COLOURS DELUXE: The Art Album of New Zealand Flora by Sarah and Edward Featon of Gisborne
The Mudge Murals
Tatau: Sāmoan Tattooing and Photography Tatau: Tatau Sāmoa ma ata pu’e
Jack C Richards Gallery
Watersheds | Ngā Wai Pupū
Tairāwhiti Museum is a 5-minute walk from the CBD, across Peel Street Bridge and through Kelvin Park. There is free parking on Stout Street.
COLOURS DELUXE celebrates the achievement of Sarah and Edward Featon of Gisborne, who in the 1880s undertook an ambitious project to describe and paint New Zealand’s flowering plants. Their work resulted in the publication of The Art Album of New Zealand Flora in 1889. This book was the first full colour art album printed and... Read more »
An exhibition of new works by students and staff from Toihoukura School of Māori Visual Art and Design. Toihoukura is thrilled to return to Tairāwhiti Museum to present a new collaboration of works showcasing the creative excellence of emerging Māori artists. This year, Toihoukura has focused attention and invested its energy into sharing and practicing... Read more »
“The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it,” England-based street artist Banksy once said. Since murals are mostly looked at in passing, fellow street artist (among his other hats) Graeme Mudge would have been amused by the irony in Banksy’s observation. The opening on... Read more »
The exhibition is based on the scholarship developed for the Te Papa Press book TATAU: a history of Samoan tattooing (2019). This exhibition presents the photographic art of four Samoan artists, who have been capturing the dynamic practice of contemporary Sāmoan tatau over the last 40 years. New Zealand photographer Mark Adams has been following... Read more »
Fred Foster found a way to make a dollar. Well pre-decimal pounds actually. His plan was to learn how to use a camera and make photographs. That accomplished he took his camera and his sale like charms to his neighbourhood. Knocking on the doors of homes, many newly built, he would talk the lady of... Read more »
Long before smartphones, selfie sticks and one-swipe filters, having your ‘perfect’ picture taken took practice, preparation and plenty of posing. Early cameras and photographic materials required the sitter to be still for many seconds. While this is often given as the reason for a lack of smiles, a more likely reason is that early portrait... Read more »
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