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  • Sunset Symphony is the must-do event of the year!

    An evening of music and celebration, as part of the Hamilton Gardens festival this is your opportunity to enjoy wonderful Orchestral music as the sun goes down culminating in fireworks choreographed to the finale. 'A Viennese Midsummer Night'… 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Activisms - Waikato Contemporary Dance Project

    Waikato Contemporary Dance Projects Trust presents Activisms. The free show is specifically choreographed for the Sustainable Backyard Garden, this site-specific work showcases the use of the entire space with astounding agility. Location: Sustainable Backyard Garden Performances: Sunday 19 Feb @ 11am… Read more


Elwyn Stone: And When He Was Called, He Went

The Wallace Gallery Morrinsville would like to welcome you to view the following exhibition; Wallace Gallery  Main Gallery 1st February-19th March 2017 Opening Saturday 4th February, 2017 (11 am - 1 pm) Elwyn Stone: And When He… Read more


Writers Respond to the Gardens

FOUR GREAT WRITERS HAVE COMPOSED NEW WORKS IN RESPONSE TO OUR BELOVED HAMILTON GARDENS. “A garden always has a point” - Elizabeth Hoyt Start your Sunday with a fabulous literary stroll through the gardens, led by a multi award-winning lineup… Read more


Entries are now open for the Fieldays No. 8 Wire Award

Entries are now open for the Fieldays No. 8 Wire Award, with nearly $10,000 in prize money on offer. The annual award, which is hosted by Waikato Museum, challenges artists to create artworks made predominantly from agricultural products including a minimum 50 per… Read more

Featured Events

'Hatched' - Easter Group Exhibition, The Little Gallery Tairua

April 16, 2017

The Little Gallery Tairua presents 'Hatched,' a collaborative group exhibition opening Easter Weekend. These new works are a collaboration between The Little Gallery’s… Read more

Join the Rusty Player Orchestra

March 5, 2017

Join the Rusty Player Orchestra for the first event of 2017, Sunday 5th March at the Plunket Under 5's expo in Te… 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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