Sun 15 December 2013, 2pm | FREE
A chance to meet and make art with one of New Zealand's most acclaimed sculptors.
Sat 23 November, 2–3pm | FREE
Join curator Emma Bugden to hear what we’ve been up to. Share your ideas and enjoy a scrumptious high tea.
Sun 24 November, 10–11.30am | FREE
Join Project Sunshine Aotearoa to celebrate sunflowers, our communities and bees. A great family outing with things to make and learn.
Thurs 28 November, 6–8pm | KOHA
An evening of Christmas shopping at MINE: The Dowse Shop with spot prizes and special discounts.
Sun 24 November 2013, 1–3pm | FREE
Bring an existing project or learn to knit at our communal knit-in.
Sat 9 November 2013, 2pm | $5 per person
Discover the treasures of The Dowse Collection in a behind the scenes tour.
Sat 12 October 2013, 1–5pm | FREE
Join artist Simon Ingram as he creates a painting, with some mechanical help, for our exhibition As Many Structures As I Can.
Sun 20 October 2013, 11am | $5 or free if you join the Friends of The Dowse
A very special opportunity to meet New Zealand artist Bill Culbert. A Friends of The Dowse event.
Sat 19 October 2013, 1pm | FREE
Meet some of the artists behind the exhibition, Man Made.
12pm Fri 13 September – 1.30pm Mon 16 September 2013 | FREE
See the clever creations of Hutt Valley High School fashion students.
FULLY BOOKED | Thurs 3 October 2013
A creative holiday workshop at Petone Settlers Museum.
SORRY, FULLY BOOKED
Book now for crafty fun in our October School Holiday workshops.
Thur 5 December 2013, 7pm | KOHA
Enjoy the smokey alt-country sounds of local band, Eb & Sparrow.
Tues 26 & Wed 27 November 2013, 12–5pm | For children 5–18 years
The only time you will ever get to purchase art at The Dowse...
Thur 7 November 2013, 7pm | KOHA
Hear cabaret indie folk-pop from Rhiain and her Utter Strangers.
Sun 4 August 2013, 11am | $10 | FREE for Friends of The Dowse
A special farewell tour of His Own Steam with Barry Brickell and David Craig.
Sat 3 August 2013, 12–4pm | Petone Settlers Museum | FREE
Gather the troops and say 'cheese' for your souvenir of the Petone Winter Carnival.
Sun 1 September 2013, 1pm | FREE
Meet Wellington artist Eve Armstrong as she shares the background to her project Rise.
Entries close Sunday 4 August
Calling tertiary art and design students and recent graduates, this is your chance to enter these prestigious annual awards.
FULLY BOOKED | Tues 1 October 2013
Get your hands dirty these school holidays and discover the joys of creating with clay.
Sun 11 August 2013, 1pm | FREE
Discover the stories behind Home Sewn with this opportunity to meet curator Doris de Pont.
Sat 10 August 2013, 7pm | FREE
In association wtih Home Sewn, The Dowse invites you to join us for an evening of fabulous fashion fun. RSVP essential.
Sat 24 August 2013, 11am | FREE
Meet Volker Albus, curator of New Olds, and gain an international perspective on contemporary design.
Petone Settlers Museum | Tues 21 May, 11am–noon
Museum tours for the deaf community as a part of New Zealand Sign Language Week.
4–6 May 2013, 10am–2pm | FREE
The Dowse celebrates Youth Week with a little bit of art to wear and take home.
Thurs 1 August 2013 | Koha
Cha-cha-cha to the grooving sounds of this seven-piece Latin jazz ensemble.
Thurs 4 July 2013, 7pm | Koha
A Wellington trio with a mighty sound.
Thur 3 October 2013, 7pm | KOHA
The sounds of Dixie Bluegrass Roots at the October Late Lounge.
Thurs 5 September 2013, 7pm | Koha
Discover this exciting new Wellington band, their unique instrumentation with hints of folk and minimalist pop.
