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.
Holy Exploding Eyefuls, Batman
Back when we were installing his work as part of Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker at the Art Box, I mentioned that Mark Braunias had been working on a longterm project involving a creative re-imaginging of encyclopaedia imagery. The latest iteration of this work is currently on display in Anti-Groovy at Jonathan Smart Gallery, and it's definitely worth a look, or twelve.
When Caroline first found out about the David Cook: Meet Me in the Square exhibition through the Gallery's Facebook page before it opened, she had an inkling that she might see her father in the show.
It's 120 years since the New Zealand crime writer, theatre director and artist Ngaio Marsh (1895 - 1982) was born just up the road.
Keeping it simple
Visiting Ooo ooo, a collaboration between Keir Leslie and Tjalling de Vries at North Projects on Bealey Avenue the other day, I came across a great installation workaround.
Hands Up for Sheffield School
On Saturday, being a resident in the area, I trotted off to the Malvern AMP show. After the lawn mower racing and the dog high-jump competition it was time to go and drool over all the gorgeous country baking.
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.