City Gallery

Past event

Matariki Family Day

7 July 2018

Fun art activities for the whole whānau on the first weekend of the school holidays.

Get inspired by the photographs of native-bird costumes in the exhibition This Is New Zealand and create your own wearable art with artist Gina Matchitt. Explore and draw in the galleries and listen to talented kids playing Michael Parekōwhai's stunning carved piano. Catch short films from Square Eyes Film Foundation, relax with a story, and let your imagination take over with a Squiggla drawing.


11am-4pm Squiggla badges

11am-4pm Wearable art activity led by artist Gina Matchitt

11am, 1pm, 3pm Parekōwhai piano performances

11.30am Explore & Draw through the exhibition This Is New Zealand

12pm, 2pm Matariki Storytime

12.45pm, 1.15pm, 3.15pm, 3.45pm Square Eyes Film Foundation  wintery short films for kids | Auditorium

2.45pm Performance by students from Te Aro school*

*Year 5 and 6 students from Te Aro school have been working with artist Gina Matchitt to create wearable art inspired by Para Matchitt’s bird costumes in This Is New Zealand. They will be showcasing their mythical creatures at Family Day for friends and whanau. All welcome.

Supported by City Gallery Foundation and Chartwell Trust.