The festival is the first of its kind in Tauranga and is paradoxical in its nature not only by bringing street art into a gallery but also by internationally acclaimed artists turning the city into an outdoor gallery, adding to the city’s existing display of street art.
Paradox Inside Tauranga Art Gallery will break all the rules of the gallery space for Paradox Inside, creating a major, ground-breaking exhibition. The festival features the Oi YOU! Collection including the most extensive assembly of the works of the acclaimed street artist Banksy in the Southern Hemisphere. This is the first time the comprehensive Oi YOU! Collection is being exhibited in the North Island of New Zealand. The collection features works by well-known and infamous personalities such as Banksy, Faile, Paul Insect, Swoon and Anthony Micallef.
Every space in the Tauranga Art Gallery will be dedicated to Paradox. Seven internationally acclaimed artists will create bespoke works within the Tauranga Art Gallery to complement the Oi You! collection of iconic street art.
Opening hours Tauranga Art Gallery: 28 March - 15 June, 10.00am - 4.30pm daily.
Paradox Outside has a collective of six international and local street artists leaving a remarkable legacy in their natural habitat, the streets. A series of works will grace iconic walls of Tauranga for all to enjoy for years to come. Paradox Live&Local Tauranga is home to a large group of renowned street artists. Paradox Live & Local will showcase the work of our local artists and encourage interaction from across the community, bringing everyone together with events including public wall paintings, food, music and dance.
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