In loving memory of Luit Bieringa


Luitjen Hendrik Bieringa

Groningen 10 September 1942 - Te Whanganui-a-Tara 21 June 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Luit Bieringa. He died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family.

A lover of art and ideas. An art historian, gallery director, film maker, writer and educator who was a champion of artists and culture locally and internationally.

Beloved husband of Jan Bieringa. Brother of Aafke Drake. Beloved father of Sven, Olive and Kris and their partners Sarah, Otto and Louise. Grandfather to Stella, Lola, Thor and Uma. A generous friend and proud family man.

In lieu of flowers please please donate to a social or arts organization in need.

Leaving Legacies That Last - The Big Idea - June 23 2022

Innovative but pragmatic friend to arts community - Obituary, The Dominion Post - June 25 2022

Make It So - Robert Leonard - June 23 2022

Luit Bieringa, 1942-2022 - Te Papa Blog - July 02 2022

Luit Bieringa Farewell Ceremony - Prefab, June 27 2022

Order of service for the farewell ceremony :

Music : Anthony Donaldson, David Donaldson, Steve Roche

Welcome : Tamahou Temara

Master of Ceremonies : Rob Cherry

Speakers :
Stuart McKenzie
Chris Cane / Jill Trevelyan
Jan van der Ploeg
Steven Englesman
Kris Bieringa
John McCormack
Shona Rapira Davies
Derek Cowie
Open mic

Farewell : Olive Bieringa
Otto Ramstad and Uma Ramstad
Ray Ahipene-Mercer