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Michel Tuffery

Michel Tuffery

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Vailele Siamani Kokosnüsse Plantation 2011
Rimu wood, black acrylic or pink acrylic
Edition 50
41 x 9 cm

Captain Kurt Hufnagel, Plantation at Vailele, 1883 2011
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm

Catholic Cathedral, Mulivai, Apia, Samoa 2011
Rimu wood, black acrylic or pink acrylic (Edition 50)
35 x 11 cm

  Michel Tuffery MNZM

Biography

Born
Wellington, Aotearoa | New Zealand, 1966
Heritage
Polynesian—Samoan, Rarotongan (Cook Islands) and Tahitian

Award

Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, 2008

Lives
Wellington, New Zealand

Education

1990
Manoa School of Fine Arts, University of Hawaii, USA
1986–89
Diploma of Fine Arts (Hons), School of Fine Arts, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand
Bachelor of Fine Arts—Printmaking (Hons), School of Fine Arts, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand 
1980–85
‘A’ Bursary, Newlands College, Wellington, New Zealand

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013
Siamani Samoa Selu La’au (German Samoa Hair Combs), Mackay Artspace, Queensland
2012
Siamani Samoa, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
First Contact, BCA Gallery @ Volta NY, New York, NY, USA
Siamani Samoa Selu La’au (German Samoa Hair Combs), companion display to The Leonhard Adam Collection of International Indigenous Culture, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Victoria
2011
Povi VaSa, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
Siamani Samoa (Stage 2), Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua, New Zealand
Lakapi (Fifteen Aside), Solander Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand; New Zealand High Commission, Apia, Samoa
Siamani Samoa (Stage 1), Apia, Samoa
2009
Sampling Tahi, Staple Furniture Design, Wellington, New Zealand
New Works, Solander Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2008
New and Recent Works, Milbank Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
New Works, Salamander Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Whanganui Print Series, Williams Gallery, Petone, New Zealand 
2007
Ngaro/Blowfly the Urban Botanist, Lane Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
First Contact, Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua, New Zealand; Salamander Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
2006
Tangaroa Sanctuary, Salamander Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
2005
E Taingauru Ma Rima Etu, Beachcomber Gallery, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
O le Povi Pusa Ma’ataua, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand; Salamander Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Cookie’s Portraits, The Artist’s Room, Dunedin, New Zealand
2004
New Works, Williams Gallery, Petone, Wellington, NZ
Riria. Lili. Riri, The Lane Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2003
Tui, Tui, Tui, Williams Gallery, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Animated Effigy, Artspace Mackay, Queensland
2002
Mata Mata, Auckland Art Gallery | Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand
Asiasi Telei, Salamander Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
UMA, Milford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Kawhai, Gallery 482, Brisbane, Queensland
2001
Asiasi, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
1998
Recent Works, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney
Upeti Block Installation, Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland
New Works on Paper, Portfolio Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1997
New Works, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand
Experiments/Lithographs, Muka Studio, Grey Lynn, New Zealand
New Works, MacMillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Canterbury, 
Christchurch, New Zealand
New Works, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Pacific Diary, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney
1996
Povi Tau Vaga (The Challenge), City Gallery Wellington | Te Whare Toi, New Zealand
1994
Woodcuts on Tapa, Claybrook Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
New Works, Janne Land Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
New Works, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, New Zealand
1992–93
Vaka Tama, Claybrook Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand; 331/3 Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
1991
Fauna, Banana Court, Avarua, Cook Islands; Reva Reva Gallery, Papaette, Tahiti
1990
Anti Drift Net Series, ASA Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand; Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
1989
Fa’a Papalagi, Fa’a Samoa, CSA Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand; Louise Beale Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand; Marshall Syford Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

Joint Exhibitions

2010
New Zealand Landscapes (with Dick Frizzell), Williams Gallery, Petone, New Zealand
2006
Catherine McDonald, Carmel McSherry, Michel Tuffery—New Works, Salamander Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
1993
Pallawah Pasifika (with Brett Graham and Jim Viveaere), University of Tasmania, Launceston
1988
What is my Identity? (with Johnny Penisula), Tautai Gallery, Maota Samoa House, Auckland, New Zealand

