We offer education programmes to suit all students from Year 1 to 13. Learning activities will be adapted to meet the needs of each year level and the relevant curriculum/NCEA objectives. We also develop curriculum-linked resources for each major exhibition to assist you before, during and after your visit.
All our programmes are FREE. If you would like to make a booking for a class, or would like further information please email email@example.com or contact the Gallery on 06 871 5095.
Our education programme is supported by the Ministry of Education’s Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom initiative (LEOTC).
Click here to download the Education Programme for Term 1, 2019 or see below for the current education programmes available.
Monday 6 May – Friday 10 May, 10am - 4.30pm | NZQA’s annual touring exhibition featuring a selection of the NCEA Level 3 portfolios that achieved Excellence in Visual Art in the previous year. Folios from design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture will be on display at the gallery.
Years 1 - 13 | Visual Arts, English and Social Sciences | This collaborative installation by Billie Culy and Henry Lyons uses photography, found objects and audio to connect viewers with portraits of Hawke’s Bay people. Personal objects sit alongside photographs, accompanied by recorded interviews from each participant who we never see in person | 18 Feb - 10 May
Years 9 - 13 | Visual Arts | An important NZ artist, Nigro is best known for her colourful celebration of the nude human figure, through which, perhaps unwittingly, she became a commentator throughout a period of immense social change in New Zealand | 8 April- 19 July
Years 1 - 13 | Visual Arts, Social Sciences | Bring your primary, intermediate or secondary school group for a unique, free walking tour to discover new ways to experience public art in Hastings CBD. Hear the stories behind our public art collection, discuss them in relation to the surrounding environment, and explore the importance of public art to the culture of a city.
Years 1 - 13 | Visual Arts | Learning to look and how people ‘read’ a work of art. Students explore exhibitions at the gallery to practice close-looking and observation techniques while strengthening their visual literacy and visual thinking skills. NCEA: 1.2-2.2-3.2- 1.1-2.1-3.1 Duration: One hour, however, we can change it to meet your timeframe. Suitable: For Year 1-13 Cost: Free Available: Throughout the year
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.