Tūranga – What’s on

Tūranga offers a range of events, classes and exhibitions.

Events and programming

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Our Painted Stories Friday 12 October 2018 to Thursday 17 January 2019, Southbase Gallery, Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2

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. Free, no bookings required. 

Strength and Perseverance: The fight for women's rights and independence until February 2019, Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2

2018 marks 125 years since women gained the right to vote in Aotearoa. The first country in the world to achieve this, it had taken years of hard work. 19 September 1893 marked the official signing into law of women receiving the right to vote after a petition with nearly 32,000 signatures was presented to parliament. Only six weeks later on the 28 November 1893 the women of New Zealand voted in their first general election.

Gaining the vote was just the beginning to gain equality and independence and there are still many issues that need to be fully addressed. This exhibition explores what has been achieved and how we got here. It is curated from the Christchurch City Libraries digital heritage collection.

This digital exhibition is viewable on Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2, Tūranga by the Family History and microfilm readers, on the wall by Archives. Explore Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2 through our interactive online floor maps.

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Every Picture tells a Story from Friday 12 October, Hapori | Community, Level 1

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. Free, no bookings required. 

Re:ACTIVATE Friday 12 October to Saturday 17 November, Hapori | Community, Level 1

An exhibition featuring entries from aspiring artists and designers under the age of 18, who responded to the opportunity to have their public artwork vision become a reality and part of the 2018 SCAPE Public Art Season.

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