Puppets in the Portrait Gallery

Bring your little ones to a series of captivating puppet shows, inspired by portraits in Toi Art.

  • When Thu 19 Apr – Sun 27 May 2018, 10.30am–2.00pm
  • Where
    Tūrangawaewae: Art and New Zealand in Toi Art, Level 5
  • Cost Free event

Puppeteer Anna Bailey of String Bean Puppets performs three shows based on artworks displayed on the portrait wall in Toi Art, our new gallery.

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Caption

Anna Bailey in the portrait gallery in Tūrangawaewae, 2018. Te Papa

Programme

April (school holiday shows)

Thu 19, 10.30am–10.50am & 11.30am–11.50am: The Runaway Sheep 

Sun 22, 11am–11.20am & 1pm–1.20pm: The Runaway Sheep

Thu 26, 10.30am–10.50am & 11.30am–11.50am: A Monster in the Gallery

Sun 29, 11am–11.20am & 1pm–1.20pm: A Monster in the Gallery

May

Thu 24, 10.30am–10.50am & 11.30am–11.50am: The Missing Portrait

Sun 27, 11am–11.20am & 1pm–1.20pm: The Missing Portrait

Performances

The Runaway Sheep

It’s night-time in the gallery, but the portraits aren’t asleep. They need to find a missing sheep before the people in one painting, The Emigrants, sail to New Zealand.

A Monster in the Gallery

Sometimes there is more to a painting than meets the eye. There is a monster lurking in a portrait, but which one?

The Missing Portrait

One of the paintings has gone missing in the gallery. Can the portraits find a replacement before the museum opens?