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Woodville ARt + History

Documenting art and history of the early days of Woodville, New Zealand.

Art and History Galleries

Our new gallery is opening in September 2021 at 42 Vogel Street opposite the Tararua i-SITE Visitor Centre. The gallery will include the Gottfried Lindauer Replica Studio, collections from the Woodville Pioneer Museum plus historical and art galleries.

Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm, 7 days a week. Eftpos available.

Gottfried Lindauer
Gottfried Lindauer Replica Studio

Bohemian born portrait artist, Gottfried Lindauer, had a long association with Woodville. After living something of an itinerant life painting Maori & European portraits, in 1890 he built a house and studio on four hectares on Pinfold Rd. Lindauer continued to work there until 1918 when his failing eyesight made him something of a recluse. His last years were spent quietly in Woodville and he died on 13th June 1926 aged 87. He is buried in the old Gorge Cemetery beneath the Ruahine Ranges, with a small granite tombstone curved in the shape of an artist’s palette and the simple inscription reads ‘ Gottfried Lindauer – Artist’. The Studio contains furniture and prints of Gottfried Lindauer’s paintings.

Woodville Pionerr Museum
Woodville Pioneer Museum

The Woodville Pioneer Museum has a display of objects and records donated and loaned that pertain to the history of Woodville and the surrounding districts. The main building was Woodville Borough's Library and Librarians residence from c1890 until 1957 and is close to the business area and park (Fountaine Square). The Museum documents history of the early days of the Woodville area and the progress of the town particularly in the areas of farming, railways and businesses.

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