Visit our Learning Centre Gallery on level 3 for exhibitions and family activities that change on a regular basis. Be sure to ask at reception for a copy of our family gallery trail to enhance your visit.


Envoys Onwards

Open Studio
Join special guests in a workshop developed to engage with the history and making possibilities of postcards. We will use collage, stencils and stamps to decorate a special postcard. (Ages 10 years through to adults).

Saturday 15 September 10am – 3pm |  Launch from 3pm

Drop-in activity
You are invited to create your own postcard to add to the Envoys Onwards exhibition. Materials will be available at any time during our opening hours.

15 September – 28 October 

ArtWeek Open Studio

With a focus on simple printmaking methods, this ArtWeek Open Studio encourages you to create a special postcard as part of the Envoys Onwards celebrations. (Ages 10 years through to adults).

Saturday 6 October, 10am – 3pm

Open Studios WaitAkere: Squiggla 

Squiggla is a creative based learning application, developed by the Chartwell Trust to promote creativity through the exploration of mark making. In this free drop-in event, open to all ages, we will test out a new Squiggla challenge inspired by the architectural lines of Te Uru. Learn how to upload your images into your own Squiggla gallery using the free Squiggla App. If you have one, bring along your own device so the Squiggla team can help get you started.

17 November, 10am – 4pm

Open Studios WaitAkere: CLAYground

CLAYground offer a spoil of clay activities. View the Portage Ceramic Awards then join potters Jack Tilson and Chris Berthelsen to learn about local clay and sustainable practices. You can also take a turn making something with clay, which will be taken away and fired for you for free. 

18 November, 10am – 4pm


Inside/Out is a Kelston Boys High School exhibition created by year 11 sculpture students. They were challenged to investigate and redefine everyday items by exploring positive and negative space through casting techniques. Inspired by the work of Rachel Whiteread and her minimalist approach, the objects are able to evoke contemplation by giving the inside of things a life which would otherwise go unseen.

3 November – 3 February 



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