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Festivals
Feb 8, 2024
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February 10, 2024
Gardens + Galleries

Gardens + Galleries

Calling all garden and art lovers! Come and explore some of the Whakatipu Basin's best gardens and art galleries, all in support of Plunket. Thursday 8 February - Sunday 11 February | Various venues around Queenstown | FREE - $100
Workshops + Classes
Feb 6, 2024
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February 6, 2024
Harakeke pepa mahi: Flax paper workshop

Harakeke pepa mahi: Flax paper workshop

On the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, senior weaver Rokahurihia Cameron demonstrates making paper from harakeke whītau (flax fibre). Join us for a hands-on experience. Tuesday 6th February, 1pm – 3pm | MAHI TAHI | Free, registration required.
Workshops + Classes
2024
Feb 4
Printed Keepsakes

Printed Keepsakes

Join Auckland based artist Prue MacDougall in her fun and quirky stone printing workshop. This will be an enjoyable way to make a keepsake from some locally sourced stone. Sunday 4 February, 2-5pm | MAHI TAHI | $45
Workshops + Classes
2024
Feb 4
Bookbinding Workshop with Catherine Macdonald

Bookbinding Workshop with Catherine Macdonald

This bookbinding workshop focuses on 2 glue-free styles of binding. In a hands-on class, you will make a simple one-fold softcover notebook and two versions of a Japanese stab-bound book. Books can then be used for sketching, writing, albums, scrapbooking and more. Sunday 4 February, 10am - 1pm | MAHI TAHI | $120
Talks + Symposia
2024
Feb 4
Revealing the Mezzotint with Nan Mulder

Revealing the Mezzotint with Nan Mulder

Nan Mulder is an internationally recognised expert in the mezzotint. This is a time consuming, but beautiful printmaking technique, whereby the artist scrapes and burnishes the image into a prepared ‘rocked’ copperplate, working from dark to light. Come and see Nan demonstrating her technique within the exhibition small holes in the silence. Sunday 4 February, 1.30pm | MANAAKI NUI | FREE
Talks + Symposia
2024
Feb 4
Art Write Night

Art Write Night

Join artist Catherine Macdonald for an evening of art and writing. Catherine will facilitate a discussion about artist/writer collaborations, exploring connections and fostering relationships between the writing community and the art world. Sunday 4 February, 7pm | MANAAKI NUI | Free - registration required.
Film Screenings
2024
Feb 1
Little Cinema Queenstown

Little Cinema Queenstown

A spectacular short film showcase night that supports filmmaking at grassroots levels in the Queenstown Lakes District area and beyond. From sketches, documentaries, music videos and more, this promises to be a fun night for all lovers of film. Thursday 1 February, 7:30pm - 9:45pm | PUAWAI | $5
Tamariki
2024
Jan 10
January School Holiday Programme 2024

January School Holiday Programme 2024

Join us for a fun-filled, arts and craft-packed holiday programme. Led by accredited Art teacher Michelle, our bespoke, multidisciplinary arts programme will enhance and enthuse all through a range of workshops. Wednesday 10 January – Wednesday 31 January, 9:30am - 3pm | Age groups 5-7 and 8-12
Talks + Symposia
2024
Jan 31
Welcome to the Treaty

Welcome to the Treaty

Ahead of Waitangi Day, we invite you to an introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi over a cup of tea with local kaumatua (elder) Darren Rewi. Darren will answer questions about the Treaty, its history here in the South, and the part we all play in upholding the principles of the Treaty as citizens of Aotearoa. Wednesday 31 January, 6pm | PUĀWAI | FREE, All welcome
Exhibition
2023
Dec 2
Summer in the South | Raumati ki Tonga

Summer in the South | Raumati ki Tonga

Te Atamira's inaugural summer group exhibition is a riot of colour and texture evoking the yarns, legends and moments of summertime in the South. Over 40 artists explore the landscapes, cultures, and histories associated with the southern region of Aotearoa in the summer. Saturday 2 December - Tuesday 30 January | MANAAKI NUI
Talks + Symposia
2024
Jan 27
Mary Kisler: The landscape in New Zealand art

Mary Kisler: The landscape in New Zealand art

A wonderful opportunity to hear from renowned art historian and curator Mary Kisler, on the final weekend of our exhibition Summer in the South | Raumati ki Tonga. Join us over a glass of wine and hear how our region has inspired the art of this country and beyond. Saturday 27 January 2024, 5pm | PUĀWAI | $55/$45
Talks + Symposia
2024
Jan 27
Īnakinaki: Curator's talk with Gina Matchitt

