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.
Be inspired by Steve Carr’s work and make your own Thuamaotrope which is a classic optical illusion toy. Learn about optical Illusions with this fun activity for the whole family.
Running daily in the Gallery foyer until 24 June
Until 24 June | Daily during opening hours
DIY Doofus | Competition
Do you have what it takes to create your own Braunias inspired shapes and forms? Grab one of our entry cards and let your imagination run riot. You can use pencils, felts or anything you can get your hands on to create your own Doofus character. Just remember to use Mark’s lines as a starting point!
This competition is free and open to all ages and will run until the end of August 2017. Braunias will judge the competition and spot prizes will be given out throughout this time.
Come on in and give it a go!
run daily until 23 August
Celebrating Matariki | Jub Jub Club
Join us to celebrate the rising of the Matariki star cluster and the Maori New Year by making your own night sky in a jar. Please bring along a clean jar with a lid.
25 June | 2 Sessions | 10:30am-12:30pm & 2:00-4:00pm
Celebrating Matariki| Star Making
We will be celebrating the reappearance of the Matariki star cluster at the Gallery from 25 June until 2 July by running a special activity for the whole whànau to take part in.
Programme available 25 June —2 July 2017
Free and for all ages
25 June- 2 July | Daily during opening hours
Art Addicts (AA) is the Gallery’s weekly art space for kids. Wrap up your Wednesday school day and head to the AAG to get creative and explore themes in art. Jub Jub members are welcome to use this time to complete work from the Sunday sessions or partake in new activities provided. These sessions will not incur any extra costs for Jub Jub members as they are included in their membership fee. A great space for children to interact and learn from each other in a safe and facilitated environment. Children of all ages welcome. Donations appreciated.
Every Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30pm
Meet new people and explore the simple pleasure of colouring-in at our new In Colour programme at the Gallery taking twice a month with a morning and evening session, this popular activity will calm your nerves and inspire you to connect with others through creativity. These are social sessions with all equipment supplied, however feel to bring along your own colouring-in books and pencils. Sessions are held on the second Friday of the month between 10:30am-12:00pm and the last Wednesday of the month between 5:00-7:00pm. Beginners and all ages are welcome.
Dates for upcoming sessions:
Wednesday 22 Feburary, 5:00-7:00pm
Friday 10 March, 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 29 March, 5:00-7:00pm
Friday 14 April, Closed for Good Friday | Wednesday 26 April, 5:00-7:00pm
Friday 12 May, 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 31 May, 5:00-7:00pm
Friday 9 June , 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 28 June, 5:00-7:00pm
Friday 14 July , 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 26 July, 5:00-7:00pm
Friday 11 August, 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 30 August, 5:00-7:00pm
Friday 8 September, 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 27 September, 5:00-7:00pm
Friday 13 October, 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 25 October, 5:00-7:00pm
Friday 10 November, 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 29 November, 5:00-7:00pm (please bring along any finshed works)
Friday 8 December, 10:30am-12:00pm ( last session for 2017 and wall display of finshed works made over the past year)
2nd Friday of the month, 10:30am- 12pm & Last Wednesday 5:00-7:00pm