Exhibitions & Shows

Graeme Mudge QSM. 1932 â 2014

Earlier in 2014 after the sudden death of artist Graeme Mudge many notable impressions archived away in the brain cells of the museum staff ballooned into reminiscing fervour Read more...

A Glorious Uncertainty â Elizabeth Mathesonâs Life In Craft

A Glorious Uncertainty explores the life and work of pioneering studio potter Elizabeth Matheson (1890 - 1978). An independent spirit with an enquiring mind, Matheson remains one of the unsung heroes of New Zealand art history Read more...

Attitudes - Portraits of Women

Attitudes - Portraits of Women MTG Hawke'€™s Bay, Malden Gallery 27 September 2014 '€“ 15 March 2015 Meet seventeen women in this intimate display of portraits Read more...

With Bold Needle and Thread

Perhaps best known as a columnist and commentator, Wellington-based Rosemary McLeod is also an avid collector Read more...

EAST 2014

Hawke'€™s Bay'€™s biennial regional contemporary art exhibition highlights the unique creative capital of our province, and challenges the audience to consider new perspectives on the familiar. Developed by HCAG, curated by Linda Tyler Read more...

From Poverty Bay to Port Misery - Jan Shone

Jan Shone is from Gisborne but has lived in Adelaide in the Port Adelaide area for the last 30 years. Port Adelaide was originally named Port Misery hence the subtitle Read more...

Ukaipo â O Tatou Whakapapa

'Aring;'ordf;kaip'Aring; is our identity, our home ground, our upbringing, our mothers. Its literal meaning is '€˜being fed at the breast at night'€™ Read more...

Cameraman With A Mission - Hakaraia Pahewa

Whaling in Te Kaha, native schools in Hawkes Bay, Marae in the early 1900s, Tokomaru Bay wharf and the cultivation of k'Aring;'laquo;mara are subjects of interest to the camera of Hakaraia Pahewa Read more...

Ruanuku - Annual Award Exhibition

In 1995 under a policy initiated by the Tair'Auml;whiti museum, the Ruanuku (a person who is developing skills) Award was launched Read more...

Closing The Gap - Anthony Davies

As a professional artist in his chosen field of printmaking, Anthony Davies has had a long and prolific practice Read more...

Star of Canada

The Te Moana Maritime Gallery offers a glimpse into 1000 years of maritime myths, legends, stories and development of the Tairawhiti East Coast region Read more...

1931 Hawkeâs Bay Earthquake

'€œThe outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.'€ - NG Bailey At 10 Read more...

Watersheds | Ngâ Wai Pupû

Watersheds | Ng'Atilde;'cent; Wai Pup'Atilde;'raquo; is the Tairawhiti Museum's latest semi-permanent exhibition. Opened in early 2009 it gives the visitor a snapshot of the history of the Gisborne/East Coast region Read more...

Hoof Versus Hand: The Art of Brian Campbell

Since 1973 Brian Campbell has been steadily creating an imaginary world that uses satire, fantasy and humour in order to think through some serious, possibly even profound questions Read more...

Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan â Travel in Style

First time displayed: the spectacular wardrobe of an iconic New Zealander From the moment Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan (1932-2011) swept stylishly into parliament in 1967, it was clear that New Zealand had found a fashion icon Read more...

Pelt & NgÄ Hau e WhÄ - Lisa Reihana

In November of 2014 multimedia artist Lisa Reihana was the recipient of the prestigious Art Laureate award Read more...

Painting with Light - Israel Tangaroa Birch

For Hastings-born contemporary Maori artist Israel Tangaroa Birch (Ng'Auml;puhi, Ngai Tawake, Ng'Auml;ti Kahungunu, Ng'Auml;ti Rakaipaaka), this new exhibition is a homecoming Read more...

Dinosaur Footprints - A Story of Discovery

This fascinating exhibition tells the story of the first ever dinosaur footprints to be discovered in New Zealand Read more...

Bryan Dew Exhibition

Bryan Dew '& the panorama of social unease Bryan Dew is New Zealand's leading satirical artist of the mid twentieth century Read more...

Jack C Richards Decorative Arts Gallery

One of the major attractions at the long awaited grand opening of the museum extensions will be the purpose built and specifically designed gallery displaying Dr Jack C Richard'€™s eclectic collection Read more...