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.
Here's another bit of Christchurch that's in the news.
TWENTY YEARS, FORTY BOOKS - THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLOWAY PRESS
There's a great opportunity to hear Peter Simpson talk about his involvement with one of New Zealand's finest private presses, the Holloway Press, tonight. Peter's talk is being held at the WEA, 59 Gloucester Street at 6:00pm.
We note the recomissioning of the clock tower in Victoria Street reported in today's Press
Tracking Louise Henderson
I recently wrote about Louise Henderson's painting Addington Workshops (1930) for the Press, and wanted to locate the place in which she stood to make the sketch for the work. It's a complex image and I wanted to understand more about its internal space as well as its history, but the workshops were demolished twenty years ago.
Louise Henderson, Addington Workshops
For many years, the piercing whistle of the railway workshops off Blenheim Road was Addington's alarm clock.
Jonathan Ngarimu Mane-Wheoki CNZM, 1943-2014
We were all deeply saddened over the weekend to learn of the death of Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (Ngāpuhi ki Hokianga/Te Aupouri/Ngāti Kuri): eminent art historian, scholar, curator, arts leader and cultural advocate.
Wainui - to the west of the long harbour
"I like Wainui, quaint, charming, rather like a Pieter Bruegel subject with the haymaking in progress." Rita Angus to Douglas Lilburn, 1943
Best flipping thing evarr!
We got a real kick out of our just-closed family exhibition Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker - and it seems like plenty of our public did too.
Into The Void
Into The Void? you might have heard of this band if you're from Christchurch, probably not if you're from further afield.
Proceed and be Bold: The Pear Tree Press
The Pear Tree Press is the latest in a series of book related exhibitions held in collaboration between the Christchurch Art Gallery and the Christchurch City Libraries at their Peterbourgh street branch.
I attended an Induction course to the Christchurch Art Gallery building site last week with fellow collegues Chris Pole and Kirsty Mathieson - a run down on the dos and don'ts when visiting the gallery as it undergoes repairs.