Īnakinaki: Curator's talk with Gina Matchitt

Curator Gina Matchitt takes us on a guided tour of the exhibition Īnakinaki, showcasing current clay, print and textile work by senior uku (clay) artist Wi Taepa and locally based multimedia artist Kristin O'Sullivan Peren. Saturday 27 January, 3:30pm | WHAKAARI | Free
Film Screenings
2024
Jan 23
Israelism Film Screening - #FreePalestine

Israelism Film Screening - #FreePalestine

Join the Free Palestine movement for a captivating evening and immerse yourself in a thought-provoking documentary that delves into the evolving landscape of Jewish attitudes towards Israel. Witness the dramatic changes and explore the far-reaching consequences for the region and Judaism itself. Tuesday 23 January, 7pm | PUAWAI | Free
Exhibition
2023
Nov 23
Melissa Macleod: stones, soil, sand, silt and bones

Melissa Macleod: stones, soil, sand, silt and bones

Melissa Macleod's new site specific installation speaks to the surrounding geography and movement of earth. Mountains, ranges, peaks and riverbeds break down, move, slip, subside, reform - they are perpetual cycles of matter falling and building. Thursday 23 November - Monday 22 January | WHAKAARI
Workshops + Classes
2024
Jan 20
Contemporary landscape oil techniques with Kelly Pearce - SOLD OUT

Contemporary landscape oil techniques with Kelly Pearce - SOLD OUT

Extend your painting skills in a summer workshop with landscape painter Kelly Pearce, who shares a variety of techniques for working with oil paints. Saturday 20 January, 9.30am-4pm | MAHI TAHI | $140
Live Music
2024
Jan 17
Rakuto Kurano in concert

Rakuto Kurano in concert

Award-winning composer and performer Rakuto Kurano presents a concert entirely of his own works. Wednesday 17 January, 3:30pm | PUAWAI | $10 - Adults, $5 - Child
Workshops + Classes
2024
Jan 12
Make a pinhole camera with Diane Stoppard

Make a pinhole camera with Diane Stoppard

Explore the very beginning of photography by making your own 'camera obscura'. This ingenious device will create mysterious upside-down images of your world using simple materials easily found at home. Friday 12 January, 1-4pm | MAHI TAHI | $45
Workshops + Classes
2024
Jan 6
Introduction to expressive painting with Emma Peers

Introduction to expressive painting with Emma Peers

Start off your creative year with a mixed media painting workshop, learning how to build layers and create texture on the canvas. Saturday 6 January 1-4pm | MAHI TAHI | $120
Tamariki
2023
Dec 20
Christmas Holidays 2023

Christmas Holidays 2023

Join us as we get into the Christmas spirit! Led by accredited Art teacher Michelle, our multidisciplinary arts programme will enhance and enthuse all through a range of workshops. Wednesday 20 December – Friday 22 December, 9:30am - 3:00pm | $30/$60 | Age groups 5-7 and 8-12
Drop-in Sessions
2023
Dec 1
Christmas at Te Atamira

Christmas at Te Atamira

Tis the season to be jolly! Pop into Te Atamira for a range of festive fun from elf hunts to Christmas crafts to singing all your favourite hits! Come and join the fun.
Dance
2023
Dec 16
Wakatipu Conservatoire of Classic Ballet presents: The Magic of the Lamp

Wakatipu Conservatoire of Classic Ballet presents: The Magic of the Lamp

Come and watch this visually spectacular ballet performed by students from Wakatipu Conservatoire of Classical Ballet. A dazzling spectacle of colour and movement for all ages. Saturday 16 December, 4pm and Sunday 17 December, 11am | MEMORIAL CENTRE | Free - $27
Tamariki
2023
Dec 15
Young Picassos: Wild Thing Character Creation - Term 4

Young Picassos: Wild Thing Character Creation - Term 4

Join artist and qualified teacher Lisa Duncan in Term 4 to create your own unique, original, creative, and inspirational characters inspired by Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are". Fridays 3:30-4:45pm | MAHI TAHI
Dance
2023
Dec 14
Dance Social - weekly modern jive dance classes

Dance Social - weekly modern jive dance classes

Come and join Dance Social in their weekly modern jive classes! Every Thursday night, 7pm (Intermediate) and 8pm (Beginner).
Tamariki
2023
Dec 14
Youthtown Afterschool Programme Term 4 - Ages 5-12

