Tairawhiti Museum

Tairawhiti Museum and Art Gallery has a reputation as one of the most innovative regional museums in New Zealand.

Our vision is to be an integral part of the Tairawhiti community and to stimulate passion for the stories of our region.

Entry to the museum is FREE for Tairawhiti residents & children / $5 for visitors. 

Exhibit Café is open for lunches, brunches and morning teas with a seasonal menu featuring local produce. Open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 1pm.

The Tairawhiti Museum shop stocks a high-quality range of gifts. We pride ourselves on supporting local artists and makers.

Hoea! Gallery and Project Space

Artist run gallery and project space in Te Tairāwhiti created/curated by wahine Māori

67 Gladstone Rd, Tūranganui-a-Kiwa /  Gisborne
Thursday to Saturday, 11am – 3pm


PAULNACHE brushes aside all the rules and formalities that come with being a dealer gallery in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Operating since 2009 under Director Matthew Nache, the Gallery has set its own course and proposed a new model for the dealer gallery, blurring the lines between public and private gallery, between dealer and curator, house style and punk attitude.

It offers less a consumable list or stable of artists than a family or community of artist/collaborators who come together and work with Nache to each extend their own practice, but also contribute to the greater whole which is the unrelenting forward momentum of this Gallery.

Upstairs 89 Grey Street, Gisborne

Toi Ake Gallery

Toi Ake as a collective is built on the foundations of Mātauranga Māori.

Toi Ake Gallery plays a vital role in our local creative ecology and their creative and collective voice in the space of our arts sector is an important one, providing an ongoing expression of the continuum of Ngā Toi Māori that brings the knowledge of their tupuna into a modern and evolving context.

Toi Ake Gallery, 133 Ormond Road, Ballance Street Village, Gisborne/Tūranganui-a-Kiwa.

Open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm.

Maia Gallery, Toihoukura School of Maori Visual Arts

Toihoukura School of Māori Visual Arts is part of the Education, Humanities and Health Sciences Faculty at EIT Tairawhiti.

The focus of Toihoukura is to ensure the continuing development of art forms that are specifically Māori. This is promoted through the development of, and participation in an arts ‘wānanga’ learning environment that encourages the personal and professional development of every student.

Students exhibit their art works regularly at Maia Gallery, check out their website and FB page for regular invitations.

Maia Gallery, Toihoukura, 80 Cobden Street, Gisborne/Tūranganui-a-Kiwa. 

toihou@eit.ac.nz | 06-869 0847

Tūpara Gallery

66 Gladstone Road, Gisborne