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10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
06-867 3832

August 2018

Classical guitar concert – Rameka Tamaki & Oliver Fetherston

August 13, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 am
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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Currently in their third year of undergraduate study at Te Koki New Zealand School of Music, Rameka Tamaki and Oliver Fetherston are soon to complete their Bachelor of Music degrees. They are both Classical Performance majors, studying classical guitar under the tutelage of Dr Jane Curry. The pair began playing together in 2017, and have since performed in numerous concerts around Wellington. Nga Tae Puoro, or ‘The colourful instrument’, takes its name from the wide tonal palette offered by the…

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September 2018

The 80s Show flootalk with exhibition curator Karl Chitham

September 6, 2018 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 am
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

The 80s Show Floor Talk with Tauranga Art Gallery Director and exhibition curator Karl Chitham 5.30pm 5 September 2018 FREE entry for Friends of the Museum $5 for general public No need to book, pay on the day Supported by the Friends of Tairāwhiti Museum Karl Chitham (Ngāpuhi) is the Director and Curator of Tauranga Art Gallery, Toi Tauranga. He has been involved in the arts sector for over 15 years as a curator, educator, writer, selector and instigator. Recent…

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Ambitious Gisborne Women – public talk by Jean Johnston

September 20, 2018 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 am
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

125 years ago, on 19 September 1893, New Zealand women won the right to vote. When the new Electoral Act was signed into law, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to grant all women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. The passage of the Act was the culmination of years of agitation by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) and other organisations. As part of this campaign, a series of massive petitions were presented to…

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School holiday drop-in Discovery Zone

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - October 8, 2018 @ 5:00 am
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

Open through the first week of the school holidays, the museum Discovery Zone, is a free, family drop-in play area with games and activities for the whole family. Entry is free and no booking is required. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

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October 2018

Holiday art workshop: Atarau Moonlight

October 8, 2018 @ 11:00 pm - October 9, 2018 @ 1:00 am
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Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

Atarau Moonlight In this workshop you will design your own art work on a purerehua, a musical instrument named after a native moth. Workshops: 8 and 9th October, 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm Pre-booking and pre-payment at the museum is essential. Programmes cost $5 per child, suitable for ages 4 - 12 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop. Adult free of charge.

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Holiday art workshop: Atarau Moonlight

October 9, 2018 @ 11:00 pm - October 10, 2018 @ 1:00 am
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Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

Atarau Moonlight In this workshop you will design your own art work on a purerehua, a musical instrument named after a native moth. Workshops: 8 and 9th October, 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm Pre-booking and pre-payment at the museum is essential. Programmes cost $5 per child, suitable for ages 4 - 12 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop. Adult free of charge.

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Holiday art workshop: Atarau Moonlight

October 10, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 9, 2018

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Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

Atarau Moonlight In this workshop you will design your own art work on a purerehua, a musical instrument named after a native moth. Workshops: 8 and 9th October, 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm Pre-booking and pre-payment at the museum is essential. Programmes cost $5 per child, suitable for ages 4 - 12 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop. Adult free of charge.

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November 2018

Ambitious Gisborne Women exhibition opening

November 10, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 7:00 am
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

All welcome at the museum for the opening of Ambitious Gisborne Women

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Out of the Bedroom into the Lounge – Jan Nigro, exhibition opening

November 30, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

All welcome at the opening of Out of the Bedroom, into the Lounge by Jan Nigro  

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December 2018

He Tirohanga ki Tai: Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery exhibition opening

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

He Tirohanga ki Tai: Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery is an art exhibition and public forum that addresses the historical fallacy of the European ‘discovery’ of Aotearoa New Zealand. As the title suggests, he tirohanga ki tai (a view from the shore), the exhibition provides an indigenous perspective looking out from our place in the world. The exhibition features works by Robyn Kahukiwa, Rachael Rakena, Ngāhina Hohaia, Tina Ngata, Michel Tuffery, Tawera Tahuri, Israel Tangaroa Birch, Rangi Kipa, Dr Johnson…

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Hawaiiki Hou exhibition opening

December 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

All welcome for the opening of Hawaiiki Hou - Toihoukura's annual exhibition at Tairāwhiti Museum   2018 marks the 25th year of Toihoukura - School of Māori Arts and Design at the Eastern Institute of Technology, and consists of recent works by students and Toihoukura staff from this academic year. This exhibition also coincides with the annual Ruanuku Art Award established in 1995 under a policy initiated by the Tairāwhiti Museum. This award was put in place to acknowledge a…

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Christmas music in the gallery

December 20, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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Enjoy some Christmas music with your art! We have musicians playing in the gallery from 11.30am - 12pm on the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 24th December. Our musicians are guests of Professor Jack Richards - Lixin Zhang (piano), Long Nguyen (Bassoon) and Olliver Shermauker Clarinet).

