Whānau drop-ins – New activities each weekend!

Sat & Sun 11am–3pm, public holidays and every day during school holidays
Whānau drop-ins – New activities each weekend!
Whānau drop-ins – New activities each weekend!
Whānau drop-ins – New activities each weekend!
Whānau drop-ins – New activities each weekend!

Event Details

Come along, have fun and make some art! 

Held every weekend (and weekdays during the school holidays), Whānau drop-ins are free, family-focused, art-making workshops designed for families to get creative together.

The workshops offer you the chance to get hands on with activities inspired to our current exhibition, Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art

Every week is a new activity, so make it part of your weekly routine!

 

Drop-in activities

Sat 27 Mar – Sun 28 Mar: Porotiti spinning disks
Learn to make porotiti inspired by the taonga pūoro or traditional Māori instrument and many artworks in Toi Tū Toi Ora.

Fri 2 Apr – Tue 6 Apr (Easter): Big eyes

Sat 10 Apr – Sun 11 Apr: Clothes pin monsters

Sat 17 Apr , 2–2.30pm: Word Play
A fun, playful way to introduce tamariki to spoken word. Ngā Hinepūkōrero are four wāhine Māori who have been winning Grand Slam events across Australasia since 2018. They use the spoken word as a platform to bring attention to important topics and issues in our country, especially those that affect Māori, intertwining waiata and te reo Māori in their work to express their love for whakapapa and culture. Their poetry is witty, intelligent, profound and hard hitting.

Sat 17 Apr – Fri 23 Apr (School holidays): Flying birds

Sat 24 Apr – Fri 30 Apr (School holidays): Finger puppets

Sun 25 Apr – Mon 26 Apr (ANZAC Day, actual and observed): ANZAC poppy spinners

Keep checking back for more dates and fun, creative activities!

Date

Sat & Sun, 11am–3pm. Every day during school holidays.

Location
North Atrium
Cost
FREE

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School holiday programmes with activities inspired by Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.

SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery

9am–3pm

$80 (+booking fees) per child, per day | $350 (+booking fees) per child, 5 days Book now

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Ngā Hinepūkōrero – Spoken Word Poets in residence

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