A free, guided art tour especially for parents with babies. Buggies welcome.
Join our friendly, knowledgeable guides for a tour of the Gallery's highlights. Tours last 45-60 minutes and there's no need to book. Meet at the front desk on the ground floor.
These tours are held on the first Thursday of every month.
Please note new start time of 10am.
A physical response to the gallery environment, Watch This Space provides a different perspective on the way that artforms connect and respond to our lives.
Join visitor host supervisor Janet Abbott as she discusses the photographic techniques and early Christchurch images taken by Alfred Charles Barker in He waka eke noa on the first floor.
Join art historian Julie King as she discusses Juliet Peter's Woolshed Interior (Land Girls Working in a Woolshed) in Beneath the Ranges on the first floor.
Join public programmes coordinator Amy Marr as she discusses Bill Sutton's Te Tihi o Kahukura and Sky, I on the first floor.
Take an art break and join guide coordinator Rebecca Ogle as she discusses Allen Maddox's No Mail Today on the first floor.
Join visitor host Nick Priddy as he discusses James Fitzgerald's View of Cathedral Square From Hereford Street in the Above Ground exhibition on the first floor.
This 1993 stop-motion animated film sees Wallace and his long suffering dog Gromit take in an unusual lodger with disastrous results.
Fun for the whole family. Feel free to bring in movie snacks from home!
Celebrate the end of summer and daylight saving with our first Mix event of 2017.
We’re taking a leaf out of Francis Upritchard’s book and making some big, bright colourful creature creations.
How many panes of glass do we have in our foyer? Come and help us turn the Gallery’s glass wall into a massive stained glass window using brightly coloured clear vinyl. A great activity for kids and families on the last weekend of the school holidays.
We are kicking it old school and creating some fun sock puppets inspired by the art of Wayne Youle.
Art is illusion – with the right knowledge and techniques, you too can learn to 'pull a rabbit out of a hat!'
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.
Come on an art adventure with us. Make and look at art with your pre-schooler in this specially designed programme for under 5s. Held on the first Tuesday of every month. This is a drop in activity so stay for as long or as little as suits you.
Take a free guided tour of our exhibition highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
Take a free guided tour of our collection highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.