Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery
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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 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   

 

Gisborne artist Ephraim Russell graduated with a Master's degree in Māori visual arts (Hons) in 2014 from Massey University, Palmerston North. In previous years he powered up his artistic skills attending locally established School of Māori Visual Arts, Toihoukura and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Based in Palmerston North since 2009, Russell has set about bringing his art to the local community on a large scale, mural size. He says his work is about positivity, and spreading a good message in a visually appealing way that young people can relate to.

Russell's forthcoming exhibition, Sacred Bloodlines - re-traces his genealogy through his great-great-great-grandfather the Hon. Wiremu Pere, member for the Eastern Māori electorate in the 1880s and 1890s, to many focal tipuna, including Toi te Huatahi, Kiwa, Paoa, Kupe, Paikea and Ruapani. The inspiration for this body of work is derived from the Wi Pere Trust logo designed by local artist Derek Lardelli depicting the circular eye.

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Newsletter







The latest issue of Tui Tui Tuituia, the museum newletter is available. 

Visit the museum for a copy or download here... Winter 2015 Click

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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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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.