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Christmas music in the gallery

December 21, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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Enjoy some Christmas music with your art! We have musicians playing in the gallery from 11.30am - 12pm on the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 24th December. Our musicians are guests of Professor Jack Richards - Lixin Zhang (piano), Long Nguyen (Bassoon) and Olliver Shermauker Clarinet).

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Christmas music in the gallery

December 22, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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Enjoy some Christmas music with your art! We have musicians playing in the gallery from 11.30am - 12pm on the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 24th December. Our musicians are guests of Professor Jack Richards - Lixin Zhang (piano), Long Nguyen (Bassoon) and Olliver Shermauker Clarinet).

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Christmas music in the gallery

December 24, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:30am, repeating until December 22, 2018

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Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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Enjoy some Christmas music with your art! We have musicians playing in the gallery from 11.30am - 12pm on the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 24th December. Our musicians are guests of Professor Jack Richards - Lixin Zhang (piano), Long Nguyen (Bassoon) and Olliver Shermauker Clarinet).

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February 2019

Exhibition opening: Phyllis Underdown retrospective

February 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

Join us at the museum for the opening of a new solo exhibition by Gisborne artist Phyllis Underdown  

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March 2019

‘The Road to Tūranga: Leo Fowler’s Gisborne Years’ book launch

March 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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Gerald Barnett's new book about legendary broadcaster Leo Fowler brings Gisborne's 20th Century cultural history to life.   Nau mai, haere mai Join us at Tairāwhiti Museum for the launch of 'The Road to Tūranga: Leo Fowler's Gisborne Years' by Gerald Barnett. We are particularly proud to publish Leo's story because he was the museum's founding (honorary) Director. Please join us in celebrating his achievements and legacy. This publication has been supported by the Friends of the Museum, Eastland Community…

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Charlotte Museum Trust pop-up exhibition, films and play

March 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

Charlotte Museum Trust comes to Gisborne Displays, a quilt, cartoons, herstory, badges. Two short films—Our Stories, & Lesbian Music Made Community, a performance: “I AM” and songs This exhibition will be in the Winifred Lysnar Education Discovery Centre at Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street All welcome, free entry www.charlottemuseum.lesbian.net.nz  

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April 2019

Book launch The Weight of the Captain’s Wrist: Peter Ireland History Paintings

April 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

The Weight of the Captain's Wrist invitation

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April School holiday programme

April 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - April 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

  Art programmes inspired by museum exhibitions 2 hour programmes, $5 per child per session, ages 4-12. Pre-booking and pre--payment (at the museum) essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop (adult free of charge)   Monday 15 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Turning Trash into Treasure Tuesday 16 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Make a Mini Art Book with Mono Prints Wednesday 17 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Weaving with Paper Thursday 18 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Experimental Painting…

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April School holiday programme

April 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

  Art programmes inspired by museum exhibitions 2 hour programmes, $5 per child per session, ages 4-12. Pre-booking and pre--payment (at the museum) essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop (adult free of charge)   Monday 15 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Turning Trash into Treasure Tuesday 16 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Make a Mini Art Book with Mono Prints Wednesday 17 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Weaving with Paper Thursday 18 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Experimental Painting…

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April School holiday programme

April 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 18, 2019

An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until April 18, 2019

Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

  Art programmes inspired by museum exhibitions 2 hour programmes, $5 per child per session, ages 4-12. Pre-booking and pre--payment (at the museum) essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop (adult free of charge)   Monday 15 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Turning Trash into Treasure Tuesday 16 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Make a Mini Art Book with Mono Prints Wednesday 17 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Weaving with Paper Thursday 18 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Experimental Painting…

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April School holiday programme

April 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 18, 2019

An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until April 18, 2019

Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

  Art programmes inspired by museum exhibitions 2 hour programmes, $5 per child per session, ages 4-12. Pre-booking and pre--payment (at the museum) essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop (adult free of charge)   Monday 15 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Turning Trash into Treasure Tuesday 16 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Make a Mini Art Book with Mono Prints Wednesday 17 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Weaving with Paper Thursday 18 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Experimental Painting…

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April School holiday programme

April 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 18, 2019

An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until April 18, 2019

Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

  Art programmes inspired by museum exhibitions 2 hour programmes, $5 per child per session, ages 4-12. Pre-booking and pre--payment (at the museum) essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop (adult free of charge)   Monday 15 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Turning Trash into Treasure Tuesday 16 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Make a Mini Art Book with Mono Prints Wednesday 17 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Weaving with Paper Thursday 18 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Experimental Painting…

