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Exhibition Talk: Koula's Collection

18 February 2017

Join Tauranga Art Gallery Director Karl Chitham for this floortalk. Karl will share insights into the extensive collection of Niki and Theo Vellinga. Time: 2pm FREE. no bookings required.

Art + Money: The Role of a Public Art Gallery

22 February 2017

John McCormack, supported by Karl Chitham and Sonya Korohina, discusses the purpose of public art galleries. Time: 5pm. FREE. No bookings required.

Make a Mandala Drop-in session for families

4 March 2017

Visit the Buddhist Medicine Mandala and create artworks inspired by mandala art at this drop-in session. Cost: $2 per participant, no bookings required. Time: 10am - 12 noon

Thangka painting demonstrations

6 March 2017

Venerable Nyima Gyaltsen, an accomplished Thangkha painter, will be giving painting demonstrations in this ancient Tibetan cultural art practice at the gallery daily from March 6-10. Schedule: 10 – 10.30am: Prayers, 10.30 – 12.30: Thangka demonstration, 12.30 – 1pm: lunch break, 1 – 3pm: Thangka demonstration. 

Art After 5

6 March 2017

Join us after work for this beginner level TAG art workshop for adults.

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Public Talk by Ven. Geshe Sangyey Thinley

10 March 2017

Ven. Geshe Sangyey Thinley resident teacher of Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling, Whangarei will give a public talk on the meaning and significance of the Medicine Buddha Mandala. Time: 2.30pm. 

Closing Ceremony Buddha Medicine Sand Mandala

11 March 2017

Starting at 10.00am, presided over by Ven. Geshe Sangyey Thinley, highly esteemed Buddhist practitioner and teacher from Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling in Whangarei. When blessed, the sand will be taken to water. The monks recite prayers, and offer the blessed sand for world peace and compassion. 

Dance workshop: Breaking and Hip Hop Fundamentals with Rush Wepiha

19 April 2017

Workshops: Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 April in the evenings. Performance Saturday 22 April, 2pm. For children aged 6 - 12. Photo: Mason Rose

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