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Rich in Gisborne, East Coast history

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.

  


New Exhibitions

  Catching The Edge - Margeret Hansen

  15 August 2014  - 12 October 2014

Have you watched a southerly front suck blue from the sea? Or considered the exact colours informing any simple sky? Have you traced paths of water on the beach making their way home? Those unique, calligraphic rills are the kinds of conditions that inspire Margaret Hansen to capture intuitive images inhabiting the world between impression and concept, playing at the edges of light and land. This work is described as atmospheric, exploring shifting light and tide, licks of wind on water.

Margaret paints from her studio at Makorori Beach - the edge of a reef at the end of a beach at the beginning of the day. She plays with ambiguous and multiple horizons and perceptions. She exploits colour with a subtle or restricted palette. Depth is often achieved with fine layering or unseen background metallics.

Featured works range in size. One series of tiny paintings ‘Ways to Water, catches those trickling paths to the sea. Another, entitled ‘Bobby’s Birthday’ captures a rare burst of light seen only once. Many of these paintings carry stories.

“With this exhibition I want to say, ‘See that? Look now! It’s gone.’”

 

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 Exhibitions online

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

Check them out.....

 

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




Gisborne Photo News online
You can search the Gisborne Photo News online
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Books on line
Reading material is now available from the website!
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Available now, only $40 from the museum or order from the  shop.

A Splendid Isolation

A Splendid Isolation
Available now from the museum or order from the shop.