Sarjeant Gallery Whanganui

Sarjeant Gallery Whanganui

Artwork with a comprehensive NZ art history

Today there are more than 8,000 artworks in the Sarjeant Gallery’s collections. Initially collecting focused on 19th and early 20th century British and European art but, given the expansive terms of the will of our founding benefactor Henry Sarjeant, the entire collection now spans Sixteenth Century European Art through to Twenty-first Century New Zealand Art.

Included in the Collections are works in all media – thousands of historic and modern works on paper; New Zealand and international sculptures, pottery, ceramics and glass; bronze works; video art and paintings by contemporary artists and old masters.

The Sarjeant Gallery is currently undergoing redevelopment and is temporarily located in 31 and 38 Taupo Quay, 31 Taupo Quay which has the glass exhibition and is located upstairs of the Whanganui i-Site Building while 38 Taupo Quay houses the rest of the collections. The redevelopment will look after the Sarjeant’s nationally-important collection with environmentally-controlled storage and exhibition galleries; enhance public access through improved exhibition and education spaces; and enable the earthquake strengthening of Whanganui’s most iconic building.

Sarjeant Gallery Whanganui

Sarjeant Gallery Whanganui
  • How Old?

    The existing New Zealand collection is a significant and comprehensive holding of art from the 1840s until the present day.

  • Contemporary photography

    25 years in the going, the Sarjeant has demonstrated a strong commitment to this and is recognised as a premier gallery in this respect

  • Come 2019

    Visit them and have a sneak preview of the redeveloped Sarjeant, planned to open in 2019

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38 Taupo Quay, Whanganui 4500

Monday to Sunday – 10:30am to 4:30pm
Anzac Day – 1.00pm to 4.30pm
Christmas Day & Good Friday – Closed

(06) 349 0506
1-2 hours
No Dogs, Parking Available, Art, No Smoking, Toilets, Wifi Available, Family Friendly

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