KURA AUCKLAND IS RE-LOCATING!!

KIA ORA!! KURA AUCKLAND IS RE-LOCATING!! OUR NEW LOCATION WILL BE OPENING FRIDAY 28th APRIL  – AT 95A CUSTOMS STREET WEST, AUCKLAND 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…
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NEW ARTIST – NEIL ADCOCK

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…
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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…
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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…
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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. One metre of this cushion fabric contains the equivalent of four plastic bottles, helping reduce the amount of waste in our environment.…
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Auckland tour operator TIME Unlimited Tours has been chosen as the only finalist from Australasia in the worldwide Eco-Tourism Award EcoTrophea 2012

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…
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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: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.442323792496055.99200.196764040385366&type=3
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New works by MATT SMILER

Just in to Kura WELLINGTON from carver Matt Smiler       Female and male mask pair | carved in totara with moko design To view more of Matt’s work, click on this link: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/category/artists/matt-smiler/
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ART AMONGST ANGELS – Marae Investigates

Check out what Tracey Tawhiao & George Nuku have been up to in PARIS. Marae Investigates reporter Karley Hemopo talks to George Nuku & Tracey Tawhiao about their “Te Ao” Exhibition at St Roch Church in Paris http://tvnz.co.nz/marae-investigates/s2011-12-ep47-video-5108447 (The story appears in the third section/clip beginning at the 23 minute point)
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2012 Arts Foundation Award Recipients announced

Congratulations to Ruia Aperahama (Te Iwi Morehu) & Rachel House (Ngāi Tahu/Ngāti Mutunga) who both received Laureate Award’s from the 2012 Macqaurie Private Wealth New Zealand Arts Awards. The Laureate Award is an investment in excellence across a range of art forms for an artist with prominence and outstanding potential for future growth. Their work…
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Natasha Keating Residency Update

To check out what Natasha has been working on visit our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.406209752774126.90213.196764040385366&type=1#!/media/set/?set=a.406209752774126.90213.196764040385366&type=1 Click the link to view Natasha’s NEW work on our website: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/?cat=181&submit=view WATCH NATASHA WORKING AT KURA GALLERY ON YOU TUBE: http://youtu.be/U_t6_n3djwc
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Design Showcase at Kura WELLINGTON

Kura Wellington | Design Showcase featuring our Wellington furniture designers… Featuring designers: Jonathan Barrett, Greg Betts, Michael Heinrich, Borrowed Earth and Hester de Ruiter With art from: Sam Farquahar, Conor Jeory and David Hakaraia  
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New Carved Posts by CONOR JEORY

Prices range from NZD $935.00 – $1,365.00 Totara & Puriri           Click the link for more details and to view other works by Conor: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/?cat=144&submit=view  
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Miromoda Awards Media release – Kura Artist SHONA TAWHIAO Runner Up

29 June 2012 Media Release INDIGENOUS NZ Fashion is all about brand Miromoda is a combination of Maori and Italian languages, it could mean unpredictable because the entries in its annual fashion competition are usually unpredictable, but no, that’s not what the word Miromoda means. Miro is Maori for the traditional weaving term to twine…
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Pick of the Week – Under $50.00 – MATARIKI

Its that time of year again! Matariki – Maori New Year We have a range of pieces under $50 that reflect and celebrate Matariki. KAD T-Shirts with Matariki and Manutukutuku Designs Available in a range of colours and sizes NZD $46.00 each Borrowed Earth Matariki Whakatauki Bowls Small NZD $20 each Medium NZD $33.50 each…
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Pick of the Week – Under $100.00

Damian Aratema Ceramic Masks with Ta Moko Mareikura NZD $60 Wahine raua ko Tane – NZD $70 Tane – NZD $80 Te Taiopuru NZD $95 Click the link for more information: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/?cat=192&submit=view
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New works by SUNNAH THOMPSON

Carver Te Kawerau a Maki, Te Waiohua, Ngati Whatua Male and Female Tekoteko carved from kauri The Great Migration carved from kauri Koruru (Mask) carved from kauri Click the link to view new works by Sunnah Thompson: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/?cat=159&submit=view
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Anna Gedson & Whanau on Country Calendar

Anna Gedson and her whanau were featured on the most recent episode of Country Calendar. Visit the link to view the episode: http://tvnz.co.nz/country-calendar/video Anna is featured in the third section of the episode weaving in her studio and discussing her work. Click here to view Anna’s work: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/?cat=92&submit=view
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Kura Gallery and The International Arts Festival Wellington…

During the last ten days we have had many visitors from out of town calling in and telling us about the amazing performances…other comments are “random” and “still trying to make sense of it!” – that’s the great thing… it pushes the boundaries of art! Thank you for acknowledging Kura as a gallery of talented…
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LIVE CARVING AND TAA MOKO AT KURA AUCKLAND

SEPTEMBER – Carving Thomas Hansen & Pita Broad 10 – 4pm  Fri 16th 10 – 4pm  Sat 17th 10 – 4pm  Sun 18th SEPTEMBER – Carving Dan Kirwan 10 – 4pm  Fri 23rd 10 – 4pm  Sat 24th 10 – 4pm  Sun 25th OCTOBER – Carving Warren McGrath 10 – 4pm  Fri 30th (Sept) 10 – 4pm  Sat 1st 10 – 4pm  Sun 2nd
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Unitec Wananga – Kura Gallery Auckland

