Archived: Top Artweek Picks for Kids

Exhibitions, Fun Workshops, Tours and More
19 September, 2017

Artweek 2017 is a fantastic opportunity to introduce your little ones to the joys and wonders of art and creativity. From 7 to 15 October, enjoy colourful exhibitions, family-friendly walking tours, creative workshops and innovative art installations for all ages.

We’ve selected top central city Artweek events that your kids are sure to enjoy.

Colour is an Abstraction
Until 26 November 2017, Auckland Art Gallery

This dynamic exhibition exploring our understanding of colour in modern and contemporary art will inspire your little ones to embark on their own artistic adventures.

Waterfront Family Art Walk
7 October, 11am-1pm & 15 October 11am-1pm

Join this family and pram-friendly free guided walking tour of interactive public art along the city’s beautiful waterfront to discover diverse forms of art and creative expression in the city’s streets, squares and laneways.

Knot Touch Exhibition and Workshops
7-8 and 14-15 October, New Zealand Maritime Museum

As part of Artweek 2017 and the Know Touch exhibition currently on at the museum, you can take part in family-friendly workshops where you will learn traditional maritime knots. Knot Touch is a tactile art installation made from netting, rope and a range of knots. Its aim is to stimulate the imagination and invite interaction by touching and playing, providing a unique experience for visitors of all ages.

Workshops on the Wharf
8 and 15 October, Silo Park

Get the kids involved in a range of activities from creative arts and crafts to practical skills and sport activities at Silo Park.

Quick Draw
Part of Late Night Art, 10 October, Chancery Square

The Quickdraw Sketch Gang artists will draw 10 minute portraits on the spot of you and your kids, each with their own unique style from zombies to very serious pencil sketches. A great alternative to the boring family photos.

Urban Art Village
Part of Late Night Art, 10 October, Saint Patricks Square

University of Auckland’s School of Architecture students are bringing a series of creative and interactive art installations to Saint Patricks Square. Using light, scent, technology and colour, this art project will surprise and delight adults and children alike.

Discover the Complete Artweek 2017 Programme