City Gallery City Gallery Wellington


From Scratch: 555 Moons Tour and Workshop

17 November 2018–10 March 2019

Cost Per Student


2 Hours

Age range

All ages

Instruments from scratch

555 Moons is a sensory feast for the eyes and ears by art/music ensemble From Scratch. Active since the 1970s, From Scratch have performed to acclaim around the world with their distinctive invented instruments. Their work has strong connections to the sounds, cycles, and geological rhythms of their home in Aotearoa and the Pacific, and spans art, music, performance, and film.
Students will explore intriguing instruments and activate their senses by listening to the vibrational sounds of From Scratch. They’ll take part in a range of activities to encourage active listening, and then construct simple drums to create and perform rhythms inspired by the exhibition. This will be an inspiring exhibition with art, music, science, and technology links.