Youthtown Afterschool Programme Term 4 - Ages 5-12

Come along to our Youthtown Afterschool Programme where we form a fun environment for creative learning. Mondays - Drama and Theatre Sports | Wednesdays - 3D Creative Fun | Thursdays - 2D Creative Fun | 3:30pm - 5pm
Rangatahi
2023
Dec 12
Arts for Rangatahi - Term 4

Arts for Rangatahi - Term 4

Join us for a series of creative and hands-on workshops where we explore a variety of mediums and art forms. Led by accredited art teacher Michelle, these workshops will offer a variety of ways to have fun in the Arts. Tuesdays 3:30-5pm | Ages 12-18
Workshops + Classes
2023
Dec 12
Landscapes Colour & Form with Raquel Carter

Landscapes Colour & Form with Raquel Carter

Join artist Raquel Carter for an 8 week exploration of landscape painting. 6-8pm Tuesday evenings 24 October - 12 December | MAHI TAHI
Tamariki
2023
Dec 11
Drama and Theatre Sports - Term 4

Drama and Theatre Sports - Term 4

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of drama and theatrical fun | Mondays, Term 4 | Ages 5-7 3:30 - 4:15pm | Ages 8-12 4:15 - 5pm | KAPA TAHI
Drop-in Sessions
2023
Dec 5
Pivotal Point Parent Support Group

Pivotal Point Parent Support Group

We're here to help families access holistic support for their neurodiverse tamariki within the Whakatipu Basin. Would you like to connect with other parents and caregivers in your community? Join the Pivotal Point Parent Support Group to talk, share and listen in a supportive environment. First Tuesday of every month, 9:15 - 10:45am | TŌNUI
Dance
2023
Dec 3
Dance QT's End Of Year Show!

Dance QT's End Of Year Show!

Dance QT's show will include a range of performances from Hip Hop, to Modern to Acro and Lyrical. Dancers from 2 years - 17 years old. Sunday 3 December, 11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm | PUAWAI | Free - $10
Exhibition
2023
Oct 29
Hidden Identities

Hidden Identities

Hidden Identities aims to amplify the voices of marginalised communities, and shine a light on the stories that often remain hidden. These personal and sculptural artworks have been carefully crafted by artists from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to reveal hidden facets of the artists' identities. | FOYER | FREE
Dance
2023
Nov 26
Contemporary Dance Foundations: A four-week dance series

Contemporary Dance Foundations: A four-week dance series

This is for anyone interested in trying contemporary dance classes in the Queenstown area, no experience is necessary. Sunday 5, 12, 19, 26 November, 7-8:15pm | KAPA TAHI
Exhibition
2023
Oct 27
Queenstown Art Society:  Inside Outside Inbetween

Queenstown Art Society: Inside Outside Inbetween

QAS presents a members' exhibition that celebrates all that we see around us, inside and outside, with the added invitation to imagine and portray what might exist ‘in-between’. Open daily 27 October - 25 November | MANAAKI NUI | FREE
Exhibition
2023
Sep 29
Abhi Chinniah: A Migrant's Path

Abhi Chinniah: A Migrant's Path

An exploration through photographic portraits of the journey taken when settling in Aotearoa from elsewhere, away from the notion of home and in search of belonging. | WHAKAARI | FREE
Festivals
2023
Nov 5
Community Carnival

Community Carnival

Join us for a one-of-a-kind celebratory event, marking the launch of our fundraising campaign for an imaginative outdoor community space at Te Atamira. Be part of the excitement! Sunday 5 November, 10am - 4pm | TE ATAMIRA OUTDOOR SPACE
Workshops + Classes
2023
Nov 4
Black Grace Workshops

Black Grace Workshops

Attend a workshop with Black Grace, New Zealand's leading contemporary dance company. Friday 3 November - Sunday 5 November | KAPA TAHI | FREE - $25
Dance
2023
Nov 4
Black Grace Performances

Black Grace Performances

Te Atamira and Black Grace present two evenings of dance especially curated by Founding Artistic Director and Arts Foundation Laureate Neil Ieremia (ONZM). Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 November | WHAKAARI
Performing Arts + Theatre
2023
Nov 4
Queenstown Party Orchestra

