Jo Burzynska | Interactive Artist Talk

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

In this interactive nose and ears-on session, Zonta Ashburton Female Art Award 2023 Premier Award winner Jo Burzynska explains how both musical and perfume notes resonate with each other and can be harmoniously combined, relating to her exhibition Scents Take up the Ringing. Sharing perfume components to smell and sounds to listen to, she will…

Iain Cheesman | Artist Talk

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

On Sunday 07 April at 2pm, Iain Cheesman will be visiting the Gallery and Museum to speak more about his foyer wall artwork The River Is.  The River Is uses balls of wool in a sculptural manner, creating a river-like scene of divining sticks, accompanied by a poem. The work is inspired by a childhood…

April School Holiday Activities

Join us for some fun activities every day over the April school holidays!   Sculpt a Soundscape Friday 12 April – Saturday 20 April | All day | Free Create a 3D artwork inspired by different sounds. Suitable for all ages.   Paint a New Era Friday 12 April – Saturday 20 April | All…

ANZAC day kōrero | ‘Manpowering’ women

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

Join us for a special ANZAC Day talk on Thursday 25 April at 2pm to celebrate our new exhibition Home Front Heroines. From January 1942 the New Zealand Government was able to direct women to work in essential industries. This saw many women working in jobs which prior to the war had been seen as…

Opening | Legacy Issues, Tuitui Tangata, and Altar, Beautifying Understanding

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

Join us on Friday 26 April at 6.30pm to celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions! 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. This selection of photographs aims to provide…

Whakatere Heritage Collections Online

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

Join us in celebrating the official launch of our new online collections website at the Ashburton Museum & Historical Society’s upcoming bi-monthly meeting. Over 1000 photographs and records (with more to come) from the AM&HS community archives will be made available to researchers for the first time, ensuring that people across Aotearoa and the world…

Artist Talk | Ynes Guevara

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

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 Hope to discuss her new exhibition Altar, Beautifying Understanding. In this new suite of paintings, Ynes looks to feminine archetypes to explore the magical and imaginary. Her…

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…

Two O’Clock Tours | Caught in the Moment

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

Two O'Clock Tours are back! Join us on Sunday 16 June for a tour of Caught in the Moment: Guardian Photographs of 1974.  Which moments in time did the Ashburton Guardian photographers capture around Whakatere Ashburton throughout 1974? Come along at 2pm on Sunday 16 June to hear our Programmes Coordinator Hope speak about this new exhibition featuring a selection of photographs…

Cultural Awareness Talk | The Cook Islands

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

In this Cultural Awareness session, you will learn about Cook Island culture and discuss basic social protocols to help you interact with clients, parents, and friends. Tanya Pere, a member of the Cook Islands community in Whakatere Ashburton, will lead the discussion. All are welcome!