From spotlight to sock-puppets, join our school holiday programme with a range of drop-in activities and events for all ages!

If you’ve never visited the Art Gallery before, now’s a great time to discover the inspirational work inside.

Carved taonga sit with paintings behind

14 May - 9 OctoberNgā Hau Ngākau

A collaborative installation by painter Robin Slow, master carver Brian Flintoff and musician Bob Bickerton, this exhibition explores narratives of Te Ao Māori through rich and evocative imagery and an other-worldly soundscape.
Two ceramic figures painted in red and black
Coming from South America, “The Inỹ People of Central Brazil” is an insight into how indigenous people in a small area have preserved their unique heritage, in particular through the rituals that balance and preserve their way of life.

28 May - 4 SeptemberEdith and George: in our sea of islands

This exhibition contrasts two sets of portraits created by two New Zealand photographers who each performed the role of village photographer within their communities. Their work bridges the Pacific Ocean and more than 100 years and reveals how archives and portraiture can enrich our conversations about shared history.

Mānawatia a Matariki – Manawanui a Puanga
“Tini whetū ki te rangi ko Rangitāne ki te whenua”

Discover the stars and stories of Matariki and Puanga with our free whānau activity packs.