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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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Henry Kirkwood
Oil on board
Selwyn Wilson
Graphite on paper
Adele Younghusband
Oil on board
Henry Kirkwood
Watercolour on paper
Ralph Hotere
Pen and wash
Fredrick Radcliffe
SL Cooke
Pencil on paper
Adele Younghusband
Pen and Ink on Paper
Adele Younghusband
Oil on hardboard
Kennett Watkins
Watercolour on paper
T.L Drummond
Oil on canvas
Adele Younghusband
Oil on textured board
George Woolley
Oil on Textured paper on card.
Adele Younghusband
Oil on Canvas
George Woolley
Oil on canvas
Adele Younghusband
Coloured linocut
Henry Kirkwood
Oil on canvas board
Alfred Batty
Oil on canvas
Henry Kirkwood
Oil on canvas

Permanent Collection

Find out more

Ministry of Culture and Heritage letter re Hundertwasser application by WAM/HAC trustees
Posted: 06/04/2014

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

Annual Fundraiser Runway Show
Posted: 16/03/2014

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

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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