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.
Monday - Closed
Tuesday-Sunday - 10am-4.30pm
Closed Good Friday, Anzac Day morning & Christmas Day
Entry is free
2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the Portage Ceramics Awards, which have become Aotearoa’s premier showcase for ceramic practice, organised annually by Te Uru. The challenges that have arisen this year from the Covid-19 lockdown have meant that a competition is not possible, but this is still a special year.
This year’s exhibition displays winning works from all previous years, spanning large scale installation to fine porcelain sculpture. Each year, the Portage Licensing Trust has purchased the premier award winner for their collection, and this will be the first time all winners have been publicly displayed together.
The very first winner was Tony Bond, followed in subsequent years by Richard Parker, Penny Ericson, Raewyn Atkinson, Merilyn Wiseman, Peter Lange, DeAnne Lawford Smith, Matt McLean, Philip Jarvis and Madeleine Child, Jim Cooper, Kirsty Gardiner, Bridie Henderson, Robert Rapson, Louise Rive, Caroline Earley, Richard Stratton, Sang-Sool Shim and Keum-Sun Lee and Mark Mitchell. [There were two joint winners in 2009, and both Jim Cooper and Raewyn Atkinson have won twice.]
28 November 2020 - 28 February 2021
Image: 2009 Portage joint Premier Award winner Doodads & Doodahs and Widespread Occurence of Possible Symbioses (detail) by Madeleine Child and Philip Jarvis.