Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival

2021 Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival


Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival is back for 2021!

However, due to Covid restrictions - the Festival has been split into two.

From October 8th - 17th, you can still enjoy a locally focused Festival - including amazing exhibitions and the popular Te Ara I Whiti lighting display and exhibition lighting up Marina and Kelvin Park each night.

And in February 2022, enjoy a stellar lineup of shows including whanau days out, concerts, and the ‘All That Glitters is Gizzy’ Cabaret Show.


Te Ara I Whiti
Ka-Shue (subject to Level 1)
Whakapaupākihi (subject to Level 1)
Sunshine Soul Sessions (subject to Level 1)
Trust Tairāwhiti Te Pūtahi Hub
Professor Robert Jahnke - Lamentation
Tā Derek Lardelli - Tīnana exhibition and classes
Through the Eye of the Lens Tairawhiti
Noise Vacancy
Show Me Shorts Film Festival
Robyn Kahukiwa – Taniwha Hikoi Kōrero Story Walk
Tōnui Collab Animation wānanga
Tairāwhiti Museum exhibitions
Hononga at HOEA! Gallery
Year of the Mask at Tūpara Gallery
Tautua Village exhibition and workshops
Pūrākau at He Rau Aroha
Toi Ake Gallery
Mark Kopua Indigenous Art Space

The events moving to February’s summer celebration, and their new dates, are:
La Vie En Rose, 3 Feb
Hīhi - A Song of Place, 4 Feb
Deva Mahal, 5 Feb
Louis Baker, 10 Feb
Anna Coddington and Julia Deans, 8 Feb
All That Glitters is Gizzy, 8 and 9 Feb
Homecoming Queens, 9 Feb
Dragons Diva Den, 4 and 5 Feb
Black Sea Golden Ladder with Troy Kingi and Delaney Davidson, 11 Feb
The F Word with Tami Neilson, 12 Feb
The Festival Club and Garden Bar will also be open throughout
Sunshine Soul Sessions will schedule a second performance for 13 Feb

Check out all event details and ticketing information here - 

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