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Exhibitions

2014
Black Rainbow
18 October - 7 December 2014
A showcase of two leading New Zealand artists Ralph Hotere and Michael Parekowhai.
Back to Black:The Landscape of Unease in Aotearoa
29 September to 7 December
Viewing the landscape of unease in Aotearoa
Grahame Sydney
29 September
Huakina: Unpacked - A rotating programme of the arts from the Museum of New Zealand Te papa Tongarewa
Fiona Pardington: Photographic works
29 September to 7 December
Photographic works from the McCahon House Artist’s Residency 2013
2013
Treasures from Te Papa
12 December 2013 - 12 March 2014
Showcasing key pieces from the national collection
Hemi Tuwharerangi Paraha
11 November 2013 to 16 February 2014
Ross T Smith’s photographic works
Uku Rere
11 November 2013 to 9 February 2014
Nga Kaihanga Uku and beyond
Salon to Marae
11 November 2013 to 16 February 2014
first glimmerings of a Maori Modernism & the Selwyn Te Ngareatua Wilson Collection – curated by Scott Pothan
Lens on the World
30 July to 1 November 2013
Touring exhibition of photojournalist Brian Brake's work
The Drummond Legacy
8 April - 20 July 2013
Horizon Line – The Drummond Legacy paintings and photography and a Drummond Store recreation installation.
Make Do & Mend
March until 20 July 2013
Art and artefacts from the Great Depression Era to today
Collaborationz Art Auction
Saturday 9 March - Sunday 17 March
A collaboration of artists at Manaia Camp, Whangarei Harbour
Northland Collectibles silent auction
25 February - 24 March 2013
A silent auction of donated artworks to benefit Whangarei and Kerikeri Hospices
Ralph Hotere: In Memoriam
11 March to 11 April 2013
Condolence book available for signing at Museum.
2012
Home Sewn
17 December 2012 - 17 February 2013
Home Sewn Fashion - Original New Zealand Fashion
Locus
22 October - 9 December 2012
Locus: The Sculptures of Warren Viscoe
Following the Blue Ribbon
22 October - 9 December 2012
Gerda Leenards: Following the Blue Ribbon
Locating Tradition
21 September 2012 – 13 January 2013
New acquisitions from the Whangarei Art Museum Collection
LEGEND!
13 August - 14 October 2012
LEGEND! Myth and Allegory in Aotearoa: A Suite of Exhibitions
Rembrandt and his peers
4 August – 16 September 2012
Dutch Etchers in a Golden Age: Rembrandt and his peers
Photomontage
11 June – 5 August 2012
A suite of six photography exhibitions
Opela na Nupela
April 10 - June 3 2012
Art and Ancestry from Papua New Guinea
The Arboretum Trust Collection
10 April – 5 August 2012
Exceptional and rare paintings not previously displayed publicly
Birch and Hotere
10 April – 3 June 2012
An installation project curated by Reuben Friend and toured by City Gallery Wellington
NGA KĀKAHU- The Cloaks
1 February – 25 March 2012
Nga Kakahu explores the interrelation of Maori cloaks and European blankets
a la Mode
1 February – 25 March 2012
Early New Zealand Fashion Plates 1811-1825.
NOM*d The Art of Fashion
1 February to 25 March 2012
A stunning exhibition of garments and accessories which highlight the artistic dimension of the brand NOM*d
Jan Nigro: Lady Chatterley's Lover
28 December 2011 - 22 January 2012
A suite of works on paper by Jan Nigro, oil and collage/mixed media from ‘life’ courtesy of Jane Sanders Art Agent, Auckland
2011
Drawn from Italy
28 November - 24 December 2011
Drawn from Italy, Mantegna to Kauffman
artpractice!
28 November - 22 January 2012
A 15th Anniversary WAM exhibition
Scott McFarlane - ZEITGEIST
13 September – 30 November 2011
Scott McFarlane - ZEITGEIST - ceramic wall installation
STANDS - Stephen Roucher
13 September – 30 November 2011
A photographic essay of provincial rugby stands across ‘heartland New Zealand’
Master of Craft
13 September - 30 November 2011
Richard Parker: Master of Craft surveys the career and practice of a major Northland artist and a defining figure within New Zealand ceramics.
