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


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Semi Permanent Exhibitions

Rich in Gisborne, East Coast history

Poverty Bay - taonga maori

Exhibitions 2005

Toihoukura - Visual Arts Maori - PATUKITAHI
December 10 - February 6

Gisborne Contemporaries - SEEING ANGELS
December 17 - February 13


Helena Andersson - 'reflections' & 1940-1985 - a jewellery experience
December 3 - 20 February


Dream of Light Gone - Kate Hathaway, Paintings  &  Peggy Ericson, Ceramics
February 11 - March 27

 Two Eyes, A Nose And A Mouth-That's me
Portraits from the museums' art collection.




 East Coast Artists
7 March - 24 April

see news article




Jarad Ferris - Life Suspended By Passing Breath      
1 April - 18 May      8th April Opening

see news article


            'Dali dreaming' - Jarad Ferris


8 April - 18 May          8 April Opening

see news article


Wearable Art Awards
29 April - 18 May


Wearable Art Awards
29 April - 30 June


 Winter Exhibition 2005 - Gisborne Artists Society & Potters Group

Until 3 July

Read article


3June - 3 July


A Taste of Gisborne - Quilting          
Read article



Patrick Takoko and Simon Lardelli
8 July - 11 September


A number of works are available for viewing and purchase on-line, see the 'Waka' page....click here

OctoberArtworks inspired by the Restoration of Te Rongopai Marae                             Hiroshima Nagasaki A-Bomb Exhibition      16 September - 13 November         Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced nuclear weapons for the first time in human history. The cities were devastated and thousands of lives were lost in an instant. The suffering inflicted by the atomic radiation on those who survived continues until this day. To mark the sixty year anniversary of the bombings, the NZ Peace Foundation are offering free of charge an exhibition depicting the horrors of the explosions and their after effects.

  50 years - MUSEUM
Celebrating 50 years of the Museum & Art Gallery at Kelvin Rise.
A selection of 50 items from the first two catalogued collections.     




Cameron Webster & Carlette Flavell

4 November - 4 December



The Stone Studio New Zealand

18 November - 2 January

    Green River by Chris Wilson
    HERE WE ARE! in situ
Recent artwork from local contemporary artists

25 November - 29 January


Contemporary Maori art 

9 December - 12 February