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.
Spend a FREE high-octane evening celebrating local landscapes and the incredible individuals who get amongst them in search of Big Adventures at our second Mix of 2017!
- A chat with some of the team from Mons Royale about how they work hard, play hard and continue to be inspired by New Zealand’s incredible landscapes while they’re out there doing it. Anna Smoothy (Mons Royale Team Liaison/Freeskier) will talk us through the brand’s journey from Lake Wanaka to the world.
- Anna will be joined by Fraser McDougal (Freeskier/Engineer/Pilot/Mons Royale Athlete) and Sam Smoothy (NZ’s most successful freeride athlete) to discuss their part in the Mons Royale journey, as well as some of the incredible adventures they have pioneered across the globe.
- A special screening of Muscle and Dreams (by West Coast Film) a documentary following a keen group of enthusiasts as they transform an idea for a gold miners road from the 1800s into New Zealand’s longest continuous single-track (great for hikers and mountain bikers alike!)
- Talks by the incredible Hollie Woodhouse (Say Yes to Adventure Magazine, The Adventurous Kiwi and ultramarathon runner), and Liz Carlson (Wanaka-based travel blogger and expert adventurer Young Adventuress) on some of their most amazing adventures.
- A landscape themed late night tour.
- Local food trucks, with Yealands Family Wines and Three Boys Brewery on the bar.
6pm – 9pm Food Truck and Pop Up Bar
6:30pm Hollie Woodhouse talk, Philip Carter Family Auditorium
7pm Liz Carlson talk Philip Carter Family Auditorium
7:15pm Big Landscapes - Late Night Gallery Tour, Meet at Front Desk
7:30pm Muscle and Dreams – Creating the Old Ghost Road (26 mins), Philip Carter Family Auditorium
8pm Mons Royale with Sam Smoothy and Fraser McDougall, Philip Carter Family Auditorium
Join volunteer guide Sara Newman as she discusses Michael Smither's Rubber Gloves on display in Yellow Moon on the first floor.
Los Angeles based artist Kiel Johnson is headed back to Christchurch and he wants to collaborate with you!
Keil wants to make a surreal cardboard landscape inspired by the South Island and its inhabitants and he needs your help to imagine, explore and create this landscape and all the provisions and supplies necessary to gear up for any adventure life or the mountains and glaciers can throw at us.
Join visitor services supervisor Janet Abbott as she discusses Rhona Haszard's The Sea and The Bay in The Weight of Sunlight on the first floor.
Join volunteer guide Diane Swain following the 12pm performance of Len Lye's Blade for a talk on this large kinetic sculpture.
London's hottest chefs are coming to town – and you're invited to dinner!
Learn about a selection of works from our historical collection with engaging art historian Julie King over three Wednesdays.
Dr Shayne Gooch from the University of Canterbury's School of Engineering discusses the unseen forces behind Len Lye’s kinetic sculptures, the special relationship between the university's engineering department and the Len Lye Foundation, and the challenges of bringing some of Len’s larger sculptures to life.
‘Aberhart's images are bathed in the light of photographic history, as well as that of the world around. In his exquisite prints, photography reclaims a magic often lost in the digital age.’
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.
Due to circumstances out of our control this talk has been cancelled and will be replaced by a film on the life of Len Lye. We apologise for the inconvience.
Join a free guided tour with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides exploring the exhibition Len Lye: Stopped Short by Wonder on the ground floor.
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 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.
The annual exhibition of Muka Studio lithographs by international artists especially for kids is back!
Take a free guided tour of our exhibition highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
Please note during May to October, there will be no 11am tour on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
A free, guided art tour especially for parents with babies. Buggies welcome.