Until 2:30pm Fri 5 April 2013 | Front Gallery | FREE
Discover the top secondary school art portfolios from 2012
Thurs 6 June 2013, 7pm | Koha
Chiming guitars, soft piano and delicately voiced lyrics from this charming Wellington duo.
Wed 24 April 2013, 10:15am–12pm | 8 yrs+ | $9.50
What kind of pixie will you make at The Dowse these holidays?
$3 from the front desk
Create and decorate your own moving dragon puppet.
Fri 26 April 2013, 10:15am–12pm | 8yrs+ | $9.50
Hold onto summer by creating your very own cool caravan these school holidays.
Tues 23 April 2013, 10:15am, 11:30am, 1:30pm | 5yrs+ | $5 per child | 55 minutes
Our popular clay workshops return for the April school holidays.
Sun 19 May 2013, 1pm | FREE
Hear author Moira Wairama share her wonderful tale The Taniwha of Wellington Harbour.
Until 8 March 2013 | FREE
A video game created by Massey University design students for the recent Global Game Jam competition that was held at The Dowse
Thurs 2 May 2013, 7pm | Koha
Relax to the toe-tapping sounds of this folk, country band
Thurs 4 April 2013, 7pm | Koha
Enjoy the alt-folk, indie-pop sounds of Wellington's adorable Eva Prowse.
Thurs 7 March 2013, 7pm | Koha
Hit the dance floor with country and blue grass tunes from Dixie Lix.
Thurs 7 February 2013, 7pm | Koha
High energy, rich Indie-pop.
Thurs 6 December 2012, 7pm | Koha
Some jazzy gypsy-swing to ease us into the pre-Christmas craziness.
Thurs 1 November, 7pm | Koha
Alt-electric folk and lyrical vocals, join us for the second to last Late Lounge of 2012.
Thurs 4 October 2012, 7pm | Koha
High energy from this alt-country, folk and blues group.
Wed 11 July, 10.30am & 1pm | $9 per child
A chance to make a unique folded twirly book to keep all those dreams inside.
Sun 7 October 2012, 1pm | Free | No Booking required
In association with I've Seen Things, Heather Kavan discusses cults, here and overseas.
Sun 22 July, 3pm | Free for Friends of The Dowse, $10 for guests
Afternoon tea with Dame Lynley Dodd and Friends of The Dowse.
Tues 10 July 2012, 10:15am, 11:30am & 1pm | 5yrs+ | $5 per child
Make your own clay creature in our fun school holiday workshop.
Thurs 6 September 2012, 7pm | Koha
Get down to Gypsy grooves with 'blazing sax, sexy sousaphone, sizzling trumpet, trombone and accordion'.
Sun 22 July 2012, 11am | FREE | No Booking required
An informal Q&A and book signing for children with Dame Lynley Dodd.
Sat 28 July 2012, 1pm | FREE | No Booking required
Find out all the background on Octavia Cook's many alter egos.
Thurs 2 August 2012, 7pm | Koha
Enjoy the beautiful ballads of singer/songwriter Amiria Grenell
Thurs 5 July 2012, 7pm | Koha
High energy jazz from Wellington's favourie contemporary jazz band.
Sun 20 May 2012, 2pm | A Friends of The Dowse event | FREE for Friends, $10 for guests
Sun 13 May 2012, 1pm | FREE | No booking required
Meet the Wellington artists behind the Solo season.
Sun June 24, 2012 | From 11.30am: BBQ with Alix Bushnell and Tumeke Taita Touch Rugby Team | 1pm: Matariki film screening (RP13) | FREE
Sat 7 July 2012, 1pm | FREE | No Booking required
Join artists Ronnie van Hout and Judy Darragh for insights into their exhibitions.
Thurs 7 June 2012, 7pm | Koha
Winter warming tunes from this band of happy little Hawaiian 'guitars'.
