Tumanako! - Children's Art Works for Peace

TUMANAKO! Children's Art Works for a Peaceful World

2017 commemoration of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Tumanako! is an exhibition commemorating the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear attack in 1945. Marking this year's 72nd anniversary it will be local children’s art expressing their hopes and dreams for a peaceful world to thrive in. At the same time it will also recognise this year’s 30th anniversary of NZ becoming a nuclear free country. The exhibition will display artworks of children aged 8-15 years old from all over New Zealand.

WELLINGTON OPENING 1pm SUNDAY 20 August at the Wharewaka

This year's Tumanako! opening event is at the Wharewaka on the waterfront. 

Come and celebrate the young artists success together with Wellington Mayor Justin Lester. 

The opening event will be followed by a Peace Hikoi to the Wellington City Library to view the exhibition. 

All welcome.

Artwork submission by 21 July 2017
Opening 6-August at AUT/2:30pm then exhibition on display 7-12 August 
Then 3pm opening on 13-August at Takapuna Library and on display from 13-26 August.

Artwork submission by 26 July 2017
Opening 2pm 6-August at the Little Theatre.
Exhibition at the War Memorial Library 6-26 August 

Artwork submission by 2 August 2017
Opening 1pm Sunday 20-August at Wharewaka
Exhibition at the Central Library 20 August - 2 September

Opening 3pm Sunday 6 August at Whakatane library (Te Koputu) 
The exhibition will run for four weeks.

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


Children 8 to 15-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.

More information is here