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014
From Samoa with Love? Samoa Völkerschauen in the German Empire, Taatliches Museum for Völkerkunde Munich, Germany
Made in Oceania: Tapa—Art and Social Landscapes, Rautenstrauch Joest Museum, Köln, Germany 
C3west: Transforma, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, Australia 
2013
The Art of Sound, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Pulima Arts Festival, Taiwan, R.O.C.
2012
Pasifika Cool, Dunedin School of Art Gallery, New Zealand
Edge of Elsewhere, Campbelltown Art Gallery, Sydney
2011
Oceania, City Gallery Wellington | Te Whare Toi, New Zealand
This is not a vitrine, this is an ocean, Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Niu Warrior, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney
2010
Manuia, The American Indian Community House/BCA, New York, NY, USA
Tiaho—Contemporary Photography from Oceania, Instituto Latino de Mexico, Coyacoan, Mexico City, Mexico; Centro Cultural Multidisciplinario, El Caseton, Iztapalapa, Mexico City, Mexico; Palacio Municipal de Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico State, Mexico
Niu Pasifik—Urban Art from the Pacific Rim, Gorman University Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA
Box Art, Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua, New Zealand
Carving Muskets—Pu Whakairo, Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua, New Zealand
7x7, The Artist’s Room, Dunedin, New Zealand
Paperworks IV, The Artist Room, Dunedin, New Zealand
Indigenous Forum, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY, USA
Art Encompassing, St Pauls Cathedral, Wellington, New Zealand
A Beautiful Place, Gallery 33, Wanaka, New Zealand
Invitational Exhibition, CoCA Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
H, Milbank Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
30 Ukulele, 30 Artists, Village Arts | Kohukohu, Hokianga, New Zealand
Fortunes Lost and Won, Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth, New Zealand
2009
Art in the Contemporary Pacific—The Great Journey: In Pursuit of the Ancestral Realm, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, R.O.C.
The Captain, Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand
Deck the Walls, Solander Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Maori Market, Te Rauparaha, Porirua, New Zealand
20th Anniversary, Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Nouméa, New Caledonia
Editions, Page Blaikie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Simon Kaan, Areta Wilkinson, Martin Hill, Gallery 33, Wanaka, New Zealand
7x7, The Artist’s Room, Dunedin, New Zealand
Freshly Painted, Manky Chops Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
2008–09
Le Folauga—The past coming forward: Contemporary Pacific art from Aotearoa New Zealand, Auckland Museum | Tamaki Paenga Hira, New Zealand; Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, R.O.C.
2008–09
Samoa Contemporary, Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua, New Zealand; Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand; Tauranga Art Gallery | Toi Tauranga, New Zealand
2007–17
Tangata o le Moana: The story of Pacific people in New Zealand, Museum of New Zealand | Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
2008
Flying Feijoas, SOCA Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand 
King’s College Annual Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand
Group Print Exhibition, Williams Gallery, Petone, New Zealand
Man-o-lympics, SOCA Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Date Line Return, Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
CAG Friends, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Surface Edge, The Lane Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Portraits, The Artists Room, Dunedin, New Zealand 
Mainly Contemporary Annual Exhibition, Williams Gallery, Petone, New Zealand
Invitational Exhibition, CoCA, Christchurch, New Zealand
Crème, Gallery 33, Wanaka, New Zealand
Lines in the Sand, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, New South Wales
Flat White Black Pearl, Te Karanga Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand 
Annual Group Exhibition, Lane Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Deidre Copeland, Heather Wilson, Michel Tuffery, Wine Country Gallery, Havelock North, New Zealand
2007
Across Oceans and Time: Art in the Contemporary Pacific, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, R.O.C. 
Christmas Group Exhibition, Artist’s Room, Dunedin, New Zealand
Long Hot Summer, Waiheke Art Gallery, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
King’s College Annual Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand
Conversations Across Time, Museum of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
News From Islands, Campbelltown Art Gallery, Sydney
Sculpture, Tinakori Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Under Pressure, Waiheke Art Gallery, New Zealand 
Tahi, Rua, e Tolu, Gallery 33, Wanaka, New Zealand 
Mainly Contemporary Art, Williams Gallery, Petone, New Zealand
SoaP, Waiheke Art Gallery, New Zealand
2007–08
Date Line: Contemporary art from the Pacific, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK) Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Lütze Museum City Gallery, Sindelfingen, Germany; Stadgalerie Kiel, Kiel, Germany
2006–08
Pasifika Styles, Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, UK
2006
A-Z, Waiheke Art Gallery, New Zealand
Kororareka, Haratu—Whare Mahi o Kororareka Marae, Russell, New Zealand 
Summer Daze, Auckland Art Gallery | Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand
King’s College Annual Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand
WAG, St James Theatre, Wellington, New Zealand
Pacific Artists, Williams Gallery, Petone, New Zealand
Mainly Contemporary Art, Williams Gallery, Petone, New Zealand
Inter-Islands, Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
2005
New Zealand Contemporary Landscapes, The Arts House, Singapore
Landscapes and Beyond, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong
New Works, The Lane Gallery, Auckland New Zealand
King’s College Annual Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand
Mainly Contemporary Art, Williams Gallery, Petone, New Zealand
Crossover, Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand
Island Hopping, Cairns Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Big Fish, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand
2004
Paradise Now? Contemporary Art from the Pacific, Asia Society, New York, NY, USA 
Exit, Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland, New Zealand
The Garma Panel, Gallery Philip Neville, Darwin, NT
Board Art, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand
Summer, The Artist’s Room, Dunedin, New Zealand
