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Tairawhiti Museum

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Eastland's Museum and Art Gallery. A splendid variety of galleries uniquely display the region's history, art and taonga Mäori. Maritime/Star of Canada Bridgehouse, historic 1870s Wyllie Cottage, giftshop and cafe.

Collection Type
Art, Historic Site, History, Maritime, Military, Natural History, Taonga Maori, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconP O Box 716 Gisborne New Zealand
Telephone number icon0064 6 8673832
Web address iconhttp://www.tairawhitimuseum.org.nz
Email address iconinfo@tairawhitimuseum.org.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address iconKelvin Park Stout Street Gisborne, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconWeekdays 10am-4pm Weekends 1.30pm-4pm
Charges iconGold Coin entry. Free admission Mondays.



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Kete-Puāwai - Basket of Evolution

Opening 5:30pm, 20 December 2017. Māori weaving is full of symbolism and hidden meanings. Embodied with the spiritual values of Te-whare-pora and our Māori people. The Kete is seen and recognised as a spiritual ...

Dates: 24-Jan-2018, 31-Jan-2018, 07-Feb-2018, 14-Feb-2018, 21-Feb-2018, 22-Feb-2018 View more sessions

Hei Puru Rourou - Toihoukura

Toihoukura is the School of Maori Visual Arts and Design at the EIT Campus in Gisborne. Toihoukura is an internationally recognized indigenous art programme offering a Diploma and Bachelors Degree in Māori Visual Arts. ...

Dates: 26-Jan-2018, 02-Feb-2018, 09-Feb-2018, 11-Feb-2018

Follow My Journey - Phillipa Knight

Yearning to paint with expressive freedom, local artist Phillipa Knight, has found her happy place through the process of intuitive painting. For this artist, intuitive painting is recording onto canvas whatever ...

Dates: 26-Jan-2018, 02-Feb-2018, 09-Feb-2018, 16-Feb-2018, 18-Feb-2018

Toru Tekau Ngā Kaihanga Uku - Māori Clay Artists

1987 - thirty years ago, saw the birth of a new movement in world ceramics – the formation of Kaihanga Uku – Māori Clay Artists. Baye Riddell had begun his career as a potter thirteen years earlier ostensibly the ...

Dates: 28-Jan-2018, 04-Feb-2018, 11-Feb-2018, 18-Feb-2018, 25-Feb-2018

Company of Potters

Curated by Damian Skinner, developed and toured by Objectspace. Between 1973 and 1984, the three kilns at Ian and Sheryl Smail’s ‘Nodsdale’ property on Auckland’s north shore were used to fire pots by a number ...

Dates: 16-Feb-2018, 16-Feb-2018, 23-Feb-2018, 02-Mar-2018, 09-Mar-2018, 16-Mar-2018 View more sessions

My Language of Pattern and Colour - Jan Linklater

Even as a small child, patterns fascinated me and lodged in my memory. The theory of colour came later when I started to paint seriously but it is only since I emigrated to NZ that the striking landscape and light and a ...

Dates: 22-Feb-2018, 23-Feb-2018, 02-Mar-2018, 09-Mar-2018, 16-Mar-2018, 23-Mar-2018 View more sessions

Rosemary Parcell

Rosemary Parcell was born in Tarras, Central Otago. In 1972 she graduated from Ilam School of Fine Arts, Canterbury and began teaching Art and Art History in Dunedin and continued with teaching positions in ...

Dates: 02-Mar-2018, 02-Mar-2018, 09-Mar-2018, 16-Mar-2018, 23-Mar-2018, 30-Mar-2018 View more sessions