Term 3, 2017



Term 3, 2017

Term 3 brings your last chance to see Martino Gamper’s 100 Chairs in 100 Days, and Petra Cortright’s digital paintings. Our programmes for these exhibitions have proved immensely popular but we still have a few places left. The exhibitions will be open until the end of week 3 (13 August) so be sure to book in quickly!

We’ll be opening new shows mid-way through the term including Occulture: The Dark Arts a group show of prints, paintings and sculpture by artists who share a fascination with other-worldly subjects. We also have work by John Stezaker, an artist who makes distinctive collages using vintage postcards and archive images. We’ll be running printmaking and collage workshops alongside these exhibitions.

We would love you to join us at the Teachers Preview for this new season on 7 September to view the work and find out about the education programmes on offer.

For more information or to make a booking contact Claire or Helen.


Until 13 August

Art and Design Tour and Workshop
2 hours | All ages | $3

Take a close look at the curious chairs created by Martino Gamper who set himself the challenge to build 100 chairs in 100 days. Students will examine Gamper’s creative process of dismantling old found chairs and other items of discarded furniture and reconfiguring their parts into new chairs. Inspired by his work, students will use divergent thinking skills and collage techniques to take apart images of found furniture, and use their elements to create designs for new, quirky furniture.

Digital Painting at City Gallery and Capital E
10am – 2.30pm | Years 4 – 11 | $10

Spend the day developing digital technology skills and learning about painting—past, present and future. At City Gallery students will take inspiration from Petra Cortright’s colourful, slow-moving, digital artworks. They’ll experiment with painting techniques in the education studio to create multi-layered compositions. At Capital E’s MediaLab students will make their own digital collages, then immerse themselves in the futuristic world of painting, creating 3D artworks in virtual reality.





From 26 August

Collage Tour and Workshop
2 hours | All ages | $3

Discover the work of John Stezaker, an artist who makes distinctive collages using vintage postcards and archive images. Students will take part in discussions and activities to investigate the creative potential of making unlikely connections, and then create their own collage using found images.


From 12 August

Printmaking Tour and Workshop
2 hours | All ages | $3

View and discuss prints and drawings in Occulture: The Dark Arts that draw on literary characters. We’ll look at a series of monoprints by Jason Greig that were inspired by Robert Louise Stevenson’s novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde as well as pen and ink drawings by Leo Bensemann whose sources include Dr Faustus, the Brothers Grimm, and The Arabian Nights.

Students will devise their own dark character and make a monoprint to take back to school. A great programme to lead into creative writing.

Please get in touch if you have any concerns around the themes in this exhibition. 

Guided Tour
1 hour | All ages | Free

Take part in Gallery discussions and activities to explore any or all of our new season of exhibitions, tailored to suit your class.

Teachers Preview
7 September 4.30–6pm

Join us for an exhibition tour and find out about the education programmes on offer. Then stay on for the Gallery’s monthly Tuatara Open Late evening of art, music, talks, food and drinks.
RSVP to Citygalleryeducation@experiencewellington.org.nz

Programme Times
Tour and workshop programmes start at 10am and 12.30pm. Guided tours are available to suit your timetable.

Bookings and Enquiries
All programmes can be adapted to suit your interests. Contact an educator to discuss your needs.

Claire Hopkins T: 04 913 9029
Helen Lloyd T: 04 913 9031



Petra Cortright 007goldeneye.sexual_videoconferencing_characterscheatsharks.edu 2016.
John Stezaker Mask (Film Portrait Collage) CVII 2016. Courtesy The Approach, London.