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25 April - 25 June

Head of a Girl by Raymond McIntyre
25 July - 25 October

Frances Hodgkins - Still Life: Self Portrait

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George Woolley
Oil on canvas
Buck Nin
Oil on board
Adele Younghusband
Oil on board
Olive Udy-Hawken
Doris Lusk
Watercolour on paper
Selwyn Wilson
Oil on board
Alfred Batty
Oil on canvas
Selwyn Wilson
Oil on board
Adele Younghusband
Oil on textured board
Adele Younghusband
Oil on textured board
Shane Cotton
Mixed media on paper
Henry Kirkwood
Watercolour on paper
Henry Kirkwood
Oil on canvas
Adele Younghusband
Oil on canvas on board
Tony De Lautour
Screen print on Canvas
Adele Younghusband
Charcoal and graphite on paper
Adele Younghusband
Coloured linocut
Adele Younghusband
Oil on textured board
Adele Younghusband
Selwyn Wilson
Oil on board

Permanent Collection

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Artist Talk with Billy Apple Press Release
Exhibition: From the Matuku Trust Collection: Works by Billy apple
Posted: 01/05/2015

New Te Papa art treasures unpacked in Whangarei
Exhibition: Raymond McIntyre - Unpacked Treasures from Te Papa
Posted: 21/04/2015

Billy Apple press release
Posted: 16/03/2015

Media Release: From the Land of Morning Calm to the Land of the Long White Cloud: Korean Artists in Aotearoa
Exhibition: From the Land of Morning Calm to the Land of the Long White Cloud: Korean Artists in Aotearoa
Posted: 06/12/2014

Whangarei Art Museum Concert
Exhibition: Black Rainbow
Posted: 29/10/2014

The Whangarei Art Museum is the public gallery of the district and the only public gallery in Northland.

You can visit us in our new premises at The Hub in the Town Basin, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand.

The original museum opened in June 1996 in an historical arts and crafts building in beautiful Cafler Park adjacent to the cultural amenities of Forum North Theatre and the conservatory and Fernery.

The art museum is the permanent home of the city art collection which embraces both heritage and contemporary art work. The Whangarei Art Museum is also the venue for internally curated and national touring exhibitions - designed to showcase the full diversity of creative art practice in New Zealand and Northland.

Maori contemporary art to feature
Posted: 04/09/2013

Make Do and Mend, art and artifacts from the Great Depression Era to today
Exhibition: Make Do & Mend
Posted: 13/06/2013

Whangarei's Father of Art
Posted: 09/05/2013

Savvy Article April
Exhibition: Make Do & Mend
Posted: 02/05/2013

Art community and connectedness
Exhibition: Make Do & Mend
Posted: 13/03/2013

Become a friend of WAM

You can support the arts and enjoy exclusive benefits here at the Whangarei Art Museum and also with our corporate sponsors.

The "Friends of the Whangarei Art Museum" is an organisation dedicated to encouraging interest in the visual arts and was founded in 1996.

Membership keeps you up to date with the happenings at the art museum allowing participation in gallery-based programmes: exhibition previews, exhibition openings, artist talks, public programmes etc.
Membership fees are used exclusively for the purchase of new works for the Art Museum Permanent Collection. Over the years the Friends have provided funds for the purchase of over 20 artworks, including many local and regional paintings, sculptures and ceramics. Those works form a valued part of the permanent collection.

Membership privileges

  • Free admission to touring exhibitions; Art Museums Newsletters with advance information on exhibitions and gallery activities, and announcements.
  • Invitation to member-only openings and previews of major exhibitions
  • Participation in social events
  • Free entry to Artist talks and public programmes
  • Discounts at participating local businesses Ie Caffine Cafe, Water Street Whangarei, on presentation of current membership card.

For more information email us at:

Come and see us at The Hub, Dent St, Town Basin, Whangarei

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

Weekends: 10am - 4pm

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday

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