Art History and Culture

Photographer: James Heremaia

"Our Taranaki nurtures the mind & spirit…” Taranaki, a wealth of homegrown artists, rich history and an abundance of local culture. A photographer’s and artist’s dream… 
 

Photographer: James Heremaia

Maori Waka at Taranaki Museum

Photographer: Unknown

Artistic Costume Interpretation

Photographer: James Heremaia

Stone Carving by Reece Ronganui

Photographer: James Heremaia

Stone Carving by Reece Ronganui

Photographer: James Heremaia

Rangimarie Maori Arts and Craft Centre

Photographer: James Heremaia

Craft work at Potters Gallery, Centre City, New Plymouth

Photographer: James Heremaia

Ancient Maori artefacts displayed at Taranaki Museum

Photographer: James Heremaia

Todd Heremaia, Fine Arts Scholarship Student

 

 
 
A rich and fascinating history creates a colourful culture in Taranaki. Arrays of talented artists and crafts people dot the communities of Taranaki. Unique forms of creative interpretations are available to all – something for everyone. From crafts people creating made to order furniture from recycled native New Zealand timbers, to indigenous Maori art and craft. Pottery, caneware, wrought iron, woodcraft, prints, stained glass, jewellery, ceramics - all crafted and inspired by Taranaki people. Visit of our historical sites and museums, walk the heritage trails and walkways, bathe in warm geothermal water at historical bathes, breathe in the experience and form your own unique understanding of our culture. From displays of old militaria, vehicles and farm machinery of days gone by at Atiawa Museum or the Museum of Transport, Aviation and Technology to historical Koru Pa, Tawhiti Museum or our own Taranaki Museum. A selection of historical sites, cultural displays, art galleries or craft studios for your Taranaki experience.
Govett Brewster Art Gallery  Puke Ariki  Taranaki Museum   
Te Ngutu O te Manu Redoubt Manaia Redoubt
Potters Gallery Marsland Hill Observatory
Tawhiti Bush Railway Pukeatea Art Studio and Gallery
Oil Exploration Well Pukeariki Landing
Kina NZ Design and Art Space Gables Colonial Hospital
Gallery Seventy Nine Heritage Trails and Walkways
St Mary’s Churchyard TSB Bank Bowls New Zealand Museum
Oakura Marae Orimupiko Marae
Te Namu Pa Cape Egmont Lighthouse
RM Landers – Stained Glass Art Okoki Pa and Sir Peter Buck Memorial
Taranaki Pioneer Village Pukearuhe Historic Reserve
Whakaohurangi Marae Gallery at the Crossroads
Ataiwa Museum Cottage Crafts
Clock Tower Waitara Campaign Historic Trail
Fitzroy Pole Whangamomona Village and Hotel
Winsome Floral Concepts Eyecon Gallery
Uriti Furniture Crafts Tariki Crafts and Furniture
Tawhiti Mill Pottery Country Class Craft Works
Waitoetoe Studio Tatatm
Hurworth Cottage Koru Pa
Oakura Marae Lesley Kreisler Gallery
Wreck of the Gairlock Puniho Marae
Richmond Cottage Richmond Folk Art & Craft Studio
Crafty Fox 3 D Art
Patea Craft Shoppe Ataiwa Museum
Owae marae Pukerangiora Historic Reserve
Taranaki Mineral Pools St Andrews Church
Omata Stockade Joyce Young, Potter
Egmont Gallery Pioneer Memorial
Rangimarie Maori Art and Craft Centre Waiau Studio (Woodturning)
bn Waimate Pa

Photographer: James Heremaia

Collection of locally created crafts (Potters Gallery, Centre City)

 

 

Photographer: James Heremaia

Rangimarie Maori Arts and Crafts Centre



Historic Tarawhata Mineral Baths

Photographer: James Heremaia

Rangimare Maori Arts and Craft Centre

Photographer: James Heremaia

Extinct whale skeleton at Taranaki Museum

Photographer: James Heremaia

Painting by Todd Heremaia

Photographer: James Heremaia

Photographer: James Heremaia

Digital imaging

Photographer: James Heremaia

Award winning photograph by James Heremaia

Photographer: James Heremaia

Craft work at Potters Gallery

Photographer: James Heremaia

New Plymouth Operatic Society Costume (Joseph's Technicolor Coat)