Sculpture on Shore, Fort Takapuna Historic Reserve, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand 
Surveillance, Studio of Contemporary Art, Auckland, New Zealand
Inaugural Exhibition, The Artist’s Room, Dunedin, New Zealand
Mainly Contemporary Art, Williams Gallery, Petone, New Zealand
2003
20:20 Sight Pacific, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand (Touring Exhibition)
Signs and Wonders | He Tohu He Ohorere, Museum of New Zealand | Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Mainly Contemporary Art, Williams Gallery, Petone, New Zealand
Living Treasures, Museum of City and Sea, Wellington, New Zealand
Voyages, The Lane Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2002
Disapora—Art of the Asia Pacific, Portfolio Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Chosen, Milford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Pacific Wave, Hawkes Bay Museum, New Zealand
Contemporary Pacific Art, Williams Gallery, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Pasifika, The Lane Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Contemporary Works, Te Wa Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
2001–05
Islands in the Sun: Prints by Indigenous artists of Australia and the Australasian region, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Te Puna o Waiwhetu Christchurch Art Gallery, New Zealand; Adam Art Gallery | Te Pataka Toi, Wellington, New Zealand; Papua New Guinea Museum and Art Gallery, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland; Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Nouméa, New Caledonia
2001
Fourth Australian Print Exhibition and Symposium, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Out of the Blue, Hawkes Bay Exhibitions Centre, Hastings, New Zealand
Fantastic Fish, Manawatu Museum, Palmerston North, New Zealand
2000–01
Te Ao Tawhito/Te Ao Hou, Maui Arts and Cultural Centre, Hawaii, USA; Art Museum of Missoula, MT, USA
2000
Tooth and Claw: An A–Z of Animals in Art, Auckland Art Gallery | Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand 
Annual Print Show, Marshall Seifert Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Art Pasifika, The Lane Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Paroe Pasifika, Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei, New Zealand
1999
Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT3), Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Collective Exhibition, Portfolio Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Tiare Maori, Salamander Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Romantic Notions, Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua, New Zealand
Pacific Cool, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
Bro’s, Gallery 482, Brisbane, Queensland
Lukim yu Long Bakait ‘Daniel Waswas’, Salamander Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Art Pasifika, The Lane Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
After Dark, Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Printed Dreams, Pakuranga Cultural Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
1998
Wakè Nâimâ’ (Creating Together), Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Nouméa, New Caledonia
Paringa Ou, Cook Islands Library and Museum, Rarotonga, Cook Islands; Fiji Museum | Vale ni Yaya Maroroi, Suva, Fiji; Fishers Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand; Museum of Culture, Avarua, Cook Islands
Bracing Acquisitions, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
Testing Traditions, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
Fragment Out of the Dark, New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, Wellington, New Zealand
Artists of Porirua, Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua, New Zealand
Recent Works ‘Linda Syddick & James Simon’, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney
Art Pasifika, The Lane Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Re-Conciliation, Munganbana Gallery, Cairns
1997
Aesthetic Departures, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand
Outreach Manahiki, Tautai Trust Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Pacific Wave, Hawkes Bay Museum, Napier, New Zealand
Thinking About Contemporary Art, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand
Common Ground, Page 90 Art Gallery, Porirua, New Zealand
Pacific Vibes, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Outreach Manahiki, Tautai Trust, Auckland, New Zealand
Tautai Trust Artists’ Exhibition, Salamander Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Cacophony, The Lane Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
Aesthetic Departures, Coca Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
1996
Pacific Exhibition, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Seventh Pacific Festival of the Arts, Apia, Samoa
Tu Fa’atasi | New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, Wellington, New Zealand
Blood Relation, The Lane Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1994
Bottled Ocean, City Gallery Wellington | Te Whare Toi, Wellington, New Zealand (Touring exhibition)
Tu Fa’atasi | New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, Wellington, New Zealand
Little Jewels, Amba Jewellers, Wellington, New Zealand
1993
International Print Exhibition, Machida City Museum of Graphic Art, Tokyo, Japan
First Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT1), Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
1992
Heart of the Land, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Pacific Artists, 33 1/3 Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
International Print Exhibition, University of Hawai’i, Hilo, Hawaii, USA
Sacred Way, Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand
Hurricane Ofe’ Relief Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand
Collection Exhibition, Auckland Library, Auckland, New Zealand
1991
Te Moemoea no Iotefa (The Dream of Joseph): A Celebration of pacific Art and Taonga, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui, New Zealand
1990
3 Polynesian Artists, Christchurch Art Gallery | Te Puna o Waiwhetu, New Zealand
Pacific Rim Bookworks, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA; (travelling to New Zealand, Canada, Australia and Japan)
Origins, Page 90, Porirua, New Zealand; Auckland Society of Fine Arts, Auckland, New Zealand
Pacific Artists, Timaru Art Gallery, Timaru, New Zealand; 33 1/3 Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand; ASA Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1989
Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, New Zealand
1988
Prints, Carnegie Centre Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
National Library Collection of Books, Wellington, New Zealand
1987
Tautai Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
1986
Youth Exhibition, YMCA, Dunedin, New Zealand