Queenstown Party Orchestra

We had so much fun last time, we’re back to make a big fat Song and Dance of it…..! With a new expanded line-up, the Queenstown Party Orchestra is ready to bounce out of the gates for another fun-filled evening of very unserious orchestral music. Saturday, 4 November, 7pm | PUĀWAI
Performing Arts + Theatre
2023
Oct 21
Wakatipu High School Performing Arts Night

Wakatipu High School Performing Arts Night

Please join us for an evening celebrating some of Wakatipu High Schools award winning Performing Arts groups from 2023 including singer- songwriters, the jazz bands and the national winners of the Theatrefest competitions. Doors open 6.30 with the event starting at 7.00pm.
Festivals
2023
Oct 7
At the World's Edge Festival 2023

At the World's Edge Festival 2023

Book now for this year's At the World's Edge Festival - a Chamber Music Festival in the heart of the Southern Alps. With six festival programmes weaving together between free events and community performances, come along for a powerful exploration of identity, perspectives, and cultural dimensions through the lens of classical music in New Zealand. Friday 6 October - Friday 20 October | WHAKAARI
Workshops + Classes
2023
Oct 19
Botanical Watercolours Course with Kasia Hebda

Botanical Watercolours Course with Kasia Hebda

Join artist Kasia Hebda on the creative path to learn the basics of watercolour painting. Based on botanical still life subjects, each week we will practice painting different objects ranging from fruits to flowers and foliage, creating original work during every lesson. 5 week course - every Thursday from 21 September - 19 October, 6-8pm | MAHI TAHI
Talks + Symposia
2023
Oct 14
Meet the Artist: Abhi Chinniah

Meet the Artist: Abhi Chinniah

Join photographer Abhi Chinniah as she walks us through her immersive exhibition A Migrant's Path. Abhi's collection of narrative portraits featuring migrant residents of New Zealand is photographed against the backdrop of Aotearoa's landscape. Saturday 14 October, 11am | WHAKAARI | FREE
Tamariki
2023
Oct 14
Legends of our Lands: Storytelling with Darren Rewi

Legends of our Lands: Storytelling with Darren Rewi

Māori storytelling (pūrākau) is a way to share ideas, meaning and identity. Darren Rewi brings to life the Kāi Tahu stories illustrated in our current exhibition of art by Queenstown students. Hear the real stories of our myths and legends from a storyteller whose ancestors used to walk these hills. All ages welcome. 2-3pm Saturday 14 October | MANAAKI NUI | FREE
Live Music
2023
Oct 13
At the World's Edge Festival - Immemorial+

At the World's Edge Festival - Immemorial+

Immemorial features emotionally powerful works taking inspiration from the past, from Alfred Schnittke to Arvo Pärt. Many of these works profoundly influenced this year’s Composer in Residence, Victoria Kelly. Friday 13 October, 8pm | WHAKAARI | $65
Live Music
2023
Oct 13
At the World's Edge+ Free Performances - Emerging Artist Showcase

At the World's Edge+ Free Performances - Emerging Artist Showcase

This AWE+ Free Performance showcases the 2023 AWE Emerging Artists. Friday 13 October, 5pm | WHAKAARI | Free
Live Music
2023
Oct 13
At the World's Edge+ Free Performances - Sei Solo | Violin and Dance

At the World's Edge+ Free Performances - Sei Solo | Violin and Dance

An AWE+ Free Violin and Dance Performance reimagining Bach’s second solo violin partita, with the interspersion of modern solo violin works by NZ composers Karlo Margetić and Gareth Farr. Performed in collaboration with dance from CONJAH. Friday 13 October, 6pm | WHAKAARI | Free
Live Music
2023
Oct 13
At the World's Edge+ Free Events - Young Musicians Session

At the World's Edge+ Free Events - Young Musicians Session

The Young Musicians Session is an interactive event that gives young, local musicians the opportunity to meet, hear, and play alongside AWE Artists, truly experiencing the fullness of AWE. Friday 13 October, 3-5pm | WHAKAARI | Free
Live Music
2023
Oct 13
At the World's Edge+ Free Events - Composition Workshop

At the World's Edge+ Free Events - Composition Workshop

In this free workshop, this year’s Composer in Residence, Victoria Kelly, and this year’s Composer Mentor, Salina Fisher, coach local high school composers with one-on-one sessions. Friday 13 October, 1-5pm | PUĀWAI | Free
Talks + Symposia
2023
Oct 13
At the World's Edge+ Free Events - Meet the Artists and Composer Talk

