Collection galleries being painted. Photo: John Collie
This feels like progress
Starting to gear up for reopening this summer
Tracing Our Roots
When Clayton's grandmother heard that he and his wife Lucy would be travelling to New Zealand as part of their big overseas trip, she mentioned that a visit to the Christchurch Art Gallery for these Londoners would be a must.
We were delighted to pick up three wins at the Museums Australia Publication and Design ...
Holy Exploding Eyefuls, Batman
Back when we were installing his work as part of Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker ...
...to come up with hilarious headlines for this one
When Caroline first found out about the David Cook: Meet Me in the Square exhibition ...
Cosmo's in town
If you go down to New Regent Street you're in for a big surprise...
It's 120 years since the New Zealand crime writer, theatre director and artist Ngaio Marsh ...
Keeping it simple
Visiting Ooo ooo, a collaboration between Keir Leslie and Tjalling de Vries at North Projects ...
Hands Up for Sheffield School
On Saturday, being a resident in the area, I trotted off to the Malvern AMP ...
The line between the fine and applied arts is, it hardly needs saying, a blurred ...
World Poetry Day
Saturday 21 March is UNESCO World Poetry Day.
A stroll down memory lane. . .
Karen Cunningham found out her photo was in the David Cook: Meet Me in the ...
Remembering the 60s apparently means you weren't really there. But the 80s - well that ...
Catch the Bus Into Town
Megan made a special trip to the David Cook: Meet Me in the Square exhibition ...
Papergraphica relaunched as PGgallery192
Congratulations to Marian and Nigel at PGgallery192 which re-opens tonight with their villa gallery looking ...
Today is the birthday of painter, printer, sculptor and caricaturist Honoré Daumier (1808-1879)
Hard to believe two years have already gone by since the passing of Ralph Hotere ...
Sisters Growing Up in Christchurch
Since the exhibition David Cook: Meet Me in the Square opened at 209 Tuam Street, ...
Another six years of the Press have been digitised thanks to the National Library and ...
Back to the future
Walking through St Albans the other morning I had one of those 'wrinkle in time' ...
The best kind of re-gifting
It's Valentine's Day, when tradition dictates that husbands all over the country detour to the ...
Castles in the Sand
The 4th Annual New Zealand Sandcastle Competition took place last weekend at New Brighton Beach, ...
The Arts in Oxford Gallery was filled to bursting late last month as locals and ...
Meet me at 209 Tuam Street
David Cook: Meet Me in the Square has already attracted almost 400 visitors in its ...
MEET ME 30 YEARS LATER
David Cook catches up with someone that he hadn't seen for a while, shortly after ...
Stuck in enemy territory
One hundred years ago today, The Press carried this amazing story of Mina Arndt and ...
Here's a book that needs a video to explain it.
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From the latest issue
The Significance of Everyday Things
Tim Veling and David Cook discuss the documentary urge and ...
The Wisdom of Crowds
In recent years, crowdfunding and crowdsourcing have become big news ...
Mark Williams on digital streaming and the new art audience. ...
In May 2014 Christchurch Art Gallery presented a classic double bill featuring two of the South Island's legendary underground bands – the Dead C and the Terminals.
Formed in the second half the 1980s, both bands have forged reputations in New Zealand and overseas for their no compromise approach. In New Zealand they have released material through the Flying Nun and Xpressway labels, as well as numerous international labels including Siltbreeze and BaDaBing Records in the USA.
These bands were once described as channelling both sides of the Velvet Underground: with their explosive sonic guitar feedback noises the Dead C picks up where the Velvets' White Light / White Heat album left off, while the Terminals at times reflect the quieter, subdued moments found on the album The Velvet Underground.
The Dead C was formed in Dunedin in 1987 and has blurred boundaries between rock music and sonic art noise ever since, taking anyone who cares to listen along for the ride. The Terminals formed in Christchurch in 1986 and, in lyricist Peter Stapleton and singer/songwriter Stephen Cogle, features one of New Zealand's most enduring song-writing collaborations.
Seeing these bands live is a rare opportunity at the best of times. But catching both at the same gig is almost unprecedented.
Filmed at the Naval Point Yacht Club, Lyttelton 23 May 2014
Directed: John Chrisstoffels
Camera: John Chrisstoffels and Julian Vares
Recording engineer: Nicholas Lynch, Acousmatique Ltd.
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