Tumanako! - Children's Art Works for Peace

TUMANAKO! Children's Artworks for a Peaceful World

Tumanako! is an exhibition commemorating the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear attack in 1945. 
Marking this year's 73rd anniversary, local children will express in art their hopes and dreams for a peaceful world to thrive in. The resulting exhibition will display artworks of children aged 8-15 years old from all over New Zealand.

In 2017, the exhibition was held across 4 cities, and 2018 is set to be even better! Come and join us.


This year's TUMANAKO! exhibitions and opening events are already confirmed for Auckland, Whakatane, Hutt City, Wellington and for the first time in the South Island Timaru! The openings will all be held in August. We can't wait to see all the children's creativity and engagement in this year's events.


Come and celebrate the young artists' success. All welcome.



Artwork submission: tbc
Opening: tbc
Exhibition: tbc

Artwork submission: 31 July
Opening: Sunday 19 August, 1:30pm
Exhibition: 19 August for 4 weeks

Artwork submission: 12 July
Opening: Sunday 5 August, 1:30pm
Exhibition: 5 August - 1 September

Artwork submission: tbc
Opening: tbc
Exhibition: tbc

Artwork submission: 12 July
Opening: Saturday 4 August, 10:30am
Exhibition: 4 August - 

Children 8 to 18 years old are invited to create a work of art for a peaceful world.

It would be really appreciated if you can register your interest (or your classes interest) in participating as soon as possible. This would be a great help to the organisers who want to ensure the best display of all the artworks. Please register by clicking on the link on the left of your location.

Each exhibition will have an opening event. Celebrate your success at the opening and enjoy music, food and art for peace.

More information is here.