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2017 Wairarapa Art Review Sponsors Announced

Monday, 17 July 2017, 9:34 am | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Friday 17 July, 2017 - The Wairarapa Art Review has been a fixture of the region’s cultural calendar since 1999. It is a biennial event, organised by Friends of Aratoi in support of Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton. More >>

Susanna Shadbolt Appointed Director of Aratoi Museum

Monday, 26 June 2017, 9:58 am | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in Masterton, Wairarapa, welcomes Susanna Shadbolt as Director. Susanna Shadbolt has experience with local, national, and international museums: Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Christchurch City Art Gallery, Te Manawa ... More >>

Hard on the Heels Photography exhibition returns to Wairarapa

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 11:35 am | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

The acclaimed photography exhibition Hard on the Heels, by leading New Zealand photojournalist Peter Bush, will return to Masterton this winter. More >>

International Exhibition of 100 Artists in Masterton

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 12:23 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

New Zealand Pacific Studio, the international yet rural residency centre for artists located in the hills of Mount Bruce, Wairarapa, mounts the international exhibition ART IS A LIVING THING, with work by 100 of its artists from 15 countries, and from ... More >>

Janet Green's Conversation wins premier award

Wednesday, 21 December 2011, 1:49 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Masterton ceramicist Janet Green has scooped the premier award in the Wairarapa Review for the second time, with her stoneware work Conversation. The awards ceremony for the Wairarapa Review VII was held at Aratoi on Friday, and also marked the opening ... More >>

'Caste's' exploration of whakapapa and mana wahine

Friday, 28 October 2011, 2:20 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Artists Rongomaiaia Te Whaiti and Terri Te Tau are welcoming all to the opening of their exhibition Caste at Aratoi on 4 November at 5.30pm. They will talk about their work at Aratoi on Saturday 5 November at 12pm. More >>

Art Transplant– Exhibition of Wairarapa’s Art Trail Artists

Wednesday, 19 October 2011, 3:10 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Sixteen Wairarapa artists are bringing their work across the Rimutakas for a new exhibition called Art Transplant at Expressions. They all belong to the MainARTery open studio route, a network of artist studios running along State Highway 2 from ... More >>

Infrastructure engages with sound’s unseen forces

Wednesday, 5 October 2011, 1:58 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Tony Nicholls' Infrastructure engages with sound’s unseen forces Hamilton artist Tony Nicholls’ installation Infrastructure opens at Aratoi this weekend. It investigates a pervasive phenomenon in all our lives: audible and inaudible sound. More >>

Art lovers unite at auction for gallery's collection

Monday, 22 August 2011, 5:12 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

This Friday is auction night, with around 50 artworks going under the hammer at Aratoi, to raise money for new works for the collection. The event will also include a talk by amateur historian Ian St George about nineteenth century ‘Renaissance man’ ... More >>

Matariki theme inspires Aratoi’s school holiday programme

Thursday, 7 July 2011, 4:03 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Children will get a hands-on, creative insight into a special time of year in the Maori calendar, in this month’s school holiday programme at Aratoi. Matariki is the theme of a series of workshops led by Carterton artist Tina-Rae Carter, for children ... More >>

Wellington artist embraces ‘Grey power’

Monday, 27 June 2011, 4:37 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Wellington artist embraces ‘Grey power’ Irene Ferguson, the Wellington painter who won the New Zealand Portrait Gallery/Adam Portraiture Award in 2008, has a solo exhibition opening at Aratoi this weekend. In Torrid Grey, she pushes her subject ... More >>

Opening with Pride: the King Street Artworks exhibition

Tuesday, 31 May 2011, 12:17 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

The much-anticipated annual King Street Artworks exhibition this year features around 400 artworks - from embroidery, felt and craft, to paintings, woodwork and ceramics - by people who attend the creative space in Masterton. And there will be some special ... More >>

Plight of Wairarapa eels explored in free public event

Monday, 21 March 2011, 2:48 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Local historian and ‘tuna’ (eel) expert Joseph Potangaroa speaks this week about the endangered eels of Wairarapa Moana. He joins GWRC freshwater scientist Alton Perrie in the second of a two part panel discussion, Wairarapa Moana: A Lake in Crisis ... More >>

Petrol head heaven at Aratoi

Monday, 14 February 2011, 2:57 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Art of the Hot Rod21 February – 21 March, Aratoi – Wairarapa Museum of Art & History, Bruce St, Masterton.  More >>

WAIRARAPA MOANA free public events start on Waitangi Day

Monday, 31 January 2011, 5:24 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Local artists from Ngāti Hinewaka (Palliser Bay) will be demonstrating the use of traditional stone adzes at Aratoi on Sunday 6 February (Waitangi Day), in the first of a series of free public events being rolled out to accompany the major social ... More >>

WAIRARAPA MOANA opens in moving ceremony

Wednesday, 10 November 2010, 10:15 am | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

The haunting sound of the pūtātara – conch shell trumpet – sounded above a crowd of several hundred people who braved cold winds in the Aratoi courtyard to attend the opening of the landmark Wairarapa Moana exhibition last weekend. More >>

Whirimako Black performs at Aratoi

Tuesday, 2 November 2010, 4:00 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Whirimako Black performs at Aratoi to mark opening of WAIRARAPA MOANA exhibition Whirimako Black, one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed and prolific Maori language singers, will perform on Saturday 6 November at Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art ... More >>

Stories about a lake and its people

Monday, 18 October 2010, 3:24 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

A major social history exhibition exploring the rich and sometimes turbulent history of the largest lake and wetland area in the lower North Island opens next month at Aratoi – Wairarapa Museum of Art & History. More >>

Peter Bush’s All Black photography show kicks off

Tuesday, 27 April 2010, 2:03 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Aratoi in Masterton will roll out the red carpet for ‘rugby royalty’ in May, at the launch of Hard on the Heels, an exhibition by acclaimed New Zealand photojournalist Peter Bush. Rugby great Sir Colin Meads will formally open the exhibition, which ... More >>

Guided tours start this weekend at Aratoi

Thursday, 12 August 2004, 1:47 pm | Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

A *free* guided tour of the exhibition Jewelled: Adornments from across the Pacific will be available at Aratoi this Sunday at 2pm. We hope that such tours will become a regular part of weekend activities at Aratoi from now on. More >>

 

 

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