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Big Day Art

Big Day Art

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  • Sat 31 Mar ’12, 10:00am – 3:00pm


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland CBD


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Join us for a family day celebrating art. Participate in activities and events that explore how we connect with art in many ways- from storytelling to visual art and music making, there will be events to engage the whole family. All Big Day Art events are free of charge.

Events programme:

10.15am and 11.15 am: Storytelling with Tanya Batt
Join storyteller Tanya Batt as she tells a tale inspired by Choi Jeong Hwa's Flower Chandelier.
North Atrium

10.45am and 11.45am: Gallery Read Aloud
Engage in a dramatic and interactive reading of two of our favourite children's books which explore themes around visual art.
North Atrium

12.15pm: Anuanua Performing Arts - performance and workshop
Join Anuanua Performing Arts for a demonstration and basic history of drums, music and dances from the Pacific, with a focus on the Cook Islands. The performance will be followed by an interactive workshop.

1pm - 3pm: Family Drop-in with the Pacifica Mamas
In this special Family Drop-in, join the Pacifica Mamas for contemporary lei making inspired by artwork on display and the Pacifica heARTbeat schools programme. Create art together and stay as long as you like.
North Atrium

1.15pm and 2.15pm: I Spy Tours
What can you find if you look really hard? What can you discover when you look at art together? I Spy Tours are designed with families in mind and offer entry points for talking about art together. The tour is limited to 20 people (children and adults), so to join please sign up in the Learning Centre on the day.
Departing from the Learning Centre

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