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Workshops + Classes
Jul 21, 2024
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July 21, 2024
Memoir Workshop: Bringing Your Story to Life

Memoir Workshop: Bringing Your Story to Life

Join us for an immersive three-hour memoir-writing workshop with award-winning author, Caroline Barron, for a rare opportunity to refine your craft, unlock your creativity, and bring your personal story to life. Sunday 21 July, 10:30am - 1:30pm | PUĀWAI | $59
Workshops + Classes
Jul 21, 2024
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July 21, 2024
Remarkables Park Painting Workshop

Remarkables Park Painting Workshop

Leave your creative mark at Remarkables Park Town Centre! We’re on a mission to jazz up our parents' room with a fabulous new mural, and we need YOUR help! The session will be led by art teacher Raquel, who will guide children to design and paint their own 2D balloon. Saturday 20 July, 10am and 1pm | MAHI TAHI | Ages 5 - 12 | Free
Workshops + Classes
2024
Jul 2
July Holiday Programme 2024

July Holiday Programme 2024

Led by accredited Art teacher Michelle, our bespoke, multidisciplinary arts programme will enhance and enthuse all through a range of workshops. Monday 8 July – Friday 19 July, 9:30am - 3pm (Extended session options available) | Age groups 5-7 and 8-12
Talks + Symposia
2024
Jul 15
Queenstown Arts Society presents Ira Mitchell: Artist Talk

Queenstown Arts Society presents Ira Mitchell: Artist Talk

An event in conjunction with Queenstown Arts Society Winter Tale exhibition. Artist Ira Mitchell will give an artist talk with art career advice from her own successful art career to date. Monday 15 July, 6pm | MANAAKI NUI | Gold coin donation
Workshops + Classes
2024
Jul 13
Belly Dancing Class with Bee Sadala

Belly Dancing Class with Bee Sadala

Come work on all dimensions of your body with class, femininity and sensuality with the ancient art of Belly Dance. Belly dance is for all body shapes, races and ages. Saturday 13 July, 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Kapa Rua | $15
Workshops + Classes
2024
Jul 8
Workshop for Rangatahi - Storywriting for the Screen

Workshop for Rangatahi - Storywriting for the Screen

Film director Tearepa Kahi (Poi E, Muru) leads a creative workshop for young people aged 12-18, exploring how to generate and capture your ideas for film and video. Monday 8 July, 10am - 1pm | PUĀWAI | $45
Tamariki
2024
Jul 7
Youthtown Afterschool Programme - Term 2

Youthtown Afterschool Programme - Term 2

Come along to our Youthtown Afterschool Programme where we form a fun environment for creative learning for tamariki aged 5-12. Mondays - Drama and Theatre Sports | Wednesdays - Creative Clay | Thursdays - Mixed Media | 3:30pm - 5pm
Film Screenings
2024
Jul 7
Muru

Muru

Join us for a free screening of 'Muru' to celebrate Matariki 2024. Sunday 7 July, 12pm | PUĀWAI | Free - NOTE: Rated MA 15+
Film Screenings
2024
Jul 7
Poi E

Poi E

Join us for a free screening of 'Poi E' to celebrate Matariki 2024, with a Director's talk to follow. Rated G, Suitable for general audiences. Sunday 7 July, 6pm | PUĀWAI | Free
Workshops + Classes
2024
Jul 6
Awaken Your Inner Child Workshop

Awaken Your Inner Child Workshop

QAS, TART and Kasia Hebda Studio offer a co-lab Awaken Your Inner Child workshop as part of the Winter Tale exhibition. Unlock your artistic potential and explore the world of creativity with our innovative and experimental drawing techniques. You will create a unique work of art that showcases your personal style and creativity. Frame included. Saturday 6 July, 4pm - 6pm | MANAAKI NUI | $40
Film Screenings
2024
Jul 3
Little Cinema 2

Little Cinema 2

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, animations and more, this promises to be a fun night for all lovers of film. Wednesday 3 July, 7.15pm - 10pm | PUĀWAI | $10
Rangatahi
2024
Jul 2
Arts for Rangatahi - Term 2

Arts for Rangatahi - Term 2

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
Tamariki
2024
Jul 1
Drama and Theatre Sports - Term 2

