Pollen in the Trough

Rebecca Hawkes, Sarah Hudson, Madison Kelly

12 October - 12 November

Poetry Night

NEW DATE: Friday 11 November 

Doors open 5:30pm; Poetry from 6pm - 7pm

Wormhole's studio will be transformed for this performative poetry night! Read your own short poem aloud or share a favourite by someone else. Dramatic lighting, costumes, props, and a slightly spooky country soundtrack provided. Dress ups encouraged :-)


Suitable for adults. Light refreshments provided. We need an audience, please come along!

+ + + Performers, please sign up early to help us with the set list! Text 027 3048 052 or email with queries/to register.

Cheesy Closing

Saturday 12 November / 12pm - 2pm

Come and celebrate the end of Pollen in the Trough. Cheesecake, cheese, crackers, tea, and coffee provided. Bring something "farmed or foraged" to contribute if you like :-)

All welcome, bring a plate optional. Drop in for a bite and bid the artworks farewell.




An exhibition by Zena Elliott and Tina Tangiweto

9 July - 20 August

Whānau Mahitoi Day

Saturday 13 August 10am-2pm

Join artists Zena and Tina in the Wormhole studio! Come along to see artworks in progress, get to know the artists, and have a go with the tools and materials used in our current exhibition Āniwaniwa.

This is a free, drop-in event suitable for all ages - kids, teens, adults, grandparents... bring the whole whānau! If you are bringing a big group, let us know in advance if possible. Caregivers, please accompany under 10s. Mask wearing encouraged.



An exhibition by Zena Elliott and Tina Tangiweto

9 July - 20 August

Mailbox Challenge at Edgecumbe Bluelight

Monday 18 July 9am-3pm

Bluelight school holiday programme.

Mailbox Challenge - pick up a box

Week 2 school holidays

Collect a cardboard box and a form from the gallery during open hours, take it home, and create a fantastic mailbox for your bedroom! Plus, there's the option of displaying it in Riverslea Mall!

Mailbox Challenge at Wormhole

Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 July 10am-2pm 

Kathe from EDIT will be running these free drop-in sessions in our studio. Paint a fantastic mailbox for your bedroom, with the option of displaying it in Riverslea Mall!


All materials provided, thanks to Resene and EDIT (Edgecumbe Development and Improvement Team).


Under 10s need to be accompanied by a caregiver. We might get messy, so please wear old clothes!


you'd be home by now

An exhibition by Casey Carsel

14 May - 25 June

Wormhole Dye Workshop at Te Kōputu

Tuesday 14 June 2pm-3pm

Drop in and paint with plant dyes on paper at Te Kōputu (Whakatāne Library). Add simple acidity modifiers and watch your picture change colour!

Suitable for all ages. Caregivers and Kaitiaki, please accompany little ones. Free to attend. Drop in. Please wear a mask. 

We will be using dyes so please dress with this in mind.


Sewing Circle

Every Wednesday in June 12pm-2pm 

BYO handcrafts to Wormhole - mending, embroidery, knitting, crochet - and stitch in the company of others.

Free to attend. Drop in. Please wear a mask.


Riverslea Mall Matariki Market

Friday 24 June 4pm-8pm 

We'll be closed during the day, but will open for this market in the  evening. Stop in at Wormhole to help us with a collaborative Matariki window painting. Pick up some fun family art kits and merch while you're here :-)

Free to attend. Please wear a mask.