New Zealand author Penelope Jackson talks about the often hidden part of New Zealand's art history and cultural landscape: art crime.
This lecture, based on her meticulously researched book of the same name, will cover some of New Zealand’s most scandalous art crimes of the last 100 years—some notorious but others covered up by embarrassed owners and institutions.
Take a free guided tour of our collection highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
Join volunteer guide Rod McKay as he discusses Francis Upritchard’sTourist in Jealous Saboteurs on the ground floor.
Join art writer and cultural historian Dr Andrew Paul Wood as he discusses the paintings of Kushana Bush in The Burning Hours on the first floor.
Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs was hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history.
Rediscover the Gallery after dark with the Mix – a vibrant changing calendar of special events combining people and art with music, great food, beer and wine, pop-up talks and demonstrations, debates, films and live performances.
Join us for a day-long celebration of jazz to commerate the opening of our new exhibitions Len Lye: Stopped Short by Wonder and Henri Matisse: Jazz.
Senior curator Lara Strongman and Paul Brobbel, Len Lye curator at the Govett-Brewster, introduce our new Len Lye exhibition.
Dr Christine Whybrew (Heritage New Zealand) discusses her research on two of New Zealand’s best-known nineteenth-century photographers, Alfred and Walter Burton.
This year’s weekly ArtBite programme is about to start! From Friday 10 February, we will again offer a weekly presentation of a work on display here at Te Puna o Waiwhetu. The aim of these 30-minute talks is to give you an art break in the middle of your day. We know you’re busy, so this isn’t a long lecture meant to take up too much of your time. And they’re free. With a new work presented each Friday at 12.30pm, the information will be fresh so you can impress your friends during your weekend socialising.
Take a free guided tour of our exhibition highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
Please note during the Winter months May to August, there will be no 11am tour on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
A free, guided art tour especially for parents with babies. Buggies welcome.