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Visiting an art gallery can often be an overwhelming experience. From materials to meaning, what you see can be baffling and there is always more to see. Not to mention all the standing required!   

Art Encounters is here to help. In these 30-minute sessions we’ll guide you through a Gallery experience that will have you coming back for more.   

Each session will be an encounter with a single artwork. We’ll spend the time looking, examining, and exploring the elements that make the art work.   

Slow down, look, and wonder, and get to know an artwork more intimately.  

January Topic: Join us this month for a discussion of Ben Buchanan’s suite of trippy, immersive canvases that push and pull between representation and reality, the natural and the artificial, now showing in the exhibition Sour Grapes. Together we will explore the potential for paintings themselves to be living, breathing entities that hold mauri (life force). 


  • Free


  • Sat 21 Jan


  • 11:30 pm — 12:00 pm


  • Te Ngākau Civic Square
  • 101 Wakefield St
  • Wellington
  • New Zealand