• Fine and Decorative Arts

Tairāwhiti Museum’s fine arts collection reflects our region with a significant focus on local artists and subjects.  It includes:

  • Paintings, prints, drawings
  • sculptures, constructions
  • Decorative art – ceramics, jewellery, textiles
  • Photography
  • Media art

Search the Fine Arts – Toi Collection Online

Explore the collection

Explore the fine arts collection on our online database. We are continually updating and improving the online collection and regularly add new objects and documents.

Donating to the collection

The continued growth of the fine arts collection is often reliant on the generosity of sponsors and donors. Please contact us if you have a work you would like to donate to the collection.

See our Recent Acquisitions page for information about new additions to the collection.


The museum  displays works from the fine arts collection in semi-permanent and short term exhibitions.


Find out more about some of the artists represented in the museum collection


For enquiries or to access works in the collection not currently on display contact

Jolene Douglas Curator of Art & Exhibitions Kaiteki Toi

Contact Jolene for enquiries about the museum's art collections and exhibition proposals

We welcome ideas for new projects and exhibitions so if you have something in mind, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you!

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