Plan your visit | Whakaritea tō haerenga
About Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art
All cultures recall creation narratives that speak to human existence and our place within the order of all things. Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art is framed by the Māori creation story.
Our celestial origin – the realm of the gods or Ira Atua – is explored on our Ground level. Start in Te Kore, where time is suspended in darkness, and journey to Te Ao Mārama, the world of light and life, where we live today. On Level 1, enter the terrestrial realm of humankind – Ira Tangata – where you will experience powerful artworks dealing with the fallible nature of humankind and our relationship to taiao (the natural environment) and whenua (land). Toi Tū Toi Ora includes over 300 artworks by 111 artists from the 1950s to the present day. It offers insight to the development of contemporary Māori art informed by a Māori worldview.
Mō Toi Tū Toi Ora: Toi Māori o Nāianei
Ko tā ngā ahurea katoa he hoki mahara ki ngā kōrero mō te orokohanga hei whakaahua i te tauoranga o te tangata, ā, me tō tātou tūrangawaewae i tēnei ao. He mea tāpare a Toi Tū Toi Ora: Toi Māori o Nāianei ki ngā kōrero mō te orokohanga Māori.
Ko tō tātou takenga mai i te rangi – ko te ao o ngā atua, te Ira Atua rānei – e tūhuratia ana i te Papa whenua. Me tīmata i Te Kore, te wāhi e tāiri ana te wā i te pōuri, kātahi ka haere ki Te Ao Mārama, te ao o te māramatanga me te ora, te wāhi e noho ai tātau ināianei. I te Papa 1, uru atu ki te ao tūroa o te tangata – Te Ira Tangata – ka kite koe i ngā mahi toi hikareia e pā ana ki te wairuatoa o te tangata me tō tātau hononga ki te taiao (te taiao māori) me te whenua. Kei roto i a Toi Tū Toi Ora neke atu i te 300 ngā mahinga toi nā ngā ringatoi 111 mai i ngā tau o te 1950 ki tēnei rā. He tuku i te tirohanga ki te whanaketanga o ngā toi Māori o nāianei, i whaimōhio i te titiro a te Māori ki tōna ao.
Opening hours | Ngā hāora tuwhera
Toi Tū Toi Ora opens at 11am on Saturday 5 December, and is open daily, except Christmas day.
Our opening hours are 10am – 5pm daily and 10am – 9pm Fridays.
We ask visitors to begin making their way to the exit fifteen minutes prior to closing time to ensure you can collect bags from our cloakroom before our building closes for the day.
Toi Tū Toi Ora ka tuwhera ā te 11am i te Rāhoroi 5 o Hakihea, e tuwhera ana ia rā, hāunga ake te Kirihimete.
Ko ngā hāora tuwhera ko te 10am - 5pm ia rā, me te 10am - 9pm i ngā Rāmere.
E inoi ana mātou ki ngā kaitoro kia tīmata te haere ki ngā putanga, tekau mā rima mineti i mua o te wā kati e rite ai tō kohi i ngā pēke mai i te rūma whakairi i mua o te katinga o tō mātou whare mo te rā.
Getting here | Te ara mai ki konei
Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets
Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand
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Find us just off Queen Street in Auckland's CBD – we’re a quick 12-minute walk from Britomart Transport Centre and the Ferry Building. Ride up Queen Street on the City LINK bus or jump on the Outer LINK bus to travel to the Gallery along Wellesley Street. AT’s Journey Planner is a useful app from Auckland Transport that helps you plan, save and track journeys across Auckland’s public transport network. Download today via the App Store or Google Play.
Taxis can pick up and drop off from the loading bays on Kitchener Street
Car or bike
If you are arriving by car, we recommend Auckland Transport's Victoria Street East car park.
If you are using a bike, you'll find bike racks directly opposite the Gallery's main entrance on Kitchener Street.
Koko o Kitchener me Wellesley Tiriti
Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa
Tirohia ngā Mahere a Kūkara
Waka Kawe Tūmatanui
Kimihia mātou atu i te Tiriti o Kuini i te pokapū o Tāmaki Makaurau – he hīkoi poto 12 mineti mātou mai i te Pokapū Waka o Britomart me te Whare Waka Kawekawe. Haere whakarunga i te Tiriti o Kuini mā runga i te pahi o City LINK, haere rānei mā runga i te pahi Outer LINK ki te Taiwhanga kei te Tiriti o Wellesley. He taupānga whai hua te Pūwhakarite Haerenga a AT Waka Kawe Tāmaki Makaurau e āwhina ana i a koe ki te whakarite, te tohu, me te whai i ngā haerenga puta noa i te hononga waka kawe o Tāmaki Makaurau. Tīkina ake i te rangi nei mai i te Toa Taupānga i Google Play rānei.