At the World's Edge+ Free Events - Meet the Artists and Composer Talk

This AWE+ Free Event invites the audience to meet the AWE Festival Artists over drinks and nibbles. Friday 13 October, 7pm | WHAKAARI | Free
Live Music
2023
Oct 6
At the World's Edge+ Free Events - Open Rehearsals

At the World's Edge+ Free Events - Open Rehearsals

Experience the sights and sounds of our festival artists deep within their performance preparation. Friday 6 October and Wednesday 11 October, 2 - 6pm | WHAKAARI | Free
Live Music
2023
Oct 7
At the World's Edge Festival - Sono+

At the World's Edge Festival - Sono+

Launching the 2023 festival, Sono is the Portuguese word describing the cerebral feeling of wanting to be or trying to get back to sleep. Here begins the exploration of identity, with three composers defining their musical voice on their own terms. Saturday 7 October, 4pm and 7pm | WHAKAARI | $65
Live Music
2023
Oct 7
At the World's Edge+ Free Performances - Twilight | French Horn

At the World's Edge+ Free Performances - Twilight | French Horn

This AWE+ Free Performance showcases the unique musical language of two composers on opposite sides of the Atlantic, Janáček and Harbison, giving a closer look at the French Horn and a taste of what’s to come later in the festival. Saturday 7 October, 6pm | WHAKAARI | Free
Tamariki
October School Holiday Programme 2023

October School Holiday Programme 2023

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 enhance and enthuse all through a range of workshops. Age groups 5-7 and 8-12 | Monday 25 September – Friday 6 October, 9:30am - 3pm
Workshops + Classes
2023
Sep 30
Angklung Workshop

Angklung Workshop

Unlock the rhythmic magic of the Angklung. Join the Indonesian Community in Queenstown for a weekly Angklung workshop and immerse yourself in captivating world of this traditional bamboo instrument. Every Saturday until 30 September, 4:30 - 6pm | KAPA RUA | FREE
Workshops + Classes
2023
Sep 27
Fundamentals of Drawing: Still Life Drawing with Kasia Hebda

Fundamentals of Drawing: Still Life Drawing with Kasia Hebda

Queenstown Art Society and Kasia Hebda Studio invite you for another Term of our Still Life Drawing Course. 3 week course, every Wednesday from 13 September - 27 September, 6-7:30pm | MAHI TAHI
Festivals
2023
Sep 21
Queenstown Salsa Festival 2023

Queenstown Salsa Festival 2023

Book now for this year's Queenstown Salsa Festival hosted by Pasion Salsa. Featuring workshops with some of New Zealand and Australia's top instructors, performances, and parties, this festival is set to be a fun filled, electrifying party for dancers of all levels. Thursday 21 September - Sunday 24 September | KAPA TAHI, KAPA RUA, PUĀWAI, WHAKAARI
Live Music
2023
Sep 23
Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

Chris Priestley, Cameron Bennett, Nigel Gavin and Sonia Wilson present The Unsung Heroes, telling stories from New Zealand's distant past in song. Each song is introduced with historic images, newspaper clippings and poems read by Peter Elliot. Not to be missed - Saturday 23 September, 7:30pm | PUĀWAI
Exhibition
2023
Jun 25
Ārai Awa

Ārai Awa

Ārai Awa is an immersive video installation reflecting on the obstructed ancestral journey of tuna (eels) in the Whakatipu region. Led by Rachael Rakena and Paulette Tamati-Elliffe with a creative team including Laughton Kora, Michael Bridgman, Komene Cassidy, Tūmai Cassidy, Ross Hemera, Amber Bridgman, Iain Frengley, Arihia Latham, Donna Matahaere-Atariki and Virginia Watson.
Workshops + Classes
2023
Sep 22
Art Adventures: Mixed Media Portraits

Art Adventures: Mixed Media Portraits

In this series with artist Raquel Carter, you will explore basic sketching techniques and materials for portraits: acrylics, collage layering, proportions, creating form, and working with mixed media. Friday 1, 8, 15, 22 September, 5:30 - 8:00pm | MAHI TAHI
Tamariki
2023
Sep 27
Youthtown Afterschool Programme Term 3 - Ages 5-12

Youthtown Afterschool Programme Term 3 - Ages 5-12

Come along to our Youthtown Afterschool Programme where we form a fun environment for creative learning. Mondays - Drama and Theatre Sports | Wednesdays - 3D Creative Fun | Thursdays - 2D Creative Fun | 3:30pm - 5pm
Rangatahi
2023
Sep 19
Rangatahi Workshops - Term 3

