Free Events in association with Painted Stories

10.30am Wednesday 15 July

Wicked Pirates

Millennium Public Art Gallery, Seymour Square
July School Holiday event with the Marlborough Children's Library
Come dressed as a pirate amd take part in lots of wicked pirate activities
All welcome - adult supervision required.



10.30am Saturday 25 July

Joy with Art

Millennium Public Art Gallery, Seymour Square
A book reading and signing session with Joy Cowley at her exhibition
Joy will be accompanied by picture book writer and illustrator, Gavin Bishop
All welcome - adult supervision required.

Sarah Davis

22 June - 26 July 2015

PS_lockup_colour-01_250px.jpgIllustrations from books written by Joy Cowley published by Gecko Press
Painted Stories is an exhibition that continues our series of collaborations with the Christchurch-based national children's literature trust, Painted Stories. This exhibition features illustrations from a selection of books written by Joy Cowley and published by Gecko Press. On show are: The Fierce Little Woman and the Wicked Pirate, illustrated by Sarah Davis, Stories of the Wild West Gang, illustrated by Trevor Pye, and Dunger and The Bakehouse designed by Keely O'Shannessey,
Painted Stories will run through to the second Marlborough Book Festival, 24-26 July, where Joy is a featured writer. Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand's best-loved writers for children and has written for children for over 60 years. Joy lives in Featherston, but has a special relationship with Marlborough.


2 May - 26 July 2015


Works from the permanent collection

Public art collections tell layers of stories and form an important part of a community's identity. The acquisition and care of works of art is central to a public art gallery's function. The Millennium Public Art Gallery's collection contains significant contemporary and historical New Zealand art. Through generous donors, in particular the Coulthard Arts Trust, our Collection is NugentWelshKaikouraCoast_250.jpgdeveloping substantially. This exhibition features a few favourites along with recent acquisitions and provides an opportunity to view works that usually ‘lurk' in the storeroom - rarely seen due to lack of exhibition space.




Image: Nugent Welsh, Kaikoura Coast, watercolour, c.1935

Collection of the Millennium Public Art Gallery





The Millennium Public Art Gallery in Blenheim

Marlborough's public art gallery is located in the centre of Blenheim, opposite Seymour Square right beside the Marlborough District Council. See map.

The Art Gallery presents a high quality, varied programme of regularly changing art exhibitions and events. 

Come and enjoy art works from Marlborough’s own artists along with art from renowned painters, sculptors, weavers, photographers and other talent from around New Zealand and overseas.



Open 7 Days

Weekdays: 10.30 - 4.30

Weekends:  1.00 - 4.00

Free entry
(donation appreciated)

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