Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

A destination gallery that operates from an award-winning, purpose-built building in the Lopdell Precinct.

Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery presents a diverse program of contemporary exhibitions, events and activities to reflect the full diversity of cultural identities, interests and potential of the community.


Opening Hours


10am to 4.30pm

Closed Good Friday, Anzac Day morning & Christmas Day

Entry is free

Pusi Urale - Mafine - Te Uru Gallery - Titirangi

PUSI URALE: Mafine - Celebrating the Female Form

Mafine is a solo exhibition of acrylic paintings on canvas inspired by the female form. 81-year-old Samoan artist, Pusi Urale, explores abstract painting and pointillism using vibrant colours to express her unique point of view. This exhibition draws on her extensive knowledge of Polynesian patterns and flora native to the Moana Nui a Kiwa. 

Pusi is based in Avondale and aims to share her work and encourage people young and old to enjoy and engage in art. Inspired by her own artistic children, she discovered painting in her 50s. She was a finalist in the Wallace Art Awards in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, she had a successful solo exhibition at Fresh Gallery, Otara, Auckland where she sold most of her paintings on the first day. Pusi is a great grandmother and has six children and 17 grandchildren.

25 January – 1 March