City Gallery City Gallery Wellington


Family Day: Drop-in Art Activities for Matariki

11am–4pm, Sat 6 July

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Drop-in art activities to light up your life for Matariki. Gather the whole whānau and join us on the first Saturday of the school holidays for a Family Day inspired by light and the moving image works in Semiconductor: The Technological Sublime—an exhibition featuring the sun, the stars, and the earth’s core.


Ready, Steady, Glo | Reading Room
Build constructions that glow in the dark using hundreds of straws and connectors under black light. Make a solo arrangement or a giant sculpture with your friends and whānau.

Blacklight Blueprint | Education Studio
Make your own blueprint using light-sensitive paper and our UV lightbox. Share a photo of your creation on Instagram: #cgwfamilyday

Night Badges | Reading Room
Draw or collage a badge that glows in the dark inspired by stars, planets, the sun, comets, and the Milky Way.

Starry-time | Reading Room 12pm and 2pm
Storytelling with Thomas LaHood. Get comfortable in our cosy corner and listen to the legend of Matariki and a collection of stories featuring space.

Light, Camera, Action | Auditorium
Six animated short films from around the world inspired by light, night, and space. Drop by and watch one or two films, or stay for the half-hour collection. Presented in partnership with Square Eyes Film Foundation.

Art Cart | Foyer
Pick up a LOOk! art activity card.

The Hits Prize Wall | Foyer
Post your completed LOOK! art activity card between 11am and 1pm to win a prize.

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