Tivoli opened in 2007. A unique project, Tivoli combines art gallery, specialist bookstore, film screenings, talks and events - all in a 22 square meter space in the centre of Oneroa, Waiheke Island - a 35 minute ferry ride from Auckland, New Zealand's largest city.

 

 

 

Exhibits, in a variety of media, include work by international, national and Waiheke artists,

both contemporary and historical.

 

 

 

Events include film programs, poetry festivals, performance, artist and other talks.

 

 

 

The small al fresco bookstore displays an eclectic selection, including graphic novels quality fiction, Waiheke writers, and - the only second-hand section - Vintage Penguins.

 

 

 

'The name 'Tivoli'  comes from the Tivoli Cinema, Tiverton, Devon U.K, started by Gregory Eastmond (Liz Eastmond's father) and partner  1932.

 

A common 'thirties cinema name it derives from the ancient

Tivoli Gardens outside Rome.

 

 

                  neon sign mimics the original 'thirties cinema sign.

 

 

The U.K. Tivoli continues as a mainstream film venue while Waiheke's  mini-cinema Tivoli, seating just 25,  features occasional screenings of classics, documentaries and animation.

click the top right below to enlarge a virtual visit of one of Tivoli's exhibitions below

About Tivoli | Exhibits | Current Exhibit | Books | New Books | Film + Events | Contact