• Call For Applications: Tautai Tertiary Liaison (Wellington)

     We are seeking an outgoing person with Pacific heritage, who is both approachable and confident, to join our team as READ MORE >

  • Call for Submissions: Toi Pōneke Public Artwork

     Toi Pōneke Arts Centre is inviting artists and designers to submit a design for a public artwork on the East READ MORE >

  • Entries: National Contemporary Art Award

     Entries are now open for this year’s National Contemporary Art Award managed by Waikato Museum.The overall winner will receive $20,000 READ MORE >

  • Call For Proposals: Toi Pōneke

     Tautai are currently inviting curatorial applications for an upcoming group show to be held at Toi Pōneke Gallery Wellington, which will READ MORE >

  • Residency: Creative New Zealand Samoa Artist in Residence

     Established in partnership with the National University of Samoa. Creative New Zealand is offering three months in Apia, Samoa for a mid-career or READ MORE >

  • Funding Opportunity: Moana Community Grants

     The Moana Community Grants support and develop Pacific heritage arts (artistic expressions and forms reflecting a particular Pasifika cultural tradition) READ MORE >

  • Creative New Zealand Pacific Arts Summit 2018

     Pacific artists from throughout New Zealand will gather in Wellington to help shape their future at the Creative New Zealand READ MORE >

  • Residency: The Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency

     The Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer’s Residency is for a mid-career or senior New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage to READ MORE >

  • Call For Ideas: Pacific Arts Programme 2018

     Auckland Council are inviting creatives of Pacific heritage to submit ideas as part of a new Pacific arts programme to be launched READ MORE >

  • Pacific Sisters: Fashion Activists

     Pacific Sisters: Fashion Activists is a celebration of mana wāhine, indigenous identities, and the role this collective has played over the past READ MORE >

  • Call For Applications: Tautai Arts Administrator Role

     Artists are the focus of Tautai. We deliver an extensive program that provides arts practitioners (from secondary school age through to READ MORE >

  • Curatorial Internship: Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

     The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery is seeking an Intern to join their Exhibitions and Collections team for 40 hours a week for READ MORE >

  • For Tere (A Tribute To Dr. Teresia Teaiwa)

     Luisa Tora has shared a moving tribute, honouring her close friend and mentor Dr. Teresia Teaiwa, who sadly passed away READ MORE >

  • Call For Applications: Extended Conversations

     Blue Oyster Art Project Space and Enjoy Public Art Gallery are calling for applications to Extended Conversations, a new programme for emerging art writers READ MORE >

  • Call For Proposals: Suffrage Anniversary

     Wellington City Council’s City Arts & Events team and Public Art Panel are calling for temporary public art proposals from READ MORE >

  • Call for applications: TAUTAI TERTIARY LIAISON 2018 – AUCKLAND

    Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust is recognised as a major contributor to the support and development of the Pacific arts community. We are seeking an outgoing person with Pacific heritage, who is both approachable and confident, to join our team as the Auckland Tautai Tertiary Liaison for 2018.Read More


    Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust is recognised as a major contributor to the support and development of the Pacific arts community. We are seeking a special person to join our team and take responsibility for the delivery of our digital media services.Read More

  • Fashion activists, rule-breaking jewellery, and a kaleidoscope of colour

    Pacific Sisters, Lisa Walker, Tiffany Singh feature in Te Papa’s new art gallery – opens March 2018.Read More

  • Life After Art School

    Friday 13 October 2017, 10am – 5pm

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  • Pasifika Internship Announcement

    CNZ Pasifika Internship recipients (left to right) Jodi Meadows, Jasmine Te Hira, Bonni Tamati, Joy Vaele and Faith Wilson.

    We are now inviting applications from suitably qualified, hard-working, enthusiastic and determined people who are serious about forging a career in the arts. Six internships will be available for 2018. Read More


    Rosanna Raymond

     Tautai are delighted to announce the curator for the 2018 Tautai Tertiary exhibition will be Rosanna Raymond. Rosanna is an READ MORE >

  • Pacific Arts Association | Call for Participation

    Pacific Arts Association

    The Pacific Chapter of the Pacific Arts Association announces a CALL FOR PARTICIPATION for its 2017 conference to be held on the National University of SamoaRead More

  • Tiffany Singh | Best Awards Finalist

    Tiffany Singh

    Congratulations to Tiffany Singh and Hawke’s Bay artist Jo Blogg, whose exhibition at the MTG Hawke’s Bay Tai Ahuriri, Indra’s Bow and A Glimpse Of India, has made the prestigious Best Awards finals in the category of “Exhibitions and Temporary Structures”.Read More

  • Jasmine Te Hira Judging Art Award

    The judges have been announced for the 2018 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award 3D, which will be presented by the Whakatane Museum and Arts.Read More

