Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery
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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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New Exhibitions

MŌ TE EMEPAEA - For the Empire

   13 October 2017 – 10 December 2017

  
Artist Jean Stewart works on ‘Night Trek in Killarney’

Ki a koutou Ngāi Mātakitaki tēnā koutou katoa. Tēnā koutou i tae mai ki te mātakitaki i tēnei mahi toi i runga i te kaupapa o te pakanga tuatahi. Ko te tumanako kia mīharo koutou ki ngā mahi toi o ngā tohunga nā rātou ngā peita, ngā whakairo, me ngā taonga uku i roto i tenei whakakitenga me te aroha anō hoki ki a rātou katoa i haere ki rāwāhi ki te pakanga tuatahi. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

“Mō Te Emepaea” (For The Empire) is a play on Lord Kitchener’s finger pointing to members of the Commonwealth that “Your Country Needs You”.

This is a personal exhibition based in part on the diaries of Tawhai Riri Tamepo which contains the activities of his platoon and his travels in Europe while on convalescent leave.

Tamepo paints a sobering portrayal of the post war struggles that many endured without governmental assistance which was only available to non-Māori returned servicemen.

Contributing to this memorial are artists: June Grant, Jean Stewart, the late Dr Cliff Whiting, Sandy Adsett, Derek Lardelli, Gabrielle Belz, Steve Gibbs, Baye Riddell, Grant Hall, Ruth Cole, Linda Pirimona, Hoana Forrester and Ereatara Tamepo.
-Curator Erina Tamepo


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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

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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

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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A Splendid Isolation

A Splendid Isolation
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