Wednesday 22 May – Friday 24 May | Book now: limited space available for youth art symposium. This symposium is designed for Secondary School students. They will explore ideas and key themes of identity and nationhood as emphasized in the gallery’s exhibition Kauri Hawkins: Red vs Blue which is a Tuia- Encounters 250 commemorative event.
Thursday 4 April | 4pm to 5pm. Join us for an exclusive opportunity for Hawke's Bay teachers to preview Kauri Hawkins: Red vs Blue exhibition in the Holt gallery and Jan Nigro: Out of the Bedroom into the Lounge exhibition in the Main gallery, and find out about the gallery's free art education programmes.
Tuesday 22 & Thursday 24 January | 10am - 4pm Drop in with your kids these school holidays to do some fun and engaging art activities based on the current exhibitions. All day at the gallery for kids and their adults – just drop in and create! Free, no booking required.
Wednesday 23 January 2019, | 10.30am – 12.30pm Looking for something fun to do these school holidays? Book in for one of our fun and creative workshops for kids based on the Water Project exhibition. Kids will learn about the eel's life cycle and challenges, and create an illustration inspired by Greg O'Brien and Bing Dawe’s artworks in the exhibition. For 6 – 12 year olds, $10 per person, Booking required
Saturday 26 January | Sunday 17 February | 10am- 1pm A practical, hands on workshop making dye and pigment from natural sources, for use in fibre and paper-based art works. Inspired by ‘The Water Project’ exhibition, colour researcher and art tutor Maria Melino will instruct on how to process water-based colour from the local environs, and learn about and use traditional materials. Bring a notebook. Places limited. $20 per person. For all ages over 16. Morning tea and materials provided.