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So many great works by talented Whanganui and...

So many great works by talented Whanganui and Rangitikei students. Last week to see them as the show closes on 3rd June. So many great works by talented Whanganui and Rangitikei students. Last week to see them as the show closes on 3rd June.
 

Whaling the theme for students art exhibition Art...

Whaling the theme for students art exhibition Art teachers Vanessa Edwards from Rangitikei College and Graham Hall from Whanganui High School and their level 2 and 3 students worked on the same brief of an exhibition project and the results are on display at the Community Arts Centre in Taupo Quay.The title of the exhibition is Te Whanau Puha – Whaling and runs until June 3. The theme is New Zealand Whaling or the significance of the whale in New Zealand. Students independently...
 

Roberta Thornley's new exhibition A Serious Girl....

Roberta Thornley's new exhibition A Serious Girl. Impossible to pick just one photograph so here is a sneak peak of two. Open from tomorrow at Sarjeant on the Quay ... #robertathornley #tyleeresidency #sarjeantgallery Roberta Thornley's new exhibition A Serious Girl. Impossible to pick just one photograph so here is a sneak peak of two. Open from tomorrow at Sarjeant on the Quay ... #robertathornley #tyleeresidency #sarjeantgallery
 

COULD YOU BE OUR NEXT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE?...

COULD YOU BE OUR NEXT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE? Applications for our artist-in-residence programme at Tylee Cottage are now open. We are pleased to announce that with the support of Creative New Zealand we have two five month residencies on offer between September, 2017 and June, 2018. Each of the successful applicants will receive a generous stipend, historic Tylee Cottage to call home and most importantly the time and headspace to create dynamic new work that will result in an exhibition...
 

Oooh so exciting Puanga 2017 is fast approaching...

Oooh so exciting Puanga 2017 is fast approaching so that means Manawa Ora's "Whitiwhiti Kōrero" / "Dialogue" exhibition is coming to Gallery on Guyton... Here is a peep of a couple of Maiangi Waitai's fabulous art works exploring 'dialogue'.
 

A project to raise awareness about the damage...

A project to raise awareness about the damage plastic bags cause the environment has put Whanganui's Sarjeant Gallery in line for a national award. - Wanganui Chronicle A project to raise awareness about the damage plastic bags cause the environment has put Whanganui's Sarjeant Gallery in line for a national award. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

It's changeover time! Deinstalling Susan...

It's changeover time! Deinstalling Susan Frykberg's atmospheric installation "It shows really, a rather beautiful spirit". Roberta Thornley's "A serious girl" opens this Friday. An exhibition of photographs from her time at Tylee Cottage. #tyleeresidency #sarjeantgallery #projectgallery #susanfrykberg #robertathornley
 
Floor Talk with Karl Chitham Saturday 3 June, 2017 at 2:00pm at 31 Taupo Quay, upstairs at the i-SITE Director of Tauranga Art Gallery and co-curator of Whenua Hou: New Māori Ceramics will give a floor talk discussing the work of the eight artists included in the exhibition.
 
Artist talk with Roberta Thornley Saturday 3 June, 2017 at 11:00am at 38 Taupo Quay Roberta Thornley will discuss her new exhibition, A Serious Girl, in conversation with Greg Donson, Curator & Public Programmes Manager Free entry Artist talk with Roberta Thornley Saturday 3 June, 2017 at 11:00am at 38 Taupo Quay Roberta Thornley will discuss her new exhibition, A Serious Girl, in conversation with Greg Donson, Curator & Public Programmes Manager Free entry
 

Opening of our winter exhibitions Friday 02 June...

Opening of our winter exhibitions Friday 02 June 2017 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Sarjeant on the Quay Greg Anderson, Director of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui, warmly invites you to the opening of our Winter Season of exhibitions. All welcome. Euan Macleod – The Painter in the Painting / 20 May – 6 August Roberta Thornley – A Serious Girl / 27 May – 20 August Whenua Hou – New Māori Ceramics / 3 June – 27 August
 

Euan Macleod: The Painter in the Painting install...

Euan Macleod: The Painter in the Painting install is well underway at Sarjeant on the Quay, open from tomorrow Euan Macleod: The Painter in the Painting install is well underway at Sarjeant on the Quay, open from tomorrow
 

Morning tea in celebration of our wonderful front...

Morning tea in celebration of our wonderful front of house team. They're always happy to chat about our exhibitions, shop and Whanganui happenings - couldn't do what we do without them! Morning tea in celebration of our wonderful front of house team. They're always happy to chat about our exhibitions, shop and Whanganui happenings - couldn't do what we do without them!
 
Tomes of work by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Klimt, Rothko, and more are as good as yours. Tomes of work by Picasso, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Flavin, Klimt, Rothko, and more are as good as yours.
 

An artistic exchange pilot bringing together...

An artistic exchange pilot bringing together artists from New Zealand, Hong Kong and Scotland in Edinburgh during the festivals in August 2017. This peer-led programme encourages new ways of working and the development of collaborative projects.
 

It's Arts Review pickup day! Come in to Sarjeant...

It's Arts Review pickup day! Come in to Sarjeant on the Quay today from 10:30am - 4:30pm to collect your artwork It's Arts Review pickup day! Come in to Sarjeant on the Quay today from 10:30am - 4:30pm to collect your artwork
 

Last day to view the 2017 Belton, Smith and...

Last day to view the 2017 Belton, Smith and Associates Ltd Whanganui Arts Review. We look forward to seeing you, open until 4:30pm today!! :) Last day to view the 2017 Belton, Smith and Associates Ltd Whanganui Arts Review. We look forward to seeing you, open until 4:30pm today!! :)
 
Visit the Museum on Ridgway after-hours to explore and draw objects from the Museum collection currently on display. This month we have some glossy guests - snail shells from the touchable tactile collection will also be available. Please bring your own materials (no wet media). Please phone 06 349 1110 or email riahk@wrm.org.nz to book. Supper provided, koha appreciated. Ages 12+.
 

Did you lose a kitty earring today at Sarjeant on...

Did you lose a kitty earring today at Sarjeant on the Quay? Did you lose a kitty earring today at Sarjeant on the Quay?
 
Let us help you to make your Mother's Day special. We are open 7 days from 10:30am until 4:30pm specialising in NZ made gifts with many gorgeous things locally made here in beautiful Whanganui. Come and see the team! Let us help you to make your Mother's Day special. We are open 7 days from 10:30am until 4:30pm specialising in NZ made gifts with many gorgeous things locally made here in beautiful Whanganui. Come and see the team!
 

Behind the scenes at the Sarjeant Gallery, over...

Behind the scenes at the Sarjeant Gallery, over 8000 items are recorded and managed by means of highly sophisticated collection management software. - Wanganui Chronicle Behind the scenes at the Sarjeant Gallery, over 8000 items are recorded and managed by means of highly sophisticated collection management software. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

La Belle Époque (The Beautiful Age) – Deborah...

La Belle Époque (The Beautiful Age) – Deborah Wai Kapohe, soprano and Bruce Greenfield, piano Sunday 28 May, 4.30pm at the Concert Chamber, Whanganui War Memorial Centre Between 1870 and 1925, Paris emerged as the musical capital of Europe. This concert features some of the finest examples of French Melodie; including songs by Ravel, Bizet and Duparc for soprano and piano. ‘I think that German music kisses you on the forehead and French music on the neck…’ Gérard Souzay Tickets...