Until 2pm Fri 4 May 2012 | 10am–3pm
View the top 2011 NCEA art folders from NZ secondary schools.
Sun 19 August 2012, 1pm | FREE | No Booking required
Wellington author, Kate De Goldi will read from Dame Lynley Dodd's classic stories.
Sat 25 August 2012, 3-7pm at the Petone Settlers Museum | part of the Petone Winter Carnival 2012
Fri 21 December 2012, 10:15am, 11:30am & 1pm | $5
Our popular Christmas gift-making workshops return.
Thurs 3 May 2012, 7pm | KOHA
How could we resist Chris Prowse at The Dowse?
Wed 18 April 2012 | 10am, 11am and 1pm for 5–14yrs | $5
A chance to get creative with clay and see what results from this fun holiday workshop.
Tues 17 April 2012 | 10am & 11am for 5–8 yrs | 1pm for 9–14 yrs | $5
Children will design and create their own colourful, crazy ring to take home.
ONGOING | $3
Go crazy with colour inspired by Ben Buchanan's vivid wall work, Forever.
18 March 2012
Due to family circumstances, this tour has been cancelled.
Ongoing | $3
Design and build your own brooch inspired by Cluster.
Sun 4 March, 1pm | Admission charges to Shapeshifter apply
Meet Cam McCracken and join him for a tour of the sculptures in Shapeshifter.
Sun 11 March 2012, 1pm | FREE
Meet some of the artists behind Local Knowledge in conversation with curator Emma Bugden.
Sun 26 February 2012, 1pm | FREE
Director Cam McCracken and Senior Curator Emma Bugden discuss The Dowse's decision to cancel its Festival exhibition, So It Vanishes.
Sat 11 & 18 February 2012, 10am | FREE
SORRY, FULLY BOOKED
Sun 12 February 2012, 1–2pm | 5–12yrs | $10 per child
Aspiring dancers – here's a chance for a creative class with The Royal NZ Ballet.
Thur 1 March 2012, 7pm | KOHA
Acoustic soul, Pacific Island roots and folk music styles of Johanna Mystery and her talented band.
Thur 2 Feb 2012 | 7pm | KOHA
Experience the world/folk beats of klezmer music.
Ongoing | $3 | In association with Bedazzled
Children can decorate their own ballerina to keep.
Every Tues & Thurs until 26 Jan, 11am | FREE
All the old favourites and more in our storytelling sessions.
Sun 27 November, 1pm | FREE
Join the Royal New Zealand Ballet's Drew Pfeiffer in conversation with Bedazzled curator Leanne Wickham.
Sun 11 Dec, 1–2pm | FREE
Timeless enjoyment with storytelling by well known Wellingtonian Dick Weir.
26 & 27 January 2012 | 10am–noon | FREE | Children of all ages
Getting digging at Petone beach and create a magical creation.
Fri 27 Jan 2012 for 9–13 yrs | 10am–12noon | $20 per child
Capture those holiday memories with an artwork to keep.
19 & 20 Dec, 10–11am & 12–1pm | $5
With guidance from our educators, children get to make something special this Christmas.
Thur 1 December 2011, 7pm | KOHA
Join us for the folk rock / funk / soul sounds of this talented Wellington band.
Sun 30 October | 1–4pm | FREE
It's Spring! Join us to plant sunflowers in front of The Dowse.
Sun 30 October 2011 | 1pm | FREE
Join the Frocks On Bikes gals for a great day out in The Hutt.
25–26 Oct 2011 | Noon–5pm | 5–18 yrs
Don't miss our last Muka Youth Prints session.
Sat 8 October 2011 | 11am | FREE
Meet the man behind the bikes...
Sun 6 Nov 2011 | 1–4pm | FREE
Inspired by Knitted & Knotted, learn to knit or polish your skills.
