Visit our Learning Centre Gallery on level 3 for exhibitions and family activities that change on a regular basis. Be sure to ask at reception for a copy of our family gallery trail to enhance your visit.


Inside/Out is a Kelston Boys High School exhibition created by year 11 sculpture students. They were challenged to investigate and redefine everyday items by exploring positive and negative space through casting techniques. Inspired by the work of Rachel Whiteread and her minimalist approach, the objects are able to evoke contemplation by giving the inside of things a life which would otherwise go unseen.

3 November – 3 February 

Open Studios WaitAkere: Squiggla 

Squiggla is a creative based learning application, developed by the Chartwell Trust to promote creativity through the exploration of mark making. In this free drop-in event, open to all ages, we will test out a new Squiggla challenge inspired by the architectural lines of Te Uru. Learn how to upload your images into your own Squiggla gallery using the free Squiggla App. If you have one, bring along your own device so the Squiggla team can help get you started.

17 November, 10am – 4pm

Open Studios WaitAkere: CLAYground

CLAYground offers a spoil of clay activities alongside this year's Portage Ceramic Awards. CLAYground is a project by artists Jack Tilson and Chris Berthelsen that aims to promote clay as an accessible resource and experience. View the awards exhibition then join Jack and Chris to learn about local clay and sustainable practices. You can also take a turn making something with clay, which will be taken away and fired for you for free.

18 November, 10am – 4pm




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