Term 1 Art Trip

By Jemima Colquhoun | Posted: Thursday May 13, 2021

Koru, Harakeke and Phutukawa all went on art trips into the city in Weeks 10 and 11 in Term 1. Here is a recap of how our trips went.

Koru Hub - this has been written by students in Amaria’s, Regina’s and Jemima’s whānau groups.

We went on a trip to Te Papa and the City Gallery last term. We went on the bus to go there. At Te Papa, we dug up dinosaur bones and we saw glow worms. We heard birds and they sounded like a beautiful song. There was a bridge at Te Papa and it was very wobbly. We went to Waitangi Park and ate our lunch.

At City Gallery, we were told a story about the two taniwha of Wellington Harbour. We looked outside where we had a shape hunt, and there was a big hand and a big circle in the air. We found shapes outside and we hunted for shapes outside in the sculptures. Back inside the gallery, we made some patterns and animals out of shapes. At the end of the day we went on the bus to go back to school.

Our trip was terrific, exciting, fun, interesting and awesome. Thank you parents and grandparents for coming and helping on the trip to City Gallery and Te Papa!

Harakeke Hub 

The students of Harakeke Hub got to indulge their senses in the world of different art forms on their recent trip into Te Whanganui-a-Tara. The tamariki got to explore and appreciate part of Wellington’s Waterfront Sculpture Trail as well as a very personal visit to the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Te Pukenga Whakaata. Here the wonderful Bri, the audience engagement coordinator, helped facilitate our students to engage with the works on the wall as part of the Kākahi exhibition yet allowing some time for them to be creative themselves! 

The Wellington weather even stayed dry long enough for us to have a bite to eat and a play at Frank Kitts Park. This was a fitting end to the visual art focus in term 1 and we hope our students will carry their knowledge and ideas forward with them.

Pōhutukawa Hub

Pōhutukawa Hub had two very contrasting trips thanks to the glorious Wellington weather! 

Groups 1 and 2 were lucky enough to get the sunnier day and had a wonderful time exploring the wide range of sculptures that Wellington City has on display. There were lots of thoughtful conversations about these sculptures, what they represented, and our responses to them. 

Groups 3 and 4 were not so lucky with the weather. Thankfully, we were able to see most of the sculptures before the rain swept through. We then headed to Te Papa to seek some shelter and explore the Te Taiao Nature exhibit. 

All of our tamariki were thoughtful and curious during our trip to the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Te Pukenga Whakaata. We enjoyed interacting with the Kākahi exhibition and even showing some creativity of our own through the creation of our group murals. 

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