Drama and Theatre Sports - Term 2

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of drama and theatrical fun | Mondays, Term time | Ages 5-7 3:30 - 4:15pm | Ages 8-12 4:15 - 5pm | KAPA TAHI
Tamariki
2024
Jul 1
Wriggle and Rhyme - Term 2

Wriggle and Rhyme - Term 2

Wriggle and Rhyme is a music and movement programme for pēpē and tamariki aged 0-2 held weekly in our Kapa Tahi space. Join our facilitator Sunny Sky of EpicKids for this 45-minute class. Now available two sessions: Monday 10-10:45am and 11-11:45am. Registrations essential.
Matariki
2024
Jun 28
The Art of Māori Weaving

The Art of Māori Weaving

Come and spend your Matariki public holiday experiencing the arts of weaving in person, with live demonstrations from Roka Hurihia Ngarimu-Cameron and weaving students from Te Pūkenga. Friday 28 June | 10am-2pm | Free
Workshops + Classes
2024
Jun 26
Landscape Drawing in Charcoal Workshop with Kasia Hebda

Landscape Drawing in Charcoal Workshop with Kasia Hebda

Discover the dramatic art of charcoal landscape drawing. Join Kasia Hebda, artist and art conservator, for an engaging evening focused on the fundamentals of drawing landscapes with charcoal. This workshop will help you understand the importance of value and tonality, and how to use charcoal to create expressive and dynamic landscape drawings. Wednesday 26 June, 6pm - 8pm | Mahi Tahi | $30/$60
Workshops + Classes
2024
Jun 25
Birds Watercolour Workshop with Kasia Hebda

Birds Watercolour Workshop with Kasia Hebda

Join Kasia Hebda, artist and art conservator, for an enchanting evening to fly into the world of watercolour painting. This workshop will guide you through the techniques needed to paint beautiful birds, capturing their vibrant colours and delicate features. Tuesday 25 June, 6pm - 8pm | Mahi Tahi | $75
Workshops + Classes
2024
Jun 23
Botanical Drawing Workshop with Kasia Hebda

Botanical Drawing Workshop with Kasia Hebda

Join artist Kasia Hebda on Sunday for a deep dive into botanical illustration drawing. This workshop is perfect for all skill levels, whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist. Learn key drawing techniques and tricks to capture the intricate details of plants and flowers, and take home your own stunning botanical drawing. Sunday 23 June, 1pm - 4pm | Mahi Tahi | $35/$75
Dance
2024
Jun 21
Dance QT's Mid Winter Showcase

Dance QT's Mid Winter Showcase

Dance QT presents their Mid Winter Showcase performance. Showcasing dancers aged 2-18years! Dance styles included are hip hop, jazz, contemporary, lyrical/acro dances. Friday 21 June, 5pm or 7pm | PUĀWAI | $5 - $10
Exhibition
2024
Apr 20
Kapow!

Kapow!

Celebrate the development of the exciting medium of comic books, with a focus on local, national and international illustrators, writers, cartoonists and graphic artists. Open daily until June 20 | MANAAKI NUI | Free, all welcome
Workshops + Classes
2024
Jun 19
Life Drawing

Life Drawing

Join Queenstown Arts Society for eight individual classes of classical figure drawing, guided by artist Kasia Hebda. Enhance your drawing skills and deepen your understanding of composition, line, mass, and texture through observational drawing with a life model. Sundays 4pm -5:45pm, 21 April - May 25 | Wednesdays 6pm - 7:45pm, 29 May - 19 June | PUĀWAI | $25 + $3 booking fee per class.
Talks + Symposia
2024
Jun 15
 Curator Talk: Contemporary Currents in Māori Art

Curator Talk: Contemporary Currents in Māori Art

Director of the Dowse Art Museum, Karl Chitham, talks to some of the major artistic projects and partnerships that have been shaping conversations about toi Māori in Aotearoa and on the world stage. Saturday 15 June, 3pm | PUĀWAI | $5, registration essential
Talks + Symposia
2024
Jun 8
Curator Talk: Te Whare Pora

Curator Talk: Te Whare Pora

Curator Dr Awhina Tamarapa talks with renowned kairaranga Roka Hurihia Ngarimu-Cameron about the importance of her weaving practice in connecting people and knowledge. Saturday 8 June, 2pm | WHAKAARI | Free
Film Screenings
2024
Jun 7
Wao Film Festival Queenstown

