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Te Papa's new artistic endeavour

Te Papa's new artistic endeavour

Te Papa's new art gallery, Toi Art, will open next March. Two floors of the national museum will be dedicated to four exhibitions that include fashion, jewellery and abstract art. The new gallery will feature two major retrospective shows by prominent artists: the Pacific Sisters - a collective working across fashion, performance, music, and film; and notable contemporary jeweller Lisa Walker. As well, Kaleidoscope: Abstract Aotearoa, will feature an immersive work by Auckland-based contemporary artist Tiffany Singh and the fourth exhibition will be drawn from Te Papa's art collection, Turangawaewae: Art and New Zealand. Te Papa head of art Charlotte Davy and Sarah Farrar, Te Papa's senior art curator explain what the new gallery will mean for New Zealand art.

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