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Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

420 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
+64 9-817 8087
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Terrific international quality art gallery in Titirangi village

This newish regional art gallery is a must see if you are in Titirangi or heading for the... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Bringing well-known artists to NZ

I recommend visiting Te Uru gallery because of its original interior, as well as exterior design... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
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Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery is West Auckland's regional gallery. We present a diverse programme of contemporary exhibitions, events and activities, including art, craft and design, to reflect and strengthen the full diversity of cultural identities, interests and potential of our community. As a destination gallery, Te Uru operates from an award-winning, purpose-built building that is part of the recently re-opened Lopdell Precinct. The gallery first opened in 1986 as the Waitemata City Arts and Cultural centre, later known as Lopdell House Gallery, sited in the historic Lopdell House building in the heart of Titirangi, gateway to the Waitakere rain forest and en route to Auckland's famous west coast beaches. From 2012, during an extensive redevelopment programme, the gallery delivered exhibitions and outreach style programmes from a temporary base in nearby New Lynn. We reopened as Te Uru on Saturday 1 November 2014 in our new building alongside Lopdell House. Te Uru receives core operational funding from Auckland Council through the Waitakere Ranges Local Board.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
420 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
+64 9-817 8087
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

This newish regional art gallery is a must see if you are in Titirangi or heading for the Waitakeres or west coast beaches. It has visiting and local shows - the one I saw was two great photographers - Brian Brake, the Magnum photographer (and...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I recommend visiting Te Uru gallery because of its original interior, as well as exterior design, but also because of the concept of bringing well-known artists to New Zealand (often for the very first time). Thanks a lot for Steve McCurry, as well as Roger...More

Thank boba b
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great gallery, with interesting architecture. The Brian Brake and Steve McCurry photographs exhibition would be one of the best I have ever seen- moving! Staff were helpful and it's free. Make sure you go next door to Lopdell House and take the...More

1  Thank John491
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This Gallery is always a pleasure to visit with its architectural surprises at every turn and unexpected intriguing spaces at every level. We love the projections with views through glass out into the Titirangi landscape. The exhibitions show a wide variety of exhibitions from Brian...More

1  Thank kitten16
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Almost next door to Deco Eatery where we had a wonderful breakfast then went to the the Asian photo exhibition by Brian Brake & Steve McCurry. Outstanding photos, some of which I recognised from the cover of National Geographic like Afghan Girl. Well worth a...More

1  Thank FoodyBoody
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Portage Ceramic Awards Exhibition, just over, was the best ever, with amazing works from artists from all over New Zealand. Still on is the exhibition "A Desk of One's Own : The Creative Life of Anne McCahon", which is fascinating. She is less well-known...More

1  Thank bigone_12
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Superb exhibitions in amazing architectural setting. NZ through and through. The views from the gallery are superb and the display is very iconic.

Thank 563brigitteh
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Over many years I have attended Lopdell House for wining, dining and art opportunities. Recently, using the services of a local business saw me head for the heights of the House and have an oops by dropping my car key down the lift shaft -...More

Thank FeejeeJ9
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, great food and wine to match the food. Worth making the short trip out from the city centre for a great night out. Will be back again to have another feed. Thanks.

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Te Uru is a worthwhile visit, especially in combination with the lovely Upstairs Gallery and cafe in the character building (Lopdell House) next door. It is located in a charming hilltop village only 20 minutes from the the centre of Auckland City. The artwork is...More

Thank bushbabe2013
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