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!
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!
Sat & Sun, 11am–3pm. Every day during school holidays.
- North Atrium
SOLD OUT: April School Holiday Programmes at the Gallery
$80 (+booking fees) per child, per day | $350 (+booking fees) per child, 5 days Book now
Ngā Hinepūkōrero – Spoken Word Poets in residence
FREE public performances | $5 workshop