Tues 4 October 2011 | 6pm | FREE
Your invitation to attend the presentation of these annual awards for design excellence
SORRY, FULLY BOOKED | Thur 11 October 2012, 10:15am & 1pm | $9 per child | 9 yrs+
Get in quick for our screen printing workshop these school holidays.
SORRY, FULLY BOOKED | Wed 3 & 10 October 2012, 10:15am, 11:30am & 1pm | $5 per child | 5 yrs +
Book early for our popular school holiday clay workshops.
Sun 13 Nov 2011 | 1-2pm | 5yrs+ | $10
Here's the chance to make your own hand-hooked mini rug with Wellington artist Erica Van Zon.
Thurs 3 November 2011 | 7pm | Koha
A big band sound with turn of the century New Orleans, jazz, blues and ragtime.
Sat 24 September 2011 | 4pm | FREE
A discussion on waterways and water conservation as part of the global 350 Day of Action.
Sat 24 September 2011 | 12:30pm | FREE
In conjunction with Moving Planet, help us plant natives at Kaitoke Park.
Sun 18 September 2011 | 1–4 pm | FREE
Rediscover one of the simplest forms of garden art with much loved sand saucers.
FULLY BOOKED | 11, 13, 20 Oct 2011
Get creative these holidays with your own 'shrinky dink' artwork.
Sat 27 August | 1pm | FREE
Meet contemporary artist Megan Hansen-Knarhoi and unravel the wonders of her French-knitted Jesus Spells.
Wed 12 October 2011 | 10am–12noon
8–13yrs | $9 per child
Learn some traditional handcrafts these school holidays.
Thurs 1 September | 7–9pm | KOHA
The uplifting spirit of Afro-beat comes to
Ongoing | Free
Wish us happy birthday with a special birthday note.
Tues 26 July | 10–11am and 1–2pm $5 per child | 5yrs+
School holiday badge-making.
Wed 20 – Thur 21 July, 10am–12:30pm | $25
For children aged 5 and over, journey into the joys of junk art.
Sun 24 July | 10:15am | $5
A chance to discover the enchantment of the Dowse ceramics collection.
Thurs 4 August | 7–9pm | KOHA
This calypso super group will have more than just your feet tapping.
Thurs 6 October 2011 | 7–9pm | KOHA
Head to The Dowse, check out the exhibitions and hear the country/soul sounds of Habit and Veil.
Look, Love, Shop. Sat July 2 | 10am-3pm
Warming winter treats are in store at the next Craft2.0 fair.
Sat 25 June | 1pm | FREE
Meet Wellington artist Simon Morris, creator of Rainscreen and now a new wall painting for The Dowse.
Thurs 14 July | 6–7:30pm | $60
Be quick as there are only a few places left for our exclusive cocktail and cupcake evening co-hosted by Martha's Pantry and Liquid Winks.
Sat 16 July | 1pm | FREE
Join curator Emma Bugden and artists Tiffany Singh and Pak Sheung Chuen.
Thurs 7 July | 7–9pm | KOHA
Relax on a bean bag with Raashi's own fusion of soul, jazz and Indian folk.
Sun 3 July | 1–2pm & 3–4pm | $10 per child | 5yrs+
It's a sticky business but someone's got to do it – cupcake decorating for children!
Thurs 2 June | 7–9pm | KOHA
Groove down to The Dowse for the Afro-Brazilina beats of Zirigidum.
Ongoing | $3
Give life to your art work with a hand-decorated photoframe.
Tues 23 October 2012, 6pm | FREE, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
A special invitation to the 2012 Awards Ceremony.
Tues, 23 & Wed 24 October 2012, 12–5pm | for 5–18 year olds
We are so pleased to once again host Muka Youth Prints at The Dowse
Sun 25 November 2012, 6pm | $5
A special screening, in association with Arcade, of James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot's feature film.
Sat 17 November 2012, 1pm | FREE
Join Grant Tavinor, author of The Art of Video Games, in a talk about the art behind the games.