Wao Film Festival Queenstown

Wao brings a selection of top festival films to Queenstown. Award winning films and documentaries set to inspire deep connection with the natural world. Friday 7 June - Saturday 8 June
Workshops + Classes
2024
May 9
NZ Birds Watercolour Course with Kasia Hebda

NZ Birds Watercolour Course with Kasia Hebda

Want to paint like a pro? Join Kasia Hebda, an artist and art conservator, for a 5-week in-depth exploration of watercolour painting techniques. Every Thursday from 9 May - 6 June, 6-8pm | MAHI TAHI | $300
Exhibition
2024
Apr 9
Ian Scott: Painting New Zealand

Ian Scott: Painting New Zealand

Presenting previously unseen or rarely seen works, this exhibition direct from the New Zealand Portrait Gallery brings together a selection of Ian Scott’s paintings from the last three decades of his life. Open daily until 3 June | WHAKAARI | Free, all welcome
Workshops + Classes
2024
Jun 1
Landscape Drawing Workshop for Beginners with Kasia Hebda

Landscape Drawing Workshop for Beginners with Kasia Hebda

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Queenstown, Frankton, this three-hour immersive experience promises to unlock your artistic potential and help you start your adventure with capturing landscapes. Saturday 1 June, 1-4pm | PUĀWAI | $75/$20 + Booking Fee
Dance
2024
May 25
Te Atamira Folk Bal

Te Atamira Folk Bal

Dress up and get your dancing shoes on along with renowned choreographer Michael Parmenter and Dunedin dance aficionado Kate Grace. In this community dance event, Michael and Kate will guide us through the steps of dances that blend centuries-old European traditions with modern flair. Open to all! 7-9pm Saturday 25 May | PUĀWAI | $39/$34
Drop-in Sessions
2024
May 25
Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day

Head into our comic art exhibition Kapow! to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. This is a worldwide annual event designed to introduce new titles and genres to comic book fans. We have dozens of comic books to give away - with an extra copy for anyone dressed as their favourite character! 9am - 5pm | Saturday 25 May | MANAAKI NUI | Free
Workshops + Classes
2024
May 25
Mindful Movement with Amber Liberté

Mindful Movement with Amber Liberté

A workshop for dancers and non-dancers alike. Focusing on the idea of how movement feels in the body and using a joyful, fun, curiosity based approach. Ages 12+ (parents can to bring bubs), all levels of movement experience welcome. 9 - 10:30am | Saturday 25 May | Kapa Rua | $5 - $15
Dance
2024
May 18
 By the Mountains

By the Mountains

Join Natalie Poole for a 5Rhythms dance workshop where we will dance through the 5Rhythms wave together by the mountains, The Remarkables. Saturday 18 May - Sunday 19 May, 10am - 5pm | PUĀWAI | $235 + Booking Fee
Talks + Symposia
2024
May 11
Curating Ian Scott

Curating Ian Scott

Ian Scott (1945 – 2013) was a leading New Zealand painter who, over the course of a 50 year career, consistently pushed the boundaries of representational art and the use of appropriated imagery from art history. Join Director of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Jaenine Parkinson to learn more about our exhibition Ian Scott: Painting New Zealand. 1.30pm, Saturday 11 May | WHAKAARI | Free
Workshops + Classes
2024
May 11
Portrait Drawing Workshop for Beginners with Kasia Hebda

Portrait Drawing Workshop for Beginners with Kasia Hebda

Join Kasia Hebda, artist and art conservator, for a Portrait Drawing Workshop designed especially for beginners. Delve into the fascinating world of portraiture as Kasia shares her expert tips and tricks for creating captivating portraits while unraveling the optical challenges inherent in depicting people. Saturday 11 May, 1-4pm | PUĀWAI | $75/$20 + $3 Booking Fee
2024
May 3
PINT-SIZED PLAYS

PINT-SIZED PLAYS

Remarkable Theatre is thrilled to be performing the short-listed finalist scripts from 2024's play writing competition. 8 short plays have been chosen for your viewing pleasure. You the audience decides which comedy will be the winner. Friday 3 May, 7pm | PUĀWAI | $25 + Booking Fee
Exhibition
2024
Mar 1
Call for Creative Proposals

