Be part of our Matariki Exhibition!

Whakaaturanga Exhibition Gallery
24 June - 23 July 2023

OPENING 11AM 24 June
Be part of our community Matariki Exhibition! This is open to all. 
Artwork in all mediums will need to be delivered to the gallery by the 10th of June.

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School Holiday Workshop 

Clay Egg Cups
Ages 8+

Thursday 6 July and Tuesday 11 July  - Students must attend both sessions        
10.30am – 12pm

Arts on Tuesday

Join us at the gallery on the first Tuesday of the month for artist talks, live performance and morning tea.

Next event:  Tuesday 6 June 2023

10.30 am - 12 noon

Entry $10 

All Welcome

Paint + Draw Group

Each Wednesday 10.30am - 12.30pm

An untutored adult casual drawing and painting class at the gallery.
Open to all. A still life will be provided, bring your own materials.

Starting 17th May and running during school term time.
email or just turn up on the day

$5 per session

Decoupage Workshop

Choose from a range of objects to decoupage with your favourite images.

Thursday 20 July



Mystery Craft Session

We have a range of crafts to try... come along and be surprised!

Thursday 3 August



Rolled Beads Workshop

A beginner's guide to rolled beads, all materials provided.

Thursday 17 August



New Paper Flowers Workshop

Learn to make beautiful paper flowers with a new technique.

Thursday 31 august



Friday Painting Group

A group of painters meet each Friday 11am - 2pm at the gallery to pursue their own painting projects with support and instruction from Susan Roome.

For anyone interested in developing and extending their painting ability, intermediate level and above.

Expressions of interest to: or

POSTPONED: The Madeleines in Morrinsville

Join us at the gallery for a fun evening with vintage vocal trio The Madeleines. Be transported to a golden era of jazz, swing and glamour. Supper and a selection of beer, wine and juice included.

This event is brought to you by the gallery Fundraising Committee.

Tickets $80, purchase at the gallery.


Return to Broadway

Piano Fundraiser 

Join us at the gallery for a fundraising concert with the Te Aroha Community Choir and a Children's Choir from Morrinsville schools.

Sunday 14 May 2pm
Adults $20 
Children free

School Holiday Workshop

PAINTING WITH PERSONALITY: A fun and creative approach to portraiture

Explore the art of portraiture in a playful way using a variety of material and techniques.

Thursday 20 April 10.30am - 12pm


SOLD OUT: A Long Italian Lunch

September Fundraiser

Join us on Friday the 23rd of September at the gallery for a fun Italian lunch!
Expect wine tasting with a wine expert, superb food and a little entertainment in the mix.

This event is brought to you by the gallery Fundraising Committee and by attending this event, you are supporting the gallery directly.

Tickets $50, purchase at the gallery

‘Raising Funds for the Creative Arts’ Workshop

Thursday 8 September 9.30am-12.30pm

Get up to speed with the how-tos of funding your creative project.

Creative Waikato will be joining us for ‘Raising Funds for the Creative Arts’ - a 3 hour workshop covering the key building blocks of funding.

Gallery Workshop Series

May - July 2022

Join us at the gallery for a series of art workshops for all ages.

Click here to sign up

Matariki Photographic Exhibition

'Remember the past, celebrate the present and plan for the future'
9 July - 14 August 2022

Submit a photo by Friday 1 July that speaks to one of the three key themes of Matariki:
1: Remembrance – Honouring those we have lost since the last rising of Matariki
2: Celebrating the present – Gathering together to give thanks for what we have
3: Looking to the future – Looking forward to the promise of a New Year

Drop your A3 size or smaller unframed work into the gallery (with name, title and contact number on the back) or email to with your name, the title of the work and your contact details.

Charcoal Drawing

Sunday Workshop Series

Charcoal Drawing with Susan Roome

Sunday 1st, 8th, 15th May 12-3pm

Join Susan for a workshop series at the gallery and learn to draw with charcoal

Introduction to Charcoal Drawing

Free Workshop 

‘Introduction to Charcoal Drawing’ with Susan Roome

Sunday 3rd April 1pm - 3pm


Morrinsville Record Fair

Friday 1 April 2022 11:00am – 2:00pm in the Gallery Foyer

A wide range of records from variety of different vendors from Taamaki Makaurau Auckland, Taranaki, Tauranga, Rotorua, Kirikiriroa Hamilton and more!

All sizes, speeds and styles, including Blues, Jazz, Rock, Soul, Punk,1980's, Soundtracks and more.

Eftpos available.

Call for Artwork

Have you ever dreamed of having your artwork displayed in a gallery?

Now’s your chance!

We are calling all local artists to be part of our new exhibition celebrating talent in the Matamata-Piako community. Artwork of all types welcomed.

CANCELLED: Creative Recharge Workshops

*Unfortunately due to Level 3 restrictions, we have had to cancel these workshops*

Creative Recharge Workshops with Sybille Schlumbom
Make time to explore and restore your own creativity

Friday 24th September & 1st October  |  15th (postponed due to Level 3 restrictions) & 22nd October

10.30am – 12.30pm

Art Wānanga

Saturday and Sunday  16th & 17th October 

Starting at 9am each day
We are pleased to be able to hold the scheduled Te Toi Tūāhu Project Art Wānanga on the 16th and 17th of October. Following on from Kaupapa Matariki is Kaupapa Māori Art with guest artists plus materials and kai provided. The art created will then go on to be exhibited in the gallery and further public spaces.
For those who have signed up – we look forward to seeing you at 9am this coming Saturday and Sunday at the gallery, 167 Thames Street, Morrinsville.
                                                                                     Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou

Wacky & Wonderful Wearable Arts

Wacky & Wonderful Wearable Arts, Take Two

August 2021

A fundraising committee event for the Morrinsville Art Gallery

Makers' Market

Our mid-winter Makers' Market 2021 is coming up!

Saturday 24 July, 10am - 3pm

School Holiday Workshop

Open to students 6 years and up, we have two fun art workshops on Thursday the 22nd of July!

MORNING WORKSHOP 10am -12pm: 'Up-Cycled Jewellery Making' with Haneen $30
AFTERNOON WORKSHOP 12.30pm -2pm: 'Thumb Pots' with Gemma $20

Students can attend one or both! ($40 to attend both)     Email the gallery to book.

Matariki Exhibition

This year to celebrate Te Matatahi o Te Tau the Matamata Piako Libraries, together with the Wallace Art Gallery have created a kaupapa.
Now underway with 'In-library' wānanga this kaupapa will move into a second phase of fun and creative activities within the art gallery.

Holiday Workshop

Wednesday 21 April 2021

The Morrinsville Library, Museum & Art Gallery are partnering for a holiday workshop.   

Drawing with Gemma Reid

March 2021

A four week drawing workshop with Gemma Reid

Art Festival Workshops 2020

October 2020

Wallace Gallery Arts Festival 2020


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