Topic: Friends We Trust
A past Trust Waikato exhibition, from February 16, 2008-16 February 2009.
Through the generous contribution of the Trust Waikato, the Waikato Museum was able to offer this gallery dedicated to exhibiting a rich blend of the Trust Waikato artworks and museum's own collection.
The Trust's active collection of Waikato relevant artworks and historical documents will often be displayed with some relevance to other museum exhibitions or significant events in the Waikato cultural calendar. Most of the works had some link to Tainui Tangata Whenua, the land, the river, representations of the colonial past and the rich history of the Waikato region.
Trust is a word that is synonymous with the word Friend. The title of this exhibition makes reference to the collections that are owned by Trust Waikato and also to the works purchased for the Waikato Museum Fine Arts Collection by the Friends of the Museum.
This show honoured the contributions of the Friends of the Museum and Trust Waikato in the amassing of art works that describe Waikato people, waterways and our relationship with the world through art.