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27 December, 2009 - 31 January, 2010

Gifted showcases a selection of works that have been gifted to Tauranga Art Gallery. 

Black Carnival: Christine Webster

18 December, 2009 - 28 February, 2010 

A thought provoking work full of drama that questions an individual’s identity. 

Nga Kakahu: Jo Torr

12 December, 2009 - 21 February, 2010 

In Nga Kakahu, Jo Torr explores the interrelation of Māori cloaks and European blankets.

The Captain: exploring images of James Cook

20 October, 2009 - 31 January, 2010 

An exhibition titled The Captain to commemorate the 240th anniversary of James Cook's arrival. 

Candy Land: Marijon Spee

17 October - 06 December, 2009 

Tauranga artist, Marijon Spee's two installations visually surprise with her imaginative use of materials. 

7 x 10: Akiko Diegel

17 October - 06 December, 2009 

This installation is visually insightful, elucidating many aspects about history and contemporary ideas about consumerism.

My Ship Tenei Wakahera: Tracey Williams

01 October, 2009 - 05 March, 2010 

Williams has constructed a custom-made ship to symbolise the cultural connections of Tauranga’s waterfront. 

Rembrandt: The Experimental Etcher

29 August - 14 October, 2009 

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 – 1669) is widely recognised as one of the greatest etchers in the history of the medium. 

Breath of Wind: Phil Dadson

22 August - 8 November, 2009 

Breath of Wind is a sound and video work featuring 17 hot air balloons and the Levin Brass Band. 

Not a Still Life: Susan Wilson

01 August - 11 October, 2009

Wilson is best known for her strong portraits, painted in a representational manner. 

Rockers and Rollers

01 August - 11 October, 2009 

Prints from Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art & History and The Rutherford Trust Collection.


25 July - 11 October, 2009

Antarctica brings together work by Joyce Campbell, Anne Noble and Connie Samaras. 

The Farmer's Wife: John McLean

04 July - 16 August, 2009 

The narrative of a woman, the Farmer’s Wife, who leaves, or escapes, the family farm with a traveller.

Recent: Ten Contemporary NZ Photographers

30 May - 26 July, 2009 

Some of the photographers employ techniques dating back to the 19th century. 

Decked: Skateboard Art

22 May - 28 June, 2009 

Decked is a display of artworks created from blank skateboard decks by a selection of artists and designers. 

The Brown Years: Nigel Brown

16 May - 19 July, 2009

Nigel Brown gifted 44 of his works to the Tauranga Art Gallery, which form the basis of this exhibition.

9 Years with Mother: Liz Bailey

15 May - 19 July, 2009

Pahoia-based Liz Bailey is a painter, printmaker and object artist whose work is in collections around the world.

Boom Time

14 March - 24 May, 2009 

The collection is to reflect the Bank’s heritage, which dates back to the formation of the colony.

Glimmer: John Roy

10 March - 19 June, 2009 

Each form is identical in its physical shape. But each form is individual in its decoration.

Banners: Don Driver

27 February - 10 May, 2009 

Banners focuses on Don Driver's robust assemblages and sculptures.

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