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

Year 0 - 8 

Future Islands
Week 2 to Week 7, Term 1, 2018

Future Islands was New Zealand's representative exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. In the exhibition, a grouping of floating islands occupy a sea of space, housing models of more than 50 built and speculative architectural projects.

The practical activity for this programme will examine ideas of architecture and construction.

Curriculum links: Art, English, Technology

Year 0 - 8

James Ormsby
Week 5 to Week 9, Term 1, 2018

Ormsby's paintings are a correspondence with whakapapa, linking Māori and European histories. Ideas of the whare (home), tangata (people), and whenua (land) are represented, as well as other elements of te ao mārama (the natural world).

The practical activity for this programme will be a painting project.

Curriculum links: Art, English, Social Science, Languages

Year 0 - 8

Art Loves You: Art That Needs You
Week 9, Term 1 to Week 5, Tem 2, 2018

Learners will explore artworks that can be touched, listened to and participated in, in this very exciting major exhibition of interactive artworks.

The practical activity for this programme will be inspired by one of the artworks in Art That Needs You.

Curriculum links: Art, English, Technology

Year 0 - 8

Art Loves You: Explore and Experience
Week 1 to Week 5, Term 2, 2018

Explore the whole gallery including the interactive art exhibitions Art That Needs You, Light Touch, and Whose Water Are You?

As there is so much to see and do, this option does not include a practical activity at the Gallery. For or a small extra charge a take-away activity will be provided, which can then be done back at school.

Curriculum links: Art, English, Science, Technology, Social Science

Year 0 - 8

Art Loves You: Whose Water Are You? & Light Touch
Week 1 to Week 11, Term 2, 2018

Whose Water Are You is a large scale project by Swedish artist Jeanette Schäring about water ecology, and our relationships to water. 

The practical activity for this project will be a natural dye workshop.

Curriculum links: Art, English, Science, Technology

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.