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

Kete-Puāwai -Basket of Evolution

   21 December 2017 – 25 February 2018

    Abby Collier - Tuwhara

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 vessel. It carry’s the knowledge and wisdom of our Ancestors. Tāne-te-wānanga is acknowledged for retrieving three baskets of knowledge for mankind. One kete was called Te-kete-aronui, which is known as the basket of progression. Te-kete-aronui contained the knowledge of raranga as well as all things pertaining to the arts.

Puāwai refers to the evolution of Te-whare-pora from the past and to its continuing growth in the present. This exhibition therefore pays tribute to the weavers of the past and to the weavers of the present that continue to revolutionise the Knowledge of Te-whare-pora.

A connection of Te-whare-pora from the past and Te-whare-pora of the present. The kairaranga are a selection of students from Te-Wānanga-o-Aotearoa (Whirikoka Campus) to exhibit taonga raranga alongside Raranga tahito. - Erin Rauna

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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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