Call for Creative Proposals

Te Atamira is pleased to announce a call for creative projects centered around the theme of Patterns, our curatorial theme from July 2024 through to June 2026. Proposals will be accepted and considered up until 11.59pm on 1 May 2024.
Workshops + Classes
2024
Apr 29
All Handmade

All Handmade

These five week block courses with Raquel Carter are focused on hand building ceramic vessels in different ways. Covering all basic skills from starting with a block of clay through the entire making process, exploring different techniques, decorating styles and the glazing process. Mondays and Fridays beginning 29 April, 10am - 1pm | TE PA MATAPAIA | $285
Tamariki
 April School Holidays 2024

April School Holidays 2024

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. Monday 15 April – Friday 26 April, 9am-3pm | Age groups 5-7 and 8-12
Workshops + Classes
2024
Apr 21
Drawing for superheroes!

Drawing for superheroes!

Join us at a drawing workshop with Dunedin-based comic artist Justin Young, all about superhero anatomy, character design, and world building. Sunday 21 April, 11.30am- 2.30pm | MAHI TAHI | Ages 12+ | $45
Performing Arts + Theatre
2024
Apr 19
An Almighty Yes by Emma Lange

An Almighty Yes by Emma Lange

SECOND SHOW ADDED. Magical things can happen when you're diagnosed with a brain tumour! Emma Lange brings this one-of-a-kind solo comedy home to Queenstown, after wowing the big cities and winning ardent fans like Dame Jools Topp. Friday 19 April, 7pm and Saturday 20 April, 7pm | PUĀWAI | $25/$20
Performing Arts + Theatre
2024
Apr 17
Reconnection World Tour

Reconnection World Tour

Experience the captivating world of piano music with award-winning international pianist and composer, Daniel Verstappen. Belgium-based Daniel blends classical elegance with contemporary innovation, reconnecting all ages with classical music. Wednesday 17 April, 7pm | PUĀWAI | $25/$35
Workshops + Classes
2024
Apr 17
Piano Masterclass

Piano Masterclass

Piano students and teachers – take this opportunity to join international pianist and composer Daniel Verstappen in a masterclass working directly with students. Daniel will focus on technique, performance for concerts or exams, posture, rhythm and more. Wednesday 17 April, 1pm | PUĀWAI | $15/$10
Exhibition
2024
Feb 3
small holes in the silence

small holes in the silence

Four nationally recognised intaglio printmakers bring together their individual explorations of environments, atmosphere and language. Kyla Cresswell, Catherine Macdonald, Prue MacDougall and Nan Mulder respond to Hone Tuwhare's poem 'Rain', creating a visual connection with the written word, investigating the aural landscape, our fundamental ties to nature, elements of time and the human experience. Open daily until 14 April | MANAAKI NUI | Free
Workshops + Classes
2024
Apr 14
Badge making

Badge making

Drop in and create a badge as a memento, inspired by printmaker Kyla Cresswell’s creative markmaking. Sunday 14 April, 11am-2pm | MANAAKI NUI | $5 a badge
Workshops + Classes
2024
Apr 13
Tetra Pak Printing

Tetra Pak Printing

Try a great fun intaglio printmaking technique using recycled tetra pak cartons to make etchings with Kyla Cresswell. This material is easy to shape, cut into and print from. Create something uniquely yours - by using an etching press, create your own handmade prints. Saturday 13 April 2024, 10am - 3.30pm | MAHI TAHI | $120
Tamariki
2024
Mar 27
Youthtown Afterschool Programme

Youthtown Afterschool Programme

Come along to our Youthtown Afterschool Programme where we form a fun environment for creative learning for tamariki aged 5-12. Mondays - Drama and Theatre Sports | Wednesdays - Creative Clay | Thursdays - Mixed Media | 3:30pm - 5pm
Dance
2024
Apr 10
Afro Dance

Afro Dance

Come to this weekly (drop-in) Afro dance class - learning to move to West African rhythms, mainly Guinean influenced by Afro-brazilian and Afro-cuban cultures with Melina Shabe. Every Wednesday 7pm | KAPA RUA
Rangatahi
2024
Apr 2
Arts for Rangatahi

