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Year 0-8

To book any of these programmes, please complete our Gallery Education booking form.

For more information about these programmes or our school visits, please contact us on 027 332 5496 or galleryeducator@hdc.govt.nz

Can you see us now

Can you see us now

Available until 21 June | Jasmine Togo-Brisby is an Australian South Sea Islander, whose project at Te Whare Toi o Heretaunga includes sculptures within a ship silhouette. The discussion for ākonga emphasizes appreciating the cultural heritage of Australian South Sea Islanders, understanding resilience, and recognizing the power of art in connecting past experiences with the present. Suitable for years 0-8. Free, 90 minutes.

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Exploring Sustainability Inspired by

Exploring Sustainability Inspired by "Kelekele Mo‘ui (Living Soil)"

Available until 16 August | The educational programme aims to engage students in exploring the profound connection between humanity and the environment, inspired by the exhibition "Kelekele Mo‘ui (Living Soil)" by Tongan artist Kalisolaite ‘Uhila. Through interactive activities and discussions students will deepen their understanding of sustainability and their role as kaitiaki of the earth to become active agents of positive change in their communities and beyond. There will be three different hands-on activities to choose from. Suitable for years 0-8. Free, 75-90 minutes.

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Dive into Water-themed Art!

Dive into Water-themed Art!

Ongoing – available all year at the Gallery or at your school | Are you planning to visit Waiaroha? If so, why not engage in the Gallery's programme, which can also be brought to your school, to enhance your ākonga’s learning about water through hands-on art activities! There's a variety of options available, such as experimenting with water-art techniques using different media for a fun and educational experience. Suitable for years 0 – 8. Free, 60-75 minutes.

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Pasifika Mural

Pasifika Mural

Ongoing – available all year | Join us for our Pasifika workshop which combines elements of Pasifika and public art as well as a hands-on making experience. Together we will investigate the elements of the Pasifika mural on the external wall of the nearby Hastings District Library. The mural depicts the journey of our early Pasifika ancestors from their homeland to Aotearoa New Zealand. Suitable for years 0-8. Free, 60-90 minutes/adaptable to your timeframe.

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My Hometown Art (for offsite or onsite delivery)

My Hometown Art (for offsite or onsite delivery)

Ongoing - available all year | In this programme, students will look at how artists capture Te Matau-a-Māui Hawke’s Bay through landscape art. We will discuss places that are important to tamariki and why, but also think about other members in our community and places important to them. After this kōrero, we will take inspiration from local artist Abbey Merson and create an artwork depicting a landscape in Hawke’s Bay. Suitable for years 0-8. Free, 90 minutes.

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Discovering Public Art: Civic Square Tour for Little Explorers!

Discovering Public Art: Civic Square Tour for Little Explorers!

Ongoing - available all year | We offer a special version of our public art walking tour in Civic Square tailored for years 0 to 4. This tour focuses on public art within the safe confines of the park, avoiding any road crossings. Ākonga will have the opportunity to observe significant artworks such as the Nga Pou Heretaunga, War memorial Mural at the Library, the Women Centre's mosaic mural, and the Sir Andrew Russel sculpture. Following the tour, ākonga will engage in a collage activity inspired by the mosaic mural. Suitable for years 0-4. Free, 60 minutes.

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Matariki

Matariki

Available during Term 2, at the Gallery or at your school | Matariki is closely connected with the maramataka (the Māori lunar calendar). The reappearance of the Matariki star cluster in the early morning sky brings the past year to a close and marks the beginning of the new year. In our Matariki programme, ākonga will learn about the meanings behind each star in the Matariki cluster and discuss the various ways to acknowledge the Māori New Year. Suitable for years 0-8. Free, 60-75 minutes.

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Environmental Art (for offsite or onsite delivery)

Environmental Art (for offsite or onsite delivery)

Ongoing - available all year | In one of our most popular programmes, ākonga will explore our relationship with the natural world and learn more about how organic material can be used to create eco-friendly artworks. Using natural materials ākonga will create their own artwork inspired by nature. Suitable for years 0-8. Free, 90 minutes.

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