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Reuben Paterson Te Pūtahitanga ō Rehua 2005. DVD. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, purchased 2009

Reuben Paterson Te Pūtahitanga ō Rehua 2005. DVD. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, purchased 2009

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Op + Pop opens this weekend

Prepare to be dazzled as we take a look at the continued influence of Op Art and Pop Art on New Zealand art. Opening Waitangi weekend, along with the exclusive New Zealand premiere of Tangle

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Sparks that fly upwards

Sparks that fly upwards

Curator Felicity Milburn remembers five years and 101 installations in a gallery without walls.

 

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The House of Wellbeing

The House of Wellbeing

On Saturday, I spoke at the launch of a major new work of art in public space—Wayne Youle's installation The House of Wellbeing ALL WELCOME, at the CPIT Aoraki campus on Madras Street.

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Silent Patterns

Silent Patterns

An outdoor painting inspired by war-time Dazzle shipping camouflage.

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Art makes me a winner

Art makes me a winner

Tell us what Art Makes You and go in the draw to win a trip for four to Singapore.

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Dancing on shifting ground

Dancing on shifting ground

Sophie McKinnon explores art, resilience, change and urban regeneration in China.

In the winter of 2006 I found myself traipsing around the 798 art district in Beijing, in search of someone to talk to about factories morphing into gallery spaces. I was fascinated by the story of a defunct industrial district turned rapidly expanding contemporary art zone. 798 had been the unofficial site of regeneration for Beijing’s art community since 2001. This community had spent over two deca+des plagued by isolation and displacement but seemed finally to be finding a home.

 

 

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In the Vast Emptiness

In the Vast Emptiness

The Canterbury landscape as captured by twentieth century painters.

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The listening post

The listening post

Gallery librarian and archivist Tim Jones has been working with director Liz Grant to research and record around forty new audio pieces on works in the collection. I sat down with Tim and Liz to talk about the delights and challenges of the audio guide project.

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