The Iseke Oceanic Arts Collection
Papua New Guinean and Melanesian artefacts from the Maria and Franz Iseke estate
Hard on the Heels
13th September – 20th November 2011
LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER PETER BUSH
Ann Verdcourt
31st January – 27th March 2011
A TOURING EXHIBITION JOINTLY DEVELOPED BY TE MANAWA TRUST, PALMERSTON NORTH AND THE SARJEANT GALLERY, WHANGANUI.
Rita Angus
23rd April - 5th June 2011
Rita Angus: Selected Works
Lifelines:Jo Hardy
23rd April - 5th June 2011
Lifelines: Jo Hardy - A Survey
2010
Credo and Quest
15th November 2010 – 9th January 2011
Credo and Quest – a selective survey of Religion and Spirituality in New Zealand Art
Bohemians of the Brush
13 September – 7 November 2010
Bohemians of the Brush - Pumpkin Cottage Impressionists
Susan Wilson
10 August - 10 September 2010
SUSAN WILSON RAHERA WINDSOR QSM KUIA NGATI RANANA
Rainbow Warriors and Remainders
10th July 2010
Rainbow Warriors and Remainders – photographs by Gil Hanly and memorabilia loaned by Greenpeace NZ and private collections.
Matariki and Maori Modernism
1st June 2010
The wellspring of a contemporary maori art 1950-2000.
Wairua Wai - Spirit of the Water
21 April to 30 June 2010
Works from Whangarei Art Museum’s Permanent Collection curated by Anna Wild
Korea - the Land of Morning Calm
Monday 8th March – May 2010
Celebrating the Library Korean Jeunseung carved pole – artifacts & ceramics from a Whangarei private collection
Te Huringa/ Turning Points
15th February 2010
An exhibition of paintings from the collections of the Fletcher Trust and Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui
Exiles - Rudolf Boelee
14th December 2009 - 7th February 2010
Timed to coincide with 3 other concurrently themed exile exhibitions: - Ey! Iran developed by the Gold Coast City Art Gallery and Bah’ai Martyrs of Iran – Shahriar Asdollah-zadeh and Duality of Exile – Fred Uhlman in Captivity
2009
Baha'i Martyrs of Iran
14th December 2009 - 7th February 2010
A powerful multimedia exhibition showcasing political plight and persecution!
ey! iran Exhibition
14th December 2009 - 7th February 2010
Duality of Exile
14 December 2009 - 7 February 2010
Duality of Exile: Fred Uhlman in Captivity
Sweet As
3rd November - 6th December 2009
More than Looking - a Disabilityart@ccess Exhibition
John Ioane
31 August - 26 October 2009
Journeyman Artist and the Pacific Paradox
Petrus van der Velden & Rembrandt
29 June - 23 August, 2009
WAM Does Double Dutch! Nieuw Zeeland – and Petrus van der Velden & Rembrandt – the Experimental Etcher.
Plumb Lines
9 March - 21 June, 2009
A Survey of the Visual Landscape through the Surveyor's Lens
Len Castle
15 December 2008 - 1 February, 2009
Mountain to the Sea
2008
Creating the Ultimate Living Environment
7 – 28 January, 2008
Celebrating a history of Whangarei artists
In the Making of Chalk
4 - 29 February, 2008
A multimedia exhibition by seven artists of the Visual Art Faculity, North Tec - Tai Tokerau Wananga, Whangarei
All Dogs Shot
10 February - 30 March, 2008
Photographs by Roger Donaldson
Entwined
10 March - 18 April, 2008
One to One - Entwined
The Hand as Subject
7 April - 25 May, 2008
Imagery of the hand
Subjects to Hand
7 April - 25 May, 2008
Joanna Margaret Paul Drawings and DVD of Short Films
Echoes of the Landscape
28 April - 30 May, 2008
Paintings as Installation by local artist Sheryl O'Gorman Curated by Maree Saunders
Makereti
2 June - 27 July, 2008
Taking Maori to the world
Ralph Hotere
2 June - 27 July, 2008
Figurative Works Carnival, Song Cycle and the Woman Series
Cultural Memory
4 August - 28 September, 2008
a history of the Whangarei Art Collection 1921 – 2008
Turning Point
13 October - 7 December, 2008
Maori and Modernism and the Fifties A Whangarei Art Museum Exhibition
Turuki, Turuki! Paneke, Paneke!
