Events for January through October

Squiggla: Children's Open Studio Workshop
Squiggla: Children's Open Studio Workshop

Come along to our free Squiggla family drop-in event, which is open to all ages. In this workshop, held at the start of the Colin McCahon centenary year, we’ll use the Squiggla programme to play and make with dots and lines, symbols and signs as a means of creative play, while thinking about the local landscape that once inspired Colin McCahon.

Saturday 17 August, 10am – 3pm
FREE | suitable for all ages 

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'A way through': Curators' talk
'A way through': Curators' talk

For the first day of our McCahon Centenary exhibition, 'A way through' Colin McCahon's Gate III, we have a pre-opening gallery talk with Christina Barton, Sophie Thorn, and Nina Dyer. Christina is the Director of Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi that manages the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection; Sophie is the Collection Officer, and Nina Dyer is this year’s Adam Art Gallery Intern. They have worked together to bring Gate III to Auckland and offer their varying perspectives on this major work.

Saturday 24 August, 3pm

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Inspire Series: McCahon Gate III
Inspire Series: McCahon Gate III

Join us for an exclusive tour of A Way Through: Colin McCahon's Gate lll with our director Andrew Clifford, then create a mixed-media painting inspired by our local environment. Map out lines with graphite to create interesting compositions, then layer earthy pastels to develop textures and tonal contrasts. A paint finish will heighten definition. Enjoy a glass of wine and some nibbles while you get creative.   

Tuesday 3 September, 6-8.30pm
$40 includes materials | Tutor: Iona Matheson
Bookings: (09) 817 8087 x 201 | info@teuru.org.nz

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Going West - Peter Simpson: The Art of Writing for Art
Going West - Peter Simpson: The Art of Writing for Art

A special after-hours gallery event as part of the Going West Festival, with Peter Simpson interviewed by Wallace Chapman against the backdrop of Colin McCahon’s epic painting, GATE III. Peter is currently working on a two-volume book about McCahon – volume one will be published in October in conjunction with the McCahon centenary year, and this session will offer an exclusive preview of that project.

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 7-8pm

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Exhibitions

'A way through' Colin McCahon's Gate III
'A way through' Colin McCahon's Gate III
24 August - 20 October
Marie Shannon: Rooms found only in the home
Marie Shannon: Rooms found only in the home
25 May - 25 August
Moanaroa: Home of the Pacifica Mamas
Moanaroa: Home of the Pacifica Mamas
29 June - 8 September
twenty-four-seven
twenty-four-seven
31 August - 17 November
Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now
Moana Currents: Dressing Aotearoa Now
7 September - 1 December