Max Hailstone, detail from Design and Designers (Griffin Press, Wellington, 1985). Collection of Robert and Barbara Stewart Library and Archives, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Our great new show at Central Library Peterborough
A new sculpture for Christchurch
A karanga competed with the familiar rebuild soundtrack of hammering and excavating on Tuesday morning, as Lonnie Hutchinson's I like your form was launched at The Commons, on the former site of the Crowne Plaza hotel. Looping through the wooden Arcades frames, the 50 metre-long work reimagines a Maori hinaki, or eel trap, on an epic scale.
I miss your quirky e-mails - your sense of humour and hearing about your latest travels.
Some bad photos of the Gallery library being shifted.
Cotton talk at Ilam
This past weekend was the last chance to see Shane Cotton's mighty Haymaker series down ...
Art imitating art?
Or is that life imitating art? Or maybe both?
The Gallery library is moving
Sweet As Sculpture
Constructing is definitely the theme for these holidays, so from the big blue blocks of ...
...was born on this day in 1858 in Long Gully, Australia
Max Hailstone: Book and Typographic Designer
An exhibition of book and typographical designs by Max Hailstone is on now at Central ...
From the Visitor Comments Book
What our visitors are saying about Shane Cotton: Baseland.
Hockey Sticks, Castles and the Odd Spider
These are just some of the creations made with our Imagination Playground over the last week. ...
It's Bastille Day - the French national holiday
...of both the FIFA World Cup AND the Art of the Dustjacket.
Dropping the ball
Great to read in the latest New Zealand Heritage magazine (winter, 2014) that planning is ...
Another world first
A new way of searching our collection online allows us to claim another world first.
New Senior Curator
Dr Lara Strongman is now confirmed as our new senior curator.
How Did You Do That?
How often have you stood in front of an art work and wondered how the ...
We're hosting here, there and at SOFA
In September last year I wrote a blog about the different offsite venues that we've been hosting at. ...
I will not use gnome puns
Two 8-foot mirror finished steel gnomes in climbing harnesses are spectacle enough without the need ...
One of the things I've really missed in these post-earthquake days is contact with collection ...
A topical (or recently topical at least) work from our collection today, from none other ...
Football World Cup
It may be easily observed around here that art lovers can be footie lovers, and ...
If a tree falls in a forest
but a conservation minister doesn't hear it fall, does it make a dollar?
You can't judge a book by its cover is how the saying goes.
Hello, my name is...(#2)
It's time to meet another of our wonderful visitor hosts. Here are Andrew Shepherd's answers to my ...
It's sixty years today since Christchurch's most notorious murder.
Shane Cotton guided tours have started!
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From the latest issue
The Pleasure of Making: Objects taking centre stage in the space of the art gallery
Was it serendipity that the opening of Christchurch Art Gallery's ...
Curator Ken Hall writes about his experience of working with ...
Thieves in the Attic
Sally Blundell talks to Edwards + Johann about collaboration, play ...
Watch Rebecca Baumann's mesmerising colour chart in action.
From the collection
From the shopShane Cotton: The Hanging Sky
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