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We’d like to extend a huge congratulations to...

We’d like to extend a huge congratulations to photographer Roberta Thornley who has been awarded the Marti Friedlander Photographic Award as part of the 2017 Arts Foundation Awards. . The award includes a $25,000 donation to the artist to further their career. . Roberta was artist-in-residence at Tylee Cottage in 2015 and her beautiful post residency exhibition ‘A Serious Girl’ was at the...
 

Great to be showing at The Rabbit Room Gallery in...

Great to be showing at The Rabbit Room Gallery in Napier again - 'Strangeways' opens November 3rd. Great to be showing at The Rabbit Room Gallery in Napier again - 'Strangeways' opens November 3rd.
 

The Sarjeant Gallery sadly acknowledges the...

The Sarjeant Gallery sadly acknowledges the passing of an important figure in New Zealand art and art history. Dr Francis Pound author, curator and lecturer 1948 - 2017. The Sarjeant Gallery sadly acknowledges the passing of an important figure in New Zealand art and art history. Dr Francis Pound author, curator and lecturer 1948 - 2017.
 

Latin America & Spain Film Festival Celebration...

Latin America & Spain Film Festival Celebration Saturday 21 October, 7:00pm An evening of music and dance with Latin-themed refreshments. Latin America & Spain Film Festival Celebration Saturday 21 October, 7:00pm An evening of music and dance with Latin-themed refreshments.
 

'In the Round' and 'dis-locate' opening this...

'In the Round' and 'dis-locate' opening this Friday at 5.30pm. 'In the Round' and 'dis-locate' opening this Friday at 5.30pm.
 

Join us at 7.30pm this Wednesday night for an...

Join us at 7.30pm this Wednesday night for an artist talk by photographer Wayne Barrar. Barrar will give an illustrated talk about his ‘glass archive’ project depicting microfossils. A selection of these works are featured in our current ‘Interior Worlds’ exhibition until 19 November. Sarjeant on the Quay, 7.30pm 18 October, free entry. . . . Image: Wayne Barrar ‘Group of diatomaceae, various.’ Circular arranged slide of 278 diatoms from Oamaru, by Watson and Sons...
 

Muka Youth Prints Saturday 18 November, 10:30 am...

Muka Youth Prints Saturday 18 November, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm For over thirty years, Muka Youth Prints have produced affordable artworks for children. For one day only, visitors under 19 years old can purchase their own works for $70. No adults allowed, Eftpos facility available and works must be paid for on the day.
 

Muka Youth Prints Saturday 18 November, 10:30 am...

Muka Youth Prints Saturday 18 November, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm For over thirty years, Muka Youth Prints have produced affordable artworks for children. For one day only, visitors under 19 years old can purchase their own works for $70. No adults allowed, Eftpos facility available and works must be paid for on the day.
 

Art Fix with Jennifer Taylor Moore Thursday 09...

Art Fix with Jennifer Taylor Moore Thursday 09 November, 2:00pm Join Curator of Collections Jennifer Taylor Moore for a discussion about works included in the collection component of Interior Worlds. Art Fix with Jennifer Taylor Moore Thursday 09 November, 2:00pm Join Curator of Collections Jennifer Taylor Moore for a discussion about works included in the collection component of Interior Worlds.
 

Speakers for the Sarjeant: Ben McIntyre Sunday 22...

Speakers for the Sarjeant: Ben McIntyre Sunday 22 October 4.30pm – 5:30 pm at Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupō Quay From London to Whanganui by motorbike After living in London since 1988, Ben McIntyre decided to return to Whanganui. What better way to do it than by motorbike. He left in September 2015 and arrived back in August this year. He has some great stories to tell especially when travelling through Turkey, Iran and Pakistan, but wherever he went, he says “I was met with...
 

Latin America & Spain Film Festival Celebration...

Latin America & Spain Film Festival Celebration Saturday 21 October, 7:00pm An evening of music and dance with Latin-themed refreshments. Latin America & Spain Film Festival Celebration Saturday 21 October, 7:00pm An evening of music and dance with Latin-themed refreshments.
 

Artist Talk: Wayne Barrar Wednesday 18 October,...

Artist Talk: Wayne Barrar Wednesday 18 October, 7:30 pm Photographer Wayne Barrar began his glass archive project in 2013. A selection of these remarkable images depicting microfossils are featured in Interior Worlds. Barrar will give an illustrated talk about this project which has taken him to the UK and USA to photograph archival collections. Free entry
 

The Sarjeant would like to note the centenary of...

The Sarjeant would like to note the centenary of the passing of architect Donald Peter Brown Hosie. The talented young man was at the start of his career when he created the winning concept for the competition to design the brand new Sarjeant Gallery in 1916. Tragically, Donald would never get to see his design come to fruition, as just three weeks after the foundation stone of the Sarjeant Gallery was laid, the twenty-two year old was killed in action at Passchendaele on 12 October...
 

Many fabulous works in our current 'Blue'...

Many fabulous works in our current 'Blue' exhibition curated by Rachael Garland. Do drop in if you're passing 85 Glasgow Street - we're open until 4pm today. Many fabulous works in our current 'Blue' exhibition curated by Rachael Garland. Do drop in if you're passing 85 Glasgow Street - we're open until 4pm today.
 

Don't forget, it's the final week of our 'Blue'...

Don't forget, it's the final week of our 'Blue' exhibition at Rayner Brothers Gallery - we're open today until 4pm Don't forget, it's the final week of our 'Blue' exhibition at Rayner Brothers Gallery - we're open today until 4pm
 

Sadly, it's the final week of the very popular...

Sadly, it's the final week of the very popular 'Daddy Fly' exhibition in Gallery 85 featuring recent photographic works by Su Hendeles. There are still a few more days though to check out this wonderful show - we're open our usual hours this week: Wednesday to Friday 12pm to 4pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm.
 

Tonight! An artist talk with Anne Noble. Anne will...

Tonight! An artist talk with Anne Noble. Anne will discuss her series of recent projects concerned with the decline of the honey bee. 7:30pm at Sarjeant on the Quay. . . . Anne Noble ‘Dead Bee Portrait #14’ 2015, pigment print on archival paper. Courtesy of the artist and Two Rooms.
 

Tonight! An artist talk with Anne Noble. Anne will...

Tonight! An artist talk with Anne Noble. Anne will discuss her series of recent projects concerned with the decline of the honey bee. 7:30pm at Sarjeant on the Quay. . . . Anne Noble ‘Dead Bee Portrait #14’ 2015, pigment print on archival paper. Courtesy of the artist and Two Rooms.
 

Remember the little Polish village where every...

Remember the little Polish village where every house is covered with painted flowers? Well, one 90-year-old resident of Louka, Czech Republic, is aiming to make her hometown just as charming, and spends every spring and summer adorning window and door frames with majestic designs.
 

No longer hiding behind his paid work, Jack...

No longer hiding behind his paid work, Jack Trolove talks about how he got over the hurdle of being able to say “I’m an artist” in New Zealand. No longer hiding behind his paid work, Jack Trolove talks about how he got over the hurdle of being able to say “I’m an artist” in New Zealand.
 

Join us tomorrow night for an illustrated talk by...

Join us tomorrow night for an illustrated talk by Conor Clarke, our Tylee Cottage resident for the next five months. Conor will discuss her practice, balanced between New Zealand and Berlin. Tuesday 26 September, 7.30pm at Sarjeant on the Quay, free entry