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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July Holiday Programme

17 - 21 July 2017

Check out what is available, click here for more..


New Exhibitions

Flying Moas
Gisborne Arts Collective 1986 – 1995

  17 June 2017 – 13 August 2017

In the US of A during the ‘80s, the graffiti outpouring of Neo-Expressionists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring made a dramatic shift from the ubiquitous streets of New York to the premier art gallery circuit.

In a similar timeframe, with a quick change of scenery, we relocate to the Gisborne art scene where a small group of artist enthusiasts have become enlivened with a healthy dose of ‘80s swagger. From group discussions a plan evolves offering a wider audience access to and acknowledgment of the neighbourhood ‘avant-garde’.

This small band of artists quickly increases in size and is just as quickly baptised the ‘Flying Moas’. They become a beacon for all things arty. The ‘Flying Moas’ gallery once established becomes a hub for rapid fire exhibition changes, awash with social commentary and standing room only at opening nights.

We now relive this productive era with artworks selected from 1986 – 1995 to the present day. From the original group of thirty, 21 Moas participate, an event marked by an insightful publication by Sheridan Gundry that tracks the historical flight path of the Flying Moas, available for purchase with grateful thanks to sponsors the Friends of the Museum.

 ...more exhibitions....     


Newsletter



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

Visit the museum for a copy or download here... June 2017 Newsletter Click


Previous newsletters can be found  here......

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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. Free entry for local residents.


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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July Holiday Programme
July Holiday Programme
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Sunday Concert Series
Sunday Concert Series
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Honouring the Nurses
Anzac 2017
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Check out our blog
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Like Us On Facebook
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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.