Te Pito Huarewa / Southbase Gallery

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.

Friday 12 October 2018 to Friday 19 January 2019, Hapori | Community, Level 1

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.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 5.30pm-6.30pm, Spark Place, He Hononga | Connection, Ground Level

Exhibition tours

Enjoy a conducted tour of the current exhibition in Southbase Gallery with a member of our Exhibitions team.

Find tour times in our events calendar.

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.

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