A Place to Stand: Contemporary Indian Art in Aotearoa
SUN 15 MAY - SUN 24 JUL

A Place to Stand: Contemporary Indian Art in Aotearoa

The Kshetra Collective presents:

A Place to Stand

ठहराव का स्थान Thahraav Ka Sthaan

നിൽക്കാൻ ഒരു സ്ഥലം ઊભા રહેવાની જગ્યા

 ثابت قدمی والا بلد Turangawaewae

Curated by distinguished artists of Indian heritage in Aotearoa New Zealand, this collaborative show explores the question What is contemporary New Zealand Indian art?

Artists Tiffany Singh (installation- fine art), Shruti Yatri (painting), Mandrika Rupa (film), Jacob Rajan - Indian Ink (theatre), Rafik Patel (spatial design), Sarah Dutt (painting and rangoli), and Mandy Rupa-Reid (classical dance) invite you to discover and explore artworks that represent each artist’s ideas and professional practice, born from their own experience, heritage, and creative interests.

In addition to the stunning artworks on display, A Place to Stand features interactive elements, video interviews with the artists, and documentary film.

The artists of the Kshetra Collective embody a range of the Indian diaspora and its diversity. The collective aims to be inclusive of artists and creatives rather than focusing on a specific group, religion or language. This is the first group show of its kind in Aotearoa and is of great significance, especially for communities and audiences that have had little representation in respected New Zealand institutions.

Everything you will see and experience in the gallery has been chosen by the artists to tell their own story, from the artworks on display, to the labels, the signage, and even the lighting.

On select days, the artists will be leading their own activations for the public.

A Place to Stand: Contemporary Indian Art in Aotearoa is supported by the Local Activation Fund Programme, administered by Auckland Unlimited on behalf of the New Zealand Government.

What is Te Taunga Community Hub?

What is Te Taunga Community Hub?

TE TAUNGA COMMUNITY HUB
FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

Te Taunga means “the landing place.” Like Tāmaki Makaurau itself, Te Taunga Community Hub is a place of arrival and a coming together of people.

In Te Taunga Community Hub, we celebrate the diverse communities of Tāmaki Makaurau by inviting them into the space to create their own exhibit. Our visitors will experience a community's story not through the Museum’s interpretation, but through the eyes of the community itself.

Located just off the Grand Foyer, everything you find in the gallery has been chosen by the community to tell the story, from the treasures themselves, to the labels, the signage, and the lighting.


Image from the last Te Taunga exhibit curated by the Mā’ohi Nui Community

Previous exhibits

Take a virtual tour of a previous Te Taunga Community Hub exhibit and view a community's story through the eyes of the community itself.

Tā'ere Mā’ohi i Aotearoa: Mā’ohi Culture in New Zealand
SUN 13 FEB - SUN 24 APR

Tā'ere Mā’ohi i Aotearoa: Mā’ohi Culture in New Zealand

Discover the beautiful landscapes and fascinating history of Mā’ohi Nui (Tahiti and neighbouring archipelagos) in Te Taunga Community Hub's latest exhibit. The entirely community-curated gallery tells the story of Tā'ere Mā’ohi i Aotearoa - Mā’ohi culture in New Zealand.

Everything you will see and experience in the gallery has been chosen by the community to tell their own story, from the treasures on display, to the labels, the signage and even the lighting.

Tā'ere Mā’ohi i Aotearoa is an invitation to experience the rich heritage and culture of its people through images, projections, and traditional objects.


Banner image by: Ha Une Te Natura
Sudan: A Confluence of Cultures
SUN 5 DEC - SUN 23 JAN 2022

Sudan: A Confluence of Cultures

Discover the many stories of Sudan in this exhibition curated by New Zealand Aotearoa’s Sudanese community.  

On display in Te Taunga, the Museum's Community Hub, this exhibition showcases the history and art of this culturally rich country, told by Sudanese people of many varied ancestries and lifestyles. 

Just as the Blue and White Nile meet in Sudan, A Confluence of Cultures celebrates the intersection of Sudanese diversity, and nurtures the relationship with our communities in Aotearoa New Zealand.

VIEW EXHIBIT VIRTUALLY


Sudanese Women Traditional Dress (White - Everyday, Red- Wedding Costume)

Marwa (Travelling Sudania)