Past Events

20 August 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Regent 3 Cinema

The Friends of Aratoi are showing two art movies in August.

From award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes this fresh new look at arguab

25 June 2017 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Starting at Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

Cost $20.00 per person
Limited to the first fifteen people.
Refreshments will be served.


24 June 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

The Maori portraits painted by Gottfried Lindauer occupy an invincible place in New Zealand's collective consciousness.

10 March 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Aratoi Foyer

A science storytelling bike tour of NZ

4 March 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Aratoi Main Gallery

Curator Dr Rebecca Rice, Te Papa
will speak about Buller's Birds, The art of Keulemans and Buchanan

26 February 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Local psychedelic act MOSES will be peforming their latest album which experiments with sonic art and found sound at Aratoi Museum of Art and History on February 26th.

25 February 2017 - 10:00am - 5 March 2017 - 4:30pm
Aratoi Foyer

Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in partnership with Birds New Zealand and the Department of Conservation will host a series of interactive installations.

26 November 2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Gallery, Aratoi

 Dr Rebecca Rice, Curator Historical New Zealand Art at Te Papa will give a curator's talk on Petrus van der Velden:

13 November 2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Gallery, Aratoi

25 September 2016 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Wesley Wing, Aratoi