Bachelor of Fine Arts (1st Class Honours), Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand
Master of Fine Arts, Candidate, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia
Australian Postgraduate Award, 2011, 2012
2008 SELECT: The 2008 University of Canterbury Art Acquisition, SOFA Gallery, Christchurch Arts Centre, New Zealand
The Unromantics: Yeo Won, Telly Tu'u, Campus Gallery, School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Thalamus: Telly Tu'u, Solo ExhibiRon, 150 Lichfield Street, Christchurch
2009 Nicht So Schlimm, HSP High Street Project, 140a Lichfield Street, Christchurch
The Friends of the Gallery - Acquisition, Christchurch Public Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand
Group Show, curated by Hamish Win, Newcall Gallery, Auckland
Cloud 9, curated by Jennifer Hay, Christchurch Public Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, New Zealand
SELECT: The 2009 University of Canterbury Art Acquisition, SOFA Gallery, Christchurch Arts Centre, New Zealand
2012 Drawing, COCA, Centre of Contemporary Arts, Christchurch, New Zealand. Curated by Helen Calder
2013 Group Show with Xu Jun Bang, Ali Bramwell, James R. Ford, Marcel Grosse, Toby Huddlestone,Paul Paul, A.D Schierning, Zina Swanson, International Drawing Show - Airline, ABC Gallery, Addington, Christchurch, New Zealand.
New Work, Telly Tu'u and Michelle Ah Kuoi, 474 Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney, Australia
2016 You are Invited, Waders Gallery, East Sydney, Australia
2017 Limbic, Bowen Galleries, Wellington New Zealand
The Silver Bulletin Issue 4; editor Mad Galloway, September, 2011
Neate, R. (2008) Thalamus - Painting on the Verge. For Telly Tu'u's exhibition, Thalamus.
Lichfield St, Christchurch, New Zealand, 29 Sep-3 Oct 2008. [Essay in catalogue]. (ExhibiRons) Wood, Andrew Paul, Cloud 9 - Review http://eyecontactarmorum.blogspot.com.au/2009_09_01_archive.html
Wood, Andrew Paul, Everywhere/ Always: Abstract Painting From Christchurch, Art New Zealand, Number 133, Autumn 2010 B.157 Bulletin, October/November, 2009 http://christchurchartgallery.org.nz/media/uploads/2010_06/CAGTPoW_Bulletin_B.157_Final_September_October_November_low_res_2009-09-18.PDF
Wells, J and Garrie, B. (2009) Thalamus: Telly Tu'u, Oculus, Postgraduate Journal for Visual Arts Research, Issue 1, February.