For the Auckland Pride Festival (Feb 1-29, 2024 ) Bergman Gallery returns 3 suites of Telly Tuita's epic photographs in a single presentation, marking the first time these images have been seen together as a collective body of work.

Spring boarding into his photographic compositions, the whirlwind of Tongpop rises to meet you like a tsunami. Here, Tuita thrives, repackaging traditional Tongan motif and icons, world art and cultural anthropology within a glitzy window setting befitting of a David Jones department store. They are big, bright attention-grabbing images, camp vivant, but with a dark undertone, a bit like Mardi Gras, but with a sledgehammer.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday – Saturday: 10am-5pm


  • 3/582 Karangahape Road
  • (Gallery entrance via 2 Newton Road)
  • Auckland, New Zealand