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Such a wonderful plate created by New...

Such a wonderful plate created by New Plymouth-based artist Katerina Smoldyreva for our 'Plate Oh!' exhibition. 'Kykapeky' (Cock-a-doodle-doo) by Katerina Smoldyreva Such a wonderful plate created by New Plymouth-based artist Katerina Smoldyreva for our 'Plate Oh!' exhibition. 'Kykapeky' (Cock-a-doodle-doo) by Katerina Smoldyreva
 

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas around...

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas around here 😅 12 days of Christmas workout ✔ How did you like that one team?? It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas around here 😅 12 days of Christmas workout ✔ How did you like that one team??
 

So many fabulous plates to see in our current...

So many fabulous plates to see in our current exhibition, including this beauty. A reminder that we're open 10am to 1pm today. 'Always hunt for darkness' by Anna-Marie O’Brien and Rosemary O’Hara So many fabulous plates to see in our current exhibition, including this beauty. A reminder that we're open 10am to 1pm today. 'Always hunt for darkness' by Anna-Marie O’Brien and Rosemary O’Hara
 

The Boxing Day bikes won't be the same this year....

The Boxing Day bikes won't be the same this year. - Wanganui Chronicle The Boxing Day bikes won't be the same this year. - Wanganui Chronicle
 

Over sixty amazing artworks in our current...

Over sixty amazing artworks in our current exhibition 'Plate Oh!' - we're open tomorrow from 10am to 1pm, so do come in if you're in town. 'I've got a lot on my plate- teapot' by Rick Rudd Over sixty amazing artworks in our current exhibition 'Plate Oh!' - we're open tomorrow from 10am to 1pm, so do come in if you're in town. 'I've got a lot on my plate- teapot' by Rick Rudd
 

Thanks Prakash Patel for your fabulous...

Thanks Prakash Patel for your fabulous contribution to our current 'Plate Oh!' exhibition. Love it.... 'Mouthfish' by Prakash Patel Thanks Prakash Patel for your fabulous contribution to our current 'Plate Oh!' exhibition. Love it.... 'Mouthfish' by Prakash Patel
 

We even have a fabulous photographic work in our...

We even have a fabulous photographic work in our current plate exhibition. 'The Guest' by Su Hendeles We even have a fabulous photographic work in our current plate exhibition. 'The Guest' by Su Hendeles
 

Don't get cross Facebook - it's art. And it sold...

Don't get cross Facebook - it's art. And it sold this evening :-) 'Pan Dora' by Mo Don't get cross Facebook - it's art. And it sold this evening :-) 'Pan Dora' by Mo
 

Thank you Charlie Schwamm for being in our 'Plate...

Thank you Charlie Schwamm for being in our 'Plate Oh!' exhibition - love your take on traditional Kiwi fare... 'Klassic Kiwi' by Charlie Schwamm Thank you Charlie Schwamm for being in our 'Plate Oh!' exhibition - love your take on traditional Kiwi fare... 'Klassic Kiwi' by Charlie Schwamm
 

...and here's the second Aaron Scythe work in our...

...and here's the second Aaron Scythe work in our 'Plate Oh!' exhibition - such a great piece... 'Kintsugi' by Aaron Scythe ...and here's the second Aaron Scythe work in our 'Plate Oh!' exhibition - such a great piece... 'Kintsugi' by Aaron Scythe
 

Always love the playfulness and humour in Aaron...

Always love the playfulness and humour in Aaron Scythe's exquisite ceramics - so pleased he has two works in our current exhibition 'Plate Oh!' 'Funny Bunny' by Aaron Scythe Always love the playfulness and humour in Aaron Scythe's exquisite ceramics - so pleased he has two works in our current exhibition 'Plate Oh!' 'Funny Bunny' by Aaron Scythe
 

Wonderful to exhibit another out-of-town artist...

