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.
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Te Hā Art Award 2017
Entry form and details of the 2017 Te Hā Art Award are here..
Recent Acquisitions 2015 – 2017
24 August 2017 – 24 September 2017
York Hutchinson by Allan Barns-Graham
The Tairāwhiti Museum’s fine arts collection is bespoke for this region, and to be shared in perpetuity. The cornerstone for developing a meaningful museum collection is proactive and selective gathering and preserving of historical ‘values’.
Continued growth of the fine arts collection is often due to the generosity of sponsors and donors. Accepting incoming works is not a given no matter how generous an offer. All must first be processed and measured for their significance, relevance, educational worth and whether storage requirements are adequate. In a public collection, an artwork should ideally lend itself to a myriad of differing uses, becoming more than the artist’s statement.
This exhibition of artworks or ‘values’ has been selected from works gathered since 2015. They explore unchartered chapters that thread and whisper through the fabric of local communities, encapsulating signature styles that most local visitors will instantly respond to and recognize.
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Exhibitions previously on display at the Tairâwhiti Museum are now available for viewing on-line.
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Available now, only $40 from the museum or order from the shop.
A Splendid Isolation
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