Sun 16 December 2012, 1pm | Free
Meet Saskia Leek and learn more about her painting show, Desk Collection.
Thurs 21 April | 10am & 1pm | $5 per child | 5 years +
Children's clay modelling workshop in association with Who Am I?
SORRY - FULLY BOOKED
Create a clay robot this summer in the Dowse Square.
Thur 17 January 2013, 10:15am & 1pm | Entry by Gold Coin
Come and hang out in The Dowse Square this Summer create some art while you are here.
Sun 1 May | 1pm | FREE| No booking required
Learn more about the ground-breaking exhibition, 'Yield: Making Fashion Without Making Waste'.
Thurs 5 May | 7pm | KOHA
Fly My Pretties member Adi Dick is not to be missed at Late Lounge in May.
Thurs 7 April | 7–9pm
Foot-stomping rock from local boys, Mercury Crowe.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE SUDDEN UNAVAILABILITY OF THE GUEST HOST
The Dowse Art Museum apologises for any inconvenience caused by this late notice.
Tues 22 & Wed 23 January 2013, 10am–12pm | FREE
Join us for some sand-sculpting on the Petone foreshore.
5pm Fri 25 January – 5pm Sun 27 January 2013 | FREE
A 48 hour competition to build the best video game
Sat 2 February 2013, 1pm | FREE
Meet jeweller Peter Deckers and curator Jo Mears and learn more about the stunning jewellery in Retrospect.
Sat 30 April | 3–4pm | $10
Tea tasting with discussion with tea expert Shane Dickson
Sun 17 February, 2013, 3pm | FREE
Meet curator Ane Tonga and learn more about the diverse works and artists in her exhibition.
Sat 23 February 2013, 10am–4pm | FREE
Join artist Sarah Read in a hand-sewn commemoration of the Christchurch earthquake.
Sun 17 March 2013, 11am | FREE
Join UK-based media artist Simon Pope for a walk and talk in Belmont Regional Park.
Sat 23 April 2011 | 10am–3pm | FREE
The queen of all craft fairs returns for an Easter shopping egg-stravaganza.
Sun 7 April 2013, 10am–4pm | $175 per person
Learn how to make your own designer jewellery with this fun all day workshop.
Sat 13 April 2013, 1pm | FREE
Artist Alex Monteith loves high performance sport, especially surfing. Come along and hear about her new work.
Sat 4 May 2013, 11am | $5 per person | FREE for Friends of The Dowse
A chance to meet Barry Brickell and dip into his life and work, in His Own Steam.
Sun 13 February | 1pm | FREE
Find out what inspired this ceramic artist to create works as if he were living 150 years ago.
Sat 5 & Sun 6 Mar 2011
Pick the brains of an award winning sci-fi and fantasy artist during this inspiring weekend of four intensive workshops.
Thurs 3 March | 7pm | KOHA
Soak up the soulful sounds of Matiu's roots music at the March Late Lounge.
Thurs 5 May | 7pm | KOHA
Rio is an accomplished musician and performer and has forged a successful solo career.
Thurs 3 February | 7pm | KOHA
Get on down to this twelve piece 60s-style Jamaican Rocksteady big band.
Ongoing | $3
Inspired by the exhibition Bugs, Beetles & Butterflies.
20 & 21 December | 10-11am & 1-2pm | $5 per child | 5yrs+
Children can create a special gift for family or friends this Christmas.
Available Daily | $3
Create your own jewellery for a fraction of the retail price - and at least double the fun. Suitable for all ages; no booking required.
Thurs 27 January 2011 | 10am–noon | FREE | Children of all ages
With the beach as your palette, get creative on the Petone foreshore.
Thurs 2 December | 7–9pm | KOHA
Folksy alt-country with some 'cute punkness', chill out to the tunes of this Wellington trio.
25 September - 8 October 2010
See this year's winners of Wearable Arts in Valley Schools and watch this space for the fashion designers of tomorrow!
