Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery
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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.

 


Vacancy

Collection Technicians x 2 (one year fixed-term)

An opportunity exists for two highly motivated and skilled Collection Technicians to join Tairāwhiti Museum at an exciting time of development and renewal.
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New Exhibitions

 All Woman - Bev Short 

  20 June 2014 - 10 August 2014



Self-taught Wellington-based photographer Bev Short grew up in the south of England, in Edinburgh. As soon as she was old enough she acquired her own camera and began photographing and developing her skills. She immigrated to New Zealand in 2002.

All Woman: A Modern Portrait of New Zealand Women was iinitially conceived as a book, the original idea was to photograph the subjects twice — one image showing their public life, the other their private life. This exhibition expands on that theme exploring in depth the story behind each women and each image. Short spent three years travelling across New Zealand encapsulating the essence of women whom she felt most compelling and inspirational high achievers.

“The women I met really opened up to me about their lives which I was so grateful to them for. I admired their spirit and energy and I wanted to celebrate that, but also to share their stories and images with a wider public. Through All Woman I finally found my calling and my ‘voice’ in my art. I know the way I want to photograph and how to go about it.”

SOME of the faces are instantly recognizable such as the Topp twins, former Wellington mayor Kerry Prendergast, poet Dame Fiona Kidman and comedian Michele A’Court some aren’t – but all the women featured have a unique story to tell.

Toured by New Zealand Portrait gallery: Te Pukenga Whakaata

 

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The latest issue of Tui Tui Tuituia, the museum newletter is available.
Visit the museum for a copy or download here...Winter 2014 Click

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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




Job Vacancy
An opportunity exists for two highly motivated and skilled Collection Technicians to join Tairāwhiti Museum at an exciting time of development and renewal
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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.