Kura sells and exhibits an extensive range of quality Maori and New Zealand made art and design, and represents both established and emerging artists from around New Zealand.
Driven by a passion for supporting the growth of Maori art and design, Kura is a licensed Toi Iho stockist – the mark of authentic Maori made arts and crafts.
Centrally located spaces in both Auckland and Wellington mean that regular Maori art showcases and exhibitions can be accessed easily.
Kura also has an exhibition space in the PWC Tower in Auckland (next to the present Kura). It was officially opened and blessed on 4 November 2010 at a significant carving exhibition (Te Toi Whakairo Rua – The Art of Carving II).
The current line-up of exhibitions is as follows:
10 to 31 October 2015
A showcase of woven harakere/flax works and wall art inspired by the art of weaving.
As part of Auckland Artweek 2015
17 October to 4 December 2015
Mauri Ora –the essence of all things
An exhibition aimed at showcasing the diversity of Maori cultural expression through a range of mediums, materials and techniques used in the pursuit of new creative horizons within an ever-changing world.
As part of the Kokomai Creative Festival Wairarapa.
Venue: Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, Wairarapa.
1 to 30 November 2015
Showcase of carved bone, pounamu/jade and wood works by Gareth McGhie and Tim Steel
4 to 31 December 2015
Jewellery Showcase of new works by Keri-Mei Zagrobelna
11 to 31 January 2016
Ta moko/Maori Tattoo and Painting Showcase by Sian Montgomery Neutz
Wellington Gallery: 19 Allen Street, (Courtenay Quarter), Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Tel: +64 4 802 4934
Auckland Gallery: PWC Tower, 188 Quay Street (Lower Albert Street), Central Auckland 1010
Tel: +64 9 302 1151