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Ashburton Art Gallery

327 West St

Ashburton | 7700

P | 03 308 1133

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Gallery Hours

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

Closed Good Friday, Anzac Morning and Christmas day


LETTERS OF LOVE | April School Holidays

08 April - 25 April 2023

Museum foyer, 10AM – 4PM daily

To coincide with our new exhibition Westerfield Camp – The Army Marches In, which explores the Home Front in Hakatere Ashburton during the Second World War, we are inviting tamariki and rangatahi to create hand-made postcards and write letters of love that will be delivered directly to Ukrainian refugee kids and mums.

During WWI and WWII, New Zealand children wrote letters and sent care packages to soldiers overseas in order to help keep up their morale. Through the similar act of writing a letter and creating a card for those who have been displaced by the conflict and violence in Ukraine, we hope to show them that they are loved and provide some strength for their journey.

Cost: Free; drop in anytime

Ages: All welcome