Wed 20th October | 6–8pm | $15 | $10
Join Peter Gibson-Smith for an evening celebration of this year's winners and finalists.
Sun 7 November 1pm | FREE
Meet Chris Bennewith from SquidSoup, the creators of Glowing Pathfinder Bugs in Bugs, Beetles and Butterflies.
Sun 17 October | 1pm | FREE
Join The Blumhardt Foundation's David Carson-Parker for insights into the Blumhardt Bequest.
Tues 7 September 2010 | 1pm
Lend a hand to the planting of a community fruit orchard in Taita.
Wed 6 October | FULLY BOOKED
In conjunction with Fuzz, Felt and Fur, a very special school holiday workshop.
Sat 18 December | 10am–3pm | FREE
The fabulous Craft2.0 returns with a special yule time session.
Daily | $2 | For all ages
Get busy creating your own fun and fluffy pom-pom.
Sat 16 October | 1–3pm | FREE
Lower Hutt Funeral Directors, Gee & Hickton is offering an open day at their Lower Hutt business.
Thurs 4 November | 7–9pm | KOHA
Singer-songwriter guitarist with folk flair.
Thurs 7 October | 7–9pm | KOHA
Join Lisa for another relaxing Late Lounge session. All galleries, cash bar and cafe open until 9pm.
Sat 14 August 2PM | BOOKED OUT
Valerie Carson shares conservation techniques for costumes and textiles.
Sat 7 August | 1pm | FREE
Photographer Bridgit Anderson shares her 'behind the scenes' look into the world of an undertaker.
Sat 30 October | 10am–3pm | FREE
Style junkies, get ready for another range of exciting creations from talented local crafters.
Fri 1 October | Ages 8+ | $9
Learn how to create your own colourful felt badge to take home.
Tues 28 September | Ages 5+ | $5
Create bag tags or key rings to gift or take home.
Wed 29 September, 9am–3pm | Ages 8+ | $30
Get behind the scenes and become part of the action. For children and teens.
Thurs 2 September | 7pm | KOHA
The soothing sounds of Bella Kalolo. All galleries, cafe and cash bar open until 9pm.
Thurs 1 July, 7PM
Come along for another relaxing musical session of Late Lounge.
Sat 12- Sun 13 June 2010
Love clothes and textiles? It's not too late to register for the 2010 New Zealand Costume and Textile Association Symposium this weekend.
Thur 16 Sep | 3:30–4:30pm | $5
Inspired by gallery exhibits, school-aged children have fun getting creative.
Tues 13 & Thurs 15 July 2010
Popular children's workshop just $5 per child.
Sat 31 July 11AM–5PM I Sun 1 Aug 10AM–4PM
Cake is their canvas! Sugar-craft experts impress the judges and you can too...
Sun 15 August | 11:30AM | $8 per person
Fun for the whole family. The famous fairy tale goes Hip Hop. There is a 2:30pm performance for German speakers.
Get creative making your own hand-sewn, funky felt bird.
Sat 19 June 2pm | FREE
Find out why water-media has survived its cloistered past to see a hip revival for the 21st century.
Thurs 3 June 2010 | 7pm | KOHA
Good Laika blends indie rock, soul and folk influences into an aural adventure
from 12th May
Help turn the lamp posts outside TheNewDowse into a knitted and crocheted tree
Tues 31 Aug & Thurs 2 Sept | 3.30pm
Make Dad a gift from the heart
Tues 4 & Thurs 6 May 2010 | 3.30–4.30pm
Make Mum a gift from the heart
Thurs 6 May 2010 | 7pm | KOHA
Wellington five piece folk pop band Urban Tramper have recently completed tours of Europe and the UK.
Sat 20 March 2pm | FREE
Join jeweller Lisa Walker and curator Damian Skinner for an insight into the Unwearable exhibition.
