Bunker Notes is the Gallery's blog, written by some curators, a librarian, an editor, an administrator and anyone else who wants to get involved.
Four years ago
Four years ago today, disgruntled stallholder Mohamed Bouazizi's immolation sparked revolution in Tunisia, leading directly to revolutions in other Arab countries.
Van der Velden's Rotterdam
I've been delving into the University of Canterbury's art collection recently, as it has been made available on the University's web site, and was stoked to come across the two Petrus van der Velden drawings below.
Currently in Sydney installing Bill Culbert's Pacific Flotsam at the National Art School Gallery in Darlinghurst, Exhibitions and Collections Team Leader Sean Duxfield noticed the show being promoted in Time Out.
To you and your kin, etc
It's that time of year; if you're not buying, writing or posting them, you're plucking them out of the mailbox.
100 years of the Cass field station
Last weekend the University of Canterbury Biology Department celebrated the 100th anniversary of the field station at Cass with a symposium on Cass followed up with a field trip to the station.
Happy Birthday Akaroa Museum
Big Congratulations to Akaroa Museum on their 50th anniversary which they are celebrating this weekend.
There are some great transitional works in our basement these days. It turns out Fulton Hogan employee Juan Pablo Laplechade is pretty handy with a scrabbler...
Aroha ki te Takata a Rohe
Voluntary work is work done of one's own free will, unpaid, for the common good.
Meet Me in the Square
Now's a good time to make Friends with the Gallery. We're offering Friends 20% off our new book of photographs of 1980s Christchurch by David Cook.
Coming to your coffee table soon
On perusing Thames & Hudson's glossy new art publication, we saw a familiar name.
Closed but still on Sale
This week, more great product has been added to our online, pre-Christmas Sale.
The Sloping Deck
Although one of the smallest oil paintings in the permanent collection William Wyllie's The Sloping Deck is a powerful and terrifying image of a ship being wrecked on rocks.
'Vase maker General to the Universe'
Josiah Wedgwood (1730–1795) is England's most famous potter, having through his inexhaustible energy and single-minded pursuit of commerce transformed an old-fashioned craft into a major industry, and seeing his productions reach the great mantelpieces and banqueting tables of Europe and far corners of the globe.
No Less than everything
The exhibition No Less Than Everything: The Art and Times of Janet Paul is currently on at the National Library's upstairs gallery in Wellington.
Holloway Press 1994-2014
Last chance to view the Holloway Press exhibition at Central Library Peterborough this week so if you are in the neighbourhood and like beautifully printed, designed and hand-crafted books then make sure you head along.