  • Christina Pataialii receives 2017 Iris Fisher Scholarship

    Te Tuhi have announced Christina Pataialii as the 2017 Iris Fisher Scholarship Recipient
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  • ‘Hand’ Heads to China | Janet Lilo

    Medium: Printed fabric 300cm x 600cm - Hand, 2017 - Janet Lilo. Courtesy of Auckland Festival of Photography

    Auckland Festival of Photography is pleased to announce our Annual Commission 2017 exhibition by Janet Lilo is being presented at the Pingyao International Photo Festival, China, 19 – 25 Sept 2017.Read More

  • Pacific Dance Artist in Residence 2017

    Pacific Dance Artist in Residence Announced Julia Mage'au Gray

    Julia Mage’au Gray – Shifting the Maiden  Write-up by Aaron Taouma (Originaly published on Pacific Dance NZ).  Imaginings of the Dusky Maiden, you READ MORE >

  • Fresh Gallery Ōtara | Call for proposals, January – July 2018

    Situated in the Ōtara Town Centre, Fresh Gallery Ōtara provides an opportunity for artists to connect with and engage local READ MORE >

  • David Eggleton awarded Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writers’ Residency

    Accomplished poet, editor, art critic and journalist David Eggleton has been awarded the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writers’ Residency.Read More

  • Ema Tavola appointed Pacific Studies Artist in Residence at UC

    South Auckland artist Ema Tavola will be the University of Canterbury Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies Artist in Residence READ MORE >

  • Auckland Libraries | Pacific Curator

    Auckland Libraries are going through an exciting time.  They are focusing on developing closer relationships between libraries, customers and communities. READ MORE >

  • Call for Papers | Indigenous Innovation in Social Media

    Media International Australia (Sage Publishing) is Inviting proposals for contributions towards a special issue that addresses the broad themes of READ MORE >

  • Call for Entries – Franklin Arts Festival 2017

    The Franklin Arts Festival is an annual celebration of visual arts held in Pukekohe, showcasing the work of talented artists READ MORE >

  • Call for Entries – Adam Portraiture Award 2018

    Time to start finding subjects and painting faces. Entries for the 2018 Adam Portraiture Award are now open. The New Zealand Portrait Gallery runs the award and are now encouraging artists to prepare for next year’s significant competition.Read More

  • The Parkin Drawing Prize Award

    The Parkin Prize is valued at $20,000 and is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier award for drawing. Deadline for applications June 16, 2017 4pm The Parkin Drawing Prize is Aotearoa New Zealand’s premier award for drawing. The Parkin Prize promotes drawing in all its forms – as discovery, a testing of ideas, and decision making.Read More

  • Art New Zealand Issue #162 | Yuki Kihara and Emily Mafile’o

    The current issue of Art New Zealand is out now. Features includes a four page review of Yuki Kihara’s A Study of a Samoan Savage (2015) series written by Artspace curator Misal Adnan Yildiz. Also a six page review of Emily Mafile’o’s Ko Tonga Mo’unga ki he Loto: Tonga’s strength-hold is its heart (2017) exhibition at Māngere Arts Centre Ngā Tohu o Uenuku written by Ane Tonga. Plus much more. Read More

  • The McCahon House Artists’ Residency 2018

    The McCahon House Trust is calling for applications from outstanding emerging and mid-career professional visual artists for the McCahon House READ MORE >

  • Opportunity: Youkobo Art Space residency, Tokyo

    Asia New Zealand Foundation and Creative New Zealand are calling for applications for an artist in residence programme in Tokyo, Japan, for visual artists. The successful candidate will live and work in Tokyo at Youkobo Art Space for three months in Sept – Nov 2018.Read More

  • Gina Cole ‘Black Ice Matter’ wins Best First Book Award

    Author Gina Cole’s new book Black Ice Matter has won the Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction in the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards held at the Aotea Centre in Auckland last night.Read More

  • Tautai Accounts Administrator

    Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust is recognised as a major contributor to the support and development of the Pacific arts community. We are seeking someone to join our team in a new part-time role providing accounting support in the Tautai office.Read More

  • Call for Applications | Foyer Gallery Space

    We are currently looking for applications for our Karangahape rd office foyer gallery space. We provide a simple hanging system along READ MORE >

  • Research Centre for Material Culture (RCMC) | Yuki Kihara

    The National Museum of World Cultures is honoured to welcome Yuki Kihara – one of New Zealand’s leading interdisciplinary artists READ MORE >


    “The festival is New Zealand’s only contemporary Pacific dance festival of its type and showcases some of the country’s most exciting contemporary Pacific dance choreographers,” says festival director Iosefa Enari. “It is also a wonderful opportunity for audiences to familiarise themselves with the incredible diversity of performance out there.”Read More

  • Call for Volunteers | Tautai foyer space

    Tautai logo

    Call for Volunteers | Tautai foyer spaceRead More

  • 2017 Pasifika Internships announced

    CNZ Pasifika Internship recipients (left to right) Jodi Meadows, Jasmine Te Hira, Bonni Tamati, Joy Vaele and Faith Wilson.

