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  • Ngaa Hua o te Rito: Fruits From Fibre

    The inaugural exhibition from the weavers who belong to Te Roopu Raranga Whatu o Aotearoa showcases taonga (treasures) woven from a variety of fibres used traditionally by our tuupuna (ancestors). Taane Mahuta (God of the forest) is an… Read more

  • Explore, Experience, Enjoy

    Welcome to the 18th annual Hamilton Gardens' Arts Festival, an event bursting with all things creative across all Arts genres. Sing, laugh, cheer, dance and celebrate the Arts in February 2017 in the unparalleled venues of the internationally… Read more

  • The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award and exhibition for 2017

    The Waikato Society of Arts presents The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award and exhibition for 2017 in the Gardens Pavilion. Our judge this year is Roger Boyce, a well-known painter and University of Canterbury, Ilam Art School… Read more


Waikato Community Funding Expo 2017

Need funding for your creative project? the Funding Expo is a great opportunity to talk to a range of funders all under the same roof, You'll find lots of practical advice, information, strategies and free workshops to help arm your community… Read more


Orchestrating Outcomes Interactive Workshop

Excellence in teams works when there is a conjunction of a worthwhile goal, inspiring leadership, depth of talent, mutual respect, and focused preparation.  To demonstrate this, Orchestras Central Trust has stepped up to give a completely new perspective to the… Read more


Directors Workshop - Steven Arnold

Hamilton Playbox is hosting a Directors Workshop to be held on Saturday 18th March.  It involves a morning session, a break for lunch (provided) and then an afternoon session.  To enrol for the workshop please state your name, experience eg. never… Read more

Featured Events

Musical Feast

March 16, 2017

Hear top young musicians from the Conservatorium of Music at the University of Waikato.

Thames Music Group - Sunday afternoon concert

March 5, 2017

Hugely talented and well-known organist John Wells will give a recital at St Georges Anglican Church. Come along to what promises… Read more

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32nd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

January 24, 2017

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition (CIFAC) is marking its 32nd year of celebrating artists and extraordinary art from around the globe… Read more

New Maori contemporary art gallery sets up in Rangiriri

January 24, 2017

Its home to a historical Pā site and the famous Rangiriri Tavern but Te Ahorangi Totorewa hopes to see his new Maori… Read more

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