Past Exhibitions / Archive
»READ MORE Unruly Narrative 24 April - 14 June 2019 Storytelling in art: poetic responses
»READ MORE NZ Tree Project 27 July - 28 September 2018 The New Zealand Tree Project is an innovative film and photography project that shares imagery of majestic trees and native forests from viewpoints that are rarely experienced.
»READ MORE The Tactile Element 15 October 2018 - 25 January 2019 A survey of textural works in the University of Waikato Art Collection
»READ MORE Competitive Advantage Monday 16 October - Friday 8 December 2017
»READ MORE True True Monday 15 May - Friday 14 July 2017
»READ MORE Transformations Monday 31 July - Friday 29 September 2017
»READ MORE Cataloguing Blue Monday 27 February – Friday 28 April 2017
»READ MORE SMALL CHANGES 17 October 2016 - 9 December 2016 SMALL CHANGES will feature three huge works on paper by Cambridge-based artist Cara Fotofili
»READ MORE Katharsis 1 August 2016 - 30 September 2016 Katharsis presents an introductory and widely varied selection of works by twelve contemporary visual artists. Selected for the curators’ experience of the artists’ visual output and dedication to time spent in the studio, the exhibition celebrates the significant role that the physical process of making can represent.
»READ MORE Birdbrain 15 June - 31 July 2016 ‘Birdbrain’ explores the possibility to find belonging in transit. This exhibition brings together four artists that traverse with ease between cultural, geographical and emotional territories.
»READ MORE Nothing Comes From Nothing 29 February 2016 - 29 April 2016 Nothing Comes from Nothing contains a selection of material from a larger same-titled exhibition shown at Zeus Gallery in Tauranga 18 - 30 September 2015. Six Tauranga artists are represented: Natasha Cousens, Ani Fourie, Kristian Lomath, Kyle Sattler, Hannah Wilson and Grace Wright.
»READ MORE SUBSETS: Sets and Pairs from the University of Waikato Art Collection October 2015 - February 2016 Artists (and art lovers) talk about how one artwork can ‘have a conversation’ with another. It’s an extension of the idea that art ‘speaks’ to us, and an acknowledgement that visual elements can accord or discord in our experience of connection with them.
»READ MORE Tougher Than Diamonds 10 August – 2 October 2015 The Calder & Lawson Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by renowned New Zealand artist Reuben Paterson (Ngati Rangitihi/Ngai Tuhoe/Te Arawa/Pakeha/Scottish).
»READ MORE Nga Manu a Tane 15 June - 31 July 2015 Nga Manu a Tane is an exhibition of recent works by Aimee Ratana which extend upon an ongoing exploration of her cultural identity and ancestry to Ngai Tuhoe.
»READ MORE OUT OF ORDER Tuesday 28 April – Friday 5 June 2015 As an exhibition, Out of Order has grown organically like a doodle on workbook page attempting to resolve a problem or bring order to a thought.
»READ MORE Honey: Jude Broughan 20 February - 10 April 2015 In Jude Broughan’s mixed-media works, ideas of photography, printmaking, painting, and collage collide.
»READ MORE THE WAY HOME: Margaret Aull 28 October - 12 December 2014 Margaret Aull simultaneously belongs and does-not-belong to both Fiji and Aotearoa, and work included in THE WAY HOME draws upon the tensions between divergent cultures and her fused heritage.
»READ MORE Tēnā Koe: Drawings by Liam Te Nahu 14 August - 17 October 2014 Tēnā Koe presents a selection of Liam Te Nahu’s meticulously executed ink drawings.
»READ MORE The Universe: Max Gimblett 3 June – 1 August 2014 The Universe exhibition presents generously gifted artworks from Max Gimblett to the University of Waikato Art Collection.
»READ MORE 50 YEAR MIX 14 February – 17 May 2014 A Selection of Works from the University of Waikato Art Collection. 50 Year Mix brings together some of our most impressive works and includes seven works which have not previously been displayed.
»READ MORE DRAWN TO DANCE - glimpses of 5 Rhythms ~ 5 Elements 21 January – 31 January 2014 Drawn to dance explores the notion of doorways left ajar by Buddhist metaphysics, Asian aesthetics, and Abstract Expressionist gesture.
»READ MORE PROOF MAKERS - Nine Contemporary Printmakers 21st October – 13th December 2013 Proof Makers is an introduction to innovative approaches happening in NZ printmaking.
»READ MORE GLOKOOL: The Bonus Issue - Zena Elliott 16 August – 11 October 2013 Zena Elliott's art transports us to a space where cultural identity is in constant state of competition and negotiation.
»READ MORE INLAND EMPIRE: Ruth Cleland and Gary McMillan 17 June – 9 August 2013 Ruth Cleland and Gary McMillan make drawings and paintings of uninhabited spaces, ordinary scenes and views we fail to notice...
»READ MORE TELLING TALES: Paintings by Jasmine Middlebrook 15 April – 7 June 2013 The Calder and Lawson Gallery is proud to present the paintings of Jasmine Middlebrook to audiences in the Waikato.
»READ MORE THE CARE FACTOR 11 February – 5 April 2013 The Care Factor exhibition brings together ten artists working in the field of photography, who demonstrate care, both in their choice of subject matter and in their craft.
»READ MORE SCI FI - Judy Darragh 20 August – 5 October 2012 Known for her bright and playful objects and installations that combine the stuff we use every day, Darragh’s new works incorporate symbols from 1960s and 70s sci-fi art such as glowing orbs, radiating beams of light... »READ MORE Raised Voices 2 July – 10 August 2012 The exhibition Raised Voices explores responses to the issues of urban development that have become an ongoing concern throughout the world. »READ MORE Remix: Works by Hemi Macgregor 14 May – 22 June 2012 Hemi Macgregor (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe, Pākehā) has created a dynamic art practice that mixes issues of contemporary youth culture with Maori concepts of knowledge, time and identity. »READ MORE The Last Interpreters 26 March – 4 May 2012 Featuring works by Sanjay Theodore, Edith Amituanai, Carolin Casey and Tanu Gago, this exhibition presents their unique interpretations as they negotiate the increasingly complex cultural landscape of New Zealand. »READ MORE SOFT CUT 6 February – 16 March 2012 What is a Soft Cut? Is it the way a knife slices through a cake, is it a ship making its way through the waves or is it the lingering disappointment of an amicable breakup? »READ MORE KORU TUPUTUPU:
Redefining Kowhaiwhaie 5 November – 14 December 2011 New Zealand’s art history has been significantly influenced by the principles and artforms developed and employed by Māori. »READ MORE HANDMADE PIXELS:
Exposing the Animation Process 1-30 October 2011 New Zealand animation has grown from a strong tradition of handmade innovation that harks back to the iconic number- 8-wire approach. »READ MORE SELF MEDICATING:
Works by Yvonne Todd 13 August – 25 September 2011 Yvonne Todd is arguably one of New Zealand’s most exciting contemporary photographers. »READ MORE ANOTHER UNIVERSE 24 June – 7 August 2011 Another Universe is an exhibition that offers a snap shot of nature in the 21st century, an age of technological advancement and environmental self-consciousness. »READ MORE