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April School holiday programme

April 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 18, 2019

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Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

  Art programmes inspired by museum exhibitions 2 hour programmes, $5 per child per session, ages 4-12. Pre-booking and pre--payment (at the museum) essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop (adult free of charge)   Monday 15 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Turning Trash into Treasure Tuesday 16 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Make a Mini Art Book with Mono Prints Wednesday 17 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Weaving with Paper Thursday 18 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Experimental Painting…

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April School holiday programme

April 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until April 18, 2019

An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until April 18, 2019

Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

  Art programmes inspired by museum exhibitions 2 hour programmes, $5 per child per session, ages 4-12. Pre-booking and pre--payment (at the museum) essential. All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop (adult free of charge)   Monday 15 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Turning Trash into Treasure Tuesday 16 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Make a Mini Art Book with Mono Prints Wednesday 17 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Weaving with Paper Thursday 18 April 10am—12pm, 1pm—3pm Experimental Painting…

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May 2019

OHO artists’ floor talk

May 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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Hear artists' Fiona Collis, Melanie Tahata and Izzy Te Rauna talk about their work in the OHO exhibition, currently on display at the Tairāwhiti Museum. Free, no booking required. Refreshments provided.

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July 2019

School Holiday Art Workshops

July 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - July 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

Monday 8th July Garlands Celebrate and create a funky paper garland to hang up at home inspired by current exhibitions in the museum. Two sessions: 10am - 12pm, and 1pm - 3pm (Recommended ages 5 – 12)   Wednesday 10th July Zine Create your own zine based on what you see in the museum, gain insight into how published books and magazines are made. Two sessions: 10am - 12pm, and 1pm - 3pm (Recommended ages 5 – 12)   Friday…

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August 2019

Barleycorn – live at the museum

August 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

Barleycorn will perform a mix of tunes and songs, something for everyone. A relaxing afternoon of gentle folk-style music. Come and join us in this fantastic venue on a Winter's afternoon. You never know what the back-drop might be in the gallery. $5 at the door - children and students with ID free

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Lazarus String Quartet

August 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

Tairāwhiti Museum hosts the Lazarus String Quartet on their NZ Tour 2019. The quartet will speak about and perform the following programme: MOZART STRING QUARTET NO. 16 K428 BEETHOVEN STRING QUARTET OP 18 NO 6 Adults $5.00 Students with ID and children FREE Purchase tickets at the door, limited seating available Lazarus String Quartet With roots from around the globe, the Lazarus String Quartet’s diversity puts them at the forefront of exciting young musicians emerging on the Berlin classical music…

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September 2019

Winter concert series – Xing Wang (piano) and James Jin (violin)

September 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

Join us at the museum for performances by some of New Zealand’s finest young musicians from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music Sun 8 Sept, 2pm Xing Wang (piano) & James Jin (violin) $5 adults, children & students with ID free – pay on the day James and Xing's programme for this concert combines Germanic masterpieces that are substantial in length with shorter Chinese pieces that are lighter in character.  

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Meet Tessa Duder and hear the story of how James Cook charted the first map of Aotearoa New Zealand

September 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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Meet Tessa Duder and hear the story of how James Cook charted the first map of Aotearoa New Zealand First Map: How James Cook Charted Aotearoa New Zealand tells the human story behind the creation of Cook's famous chart, following the progress of his six-month circumnavigation of New Zealand and piecing the map together as the narrative on H.M.B. Endeavour unfolds. First Map author Tessa Duder has been long fascinated by James Cook’s iconic ‘New Zeland’ chart, and the challenges…

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October 2019

Music for Intimate Spaces

October 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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Step away from the recital hall and towards the more intimate spaces of our place. Curated by Mere Boynton in partnership with Tairāwhiti Museum, Music for Intimate Spaces is a situational musical installation. Move through spaces at your own leisure and enjoy the sounds and music of place and time as musicians enliven the C Company Memorial House, Wyllie Cottage and the SS Star of Canada. More information for Music for Intimate Spaces at https://www.tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz/events/music-for-intimate-spaces/ Part of the Te Tairāwhiti…

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Music for Intimate Spaces

October 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Tairāwhiti Museum, 10 Stout Street
Gisborne, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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Step away from the recital hall and towards the more intimate spaces of our place. Curated by Mere Boynton in partnership with Tairāwhiti Museum, Music for Intimate Spaces is a situational musical installation. Move through spaces at your own leisure and enjoy the sounds and music of place and time as musicians enliven the C Company Memorial House, Wyllie Cottage and the SS Star of Canada. More information for Music for Intimate Spaces at https://www.tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz/events/music-for-intimate-spaces/ Part of the Te Tairāwhiti…

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