SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery

9am–3pm
SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery
SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery
SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery
SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery
SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery
SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery

Event Details

Please note: this programme is now sold out. Check back in June for more school holiday programming. 

Get creative at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki!

This April school holidays, the Gallery is proud to bring you a hands-on School Holiday Programme inspired by art in our current exhibition – Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.

Designed for children aged 7–12, the full-day sessions will engage tamariki with a wide variety of art practices and themes.

Delivered by our in-house team of artists, the Programme encourages children to explore the Gallery's current exhibition, look at the mahi toi in new ways, learn about the techniques used in making some of the works. Each day is a different creative art-making activity!


WEEK 1 PROGRAMME

Mon 19 Apr 2021: Resin Relief – Create your own relief artwork using resin and moulds inspired by Robert Jahnke's Waitangi Rosary, 2007, currently on display at Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.

Tue 20 Apr 2021: Soft Sculpture – Inspired by Te Maari's Manu Figures, children will make their own anthropormorphic soft sculptures of an animal or plant they're especially fond of. 

Wed 21 Apr 2021: Shadow Puppet Theatre – Learn about storytelling, character development and design. Together, we will make a collection of moveable puppets to perform in our shadow puppet theatre, using Māori legends as inspiration.

Thu 22 Apr 2021: Bling This – Inspired by the sparkly mahi of Reuben Paterson, children will learn how form is seen differently on reflective surfaces and how colour can change the perception of an object. 

Fri 23 Apr 2021: Print Making – Learn how to reproduce a design on both paper and fabric. The children will create their own design, practise printing on paper, then onto a tote bag they can use and take home.


WEEK 2 PROGRAMME

Mon 26 Apr 2021: Shadow Puppet Theatre – Learn about storytelling, character development and design. Together, we will make a collection of moveable puppets to perform in our shadow puppet theatre, using Māori legends as inspiration.

Tue 27 Apr 2021: Print Making – Learn how to reproduce a design on both paper and fabric. The children will create their own design, practise printing on paper, then onto a tote bag they can use and take home.

Wed 28 Apr 2021: Bling This – Inspired by the sparkly mahi of Reuben Paterson, children will learn how form is seen differently on reflective surfaces and how colour can change the perception of an object. 

Thu 29 Apr 2021: Resin Relief – Create your own relief artwork using resin and moulds inspired by Robert Jahnke's Waitangi Rosary, 2007, currently on display at Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.

Fri 30 Apr 2021: Soft Sculpture – Inspired by Te Maari's Manu Figures, children will make their own anthropormorphic soft sculptures of an animal or plant they're especially fond of. 

 
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

• The full-day programme is from 9am–3pm (pick up before 4pm).
• Restricted to 7–12-year-olds.
• Limited to 12 children per day.
• The cost is $80 (+booking fees) per child per day; or $350 (+booking fees) per child for five days.
• Emergency contact name and phone number for each child must be supplied.
• Name and contact number of the person picking up each child must be supplied.
• Any special requirements, including wheelchair access or allergies, must be supplied.
• BYO lunch and snacks.
• Please bring sunblock and a warm layer of clothing that is appropriate for outdoor weather, as breaks may take place outside the Gallery.

Date
Cost
$80 (+booking fees) per child, per day | $350 (+booking fees) per child, 5 days
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Mr & Mrs Hēmi and Mereana Pūtangitangi (James and Maryann Paradise-Shelduck)
Mr & Mrs Hēmi and Mereana Pūtangitangi (James and Maryann Paradise-Shelduck)

Te Maari

On display

Production date
2020
Medium
felt, wool with mohair (knitted elements), cotton (embroidery)
Size (h x w)
340 x 200 x 60 mm
Credit line
Private collection, Auckland
Accession no
X2020/132/4.1-2
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On display

Waitangi Rosary
Waitangi Rosary

Robert Jahnke

On display

Production date
Oct 2007
Medium
lacquer, lead, MDF
Size (h x w)
340 x 225 x 30 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2008
Accession no
2008/7.1-17
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He Hue/Gourds: Kua tu te puehu
He Hue/Gourds: Kua tu te puehu

Reuben Paterson

Production date
2020
Medium
sequins, nickel pins and gourds
Credit line
Reuben Paterson, care of Gow Langsford Gallery
Accession no
X2020/33/2.1-10
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On display

The Kaiahuwhenua and his Three Sons
The Kaiahuwhenua and his Three Sons

Reuben Paterson

On display

Production date
2001
Medium
glitter dust on canvas
Size (h x w)
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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2001
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