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Workshops + Classes
Sep 24, 2022
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September 24, 2022
Learn to Embroider

Learn to Embroider

Come and join Nat Perks for a cosy afternoon of embroidery - go slow, chill and create together. Saturday, 24 September, 1-4pm | MAHI TAHI
Festivals
Sep 15, 2022
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September 18, 2022
Queenstown Salsa Festival

Queenstown Salsa Festival

The Queenstown Salsa Festival is back for a second year from the 15th of September to the 18th of September 2022.
Exhibition
Aug 6
Arts in Schools: Remarkables Primary School Exhibition

Arts in Schools: Remarkables Primary School Exhibition

6 - 24 August - showcase of artwork created by students in Years 5 to 6; 30 August - 17 September, Years 7 & 8, produced through the Three Lakes Cultural Trust Arts in Schools programme 2022 | MANAAKI NUI
Exhibition
Aug 6
Kyla Cresswell, Emma Kitson, Kim Lowe: Ko Murihiku Tōku Whaea | Southern Mother

Kyla Cresswell, Emma Kitson, Kim Lowe: Ko Murihiku Tōku Whaea | Southern Mother

An exhibition with works by printmakers Kyla Cresswell, Emma Kitson and Kim Lowe, exploring the artists’ connections to Southland and celebrating Murihiku, the great Southern Mother. 6 August - 14 September | WHAKAARI
Performing Arts + Theatre
Sep 11
Solitude - The Secret Life of Annie Chaffey

Solitude - The Secret Life of Annie Chaffey

DramaLAB’s award winning solo show Solitude is about the hidden life of Annie Chaffey. In 1913 Annie fled into the remote Kahurangi Nat Park with her lover Henry where she spent forty years in raw exile. Martine Baanvinger brings you this remarkable true NZ story in an incredibly imaginative and touching way. Sunday 11 September, 7pm | PUĀWAI
Film Screenings
Aug 28
Fiona Clark: Unafraid, 2021

Fiona Clark: Unafraid, 2021

Fiona Clark: Unafraid, dir. Lula Cucchiara (2021). Film screening followed by talk and Q & A with renowned NZ photographer and social documentarian Fiona Clark. Sunday 28 August, 3pm | PUĀWAI
Workshops + Classes
Aug 27
Introduction to drypoint by Kyla Cresswell

Introduction to drypoint by Kyla Cresswell

Learn the process of creating a drypoint and printing by hand on an etching press. Create your own prints and learn how to add colour. Saturday 27 August and Sunday 28 August, 10am-12pm | MAHI TAHI
Live Music
Aug 27
Fitter, Happier, More Productive- A night of Radiohead

Fitter, Happier, More Productive- A night of Radiohead

Come and join Mark, Lizzie. Elis, Andy and Teegs as they explore the slightly weird but very wonderful world of Radiohead - a Te Atamira Nights Concert. Saturday 27 August, 7pm | PUĀWAI
Live Music
Aug 21
Te Atamira nights - The Eastern

Te Atamira nights - The Eastern

The Eastern with guests and friends Tom Maxwell & The Killergrams. Sunday 21 August | 7pm - 9pm | PUĀWAI
Live Music
Aug 19
Song Circle - Write one - Play One - Five Songwriters Trade Songs

Song Circle - Write one - Play One - Five Songwriters Trade Songs

Five songwriters, Louis Koopman, Violet Hirst, Katy Anderson, Margaret O'Hanlon and Pol Nicholson, trade songs in this experiment of creation. Friday 19 August, 7 - 8:30 pm | PUĀWAI
Workshops + Classes
Aug 10
Youthtown Open Workshops

Youthtown Open Workshops

Get a taster of our upcoming after-school programmes with this series of free open workshops. REGISTRATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL.
Performing Arts + Theatre
Aug 16
Dry Spell - Film Screening + Meet the Dancers Q+A

Dry Spell - Film Screening + Meet the Dancers Q+A

Film screening of the acclaimed Footnote NZ Dance Company's touring work Dry Spell, followed by Q & A with dancers. Tuesday 16 August, 6:30pm | PUĀWAI
Performing Arts + Theatre
Aug 14
Mad Doggerel Cabaret

