Exhibition: Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now  
View a diverse range of striking garments showcasing Pacifica designs by many well-known artists and textile designers.  

Tuia Encounters: Clay waka
This year we commemorate Tuia - Encounters 250, recognising 1000 years of voyaging. Inspired by the Moana Currents exhibition we will sculpt a clay waka and make a fabric sail. (Yrs. 2-8, Pacifica culture)

Exhibition: Portage Ceramic Awards
Visit this year’s Portage Ceramic Awards to learn how clay transforms through the firing process. We will focus on the amazing array of different textures and glazes, viewing a vibrant selection of sculptures, vessels and installations. 

Clay Volcanoes
Create a paper-clay volcano to texture with clay tools and cover with lava and obsidian paint hues. These will be placed onto a card base that has an acrylic crackle paint effect, mimicking volcanic lava patterns. We will also learn about Len Castle, who was a master of making clay vessels inspired by our geothermal landscape. (Yrs. 1-6, science, art, technology and history) 

Te Uru and McCahon House Museum tandem visits
Students have the opportunity to view contemporary art at Te Uru followed by a tour of McCahon House in French Bay. With the cottage only a five-minute drive from the gallery, why not visit both at once?

Early childhood
We now provide gallery visits and workshops tailored to meet the needs of the preschool years. Take a tour of an appropriate exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop in our Learning Centre.

1 hour visit $3/student

Workshop Rates

Our standard rate for a two hour workshop is $6/student or a concession rate of $5/student for multiple bookings. All materials are supplied.  

Workshop Times

Mornings 9.30–11.30am, afternoons 12.30 – 2.30pm
Extension classes welcome, contact us for further details.


Bookings and further information
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