Performance and Multi Media Art

2011
Rhombus with Michel Tuffery, WOMAD 2011, Taranaki AC
Siamani Samoa (Stage 2), Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua, New Zealand
Siamani Samoa (Stage 1), Apia, Samoa
WomadNZ, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Womadelaide, Adelaide
First Contact, Sydney Festival, Chifley Square, Sydney
First Contact—Ambient, Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney
Edge of Elsewhere, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2010
The Dreaming Festival, Woodford, Queensland
Povi Tau Vaga (The Challenge)—Mexico
2009
Povi Tau Vaga (The Challenge), Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C. 
Pouwhenua: Markers on the Land, Wanaka Arts Festival, Central Otago, New Zealand
Pinata, Mau Forum, Auckland, New Zealand
Year of the Bull, Chinese New Year, Wellington New Zealand
2008
Date Line, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
VJ—Strike and Rhombus, Taupo, New Zealand
Iroquois Sound Installation, Wellington City Central, Wellington, New Zealand
O le Povi Pusa Ma’ataua, ERUPT, Taupo Arts Festival, Taupo, New Zealand
2007
New Zealand Paradise Week, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan
First Contact, News from Islands, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
@ First Contact, Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures, Porirua, New Zealand
@ First Contact, Cathedral Square, Christchurch Arts Festival, New Zealand
First Contact, Wanaka Arts Festival, Central Otago, New Zealand
2005
E Taingauru Ma Rima Etu, Beachcomber Gallery, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Wings of the Manu, Festival of Colour, Wanaka, New Zealand
The Observatory, The Arts Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
2004
Moana Malosi, Asia Society, New York, USA
2003
Mata Mata Phusion, Auckland Art Gallery | Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand
Animated Efigy, Mackay Artspace, Queensland
2002
Urban Aquarium Surveillance, Auckland Art Gallery | Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand
Tama & Ana, Mysore, India
Efigy, Taupo Arts Festival, Taupo, New Zealand
2001
The Moth Hunters, Fourth Australian Print Symposium, NGA, Canberra
2000
Asiasi, Art & Industry Art Biennale, Christchurch, New Zealand
Shrines for the Next Millennium, SOCOG Olympic Arts Festival, Sydney
1999
Povi Tau Vaga (The Challenge), Third Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT3), Brisbane
Thirty Two Coconuts, Gallery 482, Brisbane
Slide Reaction, Griffith University, Brisbane
Povi Tau Vaga (The Challenge), Christchurch Arts Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand
O le Vasa Loloto ma le Laloa, Salamander Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Slide Reaction, The Arts Centre/Christchurch City Council, Christchurch, New Zealand
1998
O le Vasa Loloto ma le Laloa, Pacific Wave Festival, Sydney
Povi Lua Noumea, Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Nouméa, New Caledonia
1997
O le Vasa Loloto ma le Laloa, Centre for Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand
Povi Lua Tour of Mount Taranaki, Taranaki, New Zealand
Povi Tau Vaga (The Challenge), Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Urban Clash, Muka Studio, Auckland, New Zealand
1996
Povi Tau Vaga (The Challenge), Wellington City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
1995
Royal New Zealand Ballet Fundraiser, Wellington, New Zealand
1994
Pallawah Pasifika, University of Tasmania, Launceston
1993
Ground Zero, Aboriginal Arts Conference, Woorabinda, Queensland
1987
Cookie & the Weetbix Boys, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Public Commissions

