Lopdell House is situated next to Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery as part of the Lopdell Precinct arts centre in Titirangi, Auckland. It was first opened as Hotel Titirangi in 1930. In 1942 it was bought by the Ministry of Education and became a school for the deaf, and then a teacher's residential centre named Lopdell House. The Waitemata City Council (later Waitakere City Council and then merged with Auckland Council) purchased it in 1983 and leased it to the Lopdell House Society, who reopened in 1986 as an arts centre. Adjacent to the house is a statue of Titirangi founder, Henry Atkinson.
The original architects of Hotel Titirangi are Messrs. Bloomfield, Owen and Morgan of Auckland. Of these, William Swanson Read Bloomfield, based on Shortland Street, was one of the original directors of the Hotel Titirangi Ltd company. He was born in Gisborne and is considered to be the first qualified New Zealand architect of Maori descent, having trained in England, Europe and at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Bloomfield retired in 1959 and is also known for the design of Queen's Arcade (Queen St), Yorkshire House (cnr Shortland and O'Connell Sts) and the Masonic Temple (St Benedict's St).
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ruby white | Feb 10, 2018
Great gallery. Really diverse and interesting exhibits show casing contemporary nz artists (and international). I like the architecture of the building itself and the gift shop has a nice range of nz ceramics
Sarah Fels | Feb 27, 2018
Great place to have a quiet walk around and check out some beautiful art, and make sure to go to the top to check out the incredible view!!
Diana Pizzicotti | Feb 17, 2018
Fantastic space, helpful staff. On my visit there was an excellent Kushana Bush exhibition on
Natsuki Shimizu | Oct 18, 2017
They do pick up some cultural referenced artwork in which explorer more diverse philosophy to the viewers - appreciate it. It has a nice open gallery space - often valuable contemporary art that they show case where I regularly visit. :)
Sue Devery | Apr 9, 2018
Amazing view. Insufficient information about art and artists.
Loic Byng Talys | Jun 4, 2018
Te Uru is a wonderful contemporary art gallery. Highest recommendation. This is the place to come to in order to experience exciting new art. The building is a brilliant example of Judy Stout and David Mitchell's architecture. Here's some close up photos of the architecture's careful detailing. Wonderful staff.
Sebastiaan van Gils | May 31, 2018
Beautiful building with serval areas for galleries, some nice views and helpful staff. Parking at the back but fills up quickly.
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