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.
Using this phrase has caught a few people out, but we really do believe we have finished tagging our collection.
Last night was the first peformance of the dance response to our Shifting Lines exhibition and it was awesome! The dancers got a standing ovation for the beautiful interpretation of the art works. And there's another performance tonight!
Every New Zealand artist ever - seriously!
We are pleased to announce a new way of finding information about New Zealand artists.
On a recent trip to Wellington to attend the excellent Van der Velden symposium at Te Papa I saw the Britten motorcycle on display and was instantly reminded of one exhibition that was in the pipeline here at Christchurch Art Gallery prior to the big shakes, an exhibition that involved Billy Apple and the Britten motorcycle titled Great Britten!
This Goes Out to You
These are tricky, venue-lean times for artists in Christchurch, which means exhibitions can turn up just about anywhere.
To our Guides: Thank you!
Today is International Volunteers' Day so a big shout out and thanks to our dedicated team of 36 volunteer guides.
noise to my ears
It really is very good to see a new space has opened up in this town dedicated to the sonic arts...that being The Auricle in New Regent street...home to the Cantabrian Society of Sonic Artists.
Bill Culbert - 51 Drawings
One of Christchurch Art Gallery's latest Outer Spaces projects involves co-publishing an artist's book by Bill Culbert with Coracle Press.
This Aussie-coined expression was recently named word of the year, but the notion's pretty old hat round here.
Who let the dog out?
I was browsing recently through the online collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and came to an abrupt halt before a sculptural work by the artist Marisol, a detail of which is shown here.
Three fabulous works from the recent Sculpture by the Sea exhibition on the cliffs betrween Bondi and Tamarama.
THE ISLAND OF TOUI POENAMMU
I was fortunate enough to see first hand this stunning map of New Zealand's South Island / Te Waipounamu at the Mitchell Library in Sydney last week, a map which must rate as a very special taonga for Mainlanders.