Activities

Please note that under the Orange setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework, all adult visitors to the gallery must wear a mask unless they can show a valid exemption.
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Kaputī & Kōrero Māori

From Saturday 13 August / $50pp


This new course is a friendly introduction to Te Reo Māori over tea and coffee, with Aurora Smith (Ngāti Porou), taking place over four Saturday mornings.

“My name is Aurora Smith and I am of Ngāti Porou descent. I believe that Te Reo can be fun and easy for anyone to learn. I understand that each person has a leaning towards certain learning methods and I like to make sure that everyone’s style is taken into consideration.”

Course dates:
* Saturday 13 August
* Saturday 20 August
* Saturday 27 August
* Saturday 10 September

All sessions take place at 11am-12pm. Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure a prompt start.

Places limited to 10. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Ticket price includes 4 x 1hr lessons.

People participating in creative activity at Oxford Gallery

How To Apply For Community Arts Funding
Thursday 28 July 2022 6:30pm – 8:00pm / Free / Koha $5-10


We will host a FREE event about grant funding with WDC Creative Communities Thursday 28 July from 6.30-8pm. This is open to anyone and the purpose is to introduce the process of applying for Creative Communities funding and to think creatively about the kind of projects that could be funded. We will also cover how Oxford Gallery can support you to deliver your idea.
Some examples of previously funded Creative Communities projects:
⚡️painting, printmaking, photography and ceramic workshops
⚡️community art exhibitions of weaving, pottery, knitting or carving
⚡️street art and murals
⚡️community festivals and performances
Please register via Eventfinda to help us with our planning.
Where: Oxford Gallery, 72 Main Street, Oxford
When: Thursday 28 July, at 6.30pm
Cost: FREE (if you can, a $5-10 koha will help to cover our running costs)

For background on Creative Communties, visit: https://www.waimakariri.govt.nz/community/funding-and-grants/creative-communities.

Colourful stars made from paper and fabric are arranged on a cream-coloured wall

Matariki community whetū cluster

From 23 June – 7 August


Drop by the gallery anytime this Matariki season and make whetū (stars) for our cluster. Select from the materials at the table or bring your own. If you know how to weave a star, teach someone else, or be creative with your own design.

Help yourself to tea or coffee from our whanaungatanga area. 

Koha appreciated (suggested $2-5)