Sat 1 May 2010 | 2pm
Join John Lake for an insight into the making of Crude Futures.
Sat 17 April | 7pm | KOHA
So So Modern take to the stage to celebrate the opening of John Lake’s exhibition Crude Futures.
Sat 13 + Sun 14 March | $25
Join Long Live the Modern curator Julia Gatley and architect Bill Toomath (Sunday only) for a tour of some local modernist treasures.
Thurs 4 Feb: Jess Chambers | KOHA
The monthly Late Lounge series features music + galleries + cafe + bar. In February, Jess Chambers provides soothing soulful melodies.
Thurs 1 April: Harbour City Electric
In April, Harbour City Electric takes the stage with Acid-funk and heavy break-beat soul.
Sat 12 June 10am-3pm | FREE
Craft 2.0 has more handy craft gifts and ideas.
Sat 6 March 11am-3pm | FREE
Craft 2.0 marches on into 2010 with more handy craft gifts and ideas.
Wed 3 March | $5/10 - Sorry Fully Booked
TheNewDowse Director Cam McCracken gives a personal tour of the shapeshifter outdoor sculpture exhibition.
Sun 28 Feb | 4-8pm | FREE
Pack up a picnic and enjoy the rootsy blues of Little Bushman.
Mon 22 Feb, Mon 1 Mar I 6.30pm I KOHA
The Fringe Festival 2010 at TheNewDowse presents a mixed ability dance piece by Off The Rails.
Available Daily | COST $3
Celebrate summer by painting your own pot!
Thurs 4 Mar: Hikoikoi | KOHA
Hikoikoi is bringing its old-school-authentic Jamaican sounds and earthy beats to the March session of Late Lounge.
Sat 6 March | 10am-1pm | $15
Catch the Art Bus this Festival season and let us take you to three outstanding international art exhibitions in just three hours.
21 & 22 December | $10
A two-hour creative workshop suitable for kids aged 5+, available 10am-12noon or 1.30-3.30pm.
Friday 18 December 2009 | 12noon | FREE
Celebrate the festive season and come a'carollin...
18 & 19 November 2010 | 12–5pm | FREE
Children, aged 5–18 years, have the opportunity to enjoy and buy art on their own.
Sat 24 October 2009 | 11am-3pm | FREE ENTRY
Get your craft on...
Wednesday 21 October 2009 | 6 - 8pm
Artist and lecturer Chris Braddock gives insight into the 2009 selections.
Saturday 10 October 2009 | 1 - 3pm| FREE
Celebrate spring! Come and pat a live rabbit from Old MacDonalds farm.
Wed 30 Sept, Mon 5, Wed 7, Fri 9 Oct 2009
Popular children's workshop just $5 per child : )
26 September - 11 October 2009 | 10am - 4.30pm | FREE
Creative costumes from our local schools
Sunday 13 September 2009 | 1 - 2.15pm
A free play featuring poetry, interaction, music and fantastic costumes!
Sunday 13 September 2009 | 11am - 3pm (Rain Day Sunday 20 September)
Swaps your weeds for a native plant!
9 September 2009
A unique festival of live online performances by 13 artists traversing 9 different time zones.
Fri 2 Oct 2009 | 10am - 2pm
Friends and families - put together a team of four and join us for a fashion extravaganza.
Mon 27 - Fri 31 July 2009 | 10am | FREE
He wiki o korero tairitenga - a week of storytelling with Hutt City librarians.
Fri 24 July 2009 | 1pm | FREE
Gina Matchitt presents an illustrated talk about her work in Plastic Maori as well as new projects.
Weds 15 & 22 July 2009 | 2pm | FREE
Explore TheNewDowse collection in this behind-the-scenes tour with Loans & Tour Manager Bev Eng. BOOKED OUT
Tues 14 - Thur 16 July 2009 | $60
For kids 7-12: make magical masks in this intensive 3 x half-day workshop.
