Events – Hei Konei | Sarjeant Gallery Whanganui
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Events – Hei Konei


19 March 2020

Dear Friends and Supporters of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui,

the Gallery has been monitoring developments regarding the COVID 19 virus and, under the guidance of the Whanganui District Council and in line with Ministry of Health guidelines, has decided to undertake the following precautionary measures for the protection of our visitors and staff.

Regretfully all planned events and gatherings have been cancelled. This includes all ticketed events – and people who have already purchased tickets for a certain event will be contacted for a refund.

The Sarjeant’s Education Programme will cease classes for the time being. Our Gallery Educator will contact anyone who has already booked for these.

With increased weekend visitor numbers we have decided that it is in the best interests of visitors and staff to close the Gallery on the weekends of 21 & 22 March and also 28 & 29 March.

In the meantime the Sarjeant Gallery and our exhibitions remain open for business as usual with hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities available to visitors. We apologise for the inconvenience these measures will cause, but we believe the steps being taken are prudent and in the best interests of our community.

Event queries can be made to

Greg Anderson
Director, Sarjeant Gallery


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We are immensely proud of our Musicians for the Sarjeant series devised by classical singer and guitarist Deborah Wai Kapohe. Launched in January 2013 initially as a three-concert series – and kick started with a sell-out performance by Debbie – Musicians for the Sarjeant has gone from strength to strength over the intervening years. The musicians taking part in the series perform for free and proceeds from the ticket sales go towards the Gallery’s redevelopment project. You can view all the past concerts we have hosted over the last four years below.