Te Uru and Lopdell House

One of the top three art galleries in Auckland (along with Auckland Art Gallery and Pah Homstead), Te Uru was a game changer when it opened in Titirangi eighteen months ago. It’s a beautifully designed green box that perfectly complements the historic neighbouring Lopdell House. The staircase itself is a work of art, very Georgia O’Keeffe.

DSC04197 DSC04194 DSC04185 DSC04189 DSC04203 DSC04172 DSC00136 DSC04184 DSC04167 DSC04166

I’ve not been to every exhibition but I’ve seen a fair amount. My favourites include Gregor Kregar’s metallic gnome, Nathan Haines playing the art work of Billy Apple, Seung Yul’s giant inflatable installations, an artist breaking through a wall into a blue plastic sheet, and the annual Portage Ceramics Awards.

DSC04175 DSC04180 DSC00142 DSC00141 IMG_2442 IMG_2444 IMG_2460 DSC00770 Te Uru DSC00777 DSC00778 DSC00785 DSC00790 DSC00128 DSC00781 DSC04181 DSC04182

Lopdell House is a 1930s Spanish Mission style building, one of the finest in Auckland, originally built as a hotel. As part of the Te Uru build they refurbished and revitalised this wonderful space for the community.

DSC00119 DSC04165 DSC04146 Lopdell House DSC04151 DSC04148 DSC04160

A final bonus has been access to the roof, with stunning views over the West Auckland bush and out to the Manukau Harbour.


Author: jontycrane

Leave a Reply