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Kotahitanga: United Through Creativity

Kotahitanga: United Through Creativity
29 Sep 2021 to 11 Feb 2022
September 10 – November 19 2021
Experience two years of Waikato artists championing the fight for unity, through a powerful collection of hopeful and conversation sparking works of art.
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition, Public Art
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts Gallery
Gate 2B Knighton Road, Hillcrest, Hamilton


This exhibition is a continuation of the Kotahitanga project that was launched by Creative Waikato during the national 2020 Covid-19 lockdown, where artists were selected and works commissioned as part of a regional campaign to strengthen the unity of our communities. These works formed a collection which was first presented at the Nancy Caiger Gallery as well as in the formal online gallery:


Following on from last year’s project was the development of a school’s resource kit which encourages creativity in tamariki aged 5-8, and explores the use of art for social cohesion and community building, as well as for dealing with complex issues.


The first collection of artworks created, the contribution of the art of our tamariki across the region and a call for new works to add to the Kotahitanga collection, will all come together to continue this conversation in an exhibition at the Waikato University Academy of Performing Arts Gallery space and expanded online gallery.

Written by

Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts Gallery

17 Aug 2021

The Galleries within the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts share the diverse visual arts programme within the University of Waikato. The exhibitions feature a range of contemporary art from leading regional and national artists.