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Matariki At The Museum

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 6:59 pm | Waikato Museum

Come celebrate Matariki at the Museum on Sunday 26 July, 10am – 4pm. FREE entry Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Celebrate Matariki (Maaori New Year) with us at Waikato Museum. Have fun with the family while you listen, learn, watch and make. Take something ... More >>

South Waikato potter wins National Ceramics Premier Award

Friday, 6 December 2019, 6:47 pm | Waikato Museum

South Waikato potter wins $3,000 Waiclay National Ceramics Premier Award South Waikato potter Fiona Tunnicliffe has won the $3,000 Waiclay National Ceramics Premier Award for 2019 with a mid-fired clay work called ‘Blue Horse’. More >>

Dunedin-based artist wins $25,000 National Art Award

Friday, 2 August 2019, 6:59 pm | Waikato Museum

Dunedin-based artist Ayesha Green has won the prestigious $25,000 National Contemporary Art Award for 2019 for a painting entitled Nana’s Birthday (A Big Breath). More >>

Esteemed artist to judge National Contemporary Art Award

Monday, 25 February 2019, 3:28 pm | Waikato Museum

Esteemed artist to judge National Contemporary Art Award in milestone year More >>

Extra incentive for winner of 20th Contemporary Art Award

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 2:41 pm | Waikato Museum

The National Contemporary Art Award turns 20 in 2019 and major sponsors Tompkins Wake and Chow:Hill Architects have stepped up their support to celebrate the special milestone. More >>

Waikato Museum first NZ venue for Scarface Claw exhibition

Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 1:43 pm | Waikato Museum

Scarface Claw, the roughest and toughest, boldest and bravest of cats, takes centre stage at Waikato Museum in an exhibition dedicated to the villain of the Hairy Maclary and FriendsTM book series. More >>

Entries open, judge announced for No.8 Wire Art Award

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 1:58 pm | Waikato Museum

Media release Entries open and judge announced for Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award 16 January 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

Morrinsville in 1993 remembered at Waikato Museum

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 11:23 am | Waikato Museum

The heart of rural communities as well as the atmosphere, lifestyles, and culture of early 1990s New Zealand are celebrated in a nostalgic exhibition at Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato. More >>

Waikato Museum hosts art crime exposé

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 10:35 am | Waikato Museum

Curator and art historian Penelope Jackson compares a copy of Floral Still Life , by Adele Younghusband, with the original at Waikato Museum. More >>

Fashion weekend at Waikato Museum

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 2:29 pm | Waikato Museum

Hamiltonians who have been hoarding items of clothing from bygone eras could have their old favourites officially become part of New Zealand’s fashion history. More >>

Art award winner epitomises contemporary

Friday, 3 August 2018, 8:10 pm | Waikato Museum

The winning work from the 2018 National Contemporary Art Award is the epitome of contemporary, featuring a structure and appearance that will continue to change with time, along with its meaning. More >>

Familiar names in National Contemporary Art Award finalist

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 5:18 pm | Waikato Museum

New and familiar names make up the 32 artists whose works have been selected as finalists in the 2018 National Contemporary Art Award. More >>

Fieldays art award has nationwide representation

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 4:56 pm | Waikato Museum

Fieldays art award has nationwide representation 26 April 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Artists from as far afield as Kaukapakapa north of Auckland and the deep south make up the finalists of the 2018 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award. More >>

‘Honour’ to be judging 2018 National Contemporary Art Award

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 2:27 pm | Waikato Museum

Judging the 2018 National Contemporary Art Award at Waikato Museum will double as a homecoming of sorts for Pātaka Art Gallery and Museum Director Reuben Friend. More >>

What’s on Waikato Museum?

Monday, 28 August 2017, 1:30 pm | Waikato Museum

To mark Waikato Museum's 30 years on Grantham Street, a series of exhibitions and events will celebrate the highlights of the three decades of operation, the diversity of our collection, and our role in the community. More >>

The Meaning of Ethics wins National Contemporary Art Award

Saturday, 29 July 2017, 11:45 am | Waikato Museum

Media release Style, technique and concept wins National Contemporary Art Award 28 July 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

$23,000 prize pool for National Contemporary Art Award

Monday, 6 March 2017, 4:33 pm | Waikato Museum

A total prize pool of $23,000 is up for grabs in the 2017 National Contemporary Art Award managed by Waikato Museum. More >>

What's on: Waitangi Day through the lens

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 5:02 pm | Waikato Museum

Disenchanted Prophets provides an alternative visual documentation of Waitangi protests. This landmark exhibition brings together images by some of New Zealand’s leading photographers, both Maaori and Paakeha. Each photographer has maintained a commitment ... More >>

Two new exhibitions opening at ArtsPost

Friday, 11 November 2016, 4:45 pm | Waikato Museum

A Fine Line features four contemporary Waikato women artists who are each making their mark on the national and international art world - Helen Dowling, Priscilla McIntosh, Sarah Mitchell Munro, and Chelsea Peppercorn. Jointly, their works juxtapose ... More >>

Artist Melvin Day gifts collection to Hamilton city

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 4:48 pm | Waikato Museum

Prominent New Zealand artist, the late Melvin “Pat” Day has bequeathed 60 paintings to Waikato Museum as a lasting legacy to Hamilton, the city of his birth. More >>