Te Uru

Waitākere Contemporary Art Gallery

Opening Hours

Winter/Spring (June to November)

Open Tuesday to Sunday,

10am to 4.30pm

Closed Mondays

Summer/Autumn (December to May)

Open 7 days, 10am to 4.30pm

Entry is free

Closed Good Friday, Anzac Day morning & Christmas Day

Te Uru Contemporary Gallery Titirangi Auckland NZ
Te Uru Contemporary Gallery Titirangi Auckland NZ

Ceramic Awards

On show 24 November to 3 March

Te Uru is pleased to present the Portage Ceramic Awards 2023. This annual award provides a vital platform to showcase the diversity of contemporary clay practices in Aotearoa. Established in 2001, the Portage Ceramic Awards is a hallmark event for Aotearoa’s ceramics community, showcasing some of the best work currently being made, and serving as a platform for dialogue about developments in the ceramics field.

Te Uru is delighted to announce that John Parker is the judge for the 2023 Portage Ceramic Awards.

Congratulations to the 2023 finalists:

Debbie Barber, Franca Bertani, Blue Black, Maak Bow, Michelle Bow, Annette Bull, Anna Campbell, Didi Chapman, Peter Collis, Julie Cromwell, Andrea du Chatenier, Suzy Dunser, Debbie Fleming, Dominique Ford, Mel Ford, Darryl Frost, Renate Galetzka, Kirsty Gardiner, Mandy Gargiulo, Pru Gudex, Evelyn Hodowany, Jino Jeong, Elise Johnston, Chuck Joseph, Ted Kindleysides, Nicole Kolig, Judith Lauvao, Yueh Luo, Kylie Matheson, Marama Mayrick, Annie Mciver, Matt And Kate Mclean, Jackie Muller, Sung Hwan Bobby Park, Aidan Raill, Kit Rennie, Louise Rive, John Roy, Rick Rudd, Takaaki Sakaguchi, Mary Schollum, Aaron Scythe, Liz Sharek, Annie Smits Sandano, Sarah Urwin and Teresa Watson.

Portage 23

Drawing the Waitākere Coast

On show 18 November to 3 March

Don Binney is one of the country’s best-known artists, famous for his simplified forms and stunning capture of New Zealand birds and landscapes. Throughout his life, Binney had a strong personal connection with the Waitākere coast and surrounding areas.

In 2010 Binney published Drawing the Waitakere Coast which pairs a series of 24 drawings capturing the area from Huia to Te Henga with text by the artist. This exhibition, of the original suite of drawings, is a continuation of this tribute to an area that was of central importance to the artist.

In the publication’s preface Binney reflects:

“Since I first came to it, the Waitakere coastline has seen some changes – I’ve joined in the resistance to several! But the greater part, returned to here, echoes its permanence. Its byways and crannies have their dreams and secretes; but above, way beyond, its ocean face endures.”

Don Binney Exhibition

Coming up