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.
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'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