13 October - 7 December, 2008
When Maori art became contemporary An Auckland City Art Gallery Touring Exhibition
2007
Feltex Living Carpets
5 – 11 March, 2007
Endless Summer Festival: Feltex Living Carpets
Flag to Flag
5 March - 6 April, 2007
Exploring the use of the flag motif in New Zealand Contemporary Art
History Unfurled and Jack or Black
19 February - 15 April, 2007
History Unfurled and Jack or Black
1.1 Robert Ellis and the late Buck Nin
16 April – 18 May, 2007
ONE POINT ONE: Robert Ellis and the late Buck Nin
Luncheon Under the Ash Tree
23 April - 10 June, 2007
The Ian & Elespie Prior Collection
Primary Referents
9 July – 10 August, 2007
Primary Referents
Through Our Eyes
5 - 29 June, 2007
Through Our Eyes
Celebrating Matariki
18 June - 12 August, 2007
Celebrating Matariki
Tears for Tane's Children
3 - 28 September, 2007
Tears for Tane's Children
Chemistry of Three
20 August - 7 October, 2007
Chemistry of Three
Liliu
12 November - 15th December, 2007
Julian Hooper
Cursive Line
15 October - 10th December, 2007
Adele Younghusband and a Circle of Friends
2006
Wanganui Arts Review
19th December 2005 – 12 February 2006
Presents an exciting multi-discipline exhibition featuring works by the award winners of the Wanganui Arts Review 2005.
Landscapes of unease
19th December 2005 – 12 February 2006
Works selected from the Whangarei Art Museum Collection - Curated by Scott Pothan
Michael Shepherd
19th December 2005 – 12 February 2006
Michael Shepherd - The Early Years
Shadow on the Land
20 February - 16 April, 2006
Shadow on the Land: Te Hokianga - Eric Lee Johnson
Kupe Sites
20 February - 16 April, 2006
Nga tapüwae o Kupe - Landmarks of the great voyager
!!Ãœber kewel!!
24 April - 11 June, 2006
!!Über kewel!!: user-friendly guide to art-speak and art-viewing
Wave & Waka
2 June, 2006
Wave & Waka Grand Opening
Te Hue Ipu and The Living Face
19th June - 6th August, 2006
Te Hue Ipu - Tracing the history of Gourds and The Living Face 1904 - 2004
Walk the Line
14 August - 8 October, 2006
Walk the Line - Drawings from WAM, Fletcher Trust, and private collections
Julian Dashper 1990-2006
14 August - 8 October, 2006
Painting problems: the work of Julian Dashper 1990-2006
Tiki Tour
16 October – 10 December, 2006
Tiki Tour: Celebrating the Emblematic Koru & the Hei Tiki
Seresin Family collection
18 December - 11 February, 2007
Another View: photographs from the Seresin Family collection
2005
In Flower
7 February - April 3, 2005
In Flower - A Fresh Look at Flowers
Rhona Haszard
11 April - 5 June, 2005
Rhona Haszard - An Experimental Expatriate Artist
ALLURE
13 June - 7 August, 2005
ALLURE – Morrie Morrison
GO GIRL
13 June - 7 August, 2005
Go Girl by Fiona Clark
Tibet
30th August - 23rd September, 2005
Tibet & Tales of Tibet
Finding Longitude
15 August - 9 October, 2005
Finding Longitude - paintings by Carol Prentice
The Path to Takitimu
15 August - 9 October, 2005
Te Ara-O-Takitimu / The Path to Takitimu - paintings by Laurence Berry
Light Wine Things
17 October - 11 December, 2005
Paris Comes to Whangarei - light wine things - by Bill Culbert
2004
Tau Ana
22 December 2003 – 15 February 2004
Tau Ana - mixed media pieces from 3 Maori artists
Unseen China
23 February - 18 April 2004
Unseen China - Photographs by John Thomson
3 Concurrent Exhibitions - 2004
26 April - 20 June, 2004
Horizon Line and The Gay Dolphin Days and Fjords, Mist & Vapour
Shade House Installation
28 June - 22 August, 2004
Shade House Installation
The Another Ones
30 August - 24 October, 2004
The Another Ones: photo - chemical drawings by local artist Grant Beran
Ghandi
30 August - 24 October, 2004
Mahatma Gandhi
Selected works - 2004
November, 2004
Selected works by Four Northland Artists
Heta
November, 2004
Heta: Power & Fragility - Photographs by Mark Cross
Pret-a-Porter Pasifika
6 December, 2004 - 30 January, 2005
Pret-a-Porter Pasifika - stories of adornment
2003
Marginal Space
9 December 2002 - 2 February 2003
Installation exhibition by pioneering Korean fibre artist Shin Young-ok.
