AROHART.

Authentic Māori Art Gallery

CHRISTMAS CUT OFF DATES

Cutoff for online orders is December 15. This is so we can make sure we get your parcel on the overnight courier by December 20th. 
Here are the NZ POST cutoff dates!

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ABOUT US

Aroha Hathaway set up Arohart as a marketplace for local Māori artists. Prior, little genuine Māori art was being offered in the community. There was a lot of cheap, imported craft and some work that could be described as cultural misappropriation. So Arohart was created to bring mana back to genuine Māori arts and art practitioners.

The gallery has now become a kind of Māori hub, offering wānanga, classes, workshops and opportunities for the community to learn and grow.

Aroha Hathaway is of Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngā Puhi heritage, but was born in Thames (at the local hospital) and Thames is her home. She’s graced New Zealand’s airwaves and screens for nearly 30 years and contributes to her industry and community at all levels. An artist, performing artist, radio executive board member and Māori celebrator, Aroha now adds the role of Company Director to her kete.

Tikirau Hathaway BCE (Tūhoe, Ngati Kahungunu, and Ngā Puhi), has been an actor and film and television contributor.  He’s grown up in radio, film and television, and developed a love for visual art and design. Tikirau Hathaway is a Unitec, Ngā Puna O Waiōrea and Te Uru Karaka graduate.  

OPENING HOURS

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

THAMES MARKET DAY EVERY SATURDAY IN GRAHAMSTOWN


Our local market day is good to go again.

Our gallery is right in the middle of the the market location.
We’ll be open from 10am on market days.

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Or visit us at the Arohart Gallery, 724 Pollen Street, Thames

REO UP!

Our free te reo Māori classes are back!
You can register here.
All info about our classes, dates and times are here.

Arohart would not be online without the kind support of Creative NZ