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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.
13 July to 21 September 2014

A Symphony of Culture consists of art works from the Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition held in Taichung City annually.
29 September to 7 December

Photographic works from the McCahon House Artist’s Residency 2013
29 September

Huakina: Unpacked - A rotating programme of the arts from the Museum of New Zealand Te papa Tongarewa
29 September to 7 December

Viewing the landscape of unease in Aotearoa
29 September to 13 October

Rediscovered Northland artist's mural Transfiguration will be exclusively on display for two weeks only

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Adele Younghusband
Oil on textured board
Charles Goldie
Oil on Canvas
George Woolley
Oil on Textured paper on card.
Adele Younghusband
Pen and Ink on Paper
Alfred Batty
Oil on canvas
Adele Younghusband
Oil on board
Frank Wright
Watercolour on paper
Adele Younghusband
Oil on card
Adele Younghusband
Oil on board
Selwyn Wilson
Oil on board
Ralph Hotere
Pen and wash
Adele Younghusband
Oil on card
Marilynn Webb
Adele Younghusband
Oil on card
Adele Younghusband
Oil on canvas board
Henry Winkelman
Photograph, Silver Gelatin Print
Robert Procter
Oil on canvas
Adele Younghusband
Oil on Board
Adele Younghusband
Coloured linocut

Permanent Collection

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Media Release Back to Black
Exhibition: Back to Black:The Landscape of Unease in Aotearoa
Posted: 15/09/2014

Hundertwasser Art Centre has funding to proceed
Posted: 18/06/2014

Rita Angus painting to feature
Exhibition: Unpacked: Rita Angus
Posted: 03/06/2014

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

Annual Fundraiser Runway Show
Posted: 16/03/2014

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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