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Live music performed by local musicians at the Whangarei Art Museum

Weekend Music Mix

Local Musicians+ He Korero Purakau mo Te Awanui o Te Motu: story of a New Zealand river

Live music performed by local musicians at the Whangarei Art Museum every weekend featuring Michael Parekowhai’s carved Steinway concert piano He kōrero pūrākau mo te awanui o te motu: story of
a New Zealand river.

In Memoriam Keith Mahy

We remember the contribution of consummate designer and true pioneer of studio glass, Keith Mahy. He died recently in Whangarei.

Click here to read our tribute to his "Life by Design".

Interview with Michael Houlihan

Click on the link to listen to a Radio New Zealand interview with Michael Houlihan. The CEO of Te Papa Museum outlines some of the restructuring taking place at the moment.

Hundertwasser Arts Centre

The Hundertwasser Arts Centre - WDC/Whangarei Art Museum Trust website is now live.

Click here>> to view the website, which details the project to make an iconic artwork on a grand scale and the last authentic Hundertwasser building in the world..

Fashion Runway Show DVDs

Fashion Runway Show DVDs are available from the Whangarei Art Museum. $5 a copy. Phone 09 430 4240 for more information.

Charity Fashion Runway Feb 2013

It was a sellout!!!! Thankyou for being there!

An article talks of the generous work of local supporters who assisted in the Charity Runway Show Wednesday night ...and how it benefited Tryphina House and Te Puna O Te Aroha through the ticket sales!!

Message from Doris de Pont ONZM

“New Zealand Fashion Museum is absolutely delighted at how Whangarei Art Museum has embraced the exhibition and how beautifully they have presented it. I personally I am very much looking forward to seeing what’s happening with local designers here in Whangarei!”


Founder of the NZ Fashion Museum, Doris de Pont O.N.Z.M

Whangarei Art Museum Survey


Hi! We would really appreciated it of you would spend 3 minutes to answer 5 questions on our  survey and maybe three minutes more on feedback question !

Doris de Pont ONZM New Years Honour

The art museum would like to congratulate Doris de Pont curator of the Whangarei Art Museum's current Summer exhibition HOME SEWN for her New Year's Honour.

Doris de Pont NZ designer was awarded Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Fashion.

She first established her own label in the heady days of the early 1980's and later established the DNA label in 1994.

In 2010 she established the New Zealand Museum of Fashion.

Environment strongly echoed through sculpture work of Northland artist

click on link to read article

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