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Hand Me Down: A personal commentary influenced by ideological roles and rituals
21 Feb 2022 - 19 Aug 2022
‘Hand Me Down’ is a response to socio cultural norms: a public space threaded with personal commentary, particularly those commentaries influenced by ideologies of roles and rituals.

Voices of Mana Motuhake
13 Jun 2022 - 26 Aug 2022
This exhibition shares a selection of artwork from the University of Waikato Art Collection which each in their own way give voice to kōrero on ‘Ko Te Mana Motuhake’, the moto at the base of ‘Te Paki o Matariki’, which is the coat of arms or crest of the Kīngitanga.

NZ String Quartet | First Light
22 Jul 2022 7:30 PM
Join the NZ String Quartet this June and July for three thoughtfully thoughtfully curated programme reflecting on our place in this world as we mark the first-ever official public holiday dedicated to Matariki, Māori new year.

Stars Aligned
29 Jul 2022 7:30 PM
An evening with stars celebrating stars – beautiful orchestral music performed by brilliant musicians. Be uplifted and inspired.

The Dame Malvina Major Waikato Aria Competition 2022 Grand Final
30 Jul 2022 7:00 PM
Come and join us for an evening of music and drama, as the University of Waikato's most promising operatic voices compete for this prestigious prize.

Matthew Barley & Stephen De Pledge
9 Aug 2022 7:30 PM
This tour reunites two friends, musical accomplices that have made their homes on opposite sides of the globe.

Becoming Brodie
25 Aug 2022 7:30 PM
Ivy Blue frontman and ex-student politician James Brodie takes to the stage on his first ever solo tour, sharing stories and songs about growing up in Te Aroha, New Zealand with Autism and ADHD.

Stories of Our Place
28 Aug 2022 3:00 PM
Come on a journey discovering the stories of our place through the music of Jeremy Mayall, Horomona Horo with the Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra.

Van Diemen’s Band - Borderlands
12 Sep 2022 7:30 PM
From Tasmania comes a group of performers that revel in the liveliness and intrigue of borderlands.

Letters From Iraq
15 Oct 2022 7:30 PM
Rahim AlHaj joins the New Zealand String Quartet in this thought-provoking and evocative Letters from Iraq.