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

Check out what to do these school holidays..July 2018 Holiday Programme


New Exhibitions

Pou Whare – A pillar of Strength 

  1 July 2018 – 23 September 2018

Leading up to the 150th commemoration of the return of Te Kooti Rikirangi Te Turuki and his followers (Ngā Whakarau) landing at Whareongaonga, this exhibition is a visual artists tribute to the koroua offering a platform for the artists to voice their stories celebrating their connections to Te Kooti Rikirangi Te Turuki through their whakapapa, the stories of their tīpuna that served with him throughout his campaign, or stories of their tīpuna who were followers of the Ringatū faith.


The contribution of twelve artists makes reference to 12th of the month and the Sabbath (Saturday), there are four important days, or rā, on the Ringatū calendar, which are known as ngā pou o te tau (the pillars of the year). They are 1 January, 1 June, 1 July, and 1 November. 1 July marks the beginning of the seventh month, the ‘sabbath of the sabbath’; and celebrates the cycle of renewal, or coming from death at the beginning of spring.


Dr Haare Williams; Simon Lardelli; Steve
Gibbs; Tiopira Rauna; Tai Kerekere;
Nick Tupara; John Moetara; Matthew
Thornton; Tawera Tahuri; Henare Tahuri;
Erena Koopu; Kaaterina Kerekere

 ...more exhibitions....     

 

Reginal Digital Forum

  Wednesday 25 July 2018

A day for anyone who works in the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums), anyone who produces digital media projects for this sector (web developers, app makers etc) or anyone with an interest in these areas.

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2018 Te Hā Art Award

Entries are being called for this year's art award....read more..


Newsletter


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

Visit the museum for a copy or download here...JUNE_WINTER_2018_Web.pdf

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'

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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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Sunday Concert Series
Sunday Concert Series
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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.