About us

Who we are

The Dowse Art Gallery opened on the 31st May, 1970, by Governor-General Sir Arthur Porritt.  We've been pioneering the presentation of art forms and under-represented artists for more than 50 years.
Karl Chitham is the Director of The Dowse, New Zealand's leading contemporary art gallery in Lower Hutt, Wellington.
We're the talent behind The Dowse. Find out what we do and how to get in touch.