Sarjeant Gallery

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justajafa
Auckland47 contributions
Excellent Gallery
Mar 2021
Not a huge area as in a temporary building, but there was an extensive collection of artworks to enjoy. Helpful staff and well stocked shop attached
Written 25 March 2021
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Ross C
Richmond, New Zealand264 contributions
Diverse, interesting recent art
Mar 2021
Current exhibitions are at quay level, and split between two buildings. An annual event was being set up while we visited, so it was slightly chaotic, but a diverse set of art has been selected by a panel for final decision on award winners.
Written 11 March 2021
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,303 contributions
Support regional galleries
Oct 2020
If you're a repeat visitor to Whanganui you'll be disappointed that the old gallery on the hill is still closed (I assume for earthquake strengthening ), but still worth popping into the Taupo Quay facility. Unfortunately the day we visited half of it was closed while they changed exhibitions but there were some nice ceramics and photographs to see. If you're an art lover you'll want to visit if only support this regional institution.
Written 29 October 2020
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R Douglas
Christchurch, New Zealand10 contributions
Really interesting photos of iconic subjects.
Aug 2020
Beautiful photography exhibition on at the present of Sara McIntyre’s work. Outstanding! Highly recommend.
Written 5 September 2020
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Karen L
7 contributions
Great variety of art on display.
Jun 2020
A good variety of different art media on display. Well worth a visit. Can't wait until upgraded museum space is opened.
Written 13 June 2020
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Linda G
Wellington, New Zealand19 contributions
Edward Burne-Jones and 47 Portraits of Women
Dec 2019
The temporary space for the Sarjeant Gallery houses an arresting selection of works.

Check out 'The Hatch', just to the left as you enter. Continuing left, the Burne-Jones catches the eye, and then 'The Horses Stayed', an abstract work composed of horsehair rosettes.

At the back of the gallery, an artist-in-residence's portraits of 47 women surround the viewer. Unlike other portraits of women I have seen, these emphasise the character of each sitter, omitting reference to the person's role as a wife, mother, or daughter.

Benches provide the chance for quiet contemplation. I highly recommend making time for the Sarjeant on your visit to Whanganui.
Written 15 December 2019
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68skp70
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand323 contributions
Well worth a visit
Aug 2019 • Couples
The current Trevelyan exhibition is great! How you make sculptures with graphite lead is beyond me! Looking forward to the grand reopening in 2021 of the refurbished building and full collection.
Written 5 August 2019
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bmlawrence
Whanganui, New Zealand19 contributions
Artists Studio week and a 'Behind the scenes' tour
Mar 2019 • Business
I looked forward to my tour of the storage area of a Gallery with a substantial collection of art works, gathered over more than a century. Members of Edith Collier's family [Edith was a well-known local artist with an international reputation] were also part of the group lead by a curator.
Because the Sarjeant Gallery itself is closed as a result of forthcoming earthquake-strengthening to the beautiful building in Queen's Park- along with substantial additions, it operates out of temporary premises on Taupo Quay.
The tour is usually organised on an annual basis and well worth the $10 charge.
Written 31 March 2019
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Duncan M
Auckland Central, New Zealand491 contributions
Small but lovely
Dec 2018 • Couples
As others have said, this is a temporary venue (but it has been a few years now). The gallery itself is small but had interesting stuff, but the shop is great - full of lovely things which aren't in all the other gift shops. We particularly loved the golden ratio dividers! Worth a visit for the shop alone!
Written 12 December 2018
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ReviewsByLu
Silverthorne, CO98 contributions
Earthquake retrofit ongoing
Nov 2018 • Couples
The original building is currently under going rennovations to comply with updated earthquake building codes. Unfortunately, this leaves only a tiny portion of the museum's collection on view at the quayside location. Hugely disappointed. Anticipated reopening 2019?
Written 11 November 2018
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