By exploring Paratene Matchitt’s exhibition 'Hui', students will understand the innovation and invention that led him to become one of New Zealand’s iconic artists. The programme consists of a discussion and hands-on activity. Curriculum strands: Visual Arts, English and Social Studies Duration: 90 minutes NCEA: 1.2-2.2-3.2- 1.1-2.1-3.1 Cost: Free Suitable: All levels Dates: Until 18 March 2018
Sculptor Ben Pearce has installed a large-scale interactive work in the gallery. Based on the true story of a man who built himself a get-away on the boulder bank of Nelson’s inlet, Pearce’s sculpture is a fascinating revisit of the event in which Ben himself played a surprising role. In the education programme, students explore ideas surrounding the meaning of home. The programme consists of a discussion and hands-on activity. Curriculum strands: Visual Arts, English and Social Studies Duration: 90 minutes NCEA: 1.2-2.2-3.2- 1.1-2.1-3.1 Cost: Free Suitable: All levels Dates: Until 25 March 2018
These social stories were designed for the gallery by Kelsey Hankins, to support families and schools bringing people with Autism Spectrum Condition and Sensory Processing Condition to the gallery. Please feel free to download the stories and adapt them to your own needs.
In this programme we will talk about how artists draw from the world around them and alter and change the meaning of objects that we use every day. As well as a guided tour of the galleries, and discussion about the artworks on display in Everyday Lines exhibition, there will be a hands-on workshop. •Duration: 90 minutes for Primary and Intermediate Schools and up to 45 minutes for Secondary Schools •NCEA: 1.2-2.2-3.2- 1.1-2.1-3.1 •The Popcorn workshop is suitable for years 1 to 8 •Available: 15 September – 30 November 2017 •Cost: Free
Thursday 9 November, 10.30am- 12.30pm | Arts for All: Providing access and inclusion to arts and culture for everyone. Join us for a presentation and discussion about how to make your arts project, place or programme more accessible for and inclusive of disabled people. Our speaker will be Richard Benge, Executive Director of Arts Access Aotearoa.
Sunday 26 November, 11.00am | Call it a swap-meet, garage sale, eviction or liquidation. Knowing artist Gaby Montejo's performance work, this could be all or none of the above. Don't miss this one-off performance which will be part of the de-installation of Montejo's artwork, Stuffed Weight for Takeout, 2017 which is currently on display in the exhibition Everyday Lines.
Sunday 21 January 10.00am-1.00pm | Join painter John Eaden for a workshop using a landscape photograph as the starting point for a landscape painting. Suitable for adults, $20 per person, booking required.
Saturday 25 November 10.00am-1.00pm | Join Christchurch-based artist Gaby Montejo for a conversation about his work, followed by a still life drawing exercise. Suitable for adults, $20 per person, booking required.