Native Bird Productions
10 February – 6 April 2003
Art works by Shona Rapira Davies and Diane Prince.
Remains and Legacies
14 April - 8 June 2003
Remains and Legacies - Anzac Stories
Representation and Reaction
18 August – 12 October 2003
Modernism and the New Zealand Landscape Tradition 1956 – 1977
Talismans, Taonga & Treasures
20 October - 14 December, 2003
Talismans, Taonga & Treasures
2002
Parallel Bodies
8 Janury - 24 February 2002
Parallel Bodies: Scott McFarlane and Richard Shortland Cooper
Wave and Waka - 2002
4 March - 28 April, 2002
Wave and Waka
Ano te Ataahua
4 March - 28 April, 2002
Ano te Ataahua: Honouring the Gifts of our Elders
The Cast and Art Deco Paintings
7 May - 30 June, 2002
The Cast: Glass Touring exhibition and Art Deco Paintings
Harata Rewiri Tarapata From Paris to The Hokianga
30 June, 2002
Harata Rewiri Tarapata From Paris to The Hokianga
Mataora and A Field of View
9 September - 7 October 2002
Mataora and A Field of View
A Journey Home and Portraits of Place
7 October - 1 December 2002
A Journey Home and Portraits of Place
2001
Challenge and Response
21 Jan 2001
Challenge and Response
Edith Collier
29 Jan - 11 March 2001
Edith Collier and The Women of her circle
Hokianga
19 March - 29 April 2001
Ross T Smith - Hokianga
Frances Hodgkins
8 May - 17 junel 2001
Frances Hodgkins
Te Kauri, Venerable Vessels, Domestic Ceramics
2 July - 19 August 2001
TE KAURI, VENERABLE VESSELS, DOMESTIC CERAMICS
In Situ and Strain, Grate, Whisk, Scrub
28 Aug - 21 Oct 2001
In Situ - Warren Viscoe - Place and Process; A homecominig journey
Capital
27 Oct 2001 - 1 Jan 2002
Capital -Locating Tradition: Placing Ourselves - Art from the Victoria University of Wellington Collection'
2000
Reminiscence and The Shrine
10 Jan - 5 Mar 2000
Reminiscence - Kate Sperrey - a selective memoir - WAM curated.
Urewera Mural
1 Feb - 5 Mar 2000
Colin McCahon Urewera Mural 1975
Paroe Pasifika
13 Mar - 20 Apr 2000
Paroe Pasifika - historical and contemporary art of Cook Islands identity.
