Hui | Education Programme

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

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Life Will Go on Long After Money | Education Programme

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

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Artist Workshop with Peter Madden

Tuesday 28 August, 10am - 12pm Students will explore EAST 2018 exhibiting artist, Peter Madden's arts practice, and collage as a unique genre, particular from the 20th Century forward. Madden will speak to the use of collage techniques before guiding participants in a hands on activity to create collages of their own. Suitable for Secondary School Students. Free workshop. Limited numbers. Booking required.

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My Whakapapa Story

Each school visit will be split in to two parts, in the first, students look at Ayesha Green's work and discuss issues raised by it and other artworks in the exhibition. Green's artwork references a gold medal won by her nana, Katie Portas, in the 1994 Commonwealth Games. Ayesha's practice attempts to rethink and redefine the power relationship within Maori representation. The second is a hands-on workshop in which students reflect on their own whakapapa and paint a story of their own family member - a memory of them, an achievement or a special event that makes them feel proud of their whakapapa.

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George Nuku: Bottled River

George Nuku is one of the exhibiting artists and has worked alongside students from local schools including Omahu, Irongate, Pukehamoama, and Kimi Ora Community School, to develop 'Bottled River', reusing plastic bottles to create the work. Each school visit will be split in to two parts, in the first, students look at Nuku's work and discuss the environmental issues raised by these and other artworks in the exhibition; the second is a hands-on workshop in which students will design and create signs that communicate their own messages about the environment.

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Student Public Art Tour

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.

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PLAY: Art that makes you move

Move and play through giant inflated capsules of Seung Yul Oh’s Periphery. Students will study how Oh used simple scientific rules to create extraordinary art works. Students explore the roles of air, form, space and scale in his artwork, they also discover and role of audience in interacting with the artwork through discussion and hands on activity.

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Early Childhood Education Programme

Children will be able to imagine and build a cityscape using hundreds of wooden blocks designed by Sara Hughes for Heretaunga, make music with Campbell Tamahina Burns’ 'Inner Geometries' and move through Seung Yul Oh’s giant inflated capsules in 'Periphery'.

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Volunteer Programme

Do you have spare time? Are you interested in being involved in the creative community? Would you like to learn more about the arts? If you answered yes to any of these questions then it’s you we are looking for! The gallery is a publicly funded facility available to the...

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