Events & Opportunities


Launching: August 14 5:30 pm

A collaborative event between Space Studio & Gallery and the Women’s Network Whanganui. We are stoked to facilitate & host a myriad of fun & informative Winter events to raise funds for the empowerment and support of women in our community.

DEDICATION: The teams from Space Studio & Gallery and the Women’s Network dedicate the 2019 festival to the life and memory of Ray Stevens and Sue Westwood. Ray and Sue were fierce supporters of the community who always fought for their belief in fairness. We honour their lives and share this festival with you all in the spirit of togetherness.

Winter Wonderfest is brought to you by:

The Women’s Network Whanganui-

The Women’s Network is pleased once again to work with Sarah at Space Studio and Gallery to bring Whanganui this exciting festival programme. This is one of many successful collaborations we have worked on together and reflects our desire to create social connection and to inspire people.

Space Studio & Gallery-

We enjoy providing Whanganui with an engaging, interesting and ever changing ‘space’; collaborating with other organisations such as The Women’s Network provides us an opportunity to create even more connection and vibrancy to our yearly programmes- whilst also giving back to our community.

Winter Wonderfest launches 14th of August but, view/download the programme now!

Space Hosted Events During the Winter Wonderfest:

The Eventual Genius:

FRI/ SUN 16, 18 AUGUST | 7pm/3pm | THE EVENTUAL GENIUS | $10/$15 tickets from Royal Wanganui Opera House | Cheryl Amos returns to Whanganui to perform what she describes as “a light-hearted romp through addiction, abuse and mental illness”. This production comes with a trigger warning due to its content, recommended for adults only. Press Release

Please note the earlier advertised performace on Saturday 17th of August has been cancelled.


WEDNESDAY 21st AUGUST | 6.30pm-8pm | $10 |

A fast-paced evening of local speakers sharing their passion,  insights and enthusiasms in life…15 images and 5 minutes of talk-time allowed!

Email: to book.

Sound Sessions:

We are excited to announce Sound Sessions as a regular feature of our programme. On the last Saturday of every month we will host either local or touring musicians. Sound Sessions are a niche music event where you get to intimately experience music, meet the artists behind the sound and ultimately enjoy a relaxed evening with friends in a creative setting.

SATURDAY 31st AUGUST | 5.30-7pm | Winter Wonderfest SOUND SESSION | $10 |

We are excited to welcome AWA to Space for our Winter Wonderfest Sound Session. Email to book.

Sound Sessions, Terry Sarten & John Scudder, June 2019. Photographer: Sarah Williams

Sound Sessions, Broken Lexicon, May 2019. Photographer: Sarah Williams

Space Studio & Gallery Re-Launch & La Fiesta! 10th Anniversary, February 2019. Photographer: Kirsty Melville.

24-Hour Art Jam, 2018, Fundraising Event and Auction for the Women’s Network Whanganui. Photographer: Gail Imhoff