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...ABOUT US: The Physics Room Mission and Strategic Objectives

The Physics Room Mission

An internationally recognised arts platform, dedicated to develop and challenge both the
artist and audience of innovative contemporary art in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our Strategic Objectives

  To assist art practitioners with resources and opportunities to achieve a higher level of professional and creative development.   To promote and encourage a greater acknowledgement, understanding and value of contemporary art among New Zealanders.  

Our Values


Providing a platform & context for the development of new work & new directions

Contributing to a strong local and national arts infrastructure

Presenting art in a context that develops audiences & understanding

Two areas of activity:
Artistic Programme; Business Programme

Business Programme


To ensure the financial sustainability of The Physics Room Trust

To diversify sources of revenue, decreasing the contribution from CNZ to a sustainable level below 70%

To contribute positively to the local and national professional arts infrastructure

Artistic Programme


To develop a critical artistic programme, with an emphasis on the development and presentation of new work

To support local contemporary art practice within a national and international context

To present innovative visual art and interdisciplinary art forms within an accessible cultural framework