Kura Gallery Auckland recently hosted Unitec’s TOI MAORI students for a ‘Contemporary Maori Art’ wananga. Nga mihi, with thanks to Unitec’s Matauranga Maori Lecturer Hohepa Renata for your contribution to TOI MAORI by educating both international and national students in Contemporary Maori Art. Nga mihi hoki, with thanks also to Manager Vicky Thomas for sharing insight into Kura Gallery…
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KURA WELCOMES ROBIN HILL – KOROWAI WEAVER

“I love New Zealand, it’s in my heart and soul. My grandparents and great grandparents are buried here. I belong nowhere else, so as a craftworker I felt I needed to learn a craft that is only done in NZ. To show respect to the Tangata Whenua I learnt from them the skill of Korowai…
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KURA WELCOMES MICHAEL MATCHITT – CARVER

Te Whanau a Apanui Carver Michael currently resides in Te Awamutu but is originally from Te Kaha on the East Coast of the North Island. A descendant of Te Whanau a Apanui, Michael trained at the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Carving School – Te Puia in Rotorua from 1986 to 1988. Michael has…
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New Maori Art Space Opening Soon at Kura Auckland!!

Kura  Auckland is currently undergoing a change for the better! Our gallery space and shop frontage is increasing and we are very happy to announce that our additional space will be dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of Maori Art. This is a significant step forward for Kura and from our perspective a great step…
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Showcase – Furniture and Design

On now in our Wellington exhibition space – a showcase of contemporary furniture, lamps and large sculptural art pieces. Artists on display include Mark Goodier, Michael Heinrich, Melissa McIntyre, Peter Radley, James Atutahi and Peter Crammond
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Oronsay Smith

Matariki, MMIX Ngati Kahungunu/Ngai Tamanuhiri Painter Oronsay exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand since 1993. He has tutored part-time at Toihoukura School of Visual Arts (Maori) at Tairawhiti Polytechnic, Gisborne and has also completed several commissions. Sadly Oronsay passed away on the 11th September 2010 – He tohu aroha tenei ki tona whanau.
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Capital Clay Walk 2009

17 – 19 April Kura Gallery Wellington is one of many wellington exhibitors participating in this weekends Capital Clay Walk 2009. We invite you to come and view the varied and exciting works of potters and ceramic artists currently exhibiting at Kura, and encourage you to take this opportunity to chat to our friendly team…
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Kura Exhibition Celebrates Emerging Maori Talent!

Kia mau ki to Maoritanga – Hold fast to your Maori culture. Kura Gallery Auckland celebrated Christmas with an exhibition of exciting works created by some of New Zealand’s most talented emerging Maori artists. ANNA GEDSON, ANNABELLE BUICK, MICHAEL SMITH, MIKE GREEN, ROSEANNA HIHA, SHONA TAWHIAO & VANESSA EDWARDS Tino Watea – The Morning has Arrived…
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Introducing Maori Fibre Artist Shona Tawhiao!

Kura welcomes fibre artist Shona Tawhiao to Auckland and Wellington galleries. SHONA TAWHIAO Ko Mauao te Maunga Ko Tauranga te Moana Ko Ngai Te Rangi te Iwi Ko Mataatua te Waka No Matakana ahau Ko Shona Tawhiao toku ingoa. Katipo by Shona Tawhiao Fibre Artist Shona Tawhiao is a self employed Maori Fibre Artist and…
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Baye Riddell at Kura Gallery

Kura  welcomes Baye Riddell reknowned Maori potter/ceramic artist to his exhibition opening 10th October Kura Gallery Wellington. View Wellington exhibition pics: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/702 View Auckland exhibition pics: http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/baye-riddell-auckland-exhibition
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Matt Smiler – carving a path to international success!

Tu meke & congratulations Matt! from the Kura team Just want to thank you again for arranging the shipment.  My husband loves the sculpture — and so do I! Thanks for making it possible.  Let me know of any new pieces you get from Matt in the future.  Best wishes – Washington DC, USA I…
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Kura Celebrates it’s 10th Birthday!

Kura has turned 10 years old and to celebrate we had an exhibition opening of Huritau on Friday 26th of September. Huritau – meaning to consider or reflect upon also means birthday. This show of new works by multi media artists Annabelle Buick and Vicky Thomas illustrates the ever expanding expression of contemporary Maori art…
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Kura has a new look website!

You may have noticed that we have made a few changes to our look. We are happy to say the changes will make it easier for you to navigate our site and keep you up-to-date with what’s going on. Check out our up-coming exhibitions and view a greater range of artworks available. We have alot…
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Kura Gallery launches new website

You are now viewing Kura Gallery’s new website.  The site went live on 24th June 2007 and features: A new design and layout Easy browsing of artists and artworks Browse artworks by category Information about purchasing and corporate services News and Exhibition listings Subscribe to Kura’s corporate or exhibition mailing lists Have a look around!…
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