Abstract art is often presented as a 20th-century European invention. Kaleidoscope turns that on its head and celebrates how the exploration of shape, colour and pattern have captured our imaginations in the Pacific. At its heart is a must-see new immersive commission by contemporary artist Tiffany Singh.

In March 2018, Te Papa opens a spacious new art gallery, Toi Art. Spanning two floors and 3980 square metres, Toi Art features new immersive and large-scale art, a suite of stunning new exhibitions – including Pacific Sisters: Fashion Activists, Kaleidoscope: Abstract Aotearoa and Lisa Walker: I want to go to my bedroom but I can't be bothered  – and iconic works from the national art collection.

Saturday 17 Mar –
Monday 31 Dec

Open daily 10am–6pm


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