A threshold is a boundary or a gate – a point of entry or beginning. It is a precipice, or space in-between, and it is because of this that thresholds contains such poetic and conceptual potential.

This exhibition brings together artworks that exist as thresholds. They connect past, present, and future, celebrate life and commemorate death, exist between solid and liquid, capture the shift from night into day, acknowledge the intrinsic link between destruction and creation, and utilise dramatic contrasts in colour and light to create points of tension.

Taken from Aratoi’s collection as well as significant loans from artists and collectors these artworks invite visitors to linger in thresholds to find deeper meaning.

Full Gallery opening Friday 31 May, 5.30pm

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-4pm
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, ANZAC Day


  • 12 Bruce Street
  • Masterton 5810