Ronnie van Hout Comin’ Down (detail) 2013. Painted polyurethane over VH grade machined polystyrene, glue, welded steel armature. Courtesy the artist
Look at that cloud!
It looks a bit like a dog riding a motorbike.
Heavy Metal #4
Being a self confessed printing press spotter I couldn't go past this wonderful Columbian printing press in the collection of the Shantytown Heritage Museum just south of Greymouth.
Shipwreck in the foyer
Something a little bit gorgeous just washed up on our shores.
All Christchurch Art Gallery exhibitions are lovingly documented for prosperity, and the newly installed Face ...
Never promised you a nose garden
New life for old wall mural on Manchester Street. Robbie Williams puts a different twist ...
Here's a swathe of photos from our party last Saturday.
A DEAFinate Success
Celebrating New Zealand Sign Language Week Te Wiki o Te Reo Turi 13-19 May 2013.
This week 77 years ago Rita Angus visited Cass on a sketching holiday with Louise ...
New Bulletin in print (and on screen)
The new Bulletin is in, and out.
Past Talking to the Future
Mark Adams' exhibition 'Portrait of the Painter Tony Fomison' opened at the Chamber Gallery in ...
...comes in many forms. It's something else to celebrate. If you haven't yet visited the ...
Populate! update #30 (Tin men)
On 10 May 2063, Christchurch Art Gallery's fiftieth birthday, we'll qualify for gold. On its ...
Populate! update #29 (Guess who's coming to dinner?)
Populate! update #28 (The Imagination Playground)
Looks good enough to eat, but it's even better to play with. Bring the kids ...
Populate! update #27 (Night visions)
Enlarging the circuit of nocturnal Populate! works (see also Steve Carr's Majo on Worcester Boulevard, ...
Populate! update #26 (Hot off the press)
Sure, Roger Sutton and his people have their work cut out rebuilding an entire city. ...
Populate! update #25 (A Cry for Help)
We're a stoic lot here at Christchurch Art Gallery.
Populate! update #24 (Masking tape monster)
The joys of working with a lot of masking tape? Getting to make a masking ...
Populate! update #23 (Bods in boxes)
Here's something the exhibitions team just popped (sorry: the punnage will stop soon) open: two ...
Populate! update #22 (Party stuff)
Dress them up with a long-sleeved fluoro jacket. Dress them down with a short-sleeved one. ...
Populate! Update #21 (Hello Stranger)
Who's that gi-i-irl, hanging around with you?
Populate! update #20 (happy couple #2)
Another happy couple make an appearance in the gallery's Populate! programme.
Populate! update #19 (beyond belief)
"When people stop believing in God," said G.K. Chesterton, "they don't believe in nothing — ...
Populate! Update #18 (The Shock of the Newt)
One of the more unusual additions to the Christchurch Art Gallery Library's artists' book collection ...
Populate! update #17 (How to make a narthex)
Saturday afternoon at Christchurch Art Gallery's 209 Tuam Street outpost and Jess Johnson's Wurm Whorl Narthex ...
From Russia without much love
Let's talk art gallery shops!
Populate! update #16 (Iggy Populate!)
Ageing rock god joins Populate! programme in clever cross-branding exercise. As seen on the front ...
Populate! update #15 (wrapped)
You might look a little frowny too, if you'd just been covered in bubble wrap.
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Christchurch Art Gallery is Ten: Highs and Lows
In recognition of the anniversary of the move of Christchurch's ...
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Curator Felicity Milburn on Tony Oursler and the grotesque.
It’s our party and we’ll cry if we want to
On 10 May 2013, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o ...
Early on Tuesday 30 April 2013, ten days before our 10th Birthday, Christchurch icon Ronnie Van Hout met up with a couple of crane operators and the gallery team, to install a new artwork entitled Comin' Down, on the roof of 209 Tuam Street. It was such a beautiful morning; a great time to be on top one of the tallest remaining buildings in the city. Everything went according to plan... almost.
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