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Poverty Bay - taonga maori

 

Welcome

E ngā mana e ngā reo o te ao, tenei te mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa me te karanga anō hoki kia anga mai koutou ki tēnei matapihi e whakaatuhia ai ngā tini āhuatanga e pā ana ki tēnei whare taonga, arā, ko te whare taonga o te Tairāwhiti. Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai rā.

Greetings to you, the many prestigious cultures of the world.
We invite you to glance through this portal which will allow you to witness the many activities undertaken by the Tairāwhiti Museum. Welcome to our web-site.
We are very excited about being able to showcase all that we have to offer local residents and visitors to the region.

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New Exhibitions    

Gloriously Big Pots - ceramics from the collection

  31 July 2015 – 4 October 2015



                  Aotearoa Classique -
 Baye Riddell

This exhibition features a selection of large vessels from the Museum’s ceramic collection by ceramicists of national and international acclaim.

Local clay worker, Baye Riddell is legendary for his massive pots and sculptures and for his constant crusade in spreading the gospel of ceramic art to a global audience. He has a preference for local clay sourced from his family land at Te Puia Springs and this he says evokes a respect for the material and a sense of connection with his tipuna.

Bruce and Estelle Martin are also legendary. They were among the first potters in New Zealand to make a living from their work. And in 1978 after a pivotal three month stay-over in Japan to follow their passion and interest in Japanese ceramics, they returned to their home in Hastings and built a Japanese-style anagama kiln. The anagama is fueled with firewood, in contrast to the electric or gas-fueled kilns commonly used by most potters. Other selected ceramicists included in this exhibition are Doreen Blumhardt, Nicholas Brandon, Lois Williams, Richard Rogers, Nick Strathers, Toby Strafford and Adrian Cotter.

 

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 Exhibitions online

Exhibitions previously on display at the Tairawhiti Museum are now available for viewing on-line.

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The Times they are a changin'

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Not Just Black & White

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Dresses for Special Occasions

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Hours - Open 7 Days.

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm

Sunday and Public Holidays, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Closed - Easter Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day


Contact Details

Physical Address:
Tairawhiti Museum
Kelvin Rise
10 Stout Street
Gisborne 4010.

Postal Address:
Tairawhiti Museum
Po Box 716
Gisborne 4040.

Phone: (06) 867 3832
Fax: (06) 867 2728          
emailinfo@tairawhitimuseum.org.nz




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Books on line
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Available now, only $40 from the museum or order from the  shop.

A Splendid Isolation

A Splendid Isolation
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