    The recipients of 2017’s Pasifika internships are textile designer Sonya Elspeth Withers, captions producer Sarah Maiava, and artist Sara Riordan.Read More

  • Juliana Brown Eyes – Kaho | Tautai’s Artist in Residence 2017


    “Juliana is looking forward to meeting and spending time with the wide range of Pacific artists that live in Auckland during her residency,” Christina Jeffery says. “We have no doubt that she will find her time here stimulating and thought provoking.”Read More

  • Artspace seeks Education Intern

    Artspace seeks Education Intern

    As a leading contemporary art organisation, it is Artspace’s mission to produce and communicate challenging and inspiring art experiences. This involves continually adapting to new and diverse audiences and trying to engage ever growing and developing groups in the appreciation of the visual arts in a meaningful and sustainable way.Read More

  • Jo and John Gow receive The Arts Foundation Award for Patronage


    Tautai congratulates philanthropists Jo and John Gow who were last night recognised for their contribution to the arts with the Award for Patronage at the New Zealand Arts Awards.Read More


    In March 2017, FONUA, a new show about the effects of Climate Change on the Pacific will open at Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku as part of the Auckland Arts Festival’s Whānui programme.Read More

  • Pacific Arts Association 2017 | Call for Proposals

    We invite proposals from performance artists, researchers and scholars, curators and artists to engage with and challenge this broad theme.Read More

  • Tautai Celebrate | Urbanesia Festival 2016

    Tautai will host a series of events for Auckland Council’s 2016 Urbanesia Festival called TAUTAI | CELEBRATE.Read More

  • Proposal request Studio One Toi Tū 2017

    UPDATE: Tautai have extended the open call for applications from curators/artists to curate a group show that will be presented at the Studio One Toi Tū, Auckland in RM 10 (upstairs gallery) and the sidewalk Gallery, for four weeksn in March 2017.Read More

  • Pasifika Internship Program 2017

    Tautai is delighted to open applications for the fourth year of the Pasifika Internship Program. Read More

  • Archives & Archetypes, Prophecies & Hypotheses

    Three new solo exhibitions open on 8 September at Corban Estate Arts Centre by celebrated Coromandel-based sculptor Chris Charteris, and contemporary Auckland-based artists Benjamin Work and Kenneth Merrick. On display until 23 October, this set of exhibitions features paintings and sculptures that explore traditional Polynesian art forms, historic expeditions to the Pacific and hybridity in popular culture.Read More

  • Call for Applications | Tautai Trust Artist Residency

    Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust is delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for an artist to take up a residency in Auckland Aotearoa New Zealand. This is a five week residency which is available to a contemporary Pacific artist during February/March 2017.Read More

  • Ata Te Tangata | Pingyao in China

    Ata Te Tangata features works by a ‘who’s who’ of contemporary Maori and Pacific photographers based here, including Siliga David Setoga, Terry Koloamatangi Klavenes, Tanu Gago, Ane Tonga, Grant Apiata, Linda T, Raymond Sagapolutele, Russ Flatt, Lisa Reihana, Emily Mafile’o, Pati Solomona Tyrell and Natalie Robertson.Read More


    In a collaborative venture with the four major Central Auckland art institutions, this Eden Arts initiative presents the very best student works from each of Elam, Unitec, AUT and Whitecliffe in a single exhibition, awarding a cash prize to the overall winner.Read More

  • DANZ | Expressions of Interest

    TOGETHER/MOVING FORWARD will be held at TAPAC in Auckland on 21-22 November 2016. It will bring together a variety of READ MORE >

  • Tail of the Taniwha | Courtney Sina Meredith

    Award-winning poet and playwright, Courtney Sina Meredith, launches first collection of short stories, Tail of the Taniwha. A collection of short stories READ MORE >

  • Pacific Dance Artist in Residence 2016 Announcement

    The Pacific Dance Artist in Residence has been selected for 2016 and for the first time is an international recipient. The READ MORE >


    Tautai is pleased and proud to be able to support Pacific artists in a number of ways. We are now READ MORE >

  • Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab Submission Invite

    Pacific Dance NZ announces that the Pacific Dance Choreographic Lab 2016 is now open to Expressions of Interest from Pacific READ MORE >


    FRIENDS of PĀTAKA was established to celebrate and support the Gallery. FRIENDS are provided with a range of special opportunities while at the same time supporting and heralding the work of the Gallery. The FRIENDS group provides a background for the enjoyment and understanding of the range of exhibitions and activities that PĀTAKA presents.Read More


    The Karangahape Road Business Association (KBA) presents an opportunity to respond to the three sculptural light poles…Read More

  • 2016 Creative New Zealand Pasifika Internships underway

    CNZ Pasifika Internship recipients (left to right) Jodi Meadows, Jasmine Te Hira, Bonni Tamati, Joy Vaele and Faith Wilson.

