Friends of Aratoi

Aratoi courtyard Photo: Jet Productions
                                                                                                 Photo credit: Jet Productions

Be a Friend

The Friends of Aratoi act as advocates for the museum by supporting exhibitions, education programmes, and events. They coordinate the 'Wairarapa Art Review' and 'Little Jewels' exhibitions every other year. The Friends also assist with operational funding and collection purchases. 

Membership benefits include

  • Invitations to exhibitions, previews, floor talks and performances
  • Exclusive events such as art & architecture tours
  • Opportunities to view the Aratoi collection
  • Special offers at the museum shop

Friends of Aratoi Committee

Sandra Debney (Chair) 

Rob Sewell (Deputy Chair) 

Robyn Cornford (Treasurer)

Tess Mills (Secretary)

Kathryn Seagrave

Mary Blakemore-Francis 

Stephanie Chilcott

Marilyn Hunt

Simon Dixie

Jo Nelson

Sue Harraway