2012
Nga Kina, Wellington Sculpture, Wellington City Council, Wellington Waterfront Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand
2009
Kowhai Skatepark, Whanganui District Council, Whanganui, New Zealand
Newlands Community Centre Graph Art Wall, Wellington City Council, New Zealand
2008
Te Rauparaha Skatepark, Porirua City Council, Porirua, New Zealand
2007
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Where we Once Belonged (Set Design), New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, New Zealand
2004
Museum of City & Sea, Wellington, New Zealand
2002
Certified Design for Official Samoan Government Documents, Internal Affairs, Apia, Samoa
2000
Royal Sun Alliance Building (Frieze Design), Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland Art Gallery | Toi o Tamaki (Sculpture 'Povi 2001'), Auckland, New Zealand
1999
Otahuhu District Court ‘Frieze Design’, Manukau, New Zealand
Robert McDougall Art Gallery (Sculpture ‘Povi Christkeke’), Christchurch, New Zealand
Koru Lounge Wellington Airport (Sculpture), Wellington, New Zealand
1998
Royal New Zealand Police College Chapel (Sculpture), Porirua, New Zealand
1997
Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures (Sculpture ‘Povi’), Porirua, New Zealand
1996
Mana Pasifika Collection (Mural), Museum of New Zealand | Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand International Festival of the Arts (Set Design ‘When a Frigate Bird Sings’), Wellington, New Zealand
Porirua City Council (Under the Walkways), Porirua, New Zealand
1995
Sky City Hotel (Limited Edition Series), Auckland, New Zealand
Makete Pasifika (Logo Design), Manukau, New Zealand
1994
TVNZ (Design), Auckland, New Zealand
Ministry of SDR, New Zealand Government (Book Cover Design), Wellington, New Zealand
Whitireia Dance Company (Logo Design), Whitireia Polytechnic, Porirua, New Zealand
1993 
Ministry of Internal Affairs, New Zealand Government (Sculpture), Wellington, New Zealand
1991 
Radio Pacific Broadcasting Corporation (Logo Design), Wellington, New Zealand

Grants and Awards

1996
Rita Angus Fellowship, Wellington, New Zealand
1991
Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Award, New Zealand
1987
‘First Prize—Printmaking’, Croda Awards, New Zealand
The David Con Hutton Perpetual Trust Memorial Scholarship, Dunedin School of Art, New Zealand
Maori and South Pacific Arts Council (MASPAC) Queen Elizabeth II Study Grant, New Zealand
1993
‘Second Prize’, International Print Exhibition, Machida City Museum of Graphic Art, Tokyo, Japan

Artist-in-Residence

1998
The Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust, New Zealand
Pacific Exchange Programme, Cairns City Council, Queensland
1997
MacMillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Selected Bibliography

