Art at The Kauri Museum
Internationally renowned for its excellent kauri exhibits, and stories of the early pioneers, The Kauri Museum also has its own art collection.
The unveiling of local artist Dennise Brownlie’s mural depicting the bullock teams of the pioneering era in the sawmill, saw the launch of the Museums own Arts Trail. Visitors can enjoy the many art forms displayed in the various halls of our Northland museum; including significant paintings by New Zealand artists John Holmwood, Garth Tapper, and James Turkington, to name a few.
The Kauri Museum features wooden kauri sculptures, ranging from bowls and statues to a large tuatara; woven tapestry and marquetry; antique hand carved kauri furniture; sculptured lifelike mannequins; early photography collections; exquisitely carved kauri gum; and in the Kauri Museum Shop, a wonderful range of New Zealand handmade crafts.