We currently have the below programmes on offer. Please complete a Booking enquiry form, or contact the team at or call 07 579 0622 to make a booking, or to find out more about what we can offer your learners.

Year 9 - 13

Pick & Mix
All year round

Tauranga Art Gallery Learning Programmes for Years 9 - 13 are adapted in reflection of the Gallery’s diverse, and regularly changing schedule of exhibitions, and can be tailored to suit individual class and NCEA subject requirements. Click here to view our exhibitions.

Classes from within the Western Bay of Plenty that are participating in programmes led by our specialist Gallery Educators may utilise the Artbus free of charge. You are also welcome to come for a self-guided visit (bookings essential) if you can provide your own transport.

Highlights for 2018 for secondary schools include the Top Art 2018. Dates for this exhibition are 3 - 9 May 2018. Please contact if you would like to make a booking.


Year 0 - 8

Art + Fashion
Weeks 1  - 7, Term 3, 2018

Children of Mallarme showcases exciting examples of fashion garments for men and women born out of collaborations between fine artists and fashion labels, exhibited alongside examples of the artists' original artworks.

Learners will design a dynamic textile that could then be made into a garment or accessory at school.

Curriculum links: Art, English, Technology

Year 0 - 8

Evan Woodruffe (painting)
Week 5, Term 3 to Week 2, Term 4, 2018

The World is Porous is a dynamic, colourful, multilayered, and detailed mixed media installation by leading NZ painter Evan Woodruffe. It includes new large-scale works on silk, and examines ideas of solidity, porousness, and fluidity.

Learners will work with paint in the practical part of the visit.

Curriculum links: Art & English.

Year 3 - 8

Fiona Pardington (still life photography)
Week 1 to Week 7, Term 4, 2018


Fiona Pardington (Ngāi Tahu, Kati Mamoe and Ngāti Kahungunu) is one of New Zealand's leading photographers. Here learners will explore her mysterious and beautiful still life photographs of objects found in nature or abandoned by humans.

A still life activity will be offered for the practical part of this programme.

Curriculum links: Art & English

Year 0 - 8

Colourfield: An installation by Emma Prill
Week 5 to Week 9, Term 4, 2018

Emma Prill is based in Omokoroa, and is known for her work with floral subjects and colour, and for walking the line between painting and sculpture. This large-scale installation in the Atrium will wow you.

In the Education Studio learners will create floral themed artworks that explore colour and pattern.

Curriculum links: Art & English