“Drawing Our Heritage” Exhibition: 23 April to 26 July 2021
Hundreds of photographs, archival documents and other items in Whangarei Museum’s collection record the history of our city’s prominent buildings. While these items are the only remains of many buildings, some of Whangarei’s built heritage remains around us and can be enjoyed through many perspectives. Whangarei Museum’s latest special exhibition Drawing Our Heritage partners with Creative Northland to share local art inspired by our built heritage.
The team have asked their artists to consider these places with an artistic and creative purpose to produce new works especially for this exhibition. As visitors you can appreciate our heritage by seeing it through new eyes. Textures, colours, shapes, physical locations and personal histories have been reworked to produce as array of media, including ink on canvas, photography, multi-media, prints, carving, and oil and acrylic paintings. By inviting a range of artists with different backgrounds and artistic specialties we have achieved a special collection of new interpretations of heritage buildings. Large prints of the original historic photographs of the selected buildings from Whangarei Museum’s Collection will be on display alongside the artwork.
About Kiwi North:
Kiwi North features the Whangarei Museum, the nocturnal Kiwi House which is the only opportunity to see and view kiwi and tuatara in captivity in Northland and unique heritage buildings. Set over 25 hectares of rolling countryside, there's plenty to see and do. Pack a picnic and enjoy the surrounds and wildlife. Explore the Whangarei Museum with a collection founded in c.1890 of over 80,000 items including early settler social history, natural history specimens and Maori taonga. Learn about the secretive Kiwi in the nocturnal Kiwi house – see how they behave in their natural habitat and also learn about our indigenous gecko. A Tuatara is also part of the family of animals at Kiwi North and looks forward to meeting you. Finally, enjoy the Heritage Park – a collection of historic buildings demonstrating Northland’s early colonial architectural history between the late 1850s right through to the early 1900s. There is the original Oruaiti Chapel, Riponui Pah School and women's jail to explore. The original homestead, Glorat, in undergoing major conservation at this time and not open for viewing.
Valid from May 1, 2021
Expires Jul 31, 2021
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