Sketch, create and make.
Kids can let their creative skills fly with our summer holiday drop-in.
We’re pleased to be offering another six-week course of drawing lessons with Linda Hart for enthusiastic young artists aged 9-12. The programme covers a range of tried and true drawing exercises and challenges aimed at developing confidence and skill.
Join volunteer guide Sara Newman as she discusses Blouse and Trousers for Olivia Spencer Bower on display in We Do This on the first floor.
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.
We are going all out for KidsFest with a great, FREE family film!
Writer and historian Stevan Eldred-Grigg examines our exhibition Pickaxes and Shovels and explore what it reveals about class and art in colonial Canterbury.
We start this activity by reading Jimmy and Jane and the Tale of the Yellow Moon. This colourful, humorous story reveals the unusual daily eating habits of moon-dwelling Lunatrons. Your kids will discover what strange things happen when their diet changes!
Take a free guided tour of our collection highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
The annual exhibition of Muka Studio lithographs by international artists especially for kids is back!
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. Runs till 11am.
A free, guided art tour especially for parents with babies. Buggies welcome.