Art, gigs, shows and artist talks
Meander regularly changing exhibitions in the Hutt Valley featuring contemporary visual art, fashion, jewellery, multi-media, ceramics, shows and more
Make Your Own Handbag
Make your own purse/bag with the fashionable ladies at Thimbles and Thread. Bring your favourite piece of fabric (vintage or new), your sewing machine and your Italian flare, and walk away with a masterpiece.
Join Whirinaki Whare Toanga on the first Sunday of the month for a ukulele jam session. You can listen or join in, use one a Ukes or bring your own. Beginners to advanced players, ages 5 to 95, all welcome.
Donations are accepted. Brought to you by the Ukulele Institute.
Classical Expressions 2022 - New Zealand Chamber Soloists
The piano trio combines the talents of Katherine Austin (piano), Lara Hall (violin), and James Tennant (cello) to present classical music as a spontaneous and vivid experience, featuring the unique voice of New Zealand's new generation of composers, alongside classical and 20th-century traditions.
It’s Matariki so let’s celebrate our new national holiday with a fun-filled family day featuring music, food and stars. Make a sprinkled cut out star inspired by 'Maiangi Waitai: Atea-a-Rangi,' sample some Maori Frybread (complete with golden syrup), explore flax weaving and enjoy some waiata.
Image credit: Maiangi Waitai, 'Ātea-ā-rangi – Interstellar' (install view), 2019
Michael Hurst in the Golden Ass
A man with a suitcase, compelled to tell the story of The Golden Ass. Michael Hurst is Lucius Apuleius, a young Roman man who is obsessed with magic. A scary, bawdy, beautiful Roman classic, fused with Hursts own experience as a storyteller.
Presented by Theatre at Whirinaki Whare Taonga in association with Arts on Tour.
Vintage and Retro Fair
Get your fix of vintage and retro loveliness with a curated selection of goodies by local sellers. Browse and shop collectables, homewares, books, accessories, nostalgia and more.
While you are here, continue your exploration of all things retro and vintage by stepping into 'Carry Me: 100 Years of Handbags,' exhibiting at Whirinaki Whare Taonga from Saturday 14 May - Sunday 7 August 2022. Koha Entry. No booking required.
Gin and Gelato with the Curator
Don your most glamourous handbag and join our Curator for an exclusive tour of 'Carry Me: 100 Years of Handbags' and receive a complimentary glass of Italian made Gin and delicious gelato. Follow up afterwards with an pizzettes and processo at Dough Bakery ($32 for two. Bookings advised).
No booking required.
Jo Torr - Talk and Tour
Join artist Jo Torr for morning tea as she shares insights into her work 'Te Hono Wai – Where Waters Meet.' This event is brought to you in conjunction with the exhibition 'Te Hono Wai – Where Waters Meet,' exhibiting at Whirinaki Whare Taonga from Saturday 9 July - Sunday 4 December 2022. No booking required.
Classical Expressions 2022 - Jian Liu
The final installment of the Classical Expressions 2022 concert series features a solo concert by Jian Liu, a well sought-after solo pianist, chamber musician and educator who has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.
Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player
Welcome to an evening with David Scheel... Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player, has been touring the world for 15 years, sold out in West End, then at 3 consecutive Edinburgh Festivals. In David's concerts classical music is turned on its head. At any time you may hear a popular folk song played in the styles of Mozart, Rachmaninoff, or he may play a piece by Bach in the right hand and one by Andrew Llyod Webber in the left, at the same time. A fun show for all.