The Golden Age of Radio

16 Byron Street, Napier

Enter the world of radio – and a bygone era when the radio was the only connection to the outside world and the main source of entertainment. In the Small Gallery you will find a small collection of radios dating from the 1930’s to 1950’s, not only as a reminder of how radios looked in those days, but how life was so different to today.

This exhibition has been organised by local enthusiast Ray Olsen, who discovered his passion for radio as an apprentice in the radio trade in Hastings, in the late 1940’s. He now spends his retirement collecting and repairing vintage radios.

Ray regularly meets with a group of local radio enthusiasts, who have kindly loaned radios for the display. Join Ray and the group to celebrate the opening of their exhibition on Friday 26 April, 5-7pm. All welcome!

Take a look around...


Fri 26th Apr 2019, 10:00am

Sat 27th Apr 2019, 10:00am

Sun 28th Apr 2019, 10:00am

Mon 29th Apr 2019, 10:00am

Tue 30th Apr 2019, 10:00am

Wed 1st May 2019, 10:00am

Thu 2nd May 2019, 10:00am

Fri 3rd May 2019, 10:00am

Sat 4th May 2019, 10:00am

Sun 5th May 2019, 10:00am

Mon 6th May 2019, 10:00am

Tue 7th May 2019, 10:00am

Wed 8th May 2019, 10:00am

Thu 9th May 2019, 10:00am


Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

16 Byron Street, Napier