Exhibition Opening


Nau mai, whakanui mai! Te Tuhi is delighted to invite you to the official opening of A Very Different World, curated by Ngahiraka Mason.

Official opening at Alert Level 1 | Saturday 27 February, 4-6pm

At Alert Level 1, please join Te Tuhi from 4pm for the official opening of A Very Different World. Executive Director Hiraani Himona and curator Ngahiraka Mason will be joined by some of the participating artists. Formalities will commence at 4.30pm. For those requiring transport to Te Tuhi, the Artbus will depart from central Tāmaki Makaurau at 3.30pm, further details to be announced.

From renowned Māori curator Ngahiraka Mason, A Very Different World brings to light the changed realities and unprecedented difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic. The artists share their experiences of the past year in works that focus on hope and wellbeing – reflecting the second chance this gruelling time offered to practise reverence for life and to connect as a human family. The newly commissioned works show that the artists are engaging in an altered world, working out new cultural and philosophical standpoints. This kaupapa is their occasion to express love, care and concern for mental and emotional conditions that appear dire yet can be instructive. A Very Different World also contributes to heart-led creativity that links to a whakapapa of continuous art practice in Aotearoa New Zealand, Tonga, Hawai‘i and Canada.

A Very Different World is presented by Te Tuhi in association with Auckland Arts Festival Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki and the New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui a Tangaroa.


  • Free


  • Sat 27 Feb


  • 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm


  • 13 Reeves Road
  • Pakuranga, Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, 2010