For information and bookings please contact:
Dowse Education Team
E: DowseEducation.Team@huttcity.govt.nz

Face on view of the Nuku Tewhatewha Marae.

Nuku Tewhatewha: The Heart of The Dowse


Come and discover the secrets of this national treasure.

As the sole intact pillar from the Kīngitanga movement, Nuku Tewhatewha, has lessons for us all. Students will become experts on the pātaka, past and present, and be inspired to consider their own whakapapa and connections to history, stories and explore Māori art forms.

This programme is available in The Dowse Art Museum.

Paul Maseyk, Cut Melons [after Frances Hodgkins], Jugs in New Zealand Painting

Paul Maseyk: Jugs in New Zealand Painting

20 May 2024 - 15 September 2024

Come and explore over 60 ceramic jugs made by artist Paul Maseyk who was inspired by the jugs that feature in New Zealand still life paintings.

These jugs are paired with their art historical reference giving us a "window" into different times and places. There are a range of NZ painters to explore from Colin McCahon to Joanna Margaret Paul.

Students will play with sculptural techniques, turning 2D representations into 3D forms while reflecting on their own sense of place and how art and objects can hold these stories.