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Eastern Southland Gallery

Hokonui Drive and Norfolk Street, Gore 9740, New Zealand
+64 3-208 9907
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NEW ZEALAND ART AND AN AFRICAN EXHIBIT

The Eastern Southland Gallery is located the old library building. There is a collection of New... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
DarylJ552
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Carlsbad, California
an amazing art gallery

Giften an outstanding collection by Dr J Money. Ranging from paintings by Rita Angus and Ralph... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Diane W
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Nelson, New Zealand
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The Eastern Southland Art Gallery is home to the internationally renowned John Money Collection and Ralph Hotere Gallery, and also features a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions and events. During your trip to the South, the Eastern Southland Gallery is a must see attraction that is suitable for all ages.
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Hokonui Drive and Norfolk Street, Gore 9740, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

The Eastern Southland Gallery is located the old library building. There is a collection of New Zealand art and a nice collection of African masks, sculptures and folk art all collected by a man named John Money.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Giften an outstanding collection by Dr J Money. Ranging from paintings by Rita Angus and Ralph Hotere along with indigenous art from around the world.this is the most ecelctic gallery I have ever been in. Having been here before I was truly looking forward to...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful find in this town. So unexpected. We had heard of the John Money collection he bequeathed to Gore but we were thrilled to see the collections of Hotere and Marilynn Webb. The Rita Angus collection was amazing. All in all a wonderful...More

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GoreNZ, Gore NZ at Eastern Southland Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Hey Clara N! Thanks for your review! We are very proud of our art gallery and the displays. A new display is currently being added. Cheers, Gore NZ

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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The permanent exhibitions of Ralph Hotere and Money are a must see. I had heard about Money’s collection. It is fantastic that it is on public display. Hotere’s paintings are some of my favourites. This was a great visit. The building alone is worth stopping...More

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GoreNZ, Gore NZ at Eastern Southland Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Hey Phoeberoe, Thanks for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our gallery. We are very proud of it. All the best, Gore NZ

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Eastern Southland Gallery punches way above it's weight for the quality of the collection. Permanent collection and ever-changing exhibitions worth visiting.

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GoreNZ, Gore NZ at Eastern Southland Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hey Tam W! Thanks for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our art gallery. We are pretty proud of it! Many thanks, Gore NZ

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A fantastic gallery which includes the Money Wing with a fine display of African statues Contains a lot of nz artists showing off their paintings with some very exotic displays Well worth a visit and a must that you meet the Curator Jim Geddes and...More

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GoreNZ, Nicole at Eastern Southland Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hi John S, Thanks for visiting the Eastern Southland Gallery. The collection includes a diverse range of works - Jim and Marcella are certainly very knowledgeable! We hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Not as many exhibits as I'd expected. Many seemed to be of african origin. I guess Id expected more relating to New Zealnd.The actual building itself is interesting in its 1909 architecture which was great for a family photo op.More

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GoreNZ, Nicole at Eastern Southland Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Hi moom4, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. The ES Gallery boasts hundreds of works from prominent NZ artists; Rita Angus, Theo Schoon, and of course Ralphe Hotere, to name a few. It's a beautiful building which once hosted a library. Thanks...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

As a local who takes what we have for granted I was wowed by the Gallery. I hadn't been for years, finally took the time to have another look and WOW - I was blown away at what an incredible collection of art was on...More

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GoreNZ, Nicole at Eastern Southland Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Hi Jayne M, Thank you for taking the time to review us! It's so easy to forget what we have right on our doorstep - great to see you're out enjoying the numerous amazing facilities! Thanks for visiting and recommending us to others. We hope...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

if you're driving through Gore, stop! It has an amazing Art Gallery and Museum. I was so impressed with the professional presentation of Dr. John Money's collection. It also has New Zealander Ralph Hotere's contemporary works. Wonderful.

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GoreNZ, GoreNZ at Eastern Southland Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Hi tripsta00! Yes, a stop is definitely worth your while! Both collections offer a range of fascinating and diverse works. We hope to see you back sometime soon.

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We stumbled upon this little gallery which wasn't quite so little when you entered the front doors. They had an exhibition of John Money's art which was so well presented. We loved it

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GoreNZ, GoreNZ at Eastern Southland Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Hi Grannylynne! We're glad you enjoyed the the John Money Wing - it is an excellent collection. Thanks for taking the time to review.

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