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I am the river, the river is me
E rere kau mai te Āwanui, Mai i te Kāhui maunga ki Tangaroa. Kō au te Āwa, kō te Āwa kō au.
The Sarjeant Gallery’s nationally significant collection comprises over 8,000 artworks and archival items spanning four centuries of European and New Zealand art history.
A modern warehouse space, Sarjeant on the Quay at 38 Taupō Quay, houses the Sarjeant Gallery exhibitions, events and the nationally significant permanent collection while the original Sarjeant Gallery at Pukenamu, Queens Park waits for its $35m redevelopment to commence.
The Sarjeant collection is one of the country’s most comprehensive surveys of New Zealand art history and is unrivalled in regional New Zealand. Of particular note is the vibrant Tylee Cottage artist residency programme which leads the Sarjeant’s contemporary collecting.
The Sarjeant gallery, shop and education spaces are accessible from the main entrance on Taupō Quay. The Sarjeant’s object-based gallery is above the Whanganui i-SITE Visitor Information Centre at 31 Taupo Quay, opposite Sarjeant on the Quay. This collection can be accessed at the street entrance on Taupō Quay, and through the i-SITE on the river side of the building. Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui is committed to being open and accessible to all visitors.
Anyone new to Whanganui will enjoy visiting both sites – enjoying the exhibitions and events at Sarjeant on the Quay; and admiring the stunning iconic Sarjeant Gallery at Pukenamu, Queens Park.