Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


NZ's first off-the-grid art gallery

28 May 2015

NZ's first off-the-grid art gallery

Forming part of the Miranda Farm complex of organic orchards, a farm shop and café, the Miranda Farm Gallery is the first off-the-grid art gallery in New Zealand. The new rural art gallery has opened in Miranda on the Firth of Thames, one hour South of Auckland.

The large sculptural works of Michael Smither, Fatu Feu'u, Steve Woodward, Neil Miller, Ben Beemsterboer and Phil Neary are dotted amongst the trees and gardens at Miranda Orchards overlooking the Hauraki Gulf.

Additionally there are many smaller works in metal, wood and ceramics exhibited ,and these include those of Warren Viscoe, Clovis Viscoe, Peter Lange, Barry Brickell, Wailin Elliott, Lynda Harris and Nick Dryden. The small gallery is a hand-built straw bale building, and the farm itself exhibits a truly sustainable form of land use. Even the public lavatory is a sculpture.

The opening exhibition currently showing is a retrospective of Ralph Hotere, with works selected from three private collections. These are paintings that have never been out in public before, except for one large work which represented New Zealand at the 1969 Venice Biennale, which is the only work in the show that is for sale.

Opening hours are Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 3pm. There is a small admission fee for the Hotere retrospective.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On National’s Plan To Privatise Welfare Delivery

On the rare occasions when it ever gets asked, the public keeps rejecting tax cuts as such, as a policy priority. It keeps saying it wants tax levels to either stay the same or be increased, so that public services can be maintained, or even (perish the thought) improved. In 2018, after nine years of the systematic underfunding of health and education by the last National government, the public wanted better: A UMR survey….shows 92% of Kiwis agree public services like hospitals, schools and the transport system need more government funding...


Luxon: Speech To The 2022 National Party Annual Conference

Kia ora! What a brilliant conference! The energy wave from this weekend will carry us right through to election year and I say: bring it on... More>>

National: Five Years Of Failure For Light Rail
Construction of light rail in Auckland might not begin until 2025 despite tomorrow marking five years since Jacinda Ardern announced it would be delivered to Mt Roskill by 2021, National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown says... More>>

Government: Representation Bill Passes Third Reading In Parliament
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu welcomes the passing of new legislation tonight to reinstate Ngāi Tahu councillors to Environment Canterbury... More>>

Government: More Women On Public Boards Than Ever Before

“Women’s representation on public sector boards and committees is now 52.5 percent, the highest ever level... More>>

Te Pāti Māori: Debbie Ngarewa-Packer Calls On PM To Support Bill To Ban Seabed Mining

Te Pāti Māori Co-leader, Ngāti Ruanui and Ngā Rauru uri Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is today celebrating that her Prohibition on Seabed Mining Legislation Amendment Bill has been drawn from Parliament’s biscuit tin... More>>

Housing: Building Consents Surpass 50k Again
New Zealand’s strong pipeline of housing construction is continuing with the annual number of new homes consented surpassing 50,000 for the fourth month in a row... More>>




InfoPages News Channels