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.
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.
Party on Madras
It's less that a week until our Out of the Box family fun day on Saturday 27 September and we're getting excited!
One Time offer
It is not every day, said the American poet and insurance lawyer Wallace Stevens, that the world arranges itself into a poem.
But sometimes you get lucky.
Art and politics
As New Zealand prepares to go to the polls on the eve of what has surely been the most colourful election campaign season in the nation's history, we present a selection of works from Christchurch Art Gallery's collection on the theme of politics.
Vale Peter Gutteridge
Very sad to hear news of the sudden death of Peter Gutteridge last Sunday, one of New Zealand's most talented guitarists / songwriters, and our thoughts are with his family and friends.
While we have been away, the selfie has become the fad du jour. What effect will it have when we re-open?
A garden enclosed
Last weekend I visited Cuningham House, the grand exhibition glasshouse in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, which has been newly reopened.
An architectural modernist relic
With so many 'old dungers' banished to oblivion in these parts, it's now difficult to find evidence, within the four avenues at least, that Christchurch had existed at all before, say, about 1983...
No reason to get excited
There is no real reason to post this picture of a scrubby painting of Brazilian favelas, except that it is by a certain Robert Zimmerman.
Barry Brickell's Art Train Up The Coast
Passenger trains are few and far between in the South Island these days, probably the North Island as well for that matter, but Barry Brickell's Art Train up The Coast is one trip I would dearly love to take.
as there is a constant flow of light
On a recent printer's residency at the Otago University's Otakou Press Colin McCahon's huge mural painting Waterfall Theme and variations dominated proceedings.