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Day 1: Create & Challenge

Start your camp with creativity and team building at Capital E! First up, it’s exploring Virtual Reality in MediaLab. Next up, City Gallery WellingtonJoin the gallery educators for a Mural Tour and Screenprinting Workshop. Create a screenprint inspired by what you have seen incorporating kupu Māori.  

Day 2: Protest & Demonstrate

Start your day at Wellington Museum, which gives students the chance to connect the past, present, and future. In our Protest and Action programmestudents reflect on the driving factors behind social changeand contemporary issues. After lunch, it’s on to Capital E’s OnTV where your class will create their own TV show!

Day 3: Tour & Explore

Take the Cable Car up to Space Place, where your students will discover the collection of telescopes in a Telescope Tour. Eat a packed lunch in always beautiful Botanic Gardens.  Next up, Nairn Street CottageThe cottage is a 30 minute walk from Space Place. Here your students can explore Waves of Migrationwith a guided visit of the Wallis family home
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Stay up late at City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi for our changing programme of art, music, film, and talks on the first Thursday of the month.

Artist Talk: Hemi Macgregor

7pm

If you’re looking for more insights around Matarau go deeper with Artist Hemi Macgregor. Looking at microscopic things in vast systems, his works connect the viewer to the environment, te taiao. Magregor’s four works give a sense of shape to the space, reaching out a talking to each other across the galleries. In this floor talk he will speak to these works and about his wider practice.

Exhibition Tour

6pm

It’s all about the art this June at City Gallery Wellington. It’s a night of experiences as you can try different ways to encounter and connect with the exhibitions and artworks.  

Begin your evening by getting to know our new season of exhibitions a little better. Join us for this short tour introducing you to Matarau and Glen Hayward: Wish You Were Here. Enrich your ongoing experience through the insights and details our skilled tour guides can share with you.  

The Future of Monuments

Today, many want to pull down war memorials as expressions of bad politics, especially those memorials that legitimise evil and injustice. Are there 'good' war memorials—and who decides? Can we make use of 'bad' war memorials? How do we understand miscellaneous contemporary war-memorial projects, like Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin and Ground Zero in New York, or Weta and Te Papa's The Scale of War and Peter Jackson 'colourising' World War I footage? What form could future memorials take?

Art Encounter

9pm 

End the night at a slower pace and a more intimate experience with an art encounter. Experience this new programme where we spend time with a single artwork, looking, examining, and exploring the elements that make the art work. Look and wonder as our guide leads you through this session that will leave you wanting to get other artworks better.  

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Thursday 2 June, 5-10pm | Koha

6pm

Exhibition Tour

7pm

Artist Talk: Hemi Macgregor

8pm

Writers Respond

9pm

Art Encounter

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Thursday 2 June, 5-10pm

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Writers Respond

8pm

Visual art can make us look and think again, writing can do the same with words. Look, listen, think again. Invited writers will offer their responses to the new exhibitions and the ideas and artworks they encounter. Hear them open up and explore the artwork through their own practice of words and performance.

As always, our bar and galleries open at 5pm, there will be Tuatara beers, Seresin Estate wine, supper treats and sounds from a RadioActive DJ.