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Curator Talk: Rodin Remembered

23 March 2019

Join Dr. Mark Stocker, Curator Historical International Art from Te Papa, from 10.30am as he guides you through the life of one of the most prominent artists to ever live, Auguste Rodin. Dr. Stocker curated the exhibition, Remembering Rodin, currently on show at the Gallery. Entry to the Gallery is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Please register as numbers are limited.

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TAG Art Studio: Figure Drawing with Craig McClure

27 March 2019

Come along for this adults, hands-on workshop from 5:30pm - 7:30pm with visual artist and curator Craig McClure. Craig will focus on gestural drawing for design; teaching drawing shortcuts and how to identify points of reference to capture the figure using minimal lines. Cost is $40 per participant and spaces are limited.  

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Curator Talk: Craig McClure with Keeli McCarthy

30 March 2019

Join Craig McClure, curator of Anti-heroes, at 10.30am as he discusses the world of comic books with US-based designer and editor Keeli McCarthy. McCarthy’s portfolio includes work for Fantagraphics and Walt Disney. Entry is free but please register so we can manage numbers.

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Artist Talk: Gary Baseman

30 March 2019

We are privileged to have US-based, award winning artist Gary Baseman available at 1.30pm to discuss his latest Mega World exhibition; Imaginary Friends. An opportunity not to be missed! Entry is free but please register to help us manage numbers.

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Children's Workshops: Gary Baseman

31 March 2019

This is an exciting opportunity for children to work with Los Angeles-based artist Gary Baseman. In this hands-on, fun and creative workshop with Baseman, children will create their own artwork of an 'imaginary friend' inspired by Baseman's Imaginary Friends exhibition. There are only two workshops and spaces are limited. Cost: $20 per child.

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Muka Youth Prints 2019

1 April 2019

A collection of original lithographs created by well-known artists from all over the world will be on display from 3.30-5.30pm. All works are priced at $75 and only children aged 5-18 years are allowed to view and select a work for purchase. A great opportunity for your child to discover the magical value of art and start their own collection.

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Adult Workshop: Gary Baseman

2 April 2019

Join Los Angeles-based, Emmy and BAFTA award winning, artist Gary Baseman for this two hour workshop at the Gallery from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. This session includes a brief introduction to Baseman's Imaginary Friends exhibition and a practical workshop based around illustration and character development. Cost is $40 per participant and spaces are limited.

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Easter Family Fun Day

13 April 2019

Bring along the whole family from 10am - 3pm for some Mega Easter fun at Tauranga Art Gallery. Creation stations, face painting, an Easter hunt and more great fun set against the backdrop of Mega World. Entry: $5 per family, gold coin for face painting

Artist Talk: Dash Shaw

18 May 2019

Dash Shaw is a US comic book writer/artist and animator, whose most recent film animation, My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea, is showing as part of the Mega World exhibition; Anti-heroes. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from an international artist at the fore of comics and animation. Talk starts at 10.30am. Entry is free but please register to help us manage numbers.

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Zinefest Tauranga

25 May 2019

Back by popular demand! Come along to Zinefest 2019, between 10am - 3pm, to find out what a zine is, talk to the experts, check out the many zine stalls and maybe make your own to take home! For more information email taurangazinefest@gmail.com.

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Chartwell Trust

31 December 2019

Generously funding contemporary art conversations at the Tauranga Art Gallery.

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