Sketch, create and make.
Kids can let their creative skills fly with our summer holiday drop-in.
Join volunteer guide June Goldstein as she discusses Juliet Peter's 1954 lithograph Poodles on display in Juliet Peter: Where the Line Leads on the first floor.
Join our librarian Tim Jones as he discusses Juliet Peter's 1943 painting Wartime fair on display in Juliet Peter: Where the Line Leads on the first floor.
Celebrate the 125th anniversary of universal suffrage in Aotearoa New Zealand by joining one of our friendly and informative guides on a feature tour of We Do This.
All welcome to the launch of Colours of a Life: The life and times of Douglas MacDiarmid by Anna Cahill, a richly edited biography of one of New Zealand's most accomplished expatriate painters.
Join Holly Gemmell from our Design Store as she discusses Luigi Rossini's Veduta dell'Anfiteatro Flavio, detto il Colosseo on display on the first floor.
Celebrate Heritage Week with curator Felicity Milburn who discusses the extraordinary life of Canterbury College-trained artist Dora Meeson Coates (1869 – 1955). Meeson not only signed the 1893 suffrage petition in Christchurch, but also actively campaigned for equality in both Australia and Britain, not least through her persuasive and ground-breaking political cartoons. Described as ‘an ardent feminist, all her life’ she later became a noted maritime painter and war artist.
Join us for a timely conversation about how the arts can contribute to our attempts to adapt to climate impacts and shape our carbon neutral future in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Join Dr Tamlin Conner (University of Otago, Psychology) as she discusses the science of well-being.
A six-week course of painting lessons for enthusiastic young artists wanting to develop their painting skills.
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!
A chance for pre-schoolers to paint, glue, print, stamp, colour and make without making a mess at home. Art Safari is designed for our youngest budding artists between 2- 4 years old.
Take a free guided tour of our exhibition highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.