Sheyne Tuffery

b.  1970 Wellington, NZ 

New Zealand / Samoan


Academic History

2000        M.F.A (hons) Elam School of Fine Art, University of Auckland

1995        B.V.A Auckland University of Technology, Auckland


Solo Exhibition History

2005       The Gondwana Waka, Lane Gallery,Auckland

2005       The Gondwana Waka, Catchment Gallery, Nelson

2003       Sifi Taavale Fale, Lane Gallery, Auckland

2002       Salamander Gallery, Christchurch

2001       Car Paopao. The Lane Gallery, Auckland

                Expressway to Taou, St Agathas Gallery, Mt Eden

1999       Solo99, Camera Lucida Gallery, Oaxaca, Mexico

                Porto-Indo, The Ilsington Gallery, London, United Kingdom

                Atlantic/Pacific, The Ericeira Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

1996       Monument to Motion, Archill Gallery, Auckland

1997       Cacophony, The Lane Gallery, Auckland


Selected Group Exhibitions

2006      Khalil Sakikini Center, Ramallah, Palestine

               Mainly Contemporary, Williams Gallery, Wellington

2005      Homelands, Cybertribe online Exhibition, Newcastle, Australia

               Lima-Pacific Arts, (5th Pacific Festival of CHCH), Christchurch

               Face Value: Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia

               Face Value, Museum of Brisbane, Australia

               Re-Interpreting the Middle East, 2005 SGC Conference, Washington DC

2004      December Show, Flagstaff gallery, Devonport

               Printmakers, Catchment Gallery, Nelson

               Wallace Award Finalist Exhibition, Wallace gallery, Auckland

               Sumei National Print Exhibit, Newark, N.J, U.S.A

               Invitational Group, National Museum, Rarotonga

2003       Sydney Art on Paper Fair 2003, Sydney, Australia

                20/20, City Art Gallery, Christchurch

2002       Start Up, Te Papa Museum, Wellington

                Pacifika Ways of Knowing Conference, Columbia University, New York

1999       Brothers, Gallery 482, Brisbane, Australia

1996       Bottled Ocean, Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland


Recent Achievements and Awards

2006       Macmillan Brown Centre Artist in Residence, Canterbury University

2005       Creative New Zealand Grant- Workshop in San Francisco, USA

2004       Finalist –James Wallace Awards, Auckland

                Finalist - Sumei National Print Awards, Newark, N.J, USA

2003       Wesley Community Centre Commission, Auckland

2002       Martin Hughes Contemporary Pacific Art Award

2001       Resident Artist for Pacific Pathways, Auckland Museum

Work History

2006       Guest Tutor/Artist in Residence  Howick College

2003/4/5Fine Arts Tutor, Te Wananga O Aotearoa, Manukau, Auckland

                Workshop Tutor, Art Station, Ponsonby, Auckland

2001       Drawing Tutor, Hungry Creek Art and Craft School, Puhoi

                Resident Artist for Pacific Pathways, Auckland Museum

                Workshop Tutor, Elam Summer School, Auckland

2000       Workshop Tutor, Printmaking Dept, Auckland University

                Workshop Tutor, Elam Summer School, Auckland

1997       Workshop Tutor, Printmaking Dept, Auckland University

                Workshop Tutor Tutor, Selwyn College, Auckland

                Print Workshop Tutor, St Pauls College, Auckland

                Print Workshop Tutor, Bellevue High School, Auckland

1994       Drawing/Printmaking Tutor, Whitiriea Polytechnic, Wellington



Traditional Woodblock printmaking Experimental Woodblock printmaking


Plastic dry-point Etching

Experimental Drawing


Up and coming shows

Pasifika Styles, Camdridge University Museum, U.K, May 2006

Marziart Internationale Galerie. Hamburg, Germany, June 2006