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12 December 2013 - 12 March 2014

A powerful painting launches a new wall dedicated to treasures from Te Papa
17 February - 20 April 2014

The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy is a national touring exhibition showcasing this well respected artist
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.
17 February - 20 April 2014

Installation of Crown Lynn ceramics from Northland private collections
17 March - 17 June 2014

Huakina He taonga mai i Te Papa – Unpacked Treasures from Te Papa

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Adele Younghusband
Coloured linocut
Adele Younghusband
Pen and Ink on Paper
Ida Carey
Oil on board
Adele Younghusband
Coloured linocut
Bessie Christie
Cotton thread on linen
Henry Winkelman
Photograph, Silver Gelatin Print
Adele Younghusband
Charcoal and graphite on paper
Shane Cotton
Mixed media on paper
John Weeks
Pastel on coloured paper
George Woolley
Oil on canvas
Selwyn Wilson
Oil on board
Robert Ellis
Oil on canvas
Kitty Vane
Oil on canvas
Gwyneth Richardson
Oil on board.
T.L Drummond
Oil on canvas
Jack Crippen
Oil on board
Toss Woollaston
Charcoal on paper
Adele Younghusband
Oil on textured board
Henry Kirkwood
Oil on canvas
Adele Younghusband
Pen, ink and charcoal on paper

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Floor Talk with curator Gregory O'Brien
Exhibition: Graham Percy Life & Times
Posted: 01/04/2014

Annual Fundraiser Runway Show
Posted: 16/03/2014

Edward Poynter's painting Asterie to feature
Exhibition: Treasures from Te Papa: March - June 2014
Posted: 10/03/2014

Salon to Marae: First glimmerings of a Maori Modernism
Exhibition: Salon to Marae
Posted: 03/03/2014

Len Lye - Crown Lynn exhibitions press release
Exhibition: A Chorus of Swans: The Crown Lynn Menagerie
Posted: 07/02/2014

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.

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Soo Tru!.... Sew True: The Runway Show: Savvy article Feb 2013
Exhibition: Home Sewn
Posted: 08/02/2013

Fashion forward and (looking back)
Exhibition: Home Sewn
Posted: 11/01/2013

Savvy article December 2012
Posted: 30/11/2012

Sense of Place - art at the centre
Posted: 09/11/2012

Landscape paintings and their personal journeys
Posted: 09/11/2012

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: whangareiartmuseum@wdc.govt.nz

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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