Rangatahi Workshops - Term 3

Join us for a series of creative and hands-on workshops where we explore a variety of mediums and art forms. Led by accredited art teacher Michelle, these workshops will offer a variety of ways to have fun in the Arts. Tuesdays 3:30-5pm | Ages 13-18
Tamariki
2023
Sep 18
Drama and Theatre Sports

Drama and Theatre Sports

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of drama and theatrical fun | Mondays, Term 3 | Ages 5-7 3:30 - 4:15pm | Ages 8-12 4:15 - 5pm | KAPA TAHI
Workshops + Classes
2023
Sep 16
Developing Your Short or Feature Film Project

Developing Your Short or Feature Film Project

Fresh from the release of Far North, David White will be visiting Queenstown for this one-off workshop where you will learn how to take your film idea through development, from a one-pager to a dynamic and compelling script. Saturday 16 September, 9am - 5pm | PUĀWAI | $25
Exhibition
2023
Aug 18
TDC68 Aotearoa: The World’s Best Typography

TDC68 Aotearoa: The World’s Best Typography

Creative agency Osborne Shiwan is bringing TDC to Queenstown in 2023. The annual Type Directors Club Awards recognises international design excellence and typographic innovation across many languages, including te reo Māori. Friday 18 August - Wednesday 13 September | MANAAKI NUI | FREE
Talks + Symposia
2023
Sep 10
Paulette Tamati-Elliffe: Revitalising Te Reo

Paulette Tamati-Elliffe: Revitalising Te Reo

On the eve of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Paulette Tamati-Elliffe (Kāti Hāwea, Kāi Te Pahi, Kāi Te Ruahikihiki (Ōtākou), Te Atiawa, Ngāti Mutunga) will share her role in the revitalisation of the Māori language. Sunday 10 September, 11am | PUĀWAI
Talks + Symposia
2023
Sep 9
Tūmai Cassidy: Our environment – lessons from the past, for our future

Tūmai Cassidy: Our environment – lessons from the past, for our future

Join us to hear Tūmai Cassidy take us on a journey exploring the importance of the Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping Project. Saturday 9 September, 3pm | PUĀWAI
Live Music
2023
Sep 8
Voices Unleashed

Voices Unleashed

Voices Unleashed is an immersive experience in choral music, combining five choirs from our illustrious community of voices, of varying sizes and styles. Friday 8 September, 7:30pm | PUĀWAI | $35
Workshops + Classes
2023
Sep 7
Botanical Watercolours with Kasia Hebda

Botanical Watercolours with Kasia Hebda

Join artist Kasia Hebda on a five-week creative path to learn the basics of watercolour painting. Based on botanical still life subjects, each week we will practice painting different objects ranging from fruits to flowers and foliage, creating original work during every lesson. Thursdays August 10, 17, 24, 31 & September 7 | MAHI TAHI | 6-8pm
Exhibition
2023
Jul 24
Call for Submissions: Summer in the South | Raumati ki Tonga

Call for Submissions: Summer in the South | Raumati ki Tonga

Te Atamira is excited to announce a call for submissions for our inaugural end-of-year exhibition. Submissions close Sunday 20 August 2023
Talks + Symposia
2023
Aug 19
Typography: Our Place in the Pacific with Osborne Shiwan

Typography: Our Place in the Pacific with Osborne Shiwan

Award-winning creatives Lloyd Osborne and Shabnam Shiwan discuss how type design drives culture, using examples from their own practice including design work for Karen Walker and Atamira Dance Company. This talk will fascinate anyone interested in the interplay of brand, typography and visual culture, including design professionals and students. 11am Saturday 19 August | MANAAKI NUI | FREE
Workshops + Classes
2023
Aug 18
Art Adventures: Colour and Texture in Nature

Art Adventures: Colour and Texture in Nature

In this colour and texture series with artist Raquel Carter, you will explore brushstrokes and styles of acrylic painting. basics, layering, creating form, and working with colour. | Friday 21, 28 July and 4, 11, and 18 August | 5:30pm - 8:00pm | MAHI TAHI
Exhibition
2023
Jul 20
REND/ition

REND/ition

Wellington-based printmaker and tutor Marci Tackett brings a beautifully crafted and colourful selection of her works on paper to Te Atamira. Made over several years as an expression and processing of grief, these dynamic relief/ planographic prints, monotypes and photographic works are nonetheless full of life and explore new avenues of printmaking and colour. Opening Thursday July 20, 5.30pm – all welcome.
Workshops + Classes
2023
Aug 16
Still Life Drawing Course with Kasia Hebda

