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Drawing Our Heritage partners with Creative Northland to share local art inspired by our built heritage.

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.

 

We asked our 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.

 

Artists on display are Hamish Oakley-Browne, Sally Spicer, Julia Newland, Ros May, Cecilia De Donatis, Judy Woods, Alex Moyse, Josh KiwiKiwi, Katy Davidson, Isaiah Rameka, Olivia Garelja, Murray Gibbs, and Jason Povey. 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.

 

You will be able to share in our celebration of Whangarei’s heritage as most of the works on display will be available to purchase.
The exhibition is on display in the Mim Ringer Gallery at Kiwi North from Friday 23rd April to Monday 26th July 2021. Open 10am – 4pm daily and included in general admission.