The end of September marks six months since Ngā ToiArts Te Papa opened.  In keeping with the objective of more art, more variety and more often, the gallery will change in whole or in part, giving you many reasons to be a frequent visitor.

Exhibitions closing 29 September are:

Black Rainbow: Ralph Hotere & Michael Parekowhai

Contemporary Gallery, Level 5

Five black paintings. A red piano. In Black Rainbow, the works of two leading artists from two generations come together, conversing in colour, sound, and ideas. (Michael Parekowhai is the subject of a forthcoming Friends lecture from Jim Barr and Mary Barr – Michael Parekowhai: An insider’s view )

Gordon Walters

Artist in focus gallery, Level 5.

One motif. Thirty years of exhaustive exploration. Gordon Walters’ koru series combines a customary Māori symbol with European abstraction in seemingly endless ways.

Kainga, Whenua, Moana | Home, Land, & Sea

Art & Change gallery, Level 5, Te Papa

Industry encroaching on the landscape. Foreign impact on local cultures. The man-made replacing the organic. And – despite it all – surprising beauty and a strong sense of home.

Gifted: Aboriginal art 1971–2011

Collection focus gallery, Level 5.

Gifted features works from Te Papa’s extraordinary Aboriginal art collection – a generous gift from the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council in 1976.

On Looking: International photographs

Works on Paper gallery, Level 5, Te Papa

Taking a photograph involves peering through a device at the world. Such a deliberate act makes photographers very aware of the business of looking and the issues it raises.

Artist Project: Andrew McLeod

Arts Lounge, Level 5, Te Papa

Auckland artist Andrew McLeod has said, ‘I am a very visual type of artist. One of my strengths is constant research in visual culture, design, fashion, and the way everything fits in historically’.