Still Life Drawing Course with Kasia Hebda

Queenstown Art Society and Kasia Hebda Studio invite you for a second term of their Still Life Drawing Course. 5 week block, every Wednesday starting 19 July, 6-7:30pm.
Live Music
2023
Aug 13
The Yale Whiffenpoofs

The Yale Whiffenpoofs

The Wakatipu High School Foundation presents an exclusive performance by the Yale Whiffenpoofs all the way from the USA and the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Sunday 13 August, 5-7pm | PUĀWAI
Matariki
2023
Jul 22
Matariki at Te Atamira

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.
Matariki
2023
Jul 23
Waiata with Ngā Manu Hou

Waiata with Ngā Manu Hou

Come for an uplifting Sunday with a singing performance from well-loved local waiata group Ngā Manu Hou. Our Matariki craft sessions will also be in full swing, so bring the whole family to enjoy our final day of Matariki celebrations. Sunday 23 July, 2-3pm | FREE | PUĀWAI
Film Screenings
2023
Jul 22
Ever the Land, a film by Sarah Grohnert - Film Screening

Ever the Land, a film by Sarah Grohnert - Film Screening

Join us for a free film screening of 'Ever the Land - a People, a Place, their building'. Directed by Sarah Grohnert, this film explores the sublime bond between people and their land through a landmark architectural undertaking by one of New Zealand’s most passionately independent Māori tribes, Ngāi Tūhoe.
Film Screenings
2023
Jul 22
Te Matakite o Aotearoa, The Māori Land March

Te Matakite o Aotearoa, The Māori Land March

Join us for a free film screening of 'Te Matakite o Aotearoa - The Māori Land March'. This film is a detailed chronicle of a key moment in the Māori Renaissance: the 1975 land march led by then-79-year-old Whina Cooper.
Workshops + Classes
2023
Jul 22
Printmaking without a press - workshop with Marci Tackett

Printmaking without a press - workshop with Marci Tackett

Explore creative ways of printmaking without a press, using transparent layering of plastic templates and newsprint masks. Saturday 22 July, 10am-1pm | MAHI TAHI | $50 unwaged / $70 waged
Exhibition
2023
Jun 12
Tātou tātou, nau mai rā - Turumeke Harrington

Tātou tātou, nau mai rā - Turumeke Harrington

Turumeke Harrington's installation, Tātou tātou, nau mai rā encourages us all to play, interact and consider our goals in this thoughtful exploration of space, navigation and voyaging.
Matariki
2023
Jul 16
Weaving Cultures Together: Roka Hurihia Cameron

Weaving Cultures Together: Roka Hurihia Cameron

Distinguished Māori weaver Roka Hurihia Cameron brings her woven kākahu (cloaks) and taonga pūoro (musical instruments) to Te Atamira, and talks about interweaving different cultures in her work as a kairaranga (weaver) and kaiāko (teacher). Sunday 16 July | 2 - 3 pm | PUAWAI
Workshops + Classes
2023
Jul 3
July School Holiday Programme

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
Matariki
2023
Jul 9
Steve Solomon: Master Carver

Steve Solomon: Master Carver

Join us to hear from master carver Steve Solomon talking about his art, including how local materials, conditions and narratives have shaped his art of whakairo (carving). FREE | 2-3pm, Sunday 9 July | MANAAKI MAI
Dance
2023
Jul 3
Angeldust Dance Entertainment

Angeldust Dance Entertainment

Join Gracie for a hip-hop, Afro/Dance, or Heel dance class. Monday 3 July: Hip Hop/Groove – 8:15–9:15pm, Wednesday 5 July: Afro/Dance hall – 8:15-9:15pm, Friday 7 July: Heels – 6:30–7:30pm
Matariki
2023
Jul 5
Community Kai Nights

Community Kai Nights

Te Atamira has invited our multicultural community to come together and host a series of kai nights to honour Matariki. This is an opportunity for all to share the unique food traditions of each culture and to reflect upon the significance of Matariki, which symbolises remembrance, celebration, and hope.
Rangatahi
2023
Jul 5
Weaving with Roka Hurihia Cameron

