Screen print your slogan

An introduction to silkscreen printing for adults. 7th March


Artist Maya Carmody provides an introduction to silkscreen printing for adults. You will develop your skills in the art of stencil screen printing to create your very own suffragist slogan, and print this onto a reusable cotton tote bag just in time to carry it stridently on International Women’s Day.


This programme celebrates the Suffrage in Stitches Exhibition at Wellington Museum and gives you the opportunity to share a message loud and clear.


Cost $20 per person includes all materials, afternoon tea and a mini-tour of the Suffrage and Stitches exhibition.


Cotton tote bags are provided, however, if you would prefer to bring along a white cotton t-shirt you are welcome to print onto that instead.


Wellington Museum | Saturday, 7th of March | 2PM – 4PM | $20 per person | Bookings essential 

Hands On – stitchin’ up a storm

Come along and stitch up a storm! We’ll learn and practice some new sewing skills, then start a project that you can finish at home later. This is a hand sewing class for those aged 6 – 10 years. Suitable for beginners or sewers with just a little experience. Have some fun before the class visiting the Suffrage in Stitches exhibition to get some inspiration!

Includes fabric, materials and afternoon tea. Ages 6 – 10 years.

Wellington Museum | Thursday January 16th | 1pm – 4pm | $15 | Bookings essential

A Short History of Suffrage – Monday January 13th

Spend two hours immersing yourself in suffrage. The short history begins at He Tohu, National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, with a guided viewing of the petition and an in-depth tour of the exhibition. We then walk to Wellington Museum passing markers of some influential women on the way and visit the Suffrage in Stitches Exhibition which has returned for the summer. Following time in the exhibition there is opportunity for tea and biscuits and a chat over the teacups with people who have been involved in the project.

This walk is rated easy and accessible. Appropriate walking and weather gear advised.

Monday January 13th | 10am-12.10pm | $15 | Bookings essential

Meet the Author – Free Book Reading with Gillian Candler

Bring the kids along to meet award-winning author Gillian Candler, and get your Christmas shopping done at the same time with 15% off in the Wellington Museum store!

To help us celebrate Museum Store Sunday 2019, Gillian will be reading from Whose Beak is This? and Whose Home is This? two titles in a fun interactive series about New Zealand wildlife. They’ll have fun guessing ‘whose beak?’ and ‘whose home?’ and learn some interesting facts along the way, as well as getting a free ‘whose home’ colouring sheet.

Gillian will also be signing books at the Wellington Museum store, where attendees have access to special offers including 15% off everything for one day only.

Wellington Museum | Sunday December 1 | 2pm – 3pm | Free


Gillian Candler

Gillian Candler is the award-winning author of 11 books for children about New Zealand nature, published by Potton & Burton. Her most recent books include: “Whose Home is This?” illustrated by Fraser Williamson, which was a finalist in the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults and “New Zealand Nature Heroes” published in November this year.

When she’s not writing books, she’s out and about exploring nature and volunteering on conservation projects or visiting schools and sharing her passion for New Zealand’s wildlife with children.

About “Whose Home is This?” and others in this series:

“For me, these books have it all. They’re beautiful, interactive, thoughtfully written, include respectful use of te reo Māori, and increase children’s scientific skills and knowledge. Get hold of all three.” Thalia Kehoe Rowden, The Sapling 2018

After Hours: Quadraphonics (presented by AAA)

An immersive evening of cutting edge sound art installations and live performance. This is an ‘After Hours’ event created on the back of last year’s successful Aotearoa Arts Festival, which showcases artists working with four-channel loudspeaker configurations. It is for people who want to stimulate their senses, imagination, and experience a dynamic art and music experience that resonates with the soul.

Wellington Museum | Friday 8 November | 6.30pm (Doors 6pm) | Tickets $20 | Bookings Recommended

After Hours: Portraiture with Matt Gauldie

Spend an evening in front of the canvas with award-winning painter and sculptor, Matt Gauldie, some oil paints, and a live model. Using step-by-step techniques Matt will guide you towards a finished piece. 


Wellington Museum / Thurs 22 August, 7PM (6.30pm doors)/ $25 per person (limited to 25 people, materials included) spectators welcome for Koha  

After Hours: Frankenfoot! With Shoe School

Let Shoe School’s Lou Clifton assist you in breathing life into soleless shoes. Reassemble unwanted shoe parts in unexpected combinations to create wearable works of art. Hideous shoes have never been so chic. 


Wellington Museum / Thursday 18 July / 6:30PM / $10, $25 3-person family pass (2 children 1 adult, or 1 child two adults)/ Bookings essential/ All materials