Mad Doggerel Cabaret

Creative Queenstown and Queenstown Writers' Festival with Arts on Tour proudly present Mad Doggerel Cabaret - Two poets and a musician combine to present a comic and lyric portrait of Aotearoa New Zealand and its place in the South Pacific today. Sunday 14 August, 7.30pm | PUĀWAI
Workshops + Classes
Aug 10
Open Workshop - Fancy Feathers - Ages 6 - 8

Open Workshop - Fancy Feathers - Ages 6 - 8

Join us as we take inspiration from the works of illustrator, Sally Payne and create a mixed media masterpiece! 10 August, 3.30-5pm. FREE | MAHI TAHI
Workshops + Classes
Aug 7
Ink workshop with Kim Lowe

Ink workshop with Kim Lowe

Ōtautahi-based artist Kim Lowe is hosting an exploratory workshop in Chinese ink and brush techniques. Sunday 7 August, 11am - 1pm | MAHI TAHI
Workshops + Classes
May 21
MILK Bottle People: Messages of identity, life and kinship

MILK Bottle People: Messages of identity, life and kinship

MILK Bottle People, organised by Frankton Library, is a series of community art workshops culminating in an exhibition from 15 June to 31 July | MANAAKI MAI. Opening event: Wednesday 15 June, 6-8pm.
Exhibition
Jul 12
Rachel Shearer, Te Oro o te Ao

Rachel Shearer, Te Oro o te Ao

Eight-channel sound installation by Auckland-based artist and musician Rachel Shearer (Pākehā, Rongowhakaata, Te Aitanga a Māhaki). 12-31 July | WHAKAARI. Artist's talk: Tuesday 12 July, 10.30am. **EXTENDED UNTIL 3 AUGUST**
Exhibition
Jul 14
OPEN STUDIO: Steve Solomon

OPEN STUDIO: Steve Solomon

Find out more about the work of kaiwhakairo Steve Solomon who will be working in MANAAKI NUI Tuesdays – Saturdays 10am – 4pm, 14-31 July. **EXTENDED UNTIL 4 AUGUST
Workshops + Classes
Jul 15
Release your Inner Superhero!

Release your Inner Superhero!

FRIDAY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME - WHAM! ZAP! POW! In this programme children will cast loose their inner superhero, cape included. Ages 6-12 9.00am - 3.30pm ($50 (bring along a white t-shirt, all other materials provided).
Workshops + Classes
Jul 11
WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

Join in on the fun this school holidays with a range of exciting activities every day for children 6 - 12 years old. Time: Everyday, 9am - 3:30pm Cost: $50
Workshops + Classes
Jul 14
Me and my Treasures

Me and my Treasures

THURSDAY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME - Explore identity through the eyes of an artist. Children will examine the works of contemporary portrait artists Chris Ofili and Teesha Moore, as they inspect portraiture with a twist. With guest talk from local carver Steve Solomon, children will reflect on the theme of Taonga as they create meaningful trinkets. Ages 6-12 9.00am - 3.30pm $50 (all materials provided).
Workshops + Classes
Jul 13
Be the Beat!

Be the Beat!

WEDNESDAY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME - Explore rhythm and skip to the beat. In this programme, children will explore sound and movement through a variety of mediums. Ages 6-12 9.00am - 3.30pm ($50 all materials provided)
Workshops + Classes
Jul 12
Monster Move and Groove

Monster Move and Groove

TUESDAY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME - Transform the world as you know it as you delve into the life of a monster. Create freaky sidekicks in clay and textiles and explore body movement as you step into the role of a creepy creature. Ages 6-12 9.00am - 3.30pm $50 (bring along an empty tin can to upcycle, all other materials provided)
Workshops + Classes
Jul 11
Exploring Matariki

