We are going all out for KidsFest with a great, FREE family film!
Follow Emmet (Chris Pratt), an ordinary LEGO figurine who always follows the rules, as he is mistakenly identified as the Special - an extraordinary being and the key to saving the world! Will he manage to save the day?
Best Animated Film at the 2015 BAFTA Awards.
Rating: PG Low level violence
Join visitor host Karin Bathgate as she discusses Robyn Kahukiwa's Tena I Ruia on display in We Do This on the first floor.
Join volunteer guide June Goldstein as she discusses Milan Mrkusich's Painting 1972 on display on the first floor.
Join volunteer guide Barry Allom as he discusses Top Shelf by Tony de Lautour (in collaboration with Peter Robinson) on display in US V THEM: Tony de Lautour on the ground floor.
On the opening night of the WORD Christchurch festival, Leonard Bell tells the story of the extraordinary group of European artists, writers, photographers and architects who arrived in New Zealand as forced migrants from the 1930s through the 1950s, and examines how their modernism radically reshaped the arts in this country.
Writer and historian Stevan Eldred-Grigg examines our exhibition Pickaxes and Shovels and explore what it reveals about class and art in colonial Canterbury.
Take a free guided tour of our collection highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
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 Waiwhetū. 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.
The annual exhibition of Muka Studio lithographs by international artists especially for kids is back!
A free, guided art tour especially for parents with babies. Buggies welcome.