Wonderful to exhibit another out-of-town artist new to Rayner Brothers Gallery - and thrilled that this work sold this evening. @paperplate by Kirsty Gardiner Wonderful to exhibit another out-of-town artist new to Rayner Brothers Gallery - and thrilled that this work sold this evening. @paperplate by Kirsty Gardiner
 

Huge thanks to Sheila Pearson for once again...

Huge thanks to Sheila Pearson for once again producing an amazing work for our end-of-year exhibition - just love this one! 'Great Uncle Theodore' by Sheila Pearson Huge thanks to Sheila Pearson for once again producing an amazing work for our end-of-year exhibition - just love this one! 'Great Uncle Theodore' by Sheila Pearson
 

Just LOVE this plate by Katherine Claypole......

Just LOVE this plate by Katherine Claypole... 'Chicken in Aspic' by Katherine Claypole Just LOVE this plate by Katherine Claypole... 'Chicken in Aspic' by Katherine Claypole
 

Big thanks to Tom Seaman for immortalising the...

Big thanks to Tom Seaman for immortalising the gallery in clay - and so cool that it sold! 'Rayner Brothers Gallery' by Tom Seaman Big thanks to Tom Seaman for immortalising the gallery in clay - and so cool that it sold! 'Rayner Brothers Gallery' by Tom Seaman
 

No end-of-year show at Rayner Brothers would be...

No end-of-year show at Rayner Brothers would be complete without a fabulous work by Pam Sears - love this one! 'Rosado' by Pam Sears No end-of-year show at Rayner Brothers would be complete without a fabulous work by Pam Sears - love this one! 'Rosado' by Pam Sears
 

So wonderful to show some new out-of-town artists...

So wonderful to show some new out-of-town artists in our current exhibition, 'Plate Oh!' - thanks Sarah Ziessen for sending us such a wonderfully bizarre plate! 'Phallomorph' by Sarah Ziessen So wonderful to show some new out-of-town artists in our current exhibition, 'Plate Oh!' - thanks Sarah Ziessen for sending us such a wonderfully bizarre plate! 'Phallomorph' by Sarah Ziessen
 

What a fantastic opening for 'Plate Oh!', our...

What a fantastic opening for 'Plate Oh!', our final exhibition of 2016. Huge thanks to everyone who came along tonight and huge thanks to the participating artists who made it such a fabulous show. Here's a particular favourite... 'Possum Catcher' by Nicky Gerard
 

29 january 2017 4:30pm Deborah Wai Kapohe, Ingrid...

29 january 2017 4:30pm Deborah Wai Kapohe, Ingrid Culliford & Liam Wooding Three talented musicians playing multiple instruments in a musical chair fashion. A classical feast for the ears including piano, flute, guitar, voice and more. A celebration of four years of Musicians for the Sarjeant concerts. Gallery friends $15, non-friends $20 Tickets from Sarjeant on the Quay or by phoning 06 349 0506
 

25 january 2016 at 7:30pm Firm favourites with...

25 january 2016 at 7:30pm Firm favourites with Whanganui audiences, Tattletale Saints are led by guitarist/vocalist Cy Winstanley and double bassist/vocalist Vanessa McGowan. Currently based in Nashville Tennessee the band is originally from Auckland. They won the New Zealand Music Award for Folk Album of the Year in 2014 and were finalists in the APRA Song of the Year that year also. $20 pre-sale & $25 door sales Tickets from Sarjeant on the Quay or by phoning 06 349 0506
 

21 january 2017 1:00pm To coincide with Wanganui...

21 january 2017 1:00pm To coincide with Wanganui Opera Week 2017 the Gallery will be displaying 4 costumes from NZ Opera’s 2016 musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street from 10 to 22 January, 2017 Join us for a floor talk with the production’s Wardrobe Supervisor Lee Williams in conversation with Assistant Curator Jessica Kidd. Lee will discuss the design and concept behind the costumes, their production and her role with the opera.