Crossing The Divide
2 May - 11 Jun 2000
Crossing The Divide - Gretchen Albrecht
Domestic Speculations and Minnie F. White 1891 - 1983
20 Jun - 30 Jul 2000
Domestic Speculations and Minnie F. White 1891 - 1983
The Reflective Terrain
8 Aug - 17 Sept 2000
Freda Simmonds, Marilyn Webb & Toi Te Rito Maihi - The Reflective Terrain
A Decade in Progress and Art for our Sake
26 Sept - 5 Nov 2000
A Decade in Progress and Art for our Sake
Inheriting the Netherlands
13 Nov - 20 Dec 2000
Inheriting the Netherlands aCentury of Dutch artists in New Zealand
1999
Nga Taonga O Tai Tokerau
4 Jan - 28 Feb 1999
Nga Taonga O Tai Tokerau
Three NZ collections - 1999
8 Mar - 18 Apr 1999
Maramatanga Wairua, H.W. Kirkwood, Port Out / Starboard Home
Brushes with Light
26 Apr - 6 Jun 1999
Brushes with Light - Herbert Ivan Babbage 1875 - 1916
Tideline
14 Jun - Jul 1999
Tideline
Reckoning with the Past
8 Nov - 19 Dec 1999
Reckoning with the Past - Contemporary Chinese Art touring exhibition. Final NZ venue of a two year national tour.
1998
An Independent Man
5 Jan - 28 Feb 1998
An Independent Man - Garth Tapper
Boyd Webb
10 Mar - 19 April 1998
Boyd Webb
In Detail
26 April - 7 June 1998
Carole Shepheard - In Detail
Outside the Circle
16 Jun - 26 Jul 1998
Outside the Circle
Signs and Markers and Hemi Tuwharerangi Paraha
3 Aug - 26 Sept 1998
Charlotte Fisher - Signs and Markers, Ross T Smith - Hemi Tuwharerangi Paraha
There
21 Sept - 1 Nov 1998
Caroline Williams - There
Adele Younghusband- 1998
9 Nov - 27 Dec 1998
Adele Younghusband and her Circle
1997
Tivaevae
1 Feb - 16 March 1997
Tivaevae - Art of the Pacific
Trusttum and Figuratively Speaking
13 May - 22 June 1997
Trusttum - Paintings from the Tennis Series Figuratively Speaking - Adele Younghusband - Paintings, Prints and Drawings.
Aberhart - Interiors
13 May - 22 June 1997
Aberhart - Interiors
Crois Schlighe and Kaipara
1 July - 8 Aug 1997
Crois Schlighe - Shona Sterling Firman, Kaipara - John Oxborough
Open House
15 Aug - 8 Oct 1997
Open House - Stories from Parliament
Under Southern Skies
13 Oct - 21 Nov 1997
Under Southern Skies - Textiles
Tuki and Huru
24 Nov - 29 Dec 1997
Tuki and Huru - Pauline Thompson and John Holmwood - 2 large narrative murals 1967
2014
John Foster: Transfiguration
29 September to 13 October
Rediscovered Northland artist's mural Transfiguration will be exclusively on display for two weeks only
A Symphony of Culture
13 July to 21 September 2014
A Symphony of Culture: Treasures from the Heart of Taiwan
Unpacked: Rita Angus
16 June to 21 September
One of New Zealand's best-loved painters, Rita Angus, is the third artist to feature in the Unpacked showcase of art.
Treasures from Te Papa: March - June 2014
17 March - 17 June 2014
Huakina He taonga mai i Te Papa – Unpacked Treasures from Te Papa
A Chorus of Swans: The Crown Lynn Menagerie
17 February - 20 April 2014
Installation of Crown Lynn ceramics from Northland private collections
Lost in Space: Len Lye's unfinished science fiction
24 February - 20 April 2014
A selective survey of early Len Lye works from the Len Lye family collection and a private New Zealand collection.
Graham Percy Life & Times
17 February - 20 April 2014
The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy is a national touring exhibition showcasing this well respected artist
1996
Fashion, Furniture and Photography
22 July - 30 Aug 1996
Fashion, Furniture and Photography
Fumpston Prints
10 Sept - Oct 20 1996
Fumpston Prints - Rodney Fumpston survey exhibition
Flags of Convenience and In the Abstract
22 Oct - 30 Nov 1996
Flags of Convenience - Greer Twiss, In the Abstract - Eric Lee-Johnson
Toss Woollaston
10 Dec - 19 Jan 1996
Woollaston - A retrospective
Classic Hanly and The Essential Woman
1 June - 16 July 1996
Classic Hanly - Three decades of painting, The Essential Woman - Paintings from 1890 - 1960

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