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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
18 October - 7 December 2014

A showcase of two leading New Zealand artists Ralph Hotere and Michael Parekowhai.

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Henry Kirkwood
Oil on board
Jack Crippen
Oil on board
Adele Younghusband
Oil on canvas on board
Henry Winkelman
Photograph, Silver Gelatin Print
Adele Younghusband
Oil on board
Adele Younghusband
Oil on Hardboard
Kate Mair
Oil on canvas
Shane Cotton
Mixed media on paper
Gwyneth Richardson
Oil on board.
John Weeks
Pastel on coloured paper
Adele Younghusband
Oil on card
Laurence Berry
Oil on canvas
Tony Fomison
Charcoal on paper
Doris Lusk
Watercolour on paper
Adele Younghusband
Oil on canvas on board
Adele Younghusband
Coloured linocut
Adele Younghusband
Pen, ink and charcoal on paper
Adele Younghusband
Watercolour, acrylic and crayon on paper
George Woolley
Oil on canvas
Frank Wright
Watercolour on paper

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

Weekend Music Mix programme
Exhibition: Black Rainbow
Posted: 29/10/2014

Weekend Music Mix
Exhibition: Black Rainbow
Posted: 07/10/2014

Whangarei Art Museum Public Programme for Black Rainbow
Exhibition: Black Rainbow
Posted: 07/10/2014

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

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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