Te Atamira offers a wide-ranging programme of exhibitions, workshops, classes, performances, events and talks designed for everyone to be creative, every day.
We have 22 purpose-built spaces, including an art gallery, dance studios, performance spaces, a recording studio, music teaching and rehearsal rooms, a pottery studio, art workshop and a community project space.
Te Atamira, which means platform or stage in te reo Māori, strives to be a place for all to practice, produce, experience, participate in and be inspired by the arts.
In Bathing, Bask
considers how spaces can act as a supportive environment for stimming, sensory processing and soothing the nervous system.
Stone Moves - Miranda Bellamy & Amanda Fauteux
This new site-specific exhibition by artists Miranda Bellamy and Amanda Fauteux unfolds the complex geological, botanical and human histories within schist.
Senior Arts Social
We invite seniors in our community to Te Atamira for a multi-arts programme and morning tea every Saturday morning from 15 April, 10:30am – 12:30pm.
An accessible art workshop for adults (age 18+) who may face barriers to participating and would like to use creativity to advance their mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Every Wednesday and Thursday from 26 April 2023, 10am – 1pm | MAHI TAHI
Jungle Gym – a collective of jewellery artists in residence
This exciting collective six-week contemporary jewellery artist residency and exhibition is going to be ever-evolving. Every week new artists will arrive to make in this wonderful space and more contemporary jewellery will be installed until we have a grand closing. | MANAAKI NUI
Beginners' Painting with Grant Whibley
Join experienced art tutor Grant Whibley in this four week course open to all (no experience needed). Wednesdays 10 - 31 May 2023 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | MAHI TAHI
Wax Casting - Two-part workshop
A two-part workshop that explores the art of lost wax casting, an amazing jewellery process where you carve your idea into wax and then cast it in precious metal. It is an ancient practice that goes back thousands of years. | JUNGLE GYM | Part #1: JUNE 4 | 2-5pm
Te Atamira Sing!
Bring your voice and SING in our open-to-everyone choir. 7pm, the first Tuesday of the month. Next event: 6 June | PUĀWAI
Introduction to Still Life Drawing (Five-week course)
Throughout five engaging and immersive weeks, you'll be guided by experienced artist and art conservator, Kasia Hebda in the fundamentals of composition and technique. Our Still Life Drawing course is here to empower and inspire you! | Tuesdays 6 June - 4 July, 6-8pm | MAHI TAHI
Introduction to Botanical Watercolour SOLD OUT
Unwind after a busy week with an afternoon of community and creativity. During this Botanical Watercolour Workshop, we will be exploring watercolour in a fun and friendly environment. Immerse yourself in nature through observation while learning tips and tricks of this challenging painting technique. All levels are welcome. | 10 June | 1-4pm | WHAKAARI
Making Scents of Nature
Marking the closing weekend of our remarkable schist installation, Stone Moves, by Miranda Bellamy & Amanda Fauteux, we present a compelling demonstration of the hidden scents in the plants that surround us here in the Queenstown landscape. Sunday 11 June |WHAKAARI | 2pm | FREE
Matariki at Te Atamira
Mark your diaries for a month of creativity and community at Te Atamira to celebrate Matariki! Free craft, art and kai events for all.
July School Holiday Programme
Join us for a fun-filled, arts and craft-packed holiday programme. Led by accredited art teacher Michelle and run in collaboration with Youthtown, our bespoke, multidisciplinary arts programme will enthuse all through a range of workshops. Age groups 5-7yrs and 8-12yrs | Monday 3 July - Thursday 13 July