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Our Lower Albert St Location is now closed – due to unforseen circumstances our previous opening date of the 24th has been delayed.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please bare with us.

Many thanks – Nga mihi nui – The Kura Team


Posted by Kura Gallery on Apr 23 2017

Robin Slow Exhibition features on MATAORA – Te Reo Channel

Robin Slow’s Exhibition Nga Wahangu – Silent Songs featured on last nights episode of Mataora (a show that features some of the best reo Maori speakers in Aotearoa) on the Te Reo Channel

Click here to view the latest episode – Wednesday 26th February 2014 at about the 6minute point.

Robynleigh Cowan-Emery talks talks in depth with Eruera Morgan about Robin’s paintings and the whakapapa, kaupapa and korero behind them.

Robin Slow Kura Gallery Mataora Te Reo Channel Maori Television

Posted by Kura Gallery on Feb 27 2014


Jewellery Designer

Neil has a background in advertising for many years but always had a passion for furniture design and creating carvings. Since living in Mangonui, in the Far North (North Island, New Zealand), he has enjoyed exploring the wealth of local materials. Neil uses local stones and native woods including kauri gum to create his most recent jewellery works. What makes Neil’s work unique is that they are a contemporary blend of native wood, pounamu, kauri gum, jasper, amphibolite and silver.

View Neil’s jewellery here



Posted by Kura Gallery on Jan 20 2014

Nick Feint Jewellery Special – 20% off until Christmas Eve!

Nau mai haere mai!

Nick Feint Jewellery Special!

20% off all Nick Feint Jewellery including a range of Nick’s silver, copper and recycled glass works.

Just ask for the Nick Feint Jewellery Special when you visit either Kura Auckland or Kura Wellington.

On until 24th December 2013.

Posted by Kura Gallery on Dec 02 2013

Vicky Thomas at Pingyao Festival in China

Vicky Thomas, manager of Kura Gallery Auckland, earlier this year was part of the 13th Pingyao International Photography Festival, which opened Sept 19, 2013, in Pingyao ancient town of Shanxi province.

Vicky, alongside three other New Zealand artists were shown in a curated exhibition of contemporary Auckland photographers, as part of a collaboration between the Auckland Festival of Photography and the Pingyao Festival.

Congratulations, Vicky!


Posted by Kura Gallery on Nov 23 2013

2013 Arts Foundation Icon Awards Recipients

Congratulation to Cliff Whiting who alongside four other outstanding New Zealand Artists; Ian Athfield, Jacqueline Fahey, Geoff Murphy and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, have been honoured for their extraordinary artistic achievements at the Arts Foundation Icon Awards.

“Icons are artists whose work represents a legacy to, and a mark on, our culture. They have made a significant impact on their chosen art form. They remain influential and inspirational and continue to be admired for their work. Selected during their lifetime, they are world-class.” – The Arts Foundation

Read more about the recipients in the article below:

Posted by Kura Gallery on Aug 26 2013

Kura features on The Culture Trip: Ten of the Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Auckland

Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Top Ten Contemporary Art Galleries Aotearoa Culture Trip

View article by Andrew Kingsford-Smith on THECULTURETRIP.COM

Posted by Kura Gallery on Jul 08 2013

NEW Eco Friendly Kowhaiwhai Cushions MADE IN NZ

Borrowed Earth are passionate about our planet and are committed to fair trade and eco friendly practices.
Their range of ceramics, lamps and cushions show that you can embrace sustainability without compromising quality.

Kura Gallery Maori Art Design New Zealand Borrowed Earth Kowhaiwhai Cushions Recycled Made in New Zealand

One metre of this cushion fabric contains the equivalent of four plastic bottles, helping reduce the amount of waste in our environment.
The cushion innner is filled with 100% recycled plastic filling.

Designed and Made in Aotearoa by Rich & Adele from Borrowed Earth

Aroha mai, aroha atu – Love received, love returned

Available in Blue, Orange & Red
NZD $128.00 each (Cushion cover & inner)

Posted by Kura Gallery on Dec 06 2012

Auckland tour operator TIME Unlimited Tours has been chosen as the only finalist from Australasia in the worldwide Eco-Tourism Award EcoTrophea 2012

Time Unlimited Tours Kura Gallery

Worldwide Ecotourism Award Success

Auckland tour operator TIME Unlimited Tours has been chosen as the only Finalist from Australasia in the worldwide Eco-Tourism Award EcoTrophea 2012. Multi-award-winning TIME Unlimited Tours (TIME stands for “To Integrate Maori Experiences”) was established in 2005 and is a highly innovative Auckland, New Zealand-based tourism company that focuses on providing outstanding and high-quality Auckland Tours for its clients. TIME Unlimited Tours implements environmentally responsible business practices, and has achieved Qualmark Enviro GOLD for its very high environmental standards; Only 200 tourism businesses in New Zealand have achieved Qualmark Enviro GOLD. 

See full story here

Posted by Kura Gallery on Dec 01 2012

Christmas Ideas under $100!

It’s that time of year again where stress levels go into overdrive.
To help you out a bit, the team at KURA have complied a range of Christmas gift ideas to help with the process!

Bob Steiner – Ceramics

Maori Boy – Glass Platters

Find more ideas on our Facebook page:

Posted by Kura Gallery on Nov 30 2012