Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery
Rich in Gisborne, East Coast history
Rich in Gisborne, East Coast history Poverty Bay - taonga maori
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Rich in Gisborne, East Coast history

Poverty Bay - taonga maori

 

Welcome

E ngâ mana e ngâ reo o te ao, tenei te mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa me te karanga anô hoki kia anga mai koutou ki tçnei matapihi e whakaatuhia ai ngâ tini âhuatanga e pâ ana ki tçnei whare taonga, arâ, ko te whare taonga o te Tairâwhiti. Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai râ.

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 Tairâwhiti 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

a-hoe! -Steve Gibbs

   21 January 2017 – 19 March 2017

Preview: 20 January 2017, 5.30pm 


                                                                           Name Changer

 

a-hoe!
|əˈhɔɪ|

exclamation. Nautical.

‘a’, an English particle and, ‘hoe’, a Māori term for ‘paddle’. Adapted from the English exclamation ‘ahoy’; a call used to greet someone or draw attention to something from a distance: ahoy there! | land ahoy!

SEE: waka, water, travel, time - Wā

ORIGIN

mid 18th cent.: from ah + hoy1

a-hoe!. A series of works based on the first and subsequent encounters that took place between Tangata whenua and tauiwi in Turanganui a kiwa.

• a metaphor for travel through water, time and space.

• the cultural disconnect when taonga tuku iho are removed from cultural memory
• The journey that we as people have been on since those initial encounters

Steve Gibbs

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 Exhibitions online

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

Check them out.....

 

The Times they are a changin'

click here...

Not Just Black & White

click here...

Dresses for Special Occasions

click here...

 



Hours - Open 7 Days.

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm

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

Closed - Easter Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Entry - $5, 12yo and under free, locals and ratepayers $2


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
emailinfo@tairawhitimuseum.org.nz

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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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