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.
Christchurch Art Gallery Volunteer Guide Positions Vacant
Te Wiki o te reo Māori
Curator Nathan Pohio has been asking Māori artists how te reo affects them and their work
Still reaching out
The past is a foreign country
We are mostly looking forward at the moment - to that magic date in December - but here's a quick look back.
Tracing Our Roots
When Clayton's grandmother heard that he and his wife Lucy would be travelling to New Zealand as part of their big overseas trip, she mentioned that a visit to the Christchurch Art Gallery for these Londoners would be a must.
We were delighted to pick up three wins at the Museums Australia Publication and Design Awards 2015 (MAPDAs) in Sydney on Friday night.
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.