The Jack C Richards Gallery is currently closed and will reopen later in 2022.
After an exhibition partnership of nine years, Professor Jack C Richards is shifting his collecting focus and rationalising his decorative and fine arts collections. While the gallery will continue to acknowledge Richards’ legacy and enduring contribution to Tairāwhiti Museum and the arts in Tairāwhiti, it will move in a new direction, with a focus on displaying the museum’s art and heritage collections.
In the refreshed gallery we will be able to see more of the artworks that Jack himself has gifted to the museum; as well as art, artefacts and taonga gifted by the Friends of the Museum, and from the many other people from across our community who have made donations, gifts and bequests with such generosity over the years.
We are very grateful to Professor Jack Richards for his willingness to display his personal collections at the museum for so many years, and for his ongoing support of the museum.
The gallery will re-open later this year with a new exhibition, to be announced soon.