Dec152012

Big Day Art

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Tiffany Singh, Dusted with Spices of a Million Flowers (detail), 2012, courtesy of the artist

Overview

Celebrate the start of summer and the reopening of the Creative Learning Centre with a new installation, May the Rainbow Always Touch Your Shoulder, by Tiffany Singh. Meet the artist, enjoy music and dance performances, and create your own works of art.

Visitors are encouraged to wear yellow to welcome the season and join the fun.

The Big Day Art is a day for all ages, and is free of charge. Programmes run all day from 10am until 4pm.

Saturday 15 December - 10am - 4pm
Creative Learning Centre and North atrium, mezzanine level

 

10am - 10.15am: Opening of the Creative Learning Centre
Ceremonial Entrance

Join artist Tiffany Singh as she welcomes visitors to May the Rainbow Always Touch Your Shoulder in the Creative Learning Centre.

10am - 12pm: Rāga Sarang
North Atrium

Enjoy the music of Balamohan Shingade, a vocalist in the Hindustāni classical tradition. Accompanied by Basant Madhur on tabla, Shingade will welcome visitors and celebrate the opening of the Creative Learning Centre.

10.15am - 12pm: Drop-in session
North Atrium

Join artist Tiffany Singh and contribute to an art installation for the Creative Learning Centre. Drop-in, meet the artist and stay as long as you like.

10.30 - 11.15am: Drawn in 60 Seconds
Mackelvie Gallery

Join our Educators for a series of quick drawing games in the Gallery spaces. No previous drawing experience required and all materials provided

12.15pm: Hip Hop Dance
North Atrium

Enjoy a dance performance by Carlene Newall and Grace Crawford and their talented students.

1-3pm: Drop-in
North Atrium

Join us for this special summertime Drop-in. Experiment with materials and create your own artwork to share with others.

1-3pm: Summer Songs
North Atrium

Hang out in the Atrium and listen as DJ Charlotte Ryan treats us to a selection of summertime tunes. Or, let the music inspire your art making as you join in the Drop-in.

2pm: Art Chat
Friedlander Gallery, level 1

Join Gallery staff for a chat about recent acquisition Ocean III by Andreas Gursky. This is a chance to share ideas, hear a different perspective and muse about meaning together.

3.15pm: The Caribbeanz Southern Stars Steelband
North Atrium

Enjoy the music of Aotearoa's first Caribbean steelband orchestra and get ready to have a go yourself!


The Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre and Auckland Art Gallery family programmes are supported by the Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust

Image credit: Tiffany Singh, Dusted with Spices of a Million Flowers (detail), 2012, courtesy of the artist

Related Events

Type

Special event

Date & Time

Saturday 15 December 10am - 4pm

Location

Creative Learning Centre and North atrium, mezzanine level

Services

  • Wheelchair access available
  • Free
  • Wheelchairs available

Cost

Free

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