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Art events and education at Te Papa

Events

9
May
Floortalk - Helen Hitchings Gallery

Floortalk - Helen Hitchings Gallery

Saturday, 2pm–2.45pm
Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa, Level 5
Free entry
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14
May
Sex, Death, and Intrigue Floortalk

Sex, Death, and Intrigue Floortalk

Thursday, 6pm–7pm
Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa, Level 5
Free entry
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16
May
The Etchings of Louis Rosenberg

The Etchings of Louis Rosenberg

Saturday, 2pm–2.45pm
Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa, Level 5
Free entry
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16
May
Theo Schoon and South Island Māori rock art

Theo Schoon and South Island Māori rock art

Saturday, 3pm
Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa, Level 5
Free entry
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23
May
Floortalk - The Vibrant Art of Tivaevae

Floortalk - The Vibrant Art of Tivaevae

Saturday, 2pm–2.45pm
Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa, Level 5
Free entry
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11
June
Stop and Smell the Paintings: Rita Angus

Stop and Smell the Paintings: Rita Angus

Thursday, 6pm–7.30pm
Meet at Espresso, Level 4
$20
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Education

For kids and families

Whare Toi Bring the whole family to our fantastic studio space with interactive activities for children and adults alike. Draw a self-portrait, share your opinions on art, write your own art-work label, take a selfie, and more. Our latest Artist Project, by KerryAnn Lee, provides inspiration. Visit Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa.

A free kids' audio guide is available for kids to find out more about the artworks on display in Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa.

Art Detective Kit Are you ready to join our team of supremo sleuths? Pick up an Art Detective Kit from the Level 5 Info Hub and use our 5 top-secret missions to explore the galleries. Remember to collect your ‘I’m a Super Sleuth’ badge when you’re done.
Recommended ages 6 to 99. Younger detectives will need the help of an adult-detective sidekick.


Education programmes for Primary school groups

Tell Me a Picture is a 90-minute programme available all year round that encourages children to create their own stories inspired by the art works they have seen. More information and booking details.

Māori Art is a 90-minute programme available all year round. Explore toi Māori (Māori art) and create an artwork inspired by what you’ve seen. More information and booking details.

Pacific Art is a 90-minute programme available all year round. Explore Pacific Art and create an artwork inspired by what you’ve seen. More information and booking details.


Teacher resources for art

Bill Culbert's 2013 Venice Biennale exhibition, Front Door Out Back
Two education resources are available for teachers: Experiments with Light, a Primary and Intermediate art and science education resource, and Art in Context, Secondary art history and visual art education resource.

Improve your understanding of art and art terms with these art study cards designed for secondary visual art and art history students. Each card explains key art terms and contains a set of targeted questions that enable students to analyse and discuss art works within 8 different topics.

Inspire your students to engage with art, and develop their creative thinking, drawing, visual, verbal, and written-language skills with this comprehensive resource.
More information on the Visual Language resource.

More teacher resources from Te Papa


Professional development for teachers and student events

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Education at Te Papa - more information.