Arts for Rangatahi

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
Dance
2024
Apr 2
ProDanceNZ Contemporary Dance

ProDanceNZ Contemporary Dance

ProDanceNz is delivering a professional, profound and progressive dance education to students of all ages. Every Tuesday during the term: 5-6pm Contemporary Junior (10-13 years) and 6-7pm Contemporary Teens (13+ years) | KAPA RUA
Tamariki
2024
Apr 8
Wriggle and Rhyme

Wriggle and Rhyme

NO CLASSES IN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - Wriggle and Rhyme is a music and movement programme for pēpē and tamariki aged 0-2 held weekly in our Kapa Tahi space. Join our facilitator Sunny Sky of EpicKids for this 45-minute class. Now available two sessions: Monday 10-10:45am and 11-11:45am. Registrations essential.
Tamariki
2024
Apr 1
Drama and Theatre Sports

Drama and Theatre Sports

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
Exhibition
2024
Jan 26
Īnakinaki

Īnakinaki

Curated by Gina Matchitt, Īnakinaki is an exhibition of artwork by Wi Taepa and Kristin O’Sullivan Peren. Their diverse practices of uku, printmaking, and digital light coding intersect in this installation. Friday 26 January - Monday 1 April | WHAKAARI | Free
Live Music
2024
Mar 29
Songs of Hope

Songs of Hope

A Good Friday recital celebrating the most sumptuous songs ever written about death, love and hope, including Strauss’s Four Last Songs and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder. Friday 29 March, 5-7pm | PUĀWAI | $40/$25
Workshops + Classes
2024
Mar 24
Life Drawing

Life Drawing

QAS is bringing back life-drawing classes! Join us for four weeks of classical figure drawing, guided by artist Kasia Hebda. Enhance your drawing skills and deepen your understanding of composition, line, mass, and texture through observational drawing with a life model. Sundays 3, 10, 17, 24 March, 4:15 - 5:45pm | PUĀWAI | $25 + $3 booking fee per class
Dance
Footnote NZ Dance Community Masterclass

Footnote NZ Dance Community Masterclass

Footnote NZ Dance are offering a free community masterclass for ages 12-18 as part of their IYKYK tour. Taught by Footnote's company dancers, you will have the opportunity to learn repertoire from the show and experience the choreographic process used to create it! Friday 22 March, 7 - 8:15pm | KAPA TAHI | Free
Dance
Footnote NZ Dance Masterclass

Footnote NZ Dance Masterclass

Footnote NZ Dance is offering an open adults masterclass as part of their IYKYK tour. Taught by Footnote's company dancers, you will have the opportunity to learn repertoire from the show and experience the choreographic process used to create it! Friday 22 March, 7:30pm | KAPA RUA | $50
Workshops + Classes
2024
Mar 21
Botanical Watercolours Course

Botanical Watercolours Course

Want to paint like a pro? Join Kasia Hebda, an artist and art conservator, for a five week in-depth exploration of watercolour painting techniques. Every Thursday from 22 February - 21 March, 6-8pm | MAHI TAHI | $300
Talks + Symposia
2024
Mar 13
All in for Arts: He waka toi e eke noa nei tātou

All in for Arts: He waka toi e eke noa nei tātou

The Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi and Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa are bringing leaders, decision-makers, artists and creative champions together to amplify the arts, and uncover how creativity can propel us forward. These breakfast events are free, and everyone is welcome – even if you haven’t felt creative in years! Wednesday 13 March, 7:30am - 9am | PUAWAI | Free
Performing Arts + Theatre
2024
Feb 25
Te Taiao: with pianist Mark Wilson

Te Taiao: with pianist Mark Wilson

An invitation to a musical and sensory experience: come and be re-energised by a different way of sensing the natural world. You will enter a soundscape of birdsong and live music, treasuring aromas, textures and vistas from the world around us. 5-6pm | Sunday 25 February | PUĀWAI | $25/$30 (12 and under free)
Workshops + Classes
2024
Feb 25
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. Suitable for those who have painted a little already and would like to learn more about the creative use of oils. Sunday 25 February, 9.30am-4pm | MAHI TAHI | $140
Festivals
2024
Feb 8
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
2024
Feb 6
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
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