Exhibition Opening


Join Laree Payne Gallery in welcoming Whanganui based photographer, Tia Ranginui (Ngāti Hine Oneone), for her first presentation with the gallery and in Kirikiriroa.

In addition, this will be Laree Payne Gallery's first opening at the new premises; 286 Victoria Street, Hamilton (located at the rear of The Riverbanks, between Bahn Mi and Mr Pickles).

As an introduction to the artist’s practice, a selection of eight works from Ranginui’s rich back catalogue have been put together. The series documents sites of interest to the artist throughout Whanganui and the surrounding purlieus. These sites include the Whanganui Savage Club, the Whanganui awa and the interior of the artist’s marae which sees the work of her father’s hand on both the floor and the ceiling. Steeped in knowledge and connection to place, Ranginui’s works carry an undeniable charge.

Recent exhibitions include Tua O Tāwauwa, CAS Gallery, New Plymouth (2020) and He Taura Here, Laree Payne Gallery, Hamilton (2021). Ranginui has an upcoming solo exhibition with City Gallery Wellington, curated by Robert Leonard (2021) and is represented in the public collection of The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington and the Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui. Ranginui's works currently grace the covers of ArtNews magazine, New Zealand and Art Collector Magazine, Australasia, with editorial cover inside both.

To request a catalogue ahead of the exhibition opening, please email contact@lareepaynegallery.com.

Laree Payne Gallery look forward to welcoming you to the space.


  • Free


  • Fri 28 May


  • 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm


  • 286 Victoria Street
  • Kirikiriroa, Hamilton