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The Dowse Art Museum

Play. Think. Create. Learn. Discover. Creativity is for everyone.

Our commitment to creative practice has no limits, spanning everything from art and design to hip hop, fashion, science and business. We are dedicated to showcasing innovations in creativity that drive human progress and understanding at all levels: culturally, socially, spiritually, and economically.

As long as creativity abounds, no media, subject or sector is out of question. The Dowse Art Museum invites people from all walks of life to engage in and experience creativity. Our focus is on delivering experiences that are inspiring, accessible, adventurous and entrepreneurial.

Collection Type
Art


Contact Details
Postal address iconP O Box 30-396, Lower Hutt
Telephone number icon64-4-5706500
Web address iconhttp://www.dowse.org.nz
Email address icondowse@huttcity.govt.nz


Visitor Information
Physical address icon45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconMon-Fri 10am-4:30pm Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
Charges iconFree


Facilities
Wheelchair accessCafeParkingShopFunction SpacePublic ProgrammesMembership ClubToilets



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Gavin Hipkins: The Domain

New Zealand artist Gavin Hipkins’ career is characterised by a remarkable fluidity, spanning a wide range of photographic media, from slide transparencies to photograms to moving image. The Domain will be an ...

Region:Lower Hutt
Dates: 14-Dec-2017, 15-Dec-2017, 16-Dec-2017, 17-Dec-2017, 18-Dec-2017, 19-Dec-2017 View more sessions

Scribble + Sculpt: Art in Schools

Art and craft have been vital to our education system since the 1940s. The exhibition Scribble + Sculpt shares the story of pioneering teachers who led the way for educational reform and promoted creativity at the heart ...

Region:Lower Hutt
Dates: 14-Dec-2017, 15-Dec-2017, 16-Dec-2017, 17-Dec-2017, 18-Dec-2017, 19-Dec-2017 View more sessions

Across From the Court, On the Way to The Mall

Jay Hutchinson is an embroidery artist with a twist. He has a longstanding fascination with street culture, which he expresses in his art works by contrasting the quick nature of graffiti with the slow and careful ...

Region:Lower Hutt
Dates: 14-Dec-2017, 15-Dec-2017, 16-Dec-2017, 17-Dec-2017, 18-Dec-2017, 19-Dec-2017 View more sessions

Doreen Blumhardt: Jet-Powered Meteor

Once described by colleagues as a ‘jet-powered meteor’, Dame Doreen Blumhardt (1914–2009) was a unique figure in the Aotearoa New Zealand pottery scene. From craft education to advocacy, hosting and publishing, ...

Region:Lower Hutt
Dates: 15-Dec-2017, 16-Dec-2017, 17-Dec-2017, 18-Dec-2017, 19-Dec-2017, 20-Dec-2017 View more sessions

New Zealand Potter: A Partial Archive Book Launch

Celebrating the launch of a Small Bore Books publication and the exhibition Doreen Blumhardt: Jet-Powered Meteor, Small Bore Books editor Emma Bugden will lead a conversation with local artists Lauren Winstone and Dave ...

Region:Lower Hutt
Dates: 15-Dec-2017

The Language of Things

Precious things aren’t always made from precious materials—and jewellery is no exception. The intimacy of jewellery worn on the body gives us a unique way of showing who we are and what’s important to us. This ...

Region:Lower Hutt
Dates: 23-Feb-2018, 24-Feb-2018, 25-Feb-2018, 26-Feb-2018, 27-Feb-2018, 28-Feb-2018 View more sessions

Life Purpose Workshop

New course for 2018 - bookings now open - Life Purpose Workshop. Do you want to make changes in your life? Do you want clarity, direction and focus in your life? Are you craving "Me time" to mull over life and work ...

Region:Lower Hutt
Dates: 03-Mar-2018