Local artists for Auckland Triennial - Art Collector

Saffronn Te Ratana, Ngataiharuru Taepa and Hemi Macgregor, Ka Kata Te Po, 2011. Installation with painted cardboard and fibreglass figure, dimensions variable. Courtesy: the artists and Auckland Art Gallery

24 April 2013 | The 5th Auckland Triennial is preparing to launch. Curated by Hou Hanru, If you were to live here... opens in under a month and will showcase over 35 New Zealand and international artists. It will be held at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and seven additional sites across the city, making it the largest Auckland triennial to date.

The names of the participating New Zealand artists have only just been released. They are:


  • Peter Robinson, who will create a site-specific work at Auckland Museum
  • Tahi More, who will exhibit sculpture and five videos
  • Janet Lilo, who will show a new video and sound installation called Right of Way
  • And Māori artist collective Saffronn Te Ratana, Ngataiharuru Taepa and Hemi MacGregor, whose striking installation Ka Kata Te Po (pictured above) will be on display at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

Representing Australia will be video and installation artist Angelica Mesiti and collaborative Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro. The triennial opens on 10 May and runs until 11 August 2013.



Alexandra Djurichkovic



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