Weaving with Roka Hurihia Cameron

A rourou (food basket) is traditionally the first item that beginner weavers learn to make. Learn the history, traditions and correct tikanga associated with harakeke (New Zealand flax) and make a rourou to take home. | Wednesday 5 July, 1 - 3:30pm | Rangatahi - Ages 12-18
Live Music
2023
Jun 28
Project Symphonize

Project Symphonize

Come and join newly formed Project Symphonize in a joyful celebration of harmony. | Wednesday 28 June 2023 | 7.30pm (1 hour) | PUĀWAI
Workshops + Classes
2023
Jun 27
Snowgi - Yoga with Yamile Olivares

Snowgi - Yoga with Yamile Olivares

Yoga for Snowsports. With the help of yogic tools, our sessions are designed to train balance, strength & agility in the different layers of the body. Every Tuesday in June, 7:30 - 8:30pm
Wellbeing
2023
Jun 22
Ignite Your Inner Light: Winter Solstice Celebration

Ignite Your Inner Light: Winter Solstice Celebration

Join us for an extraordinary winter solstice celebration, hosted by Align Pilates, where we will ignite your inner light and empower you to thrive through the winter months | Thursday 22 June, 5:30 - 7pm | PUĀWAI
Wellbeing
2023
Jun 21
Find Your Perfect Match with Volunteer South

Find Your Perfect Match with Volunteer South

'Speed Dating' with a twist- Come along and connect with a cause close to your heart, discover a new passion, meet wonderful people and organisations who strengthen our community through their mahi, and find out how you can get involved.
Exhibition
2023
Apr 15
Stone Moves - Miranda Bellamy & Amanda Fauteux

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.
Workshops + Classes
2023
Jun 15
Low Waste Living Workshop with Sustainable Queenstown

Low Waste Living Workshop with Sustainable Queenstown

Want to learn more about how you can reduce your household waste and save money doing it?! Sustainable Queenstown is bringing you Wastebusters' brand new workshop series: Low Waste Living - Households. | Thursday 15 June 2023 | 6.30pm | WHAKAARI
Exhibition
2023
May 1
Jungle Gym – a collective of jewellery artists in residence

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
Talks + Symposia
2023
Jun 11
Making Scents of Nature

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
Workshops + Classes
2023
Jun 10
Introduction to Botanical Watercolour - Sold Out

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
Workshops + Classes
2023
Jun 9
Lifting the wairua out of  ‘Te Whare Tapa Whā’

Lifting the wairua out of ‘Te Whare Tapa Whā’

Come along and explore the tapestry of our universe’s cosmology with Tau Huirama & Liz Kinley-Huirama. Join Tau & Liz for a two-day waananga for a rich glimpse into a Maaori world view, never shared in this unique way before. | 9 & 10 June 2023 | 9.30am-4pm each day | PUĀWAI
Workshops + Classes
2023
Jun 6
Introduction to Still Life Drawing (Five-week course)

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
Workshops + Classes
2023
Jun 4
Wax Casting - Two-part workshop

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
Workshops + Classes
2023
Jun 4
Grow Your Gratitude

Grow Your Gratitude

Join The Creative Workshop Co in this FREE workshop to create your glow-in-the-dark gratitude tree! Sunday 4 June 2023, 3-5pm | MAHI TAHI
Workshops + Classes
2023
May 27
Taste of Art workshop

Taste of Art workshop

Unleash your creativity and break the boundaries between you and the canvas in this two-day workshop with artists Lucca Rodriguez and Simona Parker! Saturdays 27 May 9am-3pm and 3 June 9am-12pm | MAHI TAHI
Workshops + Classes
2023
Jun 2
Art Adventures with Raquel Carter: Sketch and Paint

Art Adventures with Raquel Carter: Sketch and Paint

In this "Sketch and Paint" series - with Artist Raquel Carter, over 2 hrs each week - you will explore sketching, composition, acrylic painting basics, layering, creating form, and working with colour. | 2, 9, 16, 23 June 2023 | 6-8pm | MAHI TAHI
Workshops + Classes
2023
Jun 1
Art Adventures with Raquel Carter: Wild Mountain series

Art Adventures with Raquel Carter: Wild Mountain series

In this "Wild Mountain series" - with Artist Raquel Carter, over 2 hrs each week- you will explore acrylic painting basics, layering and discussing creating form, composition and colour. | 1, 8, 15, 22 June 2023 | 6-8pm | MAHI TAHI
Workshops + Classes
2023
May 10
Beginners' Painting with Grant Whibley

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
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