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In the gallery this weekend - making stars for...

In the gallery this weekend - making stars for Puanga. Come in from the rain and bring your family! In the gallery this weekend - making stars for Puanga. Come in from the rain and bring your family!
 

A few of the fabulous art works in ‘Whitiwhiti...

A few of the fabulous art works in ‘Whitiwhiti Kōrero – Dialogue’ - Manawa Ora's Puanga 2017 exhibition at Gallery on Guyton opening tomorrow Saturday 24 June 2017 at 2.32pm. Love for you to join us in this celebration A few of the fabulous art works in ‘Whitiwhiti Kōrero – Dialogue’ - Manawa Ora's Puanga 2017 exhibition at Gallery on Guyton opening tomorrow Saturday 24 June 2017 at 2.32pm. Love for you to join us in this celebration
 

Kids Activity: Make a Puanga Star This weekend!...

Kids Activity: Make a Puanga Star This weekend! Saturday, Sunday 24 & 25 June 10:30am – 4:30pm at Sarjeant on the Quay A fun and educational family craft activity on the last weekend of June to coincide with Matariki. Come into the Sarjeant and make your own star to hang at home, while learning about the Māori New Year. All welcome, No Charge.
 

Our Curator of Collections, Jennifer Taylor Moore...

Our Curator of Collections, Jennifer Taylor Moore (right) recently got to see the wonderful completed conservation treatment of 'The Flight into Egypt' by Frederick Goodall. At 2130 x 3630mm unframed this painting is the biggest in the Sarjeant Gallery collection! Pictured here with Ingrid Ford who worked with a team of conservators to bring this painting back to its former glory. . . . #sarjeantgallery #frederickgoodall #paintingconservation #aucklandartgallery
 

PicChat Episode 3 Friday 28 July at the Whanganui...

PicChat Episode 3 Friday 28 July at the Whanganui Musicians Club, 65 Drews Avenue Come along to this hugely popular event where you can hear 12 people speak to 19 images for 19 seconds each on subjects that they are passionate about. Light nibbles provided, cash bar available before the event and during the interval. Wine / beer $5, juice $3. Tickets $12 or $10 for Sarjeant Gallery Friends or Stars Doors Open 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start Purchase tickets at Sarjeant on the Quay, 38 Taupō...
 

Local law firm calls on other businesses to help...

Local law firm calls on other businesses to help the Sarjeant redevelopment project. Local law firm calls on other businesses to help the Sarjeant redevelopment project.
 

Sarjeant Gallery supporters are thrilled by the $6...

Sarjeant Gallery supporters are thrilled by the $6 million grant announced on Thursday Sarjeant Gallery supporters are thrilled by the $6 million grant announced on Thursday
 

Art work shares feelings about sexual violence and...

Art work shares feelings about sexual violence and aims to affect change. Art work shares feelings about sexual violence and aims to affect change.
 

Think you know watercolour? Think again. In this...

Think you know watercolour? Think again. In this video, made in collaboration with Winsor & Newton, the president of the Royal Academy of Arts demonstrates how he uses watercolour and talks about its special qualities as a medium. Think you know watercolour? Think again. In this video, made in collaboration with Winsor & Newton, the president of the Royal Academy of Arts demonstrates how he uses watercolour and talks about its special qualities as a medium.
 

We are absolutely delighted to share this...

We are absolutely delighted to share this wonderful news with you all! The Sarjeant Gallery Redevelopment Project has been awarded a $6 million grant from the Lottery Significant Projects Fund. You can read the Whanganui District Council media release here http://www.whanganui.govt.nz/our-council/news-media/media-releases/Pages/default.aspx?newsItem=8831 Trust Chairman Nicola Williams says that she is “overjoyed at the recent announcement. It is a great vote of confidence in the success...
 

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...
 

This week we have a pop up exhibition of works...

This week we have a pop up exhibition of works constructed by Weta artists living in Whanganui. This week we have a pop up exhibition of works constructed by Weta artists living in Whanganui.
 

#Repost @chefpetergordon having some fun with his...

#Repost @chefpetergordon having some fun with his #bromptonbicycle on the steps of the Sarjeant Gallery building in Queens Park 👨‍🍳🚲 #redevelopmentproject ・・・ Two of my favourite things together in my home town of Whanganui (BF excluded although the Brompton was a birthday gift from him and came to NZ for a visit). My Brompton bicycle and the marvellous Sarjeant Gallery where I spent a lot of time as a youth. Under renovation for the future @sarjeantgallery...
 

You are warmly invited to attend ‘Whitiwhiti...

You are warmly invited to attend ‘Whitiwhiti Kōrero – Dialogue’ Manawa Ora's Puanga 2017 exhibition at Gallery on Guyton. We would love to see you there and share this celebration with you. From the artists - Maiangi Waitai, Mere Keating, Rere Sutherland, Raukura Waitai, Marilyn Vreede, Adrian Campbell, Leonie Sharp, Craig Winton, Rena Star
 

Designer digs in cities across the world...

Designer digs in cities across the world Designer digs in cities across the world
 

Well we now have 9 confirmed speakers for PicChat...

Well we now have 9 confirmed speakers for PicChat 19/19 episode 3, which takes place on July 28th at the Whanganui Musicians' Club. That means we only have 3 spaces left, ladies and gentlemen. After seeing all these wonderful photos (and even before you've seen the videos which are coming soon) how can you resist the urge to share your enthusiasm with the world? Be brave, get in touch with us and commit yourself to 6 minutes of public speaking loveliness! :)
 

Joanna Margaret Paul's 'Inventories' I-VI,...

Joanna Margaret Paul's 'Inventories' I-VI, currently on display as part of our collection show 'Homework', until 13 August . . . 1977, gouache on paper, collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui . #sarjeantonthequay #joannamargaretpaul #homework #newzealandpainting
 

Items with local interest: "Town Hall" by Felicity...

Items with local interest: "Town Hall" by Felicity Campbell, lots about early times in Gonville,Castlecliff and Wanganui East, also "Marking Time, Portraits of the Inked" photography by Richard Wotton. Items with local interest: "Town Hall" by Felicity Campbell, lots about early times in Gonville,Castlecliff and Wanganui East, also "Marking Time, Portraits of the Inked" photography by Richard Wotton.
 

At present we are all on a well earned break but...

At present we are all on a well earned break but the board is currently exploring our team make up for the 2018 event. I can confirm the dates for next year's event are Friday March 16th (Starting Point Exhibition) to Sunday March 24th. Artist and public feedback have been received and we will be engaging with our artists in late July and August to further enhance the event in it's 18th year! The 2017 event had many new projects and refinements. At this time all queries for 2018 should...
 

Roberta came to Whanganui in 2015 on residency at...

Roberta came to Whanganui in 2015 on residency at Tylee Cottage. She is a graduate of the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland, where she was born and raised. Roberta came to Whanganui in 2015 on residency at Tylee Cottage. She is a graduate of the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland, where she was born and raised.
 

Roberta Thornley's latest exhibition deals with a...

Roberta Thornley's latest exhibition deals with a teenage girl confronting her immediate future. - Wanganui Chronicle Roberta Thornley's latest exhibition deals with a teenage girl confronting her immediate future. - Wanganui Chronicle