AROHART.

Authentic Māori Art Gallery

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

REO UP!

Our free te reo Māori classes are back! They start again first Wednesday after school holidays.
You can register here.
All info about our classes, dates and times are here.

THAMES MARKET DAY EVERY SATURDAY IN GRAHAMSTOWN


Our local market day is good to go again at Level 1 and our gallery is right in the middle of the the market location.
We’ll be open from 10am on market days.

SHOP ONLINE NOW!

Or visit us at the Arohart Gallery, 724 Pollen Street, Thames
11am – 4pm Thursday – Saturday

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.  

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