E whakarato ana a Waka Kawe Tāmaki Makaurau i ngā tīkiti UTUKORE mā ngā tamariki i ngā rā whakangā (ngā tamariki 5–15 tau te pakeke e mau ana i tētahi kāri rēhita HOP). Mō ētahi atu mōhiohio pāwhiri ki konei.
Ka taea e ngā tekehī te kohi me te tuku i a koe i ngā tūnga utanga kei Kitchener Tiriti.
Motokā, pahikara rānei
Mēnā e haere mai ana koe mā runga motokā e taunaki ana mātou i tā Waka Kawe Tāmaki Makaurau tūnga motokā kei te Rāwhiti o Wikitōria Tiriti.
Mēnā e eke pahikara ana koe, ka kite koe i ngā tūnga pahikara kei tua rawa o te tomokanga matua o te Taiwhanga kei te Tiriti o Kitchener.
Accessibility | Te Whakatapoko
We work to ensure the Gallery is as accessible as possible. If you're planning on visiting us and would like to know more about access, the information here should help.
E whakapau kaha ana mātou kia nui rawa ka taea te whakatapoko i te Whare Toi Mēnā e whakarite ana koe ki te toro mai, ā, e hiahia ana i ētahi atu kōrero mō te whakatapoko, mā ēnei mōhiohio kei konei e āwhina.
Tours | Ngā Haerenga
Talks and tours of Toi Tū Toi Ora will be available throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Organised tours for groups of 10 or more are available by arrangement. A charge will be applied. Please make your group booking at least a fortnight in advance of your planned visit by emailing us or phoning +64 9 890 2228.
Tours are also available for education groups. To make a booking for an education group, please email us.
If standing and walking for long periods is difficult for you, or if you have any accessibility needs, please let your guide know prior to the start of the tour, so arrangements can be made.
E wātea ana ngā Kōrero me ngā Haerenga mō Toi Tū Toi Ora hei te roanga o te wā o te whakaaturanga.
E wātea ana ngā haerenga ka whakaritea mā ngā rōpū neke atu i te 10 tāngata, engari me whakarite i te tuatahi. He utu ka tāpiritia. Tēnā whakaritea tō tono tāpui ā-rōpū e rua wiki neke atu rānei i mua o tō toronga mai mā te īmēra mai waea mai rānei i +64 9 890 2228.
E wātea ana hoki he haerenga mā ngā rōpū mātauranga. Ki te tāpui i tētahi haerenga mā tētahi rōpū mātauranga, tēnā īmēra mai.
Mēnā he uaua ki a koe te tū roa, te hīkoi roa hoki, he matea whakatapoko rānei ōu, tēnā whakamōhiotia tō kaiarataki i mua o te tīmatanga o te haerenga, kia pai ai te whakarite huarahi mōu.
Groups | Ngā Rōpū
Booking is essential, please book at least two weeks in advance by emailing email@example.com.
If you are bringing an education group, please take note of our teacher/adult-to-student ratios:
Years 1–4 / Ages 5–9 – 1:6
Years 5–7 / Ages 10–11 – 1:7
Years 8 –10 / Ages 12–15 – 1:10
Years 11–13 / Ages 16–18 – 1:30
He waiwai te whakarite tāpui, tēnā tāpuitia tō haerenga mai e rua wiki neke atu i mua, mā te īmēra ki firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mēnā e kawea mai ana e koe tētahi rōpū mātauranga, tēnā mahara mai ki ā mātou ōwehenga kaiako/pākeke-ki-te-ākonga
Tau 1–4 / Pakeke 5–9 – 1:6
Tau 5–7 / Pakeke 10–11 – 1:7
Tau 8–10 / Pakeke 12–15 – 1:10
Tau 11–13 / Pakeke 16–18 – 1:30
When can I see Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art?
The exhibition is on display at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki from Saturday 5 December 2020 – Sunday 9 May 2021. The exhibition is open during normal Gallery hours, which are10am – 5pm daily and 10am – 9pm Fridays. The Gallery is closed on Christmas day.
Āhea au kite ai i a Toi Tū Toi Ora: Toi Māori o Nāianei
E whakaaturia ana tēnei whakaaturanga i Toi o Tāmaki atu i te Rāhoroi 5 o Hakihea 2020 – Rātapu 9 o Paengawhāwhā 2021. E tuwhera ana te whakaaturanga i ngā haora tonu o te Taiwhanga, arā te 10am - 5pm ia rā me te 10am - 9pm i ngā Rāmere. Ka kati te Taiwhanga ā te rā Kirihimete.
Is there an entry charge?
Toi Tū Toi Ora is FREE for all visitors to the Gallery.
He utu anō ki te kuhu atu?
He UTUKORE a Toi Tū Toi Ora mā ngā kaitoro katoa ki te Taiwhanga.
Where is the exhibition located?
Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art is the largest exhibition in our history and is presented throughout the Gallery, including Ground level, Mezzanine level, Level 1, and Level 2.
We recommend you start the exhibition on the Ground level with Te Kore.
You can also explore four additional, new public artworks at the exhibition’s satellite site located at Britomart in the heart of Auckland’s CBD.
Kei hea te whakaaturanga?
Ko Toi Tū Toi Ora: Toi Māori o Nāianei te whakaaturanga nui rawa i tō mātou hītōria, ā, e kitea whānuitia ana i te Taiwhanga, tae atu ki te Papa whenua, Papa huarewa, Papa 1 me te Papa 2.
E taunaki ana mātou me tīmata tō tiro i te whakaaturanga i te Papa whenua, i Te Kore.
Ka taea hoki e koe te tūhura i ētahi atu toi tūmatanui hou e whā i te whare taupua o te whakaaturanga kei Britomart, i te pokapū o te tāone o Tāmaki Makaurau.
How do I visit the satellite site for Toi Tū Toi Ora?
Toi Tū Toi Ora’s satellite site is located at Britomart, only a short 1.2 km distance away – about 12-minutes’ walk from the Gallery. Click here to find out how to get there, or visit our events page to learn more about our Hīkoi Auckland Art Gallery to Britomart walking tours.
Me pēhea taku toro ki te whare taupua o Toi Tū Toi Ora?
Ko tō teToi Tū Toi Ora whare taupua kei Britomart, he 1.2km noa iho te tawhiti – āhua 12-mineti te hīkoi mai i te Taiwhanga. Pāwhiri ki konei kia mōhio pēhea tō taenga atu, toro atu rānei ki tō mātou whārangi taiopenga kia mōhio atu anō koe ki ngā kōrero mō ā mātou haerenga Hīkoi a Toi o Tāmaki ki Britomart.
How much time should I allow to view the exhibition?
We anticipate that you will need to allow for 90-120 minutes to view the complete exhibition. As the largest exhibition in our 132-year history, we recommend you view Toi Tū Toi Ora in stages beginning on Ground level and working your way up to Level 2. You may wish to take a break in our Gallery café or return later to visit the rest of the show.
Don’t forget to visit the exhibition satellite site located at Britomart where four more, new public artworks can be seen.
Kia pēhea te nui o te wā ki ahau kia kite i te whakaaturanga?
E matapae ana mātou me whakarite koe i te 90-120 mineti kia kite i te whānuitanga o te whakaaturanga. I te mea koinei tō mātou whakaaturanga nui katoa i roto i ngā hītōria 132 tau, e taunakai ana mātou me whakawehewehe koe i tō tirohanga i a Toi Tū Toi Ora ki ngā wāhanga iti, tīmata mai i te Papa whenua, kātahi ka piki whakarunga ki te Papa 2. I konei he pai tonu pea ki te whakangā i tō mātou wharekawhe Taiwhanga, me hoki mai ā muri iho rānei ki te tiro i te toenga.
Kei wareware ki te toro atu i tō mātou whare taupua kei Britomart, e kite ai koe i ētahi toi tūmatanui hou e whā.
What is the Māori creation narrative?
All cultures recall creation narratives that speak to universal questions about human existence and our place within the order of all things. The Māori creation narrative is the oldest philosophy of Aotearoa New Zealand and articulates the origin stories that Māori still recall and observe today.
The Māori creation narrative speaks of our celestial origins, understood as the realm of the gods or Ira Atua. This then connects to the terrestrial realm of humankind, Ira Tangata. Toi Tū Toi Ora is framed by the Māori creation narrative with conventional, chronological ways of presenting art history making way for a new mode of experiencing this exhibition.
He aha te kōrero orokohanga o te Māori?
Ko tā ngā ahurea katoa he maumahara i ngā kōrero orokohanga mō ngā pātai rētō mō te tauoranga o te tangata, ā, mō tō tātou tūrangawaewae i tēnei ao. Ko te kōrero orokohanga o te Māori te iho matua tawhito rawa o Aotearoa, e whakamārama ana i ngā kōrero tuku iho e kōrerotia tonutia ana, e whakaponotia tonutia ana e te Māori i tēnei rā.
Ko te kōrero orokohanga o te Māori he kōrero mō te takenga mai i te rangi, koia te ao o ngā atua, arā o te Ira Atua. Kātahi ka hono tēnei ki te ao o te tangata, arā ko te Ira Tangata. E tāparetia ana aToi Tū Toi Ora e ngā kōrero orokohanga o te Māori, mā te whakataha i ngā tikanga o te whakaatu i ngā toi kōrero tuku iho mā te raupapa wā, kia kitea ai tētahi aratau wheako hou i tēnei whakaaturanga.
Is there a programme of events associated with Toi Tu Toi Ora?
