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, Rebecca Ogle

Easter Hours

Easter Hours

To those visiting or staying in Christchurch this Easter, we'd love to see you at our two offsite exhibition spaces which are both open 10am to 4pm from Good Friday to Easter Monday.

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, Felicity Milburn

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

We've had our own crowdfunding success on Boosted in the past, raising money for our Outer Spaces exhibition programme, but now Christchurch-based artist Julia Holden is looking for help to send a supersized version of one of her 'portraits' of post-quake Christchurch to Auckland - and she only has one day left to make the target! 

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, Tim Jones

Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

A guest blog from Auckland curator and art historian Jane Davidson-Ladd on a discovery that resulted from her research into Louis John Steele.

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, Tim Jones

Woman visits Christchurch

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, Ken Hall

Toss Woollaston born this day

Toss Woollaston born this day

Sir Toss Woollaston (1910-98) seldom painted urban landscape, and is best known for his characteristically energetic, atmospheric fusion of natural earth, water and sky. Greymouth with Tower is one of a small number of paintings dating from the 1950s painted from the elevated vantage point of his Greymouth home.

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, Tim Jones

Statute of Anne

Statute of Anne

On this day in 1710 the Statute of Anne received Royal Assent, establishing many of the principles of copyright that are still with us today.

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, Lucy Clark

Making space

Making space

Apparently "storeroom" is the magic word that will draw Registrars and Collection Managers like moths to a flame, to use a slightly inappropriate figure of speech. Neither moths nor flames are generally permitted in our storerooms, unless they are of the more symbolic kind.

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, David Simpson

Seek Stillness in Movement

Seek Stillness in Movement

If you've forgotten what exactly a 'hectic city-scape' looks like, head down to our space at 209 Tuam Street from this Saturday.

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, Ken Hall

Sara Hughes in Cathedral Square

Sara Hughes in Cathedral Square

Sara Hughes's spectacular flag wall in Cathedral Square was brought to completion this week...

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, Tim Jones

30 years ago today...

30 years ago today...

...Bill Sutton was in the Boboli Gardens in Florence where he painted this exquisite arrangement of wild flowers.

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, Peter Vangioni

Humpback and Bottlenose

Humpback and Bottlenose

Some good news this morning

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, Felicity Milburn

Colliding geometries

Colliding geometries

The time-slicing magic of Daniel Crooks returns to Christchurch.

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, Rebecca Ogle

From First Aid to Favourite Art

From First Aid to Favourite Art

For the safety of our visitors, it is a requirement that the Gallery's permanent Visitor Services staff have a current First Aid certificate, so I recently attended a day's training at Red Cross to revalidate mine.

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, Rebecca Ogle

What You're Saying About Burster Flipper

What You're Saying About Burster Flipper

Positive, bright, colourfulfun and stunning are words that our audiences are using to describe our current ArtBox exhibition Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker. Here are some comments from our visitors book:

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, Rebecca Ogle

Art Bites are Back!

Art Bites are Back!

Art Bites were always a popular offering at the Gallery, so we've brought them back. And like most things in post-quake Christchurch, they're the same but different.

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