Anon. ‘NZ High Commissioner puts Police band in pride of place’, Samoa Observer, 8 May 2012
Americans Friends Service Committee (editors). Resistance in Paradise: Rethinking 100 Years of US Involvement in the Caribbean and the Pacific, American Friends Service Committee Publishers, Philadelphia, 1998
Annals, Alison; Cunnane, Sam; and Cunnane, Abby. Saying What You See: How to talk and write about art, Pearson Education Group, Auckland, 2009
Baker, Andrew. Michel Tuffery: Siamani Samoa, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane, 2012
Blundell, Sally. ‘Michel Tuffery’s art reaches new heights with his transformation of Te Papa for the International Arts Festival’, New Zealand Listener, Issue 3740, 14 January 2012
Bourke, Ace. Lines in the Sand: Botany Bay Stories from 1770, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 2008
Brown, Warwick. 100 New Zealand Artists, Godwit Publishing, Auckland, 1996
Cassidy Rogers, Laura. ‘An Artist’s Bullish Feeling’, ArtAsiaPacific, Issue 66, Hong Kong, 2009
Caughey, Elizabeth and Gow, John. Contemporary New Zealand Art 3, Bateman Publishing, Auckland, 2000
Dastgheib, Shabnam. ‘Giant kina for Wellington waterfront: Construction underway on new Welly sculpture’, The Dominion Mail, 30 October 2012
Finlayson, Claire. This Thing in the Mirror: Self Portraits by New Zealand Artists, Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2004
Fitzsimons, Tom. ‘Tuffery's sound and vision’, The Dominion Post, 23 February 2012
Fox, Jena Tesse, ‘British Museum Buys First Piece from Polynesian Artist’, Luxury Travel Advisor, 19 August 2009
Gorrey, Megan. ‘Holy cow, this is art’, Camden-Narellan Advertiser, 4 January 2012
Gnecchi, Dr Elisabetta. Oceania, Ruscone, Mondadori Electa Spa Ufficio Iconografico Publishers, Milano, 2009
Keith, Hamish, OBE. The Big Picture a history of New Zealand art since 1642, Random House, Auckland, 2007
McAloon, William. Art at Te Papa, Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2009
McKinlay, Tom. ‘Show reflects Pacific bonds’, Otago Daily Times, 11 October 2012
McNaughton, Iona. ‘From Corned Beef to Captain Cook: The Art of Michel Tuffery’, Use It Again, Tertiary Education Commission/Learning Media, Wellington, 2009
Mallon, Sean. Samoan Art & Artists: O Measina a Samoa, Craig Potton Publishers, Nelson; University of Hawai’i Press, Honolulu, 2002
Mallon, Sean; and Pereira, Pandora Fulimalo (Editors). Pacific art niu sila: the Pacific dimension of contemporary New Zealand arts, Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2002
Mallon, Sean; and Pereira, Pandora Fulimalo (editors). Speaking in Colour: Conversations with artists of Pacific Island heritage, Te Papa Press, Wellington, 1997
Morris, Linda. ‘New Zealand artist Michel Tuffery transforms burnt-out car wrecks into kangaroo sculpture’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 April 2014 
Newell, Dr Jenny, Pacific Art in Detail, The British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom, 2011
Owen, Dylan. Creatures: Aotearoa, Gecko Press, Wellington, 2008
Seeto, Aaron (editor). News From Islands [ex. cat.], Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, 2007
Stead, Oliver. Art Icons of New Zealand ‘Lines in the Sand’, David Bateman Publishers, Auckland, 2008
Stevenson, Dr Karen. The Frangipani Is Dead: Contemporary Pacific Art in New Zealand, 1985–2000, Huia Publishers, Wellington, 2008
Thomas, Nicholas. Possessions: Indigenous Art/Colonial Culture, Thames and Hudson, London, 1999
Tolnay, Alexander; Devenport, Rhana. Date Line: zeitgenössische Kunst des Pazifik (contemporary art from the Pacific), Ostfildern/NBK, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, 2007
Vivieare, Jim. ‘About the Artist: Michel Tuffery’, The Contemporary Pacific, 22:2, University of Hawai’i Press, Honolulu,  2010

Public Collections

Aotearoa

Museum of New Zealand | Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
Auckland Art Gallery | Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand
Auckland Museum | Tamaki Paenga Hira, New Zealand
Christchurch Art Gallery | Te Puna o Waiwhetu, New Zealand
Christchurch City Council, New Zealand
Museum of Wellington City & Sea, New Zealand
National Library of New Zealand | Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, Wellington, New Zealand
Pataka Museum of Arts and Cultures | Te Marae O Te Umu Kai O Hau, Porirua, New Zealand
Puke Ariki, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North, New Zealand
The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington, New Zealand
Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wellington, New Zealand
Porirua City Council, Porirua, New Zealand
Royal New Zealand Police College, Porirua, New Zealand
The University of Auckland | Te Whare Wananga o Tamakimakaurau, New Zealand
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha, Christchurch, New Zealand
University of Otago | Te Whare Wananga o Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Wellington City Council, New Zealand
Air New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
The Cordyline Collection Inc., Wellington, New Zealand
The Times Group Collection, Auckland, New Zealand

Asia

Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Australia

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Maritime Museum, Sydney
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland

Europe

British Museum, London, UK
Museum für Völkerkunde, Frankfurt, Germany

Pacific

Agence de Développement de la Culture Kanak, Nouméa, New Caledonia 
Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Nouméa, New Caledonia
National Museum of the Cook Islands, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

USA

Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations, New York, NY, USA