    The 20-week internships involve placing recipients with organisations…Read More

  • Opportunity at Te Uru

    Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery have an opportunity for all community groups in Auckland city…Read More

  • Eruera Te Whiti Nia

    Very sad to hear the passing of Cook Islands artist Eruera Te Whiti NiaRead More

  • Lana Lopesi | New Curatorial Assistant

    We would like to congratulate Lana on her appointment to ST PAUL St and AUT…Read More

  • The SaVAge Klub presents Matariki Ki Tua

    The SaVAge Klub presents Matariki Ki Tua…Read More

  • Gallery Coordinator – Fresh Gallery Otara

    Fresh Gallery Otara are seeking a Gallery Coordinator to assist…Read More

  • Pacific Dance Festival 2016

    The festival is New Zealand’s first contemporary Pacific dance festival of its type…Read More

  • Māori and Pacific artists depart for Guam to represent Aotearoa

    A 100-strong delegation from Aotearoa will shortly be saying “Håfa Adai” (hello) to Guam for the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts…Read More

  • Ioane appointed UC Pacific Artist in Residence

    Ioane Ioane has been appointed Artist in Residence for the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Canterbury…Read More

  • Janet Lilo – Status Update

    I believe in making art that is simple, playful, accessible and dynamic… Read More

  • The Hive Hums with Many Minds, Part Two

    THE HIVE HUMS WITH MANY MINDS, PART TWO is a Te Tuhi Offsite exhibition…Read More

  • Siapo Cinema 2016

    Join Siapo Cinema 2016 in Wellington, for a festival of moving images by, for and about Pasifika people and communities here and abroadRead More

  • The Way of Matter

    The Way of Matter includes work from Jasmine Te Hira and Nofoagaoalii Me.Read More

  • Tautai March Newsletter 2016

    This issue cover article Conserve for Tomorrow by Dr. Caroline Vercoe talks with Fatu Feu’u…Read More

  • News: Ane Tonga Tertiary Curator

    Artist, curator and writer Ane Tonga to curate next Tautai Tertiary Exhibition.
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  • Tautai welcomes Petrina!

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Petrina Togi-Sa’ena as our Program Leader.
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  • Filipe Tohi Journey to the Present, Makahoko me Lotokafa

    Filipe Tohi Journey to the Present, Makahoko me Lotokafa by Karen Stevenson is now available for purchase through Tautai.
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  • Tautai welcomes Tina!

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tina Pihema as our new Administrator.
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    To celebrate 30 years of Contemporary Pacific Art we will be hosting an exhibition called TAUTAI NAVIGATE.
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  • Lonnie Hutchinson Black Bird off the press

    This 32 page hardcover book designed by Neil Pardington of Base Two, compliments Lonnie Hutchinson’s exhibition Black Bird and is just about to arrive from the printers.
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  • CNZ Tautai Interns

    2015 CNZ Pasifika Internship recipients (left to right) Faith Wilson, Jodi Meandows and Joy Vaele

    Tautai is pleased to announce our 2015 Pasifika interns with Creative New Zealand.
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  • The Pacific Arts Association: Upcoming Dates 2015/2016

    The Pacific Branch of the Pacific Arts Association is calling for interest in its 2015 conference, to be held at the Fa’onelua Conference Centre in Nuku’alofa, Tonga from 30 September to 4 October, 2015.
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  • Léuli Eshraghi Tautai Artist in Residence 2015

    Tautai is very pleased to announce Léuli Eshraghi as the 2015 Tautai Artist in Residence.
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  • Louisa Afoa Artspace Tautai Education Intern

    Artspace and Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust are very pleased to announce Louisa Afoa as the recipient of the 2015 Education Internship.
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  • Winners of the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2014

    Last night the winners were presented their awards for the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2014.
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  • Congratulations to Anapela Polataivao and Vela Manusaute!

    Big congratulations to actor director duo Vela Manusaute and Anapela Polataivao for winning the 2014 New Generation award!
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  • Fresh Horizons Hawkes Bay 2014

    Tautai took Fresh Horizons to the Hawke’s Bay. 29 students worked with artist’s Amiria Puia-Taylor, Chris Charteris and Matthew Salapu.
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  • Luke Willis Thompson wins Walters Prize 2014

    A big congratulations to Luke Willis Thompson who won the coveted 2014 Walters Prize over the weekend.
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