Yes, Toi Tū Toi Ora is accompanied by an extensive visitor programme of special events. You can also subscribe to our fortnightly e-newsletter to receive the latest information on upcoming events straight to your inbox – sign up at the bottom of any page on our website.
He hōtaka taipoenga anō e pā ana ki a Toi Tu Toi Ora?
Āe, kei a Toi Tū Toi Ora tētahi hōtaka rangiwhāwhā o ngā taiopengamotuhake. Ka taea hoki e koe te hono mai ki tā mātou mātārere ka tukuna ia rua wiki, e whiwhi ai koe i ngā mōhiohio hou o ngā taiopenga kei te haere mai, ki tō pouaka īmēra – waitohu ake i te taha raro o ngā whārangi o tō mātou pae tukutuku.
Can I take a tour of the exhibition?
Tours of Toi Tū Toi Ora will be available throughout the exhibition. Please explore our current talks and tours, and – if you are planning to bring a group or would like a bespoke Toi Tū Toi Ora tour – email email@example.com
Ka taea e au te whai i tētahi haerenga o te whakaaturanga?
Ka wātea ngā haerenga o Toi Tū Toi Ora mō te roanga o te whakaaturanga Tēnā tūhuratia ā mātou kōrero me ngā haerenga o te wā nei, ā, – mēnā e whakaaro ana koe ki te kawe rōpū mai, e hiahia ana rānei i tētahi haerenga ahurei a Toi Tū Toi Ora – īmēra ki firstname.lastname@example.org
Do groups – including education groups – need to make a booking?
Yes. Bookings for all groups, including adult education groups, of 10 or more people should be made by emailing email@example.com with the details of your group, group size, and preferred date(s) and time(s) of visit.
Me whakarite tāpui rawa ngā rōpū – tae atu ki ngā rōpū mātauranga – i ngā haerenga?
Āe. Me whakarite ngā whakaritenga tāpui mā ngā rōpū katoa, tae atu ki ngā rōpū mātauranga pākeke, o te 10 tangata neke atu, mā te īmēra ki firstname.lastname@example.org me ngā taipitopito o tō rōpū, te maha, te/ngā rā e hiahia ana me te/ngā wā o te toronga.
Can I run my own tours of the exhibition?
We reserve the right to decline other tour providers from operating in the Gallery without prior approval. We recommend making an enquiry by emailing email@example.com to discuss the details of your booking. All groups must be booked in advance.
Ka taea e au tonu te whakahaere i aku haerenga ake o te whakaaturanga?
Nō mātou tonu te mana ki te whakakore i ngā haerenga a ētahi atu kaiwhakarato haerenga, mai i te whakahaere kaupapa i roto i te Taiwhanga ki te kore e whakaaetia i te tuatahi. E taunaki ana mātou kia tukuna mai tō tono mā te īmērā ki firstname.lastname@example.org ki te kōrero i ngā taipitopito o tō tāpuitanga. Me whakarite tāpui ngā rōpū katoa i mua noa atu.
Can I touch any of the artworks in Toi Tū Toi Ora?
When exploring the exhibition, please be respectful of the artworks on display and do not touch. If you have any questions, please ask one of our friendly Gallery Assistants / Kaiarahi for more details.
E āhei ana e au ki te pā atu ki ngā mahinga toi i Toi Tū Toi Ora?
I a koe e tūhura haere ana i te whakaaturanga, me whai whakaaro ki ngā mahinga toi e whakaaturia ana, ā, kaua e pā atu. Mēnā he pātai āu, tēnā pātai atu ki tētahi o ō mātou Kaiāwhina Taiwhanga / Kaiārahi mō ngā taipitopito.
Can I take photographs in the exhibition?
Yes, photography without flash for personal use is permitted in the exhibition. View the Gallery's full photography policy.
E āhei ana au ki te whakaahua i te whakaaturanga?
Āe, e whakaaetia ana ngā whakaahua kohiko kore, māu anake, i te whakaaturanga. Tirohia te roanga o tā te Taiwhanga ture whakaahua.
Where can I eat at the Gallery?
Our Gallery café is open daily from 10am–4pm and 10am – 9pm on Fridays.
If you are bringing a packed lunch to the Gallery, please check this into our free cloakroom on arrival. When you are ready for some food, feel free to eat outside up on our East Terrace or pop next door to Albert Park.
Ki hea au kai ai i roto i te Taiwhanga?
Ki te wharekawhe o tō mātou Taiwhanga e tuwhera ana ia rā mai i te 10am - 4pm me te 10am - 9pm i ngā Rāmere.
Mēnā e kawe mai ana koe i tō pāhara tina ki te Taiwhanga, tēnā waihotia ki tō mātou rūma whakairi i tō taenga mai. Kia rite mai koe ki te kai, e wātea ana tō mātou Tūāpapa Rāwhiti hei wāhi kai i waho, peka rānei ki Albert Park.