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Day 1: Create & Challenge

Start your camp with creativity and team building at Capital E! First up, it’s exploring Virtual Reality in MediaLab. Next up, City Gallery WellingtonJoin the gallery educators for a Mural Tour and Screenprinting Workshop. Create a screenprint inspired by what you have seen incorporating kupu Māori.  

Day 2: Protest & Demonstrate

Start your day at Wellington Museum, which gives students the chance to connect the past, present, and future. In our Protest and Action programmestudents reflect on the driving factors behind social changeand contemporary issues. After lunch, it’s on to Capital E’s OnTV where your class will create their own TV show!

Day 3: Tour & Explore

Take the Cable Car up to Space Place, where your students will discover the collection of telescopes in a Telescope Tour. Eat a packed lunch in always beautiful Botanic Gardens.  Next up, Nairn Street CottageThe cottage is a 30 minute walk from Space Place. Here your students can explore Waves of Migrationwith a guided visit of the Wallis family home

Come to City Gallery Wellington and Look! Make! Discover! this Family Day.
There will be a range of activities running throughout the day along with pop up performances.

Join us for a day of creativity and discovery.

The Future of Monuments

Today, many want to pull down war memorials as expressions of bad politics, especially those memorials that legitimise evil and injustice. Are there 'good' war memorials—and who decides? Can we make use of 'bad' war memorials? How do we understand miscellaneous contemporary war-memorial projects, like Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin and Ground Zero in New York, or Weta and Te Papa's The Scale of War and Peter Jackson 'colourising' World War I footage? What form could future memorials take?

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Saturday 15 October | 10am - 5pm

Is it a flower? Is it a house? Is it a coral reef? Help us bring Bloom to life using bright pink construction pieces to connect, construct, and deconstruct whole new worlds. Imagine and collaborate as a family.  


10am – 5pm | Foyer

They say birds of a feather flock together but what a flock we’re creating! Use different materials and techniques to add feathers, feet, and a beak creating a bird unique to you. Whether a plump pigeon or a dazzling peacock there’s room for everyone in our flock. Can you find the birdsongs in the Gallery?

Birds of a Feather: Collage Making

10am – 5pm | Education Studio

Capture light with this colourful activity and bring our windows to life. Design and colour your own window decal to take home. Make sure you look around to discover Georgette Brown’s stained glass artwork for inspiration.

Light meets Colour: Window Art

10am – 5pm | Drop In | Boardroom

Art can make you think and feel in new ways, work together to find the words. Using our wall of magnetic poetry share something about what you see and read what other people think and feel too.

Words love Art

10am – 5pm | Drop In | Foyer

Nan and Tuna have been friends for 70 years and now it is time for one last adventure together.  But before they leave they need to find someone to care for the river. A bilingual puppet show about eels, rivers and friendship

Performance: Nan & Tuna

11.30am-12.30am | Drop In | Auditorium

Mindfulness, Tikanga Māori practices like pūrākau and whakataukī, and movement come together in this short session presented by M3. Created for children to empower them and build resilience so they can change the world.

M3 Mindfulness

1pm | Foyer

Enid is a trotting portrait painter extra-ordinaire.  She sets up her easel in street corners, market places, festivals, capturing the likenesses of men, women, children, dogs and teddy bears the world over.

Performance: The Portrait Painter

2.00 – 3.30pm | Foyer

Look and discover by joining one our tour guides to look closely at one artwork. Encounter art together as we tell stories, ask questions, and look closely to discover more.

Art Encounter Jr

11am & 2.30pm

Join Children’s Book author and illustrator Paul Bevis for a live drop-in drawing session. Learn how Paul constructs delightful animal characters out of simple lines and shapes as we let our imaginations run wild!

Live Drawing with Paul Beavis

1.30 – 3.30pm | Auditorium