• Terence Stevens-Prior

During 2022, the UNIVERSE Exhibition is running in the grand, triple height lobby and gallery space at The International, 9 Princes Street in Auckland – just next to the ivy-covered Northern Building. It’s the first display of work by Artist Terence Stevens-Prior in his homeland.

Terence left the shores of Aotearoa New Zealand back in 1989 returning in late 2019, just ahead of the pandemic – rather appropriate as Time is one of the central themes of his work. It’s a career that has taken him to almost every continent in the World, using his creative vision in Film, Advertising, Photography and Art.

Captured on the shorelines of New Zealand, these large artworks are one-off moments in time – tiny fragments of Nature that look like solar systems. Mesmeric, intriguing and thought-provoking - each artwork is unique. One of One, there will be no Editions and no Artist Proofs. The original ‘Negative’ will be destroyed when the art is sold.

With titles like String Galaxies Collide in the Void and The Stars my Destination (Tiger Tiger) the themes explored are Duality, Micro/Macrocosms, Control/Chaos, Creation/Destruction, our place in the Universe and the fragility of the planet we live on – accordingly one per cent of sales will go to Peter Burling and Blair Tuke’s foundation Live Ocean.

“TSP is compelled to turn his beach moments into an essay on those incontrovertible opposites: temporality and the infinite, exposing his epic ruminations onto photo paper of an equally epic scale. The results are magnificent, full-fledged, darkly enigmatic landscapes of the very far away or extremely close up. I think what’s disconcerting is that while the images look real, there is no way to orientate oneself in the environment they depict." - David Chandler, Artist and Tate Modern Author, UK.

For further art copy and images, please refer to the artist’s website

For a personal tour of the ‘Universe’ Exhibition by the artist contact


  • Mon - Fri, 12pm-5pm
  • November 2021 - November 2022


  • The International
  • 9 Princes Street
  • Auckland CBD, 1010