Exploring Matariki

MONDAY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME - Celebrate the rise of Matariki in the winter skies with us! Children will explore a range of constructing techniques as they design and make a range of kites, stars and lanterns. Ages 6-12 9.00am-3.30pm $50 (bring along a white t-shirt to upcycle, all other materials provided)
Exhibition
Jun 23
OPEN STUDIO: Jasmine Clark

OPEN STUDIO: Jasmine Clark

Arrowtown-based weaver Jasmine Clark will be working in our project space, MANAAKI NUI, Mondays – Fridays between 23 June and 10 July, 11am – 3pm.
Workshops + Classes
Jul 9
Flax weaving - Waikawa basket with Jasmine Clark

Flax weaving - Waikawa basket with Jasmine Clark

***SOLD OUT*** Spend a day learning to weave NZ flax/harakeke and create your own beautiful Waikawa storage basket. This technique uses whole flax leaves to create a large strong practical basket. Saturday 9 July, 10am-4pm | MANAAKI NUI
Workshops + Classes
Jul 3
Rattan weaving with Jasmine Clark

Rattan weaving with Jasmine Clark

***SOLD OUT*** Working with rattan vine and other found and recycled materials you will learn the art of random weaving, creating one-of-a-kind baskets and wall sculptures. Sunday 3 July, 10am - 4pm | MANAAKI NUI
Exhibition
May 16
In Bathing, Bask

In Bathing, Bask

Bailee Lobb’s exhibition In Bathing, Bask is an installation of large, brightly coloured inflatable sculptures, transforming the gallery into an immersive and playful environment.
Workshops + Classes
Jun 26
Wire weaving with Jasmine Clark

Wire weaving with Jasmine Clark

Using recycled copper wire you will learn techniques to create and weave beautiful feathers and baskets. Sunday 26 June, 10am-4pm | MANAAKI NUI ***SOLD OUT***
Matariki
Jun 25
Matariki Bunting Workshop

Matariki Bunting Workshop

In these fun workshops guided by Ngāi Tahu artist Emma Kitson, participants will create their own Matariki bunting to take home using simple relief printmaking techniques. Saturday 25 June at 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm | MAHI TAHI
Matariki
Jun 25
Waiata and korero with Cory Ratahi and Ngā Manu Hou

Waiata and korero with Cory Ratahi and Ngā Manu Hou

Celebrate Matariki by joining Cory Ratahi with Ngā Manu Hou for a community waiata singalong! Saturday 25 June at 3pm. FREE - no booking required.
Matariki
Jun 24
MATARIKI PROGRAMME

MATARIKI PROGRAMME

Our winter season begins with a variety of community-oriented, whānau-friendly workshops and events to celebrate Māori new year. 24 – 25 June.
Matariki
Jun 24
Jahra Wasasala and Ooshcon (CONJAH): Open Movement Workshop

Jahra Wasasala and Ooshcon (CONJAH): Open Movement Workshop

Visiting Moana multidisciplinary artists Jahra Wasasala and Ooshcon (collectively known as CONJAH) present an open movement workshop. Friday 24 June, 10am - 12pm | KAPA TAHI
Matariki
Jun 24
Jahra Wasasala: Film Screening and Talk

Jahra Wasasala: Film Screening and Talk

Screening of the short film Wound (2020), dir. Frances Carter, followed by a talanoa (conversation) with artist and world-builder Jahra Wasasala on their embodiment process. (Film contains flashing images). Friday 24 June, 2pm | PUĀWAI.
Matariki
Jun 24
Kite-making workshop

Kite-making workshop

Bring along your imagination to make colourful winter kites to celebrate Matariki! Drop in between 10am and 2pm, Friday 24 June | MAHI TAHI
Matariki
Jun 24
Matariki Pottery Class

Matariki Pottery Class

Your instructor will show you how to make a plate or bowl using a mould and then decorate it with coloured slips and underglazes. Friday 24 June, 10am - 12pm | TE PĀ MATAPAIA
Matariki
Jun 24
Paihikara: Follow the Light

Paihikara: Follow the Light

The OneBike team presents a mystery twilight bike coinciding with our first Matariki holiday. Meet at Te Atamira from 3pm on Friday 24 June.
Jun 21
Volunteer Expo: Time to Shine - He wā pīataata

