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Three easy pieces

*This exhibition will return in February with 3 new pieces selected by staff members.*

Three easy pieces is our smallest, most personal exhibition.

It features three art works from our collection picked by three staff every three months.

It’s an exhibition designed to help you, our visitor, learn more about who we are and what we do at Waikato Museum - and to discover more of our amazing collection too.

We have 40 staff at Waikato Museum who do fantastic things behind the scenes so you can enjoy a constantly changing series of exhibitions.  So come in to see the works and read why our staff have made their choices - and learn more about us and our collection.

It first opened on 20 December 2019, and it offers a fresh choice of artworks every three months. 


Past Three easy pieces Exhibitions 


Pictured (L-R) is Security and Facilities Coordinator Abel Laulu and Visitor Host Maraea Hoori with their choices for the Three easy pieces exhibition.  Our third staff member, Graphic Designer Celeste Thomas, is not pictured.

Chosen artworks:


Chosen by Celeste Thomas , Waikato Museum Graphic Designer:

Waikato Portrait 140

Gilbert Melrose (b.1936 d. 2008)

Black and white photograph, negative from 1957, reprinted in 2011 by Yvonne Todd (b. 1973)


Chosen by Abel Laulu, Security and Facilities Coordinator:

Mouth of the Oterei

Michael Moore (b. 1954)

Oil on linen, 2004


Chosen by Maraea Hoori, Visitor Host:

Untitled – The Marae

Horace Moore-Jones (b. 1868 d. 1922)

Oil on board, date unknown


Pictured (L-R) is Visitor Host Chris Garrett, Collections and Exhibitions Manager Steve Chappell and Senior Registrar Anita Robertson with their choices.

Chosen artworks:


Chosen by Chris Garrett, Visitor Host:

Cornfield, Te Kuiti

Brian Dahlberg

Oil on board, date unknown


Chosen by Steve Chappell, Collections and Exhibitions Manager:


Peter Siddell

Oil on board, 1982


Chosen by Anita Robertson, Senior Registrar: 

 Mask - Self Portrait 

Campbell Smith

Wood engraving on Japanese Bizen Paper, 1999


Pictured (L-R) is Former Visitor Host Kauri Tearaura, Visitor Services Manager Rob Finlayson and Former Regional Collections Advisor Kate Elliott with their choices.

Chosen artworks:


Chosen by Kauri Tearaura, former Visitor Host:

U Can't Touch This

Leafa/Janice Wilson

Mixed media, Acrylic. scallop shell, plastic doll, postcard & graphite on plywood, 2000


Chosen by Rob Finlayson, Visitor Services Manager: 

Margot Phillips

Oil on board, 1972 


Chosen by former Regional Collections Advisor Kate Elliott: 

Study of Harlequin

Ida Carey

Oil on paper