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.
This new body of work from Gina Matchitt discusses issues of disparity and inequality, namely, Pakeha privilege and Māori disadvantage in New Zealand society.
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).
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.
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.
Form and space are subtly manipulated in Between Moods. Artists Tyler Jackson, Josephine Jelicich and Lauren Redican create minimal sculptures and wall works that gently nudge viewers towards a more intimate relationship with their surroundings.
Alice Alva presents Over/Under, an exhibition investigating the physical connections between traditions of textile and pattern making, domestic crafts, ornamentation and decoration.
Drawing from Council's City Art Collection, Take that which has passed focuses on six contemporary artists’ responses to the ways in which knowledge is held, collected and communicated.
Environmental sound composer Thomas Voyce brings an 8-channel (octophonic) speaker system to Toi Pōneke Gallery for an immersive surround sound listening experience.
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 the August – November 2018 exhibition programme closes on the 1st of October 2017.
Applications are reviewed by the Toi Pōneke Exhibition Panel.