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Picture This!


Wed 9 Aug 2017, 10:30am–4:30pm
Thu 10 Aug 2017, 10:30am–4:30pm
Fri 11 Aug 2017, 10:30am–4:30pm
Sat 12 Aug 2017, 1:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 13 Aug 2017, 1:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Millennium Public Art Gallery, Corner of Seymour and Alfred Streets, Blenheim, Marlborough

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: marlpublicart

Picture This! is a picture book exhibition collaboration between the New Zealand Painted Stories Children’s Literature Trust, Christchurch, and the Millennium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim.

Picture This! features work by the finalists of the prestigious Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for emerging Illustrators, 2017, with work by celebrated illustrator, Fifi Colston. Fifi has had a richly varied career as a writer, illustrator, poet, wearable arts designer and costumer for the film industry and she regularly runs art and writing workshops with schools.

Torty and the Soldier by Jennifer Beck and illustrated by Fifi Colston is shortlisted for the 2017 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Lael Chisholm, an 18-year-old freelance artist and designer from Feilding, was the winner of the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award for Illustration, 2017.

School holiday workshops with FiFi Colston
Tiny Tortoises – Wednesday 19 July 10:30-11:30am (free).

Story time and craft making with Fifi Colston.
Hear about Torty, New Zealand's oldest WW1 survivor, and make your very own tortoise to take away.
All materials provided. Suitable for children 10 and under. Adult supervision required.

The Painted Poppy - Illustrate like a Master – Wednesday 19 July 2-3:30pm ($15).

Illustration workshop with Fifi Colston
The Painted Poppy - Illustrate like a Master - workshop (for ages 10-14) $15 per person - bookings essential.

All materials provided.
Adult (parent/caregiver) supervision not required.

Paint a field of poppies with the same quality artists' materials Fifi used in creating the illustrations for her book, The Red Poppy. All materials supplied, no drawing experience necessary. Content will appeal to both boys and girls.

For bookings or enquires please contact the Millennium Public Art Gallery: 579 2001 or