There's lines out the door and onto the street down at the Tauranga Art Gallery with hundreds of people taking part in the Paradox Inside Family Fun Day.
The family themed fun day gets children making their own street art inspired works and is one of a number of awesome events that's part of the inaugural Paradox: Tauranga Street Art Festival.
TAG Learning and Engagement Programmes manager Hannah Wilson says they had huge crowds visiting the gallery last weekend, and this weekend is looking likely to be just as large, if not bigger.
“We had about 300 people in the first hour of today's event, it's absolutely crazy but manageable, we've prepared for it everyone is having a great time.
Along with face painting, storytelling and an art treasure hunt, three ‘creation stations' have been setup which engage children in activities based on one of the works which appears in the Paradox Inside exhibition.
“One of the activities is based on the work by Sofles which is made on perspex panels, so the children are working with see-through plastic sheets to design an image that once you line all the pieces up you can see a bigger, better image.
“They're also doing some graffiti writing on paper, and we're also doing some crayon rubbings inspired by Lucy McLauchlan's artwork.”
Along with the family fun day, the gallery is also playing host to the Paradox Inside exhibition which features artworks created especially for TAG by seven internationally acclaimed artists.
The exhibition also features the Oi YOU! Collection including the most extensive assembly of the works of the acclaimed street artist Banksy, in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as a virtual reality experience created by world-famous Melbourne street artist Rone.
The Paradox Inside Family Fun Day is on at the Tauranga Art Gallery until 3pm. Entry costs $5 per family.
Lewis Hudson, 5.
Te Arani Wikohika, 12.
Alana Gage-Brown, 6.
Lucas Gage-Brown, 5.
Charlie, 8, and Mikaela Ketu, 9.
Brenda, Brooke and Maia, Poutawera.
Mila Vincent, 3.