Our Painted Stories, 12 October 2018 - 17 January 2019
The Our Painted Stories exhibition explores the presence and importance of local Canterbury settings in children’s books and celebrates the power of visual storytelling. Featuring original illustrations from books by Margaret Mahy and Gavin Bishop.
Created in partnership with the Painted Stories Trust.
Visit the Gallery to view the artworks on display, pick up an Exhibition Discovery Trail sheet for an enjoyable way for children and families to interact and have fun with the exhibitions, or attend related events.
Every Picture Tells a Story
Experience the wonderful artworks created by illustrators of much-loved New Zealand children’s books. A digital exhibition created in partnership with the Painted Stories Trust.
Illustrating Books for Children, The Inside Story
Can you illustrate books for children? Yes you can! (But it might be harder than you think). A talk with lots of images, covering the world of illustrating books for children, through the eyes of Jenny Cooper, one of New Zealand’s most experienced and successful illustrators.
Enjoy a conducted tour of the current exhibition in Southbase Gallery with a member of our Exhibitions team.
Exhibition Education Programme
Tūranga welcomes school and community groups to engage with the exhibitions in the Southbase Gallery through specially designed activities. A chance to increase understanding and appreciation of the exhibition programme.
School groups wishing to take part in our Exhibition Education Programme should use our online booking form to arrange a group visit.