Volunteer Expo: Time to Shine - He wā pīataata

Keen to volunteer? Come to this expo hosted by Volunteer South and The Kiwi Kit Community Trust, to meet many different groups and charitable trusts seeking volunteers! Tuesday 21 June 430-6pm. Everyone welcome!
Film Screenings
May 20
Constraint and Freedom

Constraint and Freedom

A selection of recent artists’ films from around the globe. Fridays - Sundays from 20 May - 19 June, 10am - 4pm.
Drop-in Sessions
May 16
Listening, moving, breathing

Listening, moving, breathing

Free weekly sound-bathing and mindful movement sessions with Te Atamira resident artists Sunny Sky (Mondays at 5:30pm) and Anna Stuart (Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2:15).
Exhibition
May 16
Queenstown Art Society: The Past, the Present and the Future

Queenstown Art Society: The Past, the Present and the Future

Exhibition celebrating 60 years of the Queenstown Art Society.
Talks + Symposia
Jun 11
Brain Based Parenting with Victoria Jenkins

Brain Based Parenting with Victoria Jenkins

Talks + Symposia
Jun 7
In conversation with… Jamar Roberts

In conversation with… Jamar Roberts

Join us at 11am on Tuesday 7 June either in person at Te Atamira or online for a conversation with highly acclaimed American dancer and choreographer Jamar Roberts.
Drop-in Sessions
May 16
Support sessions with Pivotal Point for questions around neurodiversity

Support sessions with Pivotal Point for questions around neurodiversity

Pivotal Point is a charitable trust that was established last year to help support neurodiverse tamariki and their whānau within the Whakatipu Basin. Mondays at 10am - 16, 23, 30 May & 6 June.
Live Music
Jun 3
NZ Music Month - EchoKnot

NZ Music Month - EchoKnot

Somnia: Multi-media show by Queenstown band EchoKnot, supported by Estrogen. Friday 3 June & Saturday 4 June - Doors open: 7pm.
Performing Arts + Theatre
May 28
Art Chemist: Prescriptions and creative cure-alls

Art Chemist: Prescriptions and creative cure-alls

Audiences are invited into the Art Chemist for a ‘consultation’ where they will be prescribed paintings, sculptures or creative undertakings to soothe their ailments – be they physical, emotional or existential. Saturday 28 May - Sunday 29 May, 10am-4pm.
Talks + Symposia
May 29
In conversation with... Bailee Lobb

In conversation with... Bailee Lobb

Talk with artist Bailee Lobb about her work and current exhibition at Te Atamira. Sunday 29 May, 11am
Workshops + Classes
May 28
Folding Patterns Workshop: Dying with Shibori

Folding Patterns Workshop: Dying with Shibori

Shibori dying workshop with artist Bailee Lobb - Saturday 28 May, 10am-1pm.
Live Music
May 28
NZ Music Month - David Bell

NZ Music Month - David Bell

Original piano compositions, blues guitar and folk songs by local musician David Bell. Saturday 28 May - Doors open 7pm.
Live Music
May 27
NZ Music Month - Milly Bea and Taylor Dossetor: Femme Persuasion

NZ Music Month - Milly Bea and Taylor Dossetor: Femme Persuasion

Milly and Taylor dive into the often neglected world of female artists in the music world. Friday 27 May - Doors open 7pm.
Workshops + Classes
May 22
Three Lakes Cultural Trust - Wellness Workshop

Three Lakes Cultural Trust - Wellness Workshop

Wellness workshop by physiotherapist and breathing coach Emma Ferris, director of The Breath Effect. Sunday 22 May at 6pm.
Live Music
May 21
NZ Music Month - Oliveye

NZ Music Month - Oliveye

'Many Dates, Many Lessons' - a musical journey by singer-songwriter Oliveye. Saturday 21 May - Doors open at 7pm.
Live Music
May 20
NZ Music Month - Billie Carey

NZ Music Month - Billie Carey

Young local singer-songwriter Billie Carey performs an array of past and new material. Friday 20 May - Doors open 7pm.