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.
The line between the fine and applied arts is, it hardly needs saying, a blurred one
A stroll down memory lane. . .
Karen Cunningham found out her photo was in the David Cook: Meet Me in the Square exhibition when a resident at Edith Cavell Home and Hospital brought it to her attention during a weekly game of housie.
Remembering the 60s apparently means you weren't really there. But the 80s - well that was just the other day wasn't it?
Catch the Bus Into Town
Megan made a special trip to the David Cook: Meet Me in the Square exhibition last week after seeing a photograph in The Press of her and her friend at the Cathedral Square bus stop, taken in 1984.
Papergraphica relaunched as PGgallery192
Congratulations to Marian and Nigel at PGgallery192 which re-opens tonight with their villa gallery looking spik and span after undergoing long awaited earthquake repairs.
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 on 24th February 2013. Unlike many public galleries around the country at the time of his passing Christchurch Art Gallery was frustratingly unable to display any works by Ralph from the collection due to our ongoing closure.
Sisters Growing Up in Christchurch
Since the exhibition David Cook: Meet Me in the Square opened at 209 Tuam Street, the Gallery's Visitor Hosts have spoken to several people who either appear in the photographs themselves or have a personal story to share about a particular photograph in the show.
Another six years of the Press have been digitised thanks to the National Library and Christchurch City Libraries
Back to the future
Walking through St Albans the other morning I had one of those 'wrinkle in time' moments that post-quake Christchurch is getting so good at.
The best kind of re-gifting
It's Valentine's Day, when tradition dictates that husbands all over the country detour to the service station on the way home for that last-minute box of chocolates*. If, however, you're considering pushing the boat out this year, you might consider the example of William Raworth.
Castles in the Sand
The 4th Annual New Zealand Sandcastle Competition took place last weekend at New Brighton Beach, and a couple of the creations made me take a quick peek through the Gallery's collection for some equally fine examples.
The Arts in Oxford Gallery was filled to bursting late last month as locals and visitors gathered to celebrate the first five years of the gallery's operation.
Meet me at 209 Tuam Street
David Cook: Meet Me in the Square has already attracted almost 400 visitors in its first few days. Here are some comments to share from our visitors' book:
MEET ME 30 YEARS LATER
David Cook catches up with someone that he hadn't seen for a while, shortly after his excellent floor talk at Meet Me in the Square on Saturday morning, the first day of the exhibition.