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 8-18 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: 5 July (or until 20th of July, however, artworks must be delivered to the SGINZ center if completed after the 5th of July - click on AUCKLAND for more information)
Opening: Sunday 5 August, 1 pm to 4 pm AUT
Exhibition:  AUT 5 August - 11 August
Takapuna Library 12 August - 25 August
SGINZ Ellerslie Centre 26 August
Artwork submission: 31 July
Opening: Sunday 19 August, 2pm, Petone Central School Hall
Exhibition: 19 August - 8 September, Petone Library

Artwork submission: 12 July
Opening: Sunday 5 August, 1:30pm, The Wharewhaka
Exhibition: 5 August - 25 August, The Central Library

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

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.