Candle-making with Sybs

Saturday 25 March, 1-3PM


Join us for a special candle-making workshop with Sybs, a queer owned and operated small business in Tāmaki Makaurau. Sybs creates small-batch scented candles that are “queer, soy, handmade and horny”. In this two hour workshop, you’ll design and make your own scented candle that you can take home with you. 

All materials provided.


Gen-Zine: A Do-It-Yourself Art Workshop for Rainbow Youth

Saturday 1 April, 10am-2pm

Are you a LGBTQQIAP+ young person interested in art, writing, and DIY culture? In celebration of the new exhibit The Sentiment of Flowers, Gus Fisher Gallery invites rainbow youth and their allies to an introductory workshop on queer zine-making. Bring your friends and make some new ones, all while exploring the creative world of queer self-publishing. Together, we will learn about the history of zines in queer and other radical movements and participate in fun and easy book making activities. Go home with your own personal mini-zine and help contribute to a group zine in just three hours! No experience or supplies are needed for this workshop, but feel free to bring your poetry, sketchbooks, and creative ideas with you.

Register for this event via the link below as spaces are limited.

Presented by Kim Snider (she/her)

Kim Snider (she/her) is a teacher and obsessive zine-collector from Toronto, Canada, where she teaches drama, creative writing, and gender studies. She recently moved to Tāmaki Makaurau to begin her PhD, which focuses on the role of the arts in supporting queer and trans youth.


Hapa-Zome for Kids

Saturday 15 and 22 April, 10.30am-11.30am

Using the Japanese art of Hapa-Zome, meaning ‘leaf dye,’ bring your whānau to come create vibrant patterns by smashing the pigment onto fabric.

This one hour workshop is suitable for tamariki of all ages. All materials provided. 


Build a flower wall

Visit Gus Fisher Gallery and add to our ever-growing flower wall! Inspired by our current exhibition, The Sentiment of Flowers, we have transformed our corridor into a paper garden where you’re welcome to design your own flower creation for display. 

Visit anytime during the gallery’s opening hours until May 6.

Gus Fisher Gallery
74 Shortland Street
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Central 1010

Tuesday – Friday:
10am – 5pm
10am – 4pm