Art Auction and Fundraising Event

The Cook Islands have been invited to exhibit in Venice!

Bergman Gallery and Mahiriki Tangaroa will exhibit at Personal Structures, a curated event of world art hosted by the European Cultural Centre during the Venice Biennale, April 23 - November 27 2022. This unique opportunity is a FIRST for Cook Islands Contemporary Art exhibition in Venice.

To support their attendance, Bergman Gallery, in association with SCAPE Public Art & Wrightmann House, Christchurch - warmly invite you to a unique evening of Pacific art and a fund-raising auction event.

Art works by Mahiriki Tangaroa, John Pule, Reuben Paterson, Sylvia Marsters, Fatu Feu’u, Andy Leleisi’uao, Lonnie Hutchinson, Benjamin Work, Nina Oberg Humphries, Chris Ulutupu, Semisi Fetokai Potauaine and other special items will be auctioned by Art + Object director Ben Plumbly. A digital catalogue will be available soon.

All proceeds from the event go toward Mahiriki in Venice and the charitable trust SCAPE Public Art. Please join the gallery and artists for this very special night.


Wrightmann House | Pacific Art in Residence | Limited to 150 tickets

– Wrightmann House, 138 Bishop Street, Christchurch

– Thursday 24 June 2021, 6-9pm

– Cocktail Dress (strictly no stilettos)

– $150 per person

Auctioneer | Ben Plumbly; Art + Object Auckland. A special menu of Pacific canapés designed by Rarotonga chef Phillip Nordt will be served and cocktails will flow.


  • $150 per person


  • Thu 24 Jun


  • 6:00 pm — 9:00 pm


  • Wrightmann House
  • 138 Bishop Street
  • Ōtautahi Christchurch