The Gallery extends its exhibition programme through a diverse range of events and activities that are designed to enrich your experience of visual discovery. Our public programmes range from workshops to artist talks and include guided tours and film screenings.
Exhibition Opening | Gregory O’Brien and Ashburton Creative Fibre Group
The team from the Gallery would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the opening of two new exhibitions:
Gregory O'Brien | The Wading Birds of Drybread
Ashburton Creative Fibre Group | Celebrating Fibrecraft
The opening formalities will be followed by a floor talk from Gregory O'Brien and Jenny Borgholdt.
Exhibition opening | 6pm | All welcome
12 August 2020
JUB JUB | FUN WITH CLAY
In this session we will be experimenting with clay. We’ll learn some basic handwork techniques which will help us make some creations from clay.
18 OCTOBER 2020 | 1:30 - 3:30PM
JUB JUB | CREATING WITH FIBRE
In this special session, artists from Ashburton Creative Fibre Group will teach us about the various techniques they use, and members will get the opportunity to make something unique with Natural fibre.
20 SEPTEMBER | 1:30 - 3:30PM
JUB JUB | PAINTING TAKES FLIGHT
In this session we will be exploring place and typography and creating a painting on a Gregory O’Brien-style aeroplane.
23 AUGUST 2020 | 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Artist Talks | Anthony Davies, Ben Lysaght and Michael Holland
To celebrate both the exhibitions currently on display, and the opening of a new exhibition, we will welcome three artists to the Gallery for a chat.
The event will include artist talks from:
- Anthony Davies, an acclaimed printmaker from Whanganui who will discuss the works in his exhibition Disrupted Space
- Ashburtonian Ben Lysaght, a painter and former Jub Jub club member w...
26 July 2020
In Colour | Art and Craft Club
In Colour has been reformatted and is not only for adults interested in colouring-in but also a great making space to unleash your creativity. Bring along your art and craft projects to share with others over morning tea once a month.
These are social sessions which encourage you to connect with others through creativity. Be inspired to learn a new creative pastime. Sessions are free and new ...
2nd Friday of the month, 10:30am- 12pm
EVERY WEDNESDAY 3:00 - 4:30PM | DURING THE SCHOOL TERMS
Art Addicts (AA) is the Gallery’s weekly art space for kids during the school term. Wrap up your Wednesday school day and head to the AAG to get creative and explore different materials and themes in art. AA is all about a fun, shared learning experience for all who attend. We encourage parents and grandparents to ...
EVERY WEDNESDAY 3:00 - 4:30PM