Tues 7 - Thur 9 July 2009 | $5
For kids 7-12: create a fantasy clay creature, inspired by works in the Celia Dunlop Collection.
Sat 20 June 2009 | 1pm | FREE
Plastic Maori-featured artists Dr Robert Jahnke and Hemi Macgregor share their ideas.
Thurs 18 June 2009 | 6pm | $10/FREE
Join Hamish Coney (Art+Object) for an insider's guide to the complex workings of the art market.
Tues 9 - Thur 11 June 2009 | FREE
Top secondary school art work which gained excellence in NCEA in 2008. Toured annually by NZQA.
Sun 17 May 2009 | from 2.30pm | FREE
Join Hamish Dunlop for a personal tour of his mother's collection in Thrill Me Every Day.
Weds 13 May 2009 | 11am | FREE
Join finalists Christos Tsiolkas, Marina Endicott, Joan Thomas and Mo Zhi Hong for a series of readings and a Q&A session.
Entries due 19 August
Tertiary students/ recent graduates – enter an arts/design project produced for your course, and be in to win $3000 and your work on display at TheNewDowse.
Available Daily | $3
Make your own enchanted theatre from our kitset.
Sat 18-Sun 19 April 2009 | FREE
Bounce your heart out on Inez Crawford's giant inflatable Bouncy Marae.
Saturday 11 April 2009 | FREE
Bounce into Craft 2.0 this Easter and celebrate the indie craft fair's 3rd birthday.
Sun 15, 22 & 29 March 2009 | 1-3pmREE
Enjoy Secret Level DJs in the courtyard, while you check out the Common Ground box art.
Sun 5 April 2009 | FREE
Be inspired by Board Art 08 and create your own deck design.
Sun 22 March 2009 | 11am-12 noon | FREE
Get a personal insight into the Letting Dwell exhibition.
Sat 7 & Sun 8 March 2009 | FREE
School students - your chance to transform a Lower Hutt wall into a work of art.
Wednesday 25 February 2009 | FREE
Cafe Scientifique runs on the last Weds of the month at Cafe Reka - exploring science issues over a latte.
Sunday 15 February 2009 | 3-4pm | FREE
Street art - the work of creative talents or reckless vandals? Jo Randerson chairs this panel discussion.
10-12 & 24-26 February 2009 | $10
Tanemahuta Gray (Maui - One Man Against the Gods) leads this student workshop. Bookings to DANZ Education T (04) 801 9885 or email@example.com
Friday 13 February 2009 | 8-11pm | FREE
Spray TheNewDowse – with lasers! Deck the walls with Via Grafik and Cut Collective, to the sounds of Olmecha Soundsystem, Mighty Asterix and King Homeboy.
Designing with Cultural Imagery
Thursday 20 November 2008 | 2-4pm | FREE
This workshop introduces creative ways to work with the koru. Part of Massey University's BLOW Creative Arts Festival.
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November 2008 | 11am-5pm | FREE
An adult-free opportunity for kids to learn to enjoy and buy art. All prints are $60.
Craft, Cupcakes and Coffee | COST $60
Saturday 15 November 2008 | 10.30am-2.30pm
Get crafty for Christmas! Whip up a classy bag from fabric and vinyl records, and cute gift boxes from the record covers.
"our stories" Film Festival
Tuesday 2 December 2008 | 7-8.30pm | FREE
A DVD showcase from local students who have interviewed people with lived experience of disability.
Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Royal New Zealand Ballet's wardrobe department, and access to Tutus on Tour rehearsals.
Join artists of the Royal New Zealand ballet in this creative movement workshop for 5-10 year olds.
Every Tuesday in December and January 2008/ 2009 | 10.30-11am | FREE
Explore fantastic fairy tales in The Enchanted Forest, as Hutt City Libraries storytellers share their faves.
Entries due 15 March 2009
If you're 14-25, enter a design to be produced and displayed on our gallery wall!