Commemorate Waitangi Day at the Gallery with a day of FREE performances, art and family friendly activities that celebrate Aotearoa New Zealand and tangata whenua
Te Rerenga - The Flight by Toro Piko Piko Puppets.
11am and 2pm / Gallery Forecourt
Te Rerenga – The Flight is a forty-five-minute, interactive, acoustic rock musical, featuring 80 ‘Flatsie’ puppets inspired from ancient cave drawings around the Timaru district. The show re-tells a Ngai Tahu legend about Pourangahua and her epic flight to Aotearoa, with the aid of Matariki stars and migrating whales. She flies from cave to cave, meeting a host of colourful characters including Bats, Creepy Crawlies, Moa, Pouakai Eagles, and Human Bird Hunters – intent on making Pourangahua their next meal. Te Rerenga – The Flight premiered at Te Ana Maori Rock-Art Centre on Waitangi Day, 2017 with over 200 performances nationally.
Lego Workshops with House of Bricks
10am and 12pm / Education Centre
These fun workshops see kids using genuine LEGO®* to build something amazing inspired by their own imagination. To celebrate Waitangi day these workshops will focus on children designing their own koru patterns in three dimensions! Templates will be available for extra inspiration.
Waitangi Day Highlights Tour
11am and 2pm
These Year 6 students at Bishopdale Primary School have knocked it out of the park with their AMAZING glitter artworks from our new ART-TASTIC activity book.
Join a free guided tour with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides exploring the exhibition Gordon Walters: New Vision on the ground floor.
London's hottest chefs are coming to town – and you're invited to dinner!
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 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.
A free, guided art tour especially for parents with babies. Buggies welcome.