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, Chris Pole

Puzzling

Puzzling

During our recent collection shift - in which all of the Gallery's treasures were returned to their rightful, refurbished homes, we took the opportunity to assemble and photograph a work which has made its way into our collection post quake. 

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, Chris Pole

Paradoxical Undressing

Paradoxical Undressing

The Word Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival 2014 was held over the weekend and featured many fascinating events, and Christchurch Art Gallery was proud to be an associated partner for some of these.

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, Lara Strongman

Frozen flame, Worcester Street

Frozen flame, Worcester Street

I've been calling it Christchurch's 'everyday surrealism': the commonplace spectacles of life in a post-disaster city. Since the Christchurch earthquakes, the extraordinary has been rendered ordinary by force of daily exposure.

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, Vicky Flannery

Proceed and Be Bold

Proceed and Be Bold

Opens today!

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, Jo Blair

Chapman's Homer is back!

Chapman's Homer is back!

After 10 months sleeping in his crate in the loading bay, Chapman's Homer is back. 

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, Felicity Milburn

Rebels, Knights and Other Tomorrows

Rebels, Knights and Other Tomorrows

Opening tomorrow

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, Felicity Milburn

A Dark Knight on a Bright Day

A Dark Knight on a Bright Day

A new show rises at our 209 Tuam Street gallery.

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, Jo Blair

Bill Culbert, radishes, Hut #2, Bluff Oysters, eccles cakes, The Hendersons, and 250 people.

Bill Culbert, radishes, Hut #2, Bluff Oysters, eccles cakes, The Hendersons, and 250 people.

On Saturday night artist Bill Culbert and chefs Margot and Fergus Henderson helped raise the bar for another extraordinary fundraiser from the Gallery and its Foundation

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, Ken Hall

Provenance

Provenance

Adding to the ON VIEW piece in this morning's Press, about an early Dutch flower painting that was unexpectedly given to the people of Christchurch in 2012...

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, Felicity Milburn

Eyes on the skies

Eyes on the skies

If, like me, you've got a space-mad seven year old in the house, you'll be well aware that the European Space Agency's Rosetta Probe has now made its historic rendevous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (AKA 'the one shaped like a rubber ducky').

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, Ken Hall

West Coast Road Trip

West Coast Road Trip

Survival skills for the new Christchurch: one of these is getting out more. 

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, Felicity Milburn

Reopening envy

Reopening envy

With our eyes firmly set on the reopening of Christchurch Art Gallery at the end of next year, I've been following the progress of other institutions with interest, including the new Renzo Piano-designed Harvard Art Museums.

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, Felicity Milburn

In praise of windows

In praise of windows

As you may know, we've all just shifted to a new office and while we're in closer proximity to each other than before and quite a bit further away from the Gallery's collection, for me at least there's one pretty glorious upside.

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, Tim Jones

And here we are back again

And here we are back again

It's snug, but it will do very nicely

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, Jo Blair

Mid Winter Gala Fundraiser Dinner – Bill Culbert style

Mid Winter Gala Fundraiser Dinner – Bill Culbert style

Amongst the stuffing of moving boxes as Gallery staff vacate their building, there has also been a fair bit of envelope stuffing going on too. Check out Bill Culbert's invitations to this year's Mid Winter Gala Fundraiser. They are restrained, functional, and very Bill.

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