• Turumeke Harrington

SPECIAL TIME (Ehara i te tī) presents new work by Te Whanganui-a-Tara based practitioner Turumeke Harrington. Navigating concepts of taonga, time travel, whānau and whakapapa SPECIAL TIME (Ehara i te tī) explores new mediums and collaborative partnerships in an immersive sculptural installation. Developed with support from the Ngāi Tahu Fund.


Turumeke Harrington is a Ngāi Tahu artist living in Wellington. She grew up in Christchurch and Rotorua, studied industrial design at Victoria, Fine Arts at Canterbury and shoemaking at RMIT in Melbourne and is currently working towards a masters in fine arts at Massey. Working across sculpture and installation, Turumeke's work is characterised by bold colours and references to domestic forms and materials. Sitting somewhere between art and design she is currently interested in exploring how objects, material and colour can express, challenge and pursue mātauranga Māori through their composition.

Inspired to make work that is generous to its audience while occasionally tripping them up, a lot of consideration is given to making art accessible both physically and conceptually. Much of Turumeke's mahi is driven by a desire to engage her young daughter in making, understanding and challenging contemporary art practice. Turumeke has recently shown work at Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, Toi Pōneke, RM Gallery and Objectspace.

Turumeke Harrington was the Blue Oyster Art Project Space Caselberg Trust Summer Resident for 2021.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday-Friday, 11am–5pm
  • Saturday, 11am–3pm


  • 16 Dowling Street
  • Ōtepoti, Dunedin