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.
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
Various Stitches | Jub Jub Club
In this special one-off session, artists from the Embroiderers’ Guild will teach members about various types of stitching.
20 August | Guest Artist- 1 Session | 2:00-4:00pm
Idealist Nature | Jub Jub Club
We will explore Anya Sinclair’s exhibition and create our own paintings inspired by her work.
3 September | 2 Sessions | 10:30am-12:30pm & 2:00-4:00pm
Jub Jub drawing | Jub Jub club
Let’s learn about David Elliot’s Jub Jub bird and recreate this this character through our own drawings.
17 September | 2 Sessions | 10:30am-12:30pm & 2:00-4:00pm
33rd AGM of the Ashburton Art Gallery Inc
The 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Ashburton Art Gallery Inc will be held on Thursday 21st September 2017 at 5:30pm. All are welcome to join via the main door at the Gallery. Find out more about how you can be involved with your local Art Gallery.
September 21, 5:30pm
Summer Memories | District Card Competition 2017
In the term 4 school holidays the Gallery is getting festive with our annual card competition, which is open to those aged 5 to 13. To enter you need to complete your entry by 4:00pm on Sunday 15th October 2017.
We ask that you make your card design in a collage style and respond to the theme of ‘Summer Memories’. This competition will be judged by the Mayor who will select the winner of the ADC Christmas Card, and the public who will vote for their favourite which will become the Gallery’s Card of the year!
Programme runs | 30 September—15 October
from 10:00am—4:00pm daily
30 September- 15 October | Daily 10am-4pm
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