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, David Simpson

Out of the Box

Out of the Box

Here's a swag of photos from our Out of the Box event last Saturday. 

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, Peter Vangioni

Proceed and be Bold: The Pear Tree Press

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.

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, Peter Vangioni

Inducted

Inducted

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. 

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, Lana Coles

Party on Madras

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!

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, Felicity Milburn

One Time offer

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.

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, Ken Hall

Yes or no?

Yes or no?

Which way did it go?

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, Lara Strongman

Art and politics

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. 

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, Tim Jones

Calm on the Clyde

Calm on the Clyde

Will it be this calm on the Clyde by the end of the day?

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, Peter Vangioni

Vale Peter Gutteridge

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.

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, Tim Jones

Self-obsessed

Self-obsessed

While we have been away, the selfie has become the fad du jour. What effect will it have when we re-open?

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, Lara Strongman

A garden enclosed

A garden enclosed

Last weekend I visited Cuningham House, the grand exhibition glasshouse in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, which has been newly reopened.

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, Ken Hall

An architectural modernist relic

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...

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, Chris Pole

No reason to get excited

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. 

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, Peter Vangioni

Barry Brickell's Art Train Up The Coast

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.

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, Peter Vangioni

as there is a constant flow of light

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.

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