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Whānau Drop-ins at the Gallery: POSTPONED

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All Ages

PLEASE NOTE: At Alert Level 3, this event is postponed. Please visit for the Gallery's latest Covid-19 update.

Whānau drop-in is on over long weekends, with activities inspired by Auckland Anniversary Day and Waitangi Day. Come along, have fun and make some art!

Held every weekend (and weekdays during the school holidays!) from 11am – 3pm, Whānau drop-ins are free, family-focused, art-making workshops.

Designed for families to get creative together, the free art-making workshops offer you the chance to get hands-on with activities inspired to our current exhibition, Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.

Every week is a new activity, so make it part of your weekly routine!

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is proud to support Auckland Pride Month this February. Whānau-Drop-in will be themed around the rainbow flag, with activities that celebrate all colours of the rainbow.


Sat 23 Jan - Fri 29 Jan: Rehua, Star of Summer
Make origami stars inspired by the wonderful Rehua in Tu te manu ora I te Rangi, 2008, by Saffronn Te Ratana, Hemi Macgregor and Natai Taepa.

Sat 30 Jan - Mon 1 Feb: Tōia mai to poti ki uta – drag the boat ashore
Inspired by Shane Cotton's 'Te Puawai', 2020, and Auckland Anniversary Weekend, we will be making 3D poti to wear! Choose your boat design, decorate, add a sale or oar, and turn your creation into a wearable.

Sat 6 Feb: Manu Tukutuku kites (11am – 1pm); Papakirango weaving (1pm – 3pm)

Sun 7 Feb - Mon 8 Feb: Manu Tukutuku kites

Sat 13 Feb - Sun 14 Feb: Rainbow heart suncatcher
This event is part of the 2021 Auckland Pride Festival. See the full programme at

Sat 20 Feb - Sun 21 Feb: Rainbow brooch
This event is part of the 2021 Auckland Pride Festival. See the full programme at

Sat 27 Feb - Sun 28 Feb: Pride Korowai
This event is part of the 2021 Auckland Pride Festival. See the full programme at

Stay tuned for more dates and sessions!

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