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Explore our exhibitions and activity programmes.

Two O’Clock Tours | Legacy Issues

Two O’Clock Tours are back! We are kicking things off on Sunday 26 May with a tour of photography exhibition Legacy Issues.  Legacy Issues brings together contemporary photographic…

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Artist Talk | Ynes Guevara

Join us for our upcoming artist talk with Ynes Guevara on Sunday 19 May at 2pm. At this talk, Ynes Guevara will be in conversation with curator James…

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Through the Guardian Lens | Talk with Daryl Holden

Join us for a special talk with Daryl Holden, the managing editor and co-owner of the Ashburton Guardian, to celebrate our new exhibition Caught in the Moment: Guardian…

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Artist Talk | Legacy Issues

Join us for our upcoming talk with artists from Legacy Issues on Sunday 09 June at 2pm. At this talk, artist and curator Hannah Watkinson will lead a…

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Puaka Matariki Workshop | Whetū Seed Bomb Making

Come join us this Puaka Matariki weekend to celebrate the Māori New Year with our whānau-friendly workshop. Make whetū (star) native seed bombs while learning more about the significance of…

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Dianne Bardsley | The Land Girls | Historical Talk

To celebrate the closing of our exhibition Home Front Heroines, join us for a special talk with Dianne Bardsley about land girls in Aotearoa. Throughout the 1990s Dianne…

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Caught in the Moment: Guardian photographs of 1974

Which moments in time did the Ashburton Guardian photographers capture around Hakatere Ashburton throughout 1974? A selection of photographs from our large collection of negatives will take visitors on a journey across various aspects…

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Home Front Heroines

Until recently, the unsung heroes of Aotearoa New Zealand’s WWII home front efforts went largely unrecognised. ‘Land girls’ of the Women’s Land Service, an organisation formed under the…

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Art Addicts

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 AAGM to get…

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Kōwhai Mums

Kōwhai Mums is a fortnightly art group for ethnic and migrant mums/carers, as well as newcomers to Hakatere Ashburton, with children aged 0-5 years. Sessions provide a safe…

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In Colour

In Colour is a great way to unwind and relax with like-minded people. Bring along your art and craft projects to share with others over morning tea once a…

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