Artsplash is a young people’s arts festival that brings together primary and intermediate schools throughout Wellington to celebrate dance, music, drama, visual art and wearable art. They perform for their parents, whānau, friends and the public.
29 August–2 September 2016
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 5.15pm and 7.45pm
Thursday and Friday: 5pm and 7.45pm
Artsplash 2016 Programme and participating schools
Programme and list of participating schools
The Artsplash 2016 Programme includes a list of participating schools, and what happens on each day.
1−2 September 2016
Various dance styles are performed by students aged 5−13 years old. Students choreograph and perform their own routines. Artsplash dance combines many genres including hip-hop, creative, jazz, cultural and ballet.
Artsplash music and wearable art
29 August−31 August 2016
Music-making ‘by young people, for young people’ is at the heart of Artsplash. Thousands of young people perform at the Michael Fowler Centre, accompanied by Wellington’s Sinfonietta Orchestra, Chilton Amadeus Orchestra and the Artsplash Festival Band. Year 7 and 8 students present their Wearable Art creations in a colourful performance.
Artsplash visual art
29 August−2 September 2016
For young visual artists, there’s nothing like seeing their work displayed in a public exhibition. More than 1,000 pieces will adorn the Renouf Foyer of the Michael Fowler Centre. Free entry.
Artsplash is made possible through the generous support of the Wellington Decorative Arts Society, Lion Foundation and Multimedia Systems Ltd.
City Arts team