In Colour

Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum 329 West Street, Ashburton, New Zealand

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 month. These are social sessions that encourage you to connect with others through creativity.  Be inspired to learn a new creative pastime. Sessions are free and new…

Kōwhai Mums

Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum 329 West Street, Ashburton, New Zealand

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 and fun environment for mums/carers to relax and socialise whilst children explore their world through sensory play, imaginative materials, and art activities. Delivered in partnership with Mid…

Art Addicts

Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum 329 West Street, Ashburton, New Zealand

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 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…

Two O’Clock Tours | Legacy Issues

Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum 329 West Street, Ashburton, New Zealand

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 artists Mitchell Bright, Conor Clarke, Ella Hickford, Moana Lee, Mike O’Kane, Tim J. Veling, and Hannah Watkinson, and presents the diverse ways they have pictured our region.…

Artist Talk | Legacy Issues

Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum 329 West Street, Ashburton, New Zealand

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 panel discussion with the artists included in our new exhibition Legacy Issues. In addition, featured artist Moana Lee will also give a live demonstration of the anthotype…

Through the Guardian Lens | Talk with Daryl Holden

Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum 329 West Street, Ashburton, New Zealand

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 photographs of 1974. Daryl will explore the rich history and significant role of the Guardian newspaper over its 145 years in the district. This talk will focus…

Dianne Bardsley | The Land Girls | Historical Talk

Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum 329 West Street, Ashburton, New Zealand

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 Bardsley travelled across Aotearoa to trace and interview women who served in the Women’s Land Service during World War Two. Although she had found meagre official records…

Puaka Matariki Workshop | Whetū Seed Bomb Making

Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum 329 West Street, Ashburton, New Zealand

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 Puaka and each star in the Matariki cluster. As the lone star Puaka and Matariki cluster reappear in our midwinter skies, it’s a time for coming together - to learn, share…