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.
Let’s go down to the Research Centre
The imminent reopening of the Gallery means our time at the Museum draws to a close, and as another chapter of our wandering ends, we thought we'd document the work we’ve been doing in this space.
Brown Bread on Being the Change
Brown Bread helps Christchurch Art Gallery engage our community to raise funds. They managed the Back the Bull campaign to buy Michael Parekowhai's Chapman's Homer and grow the Gallery Foundation—attracting a new family of commercial partners and a group of philanthropists to build an endowment fund to purchase major pieces of public art for Christchurch.
Canterbury Landscape by Colin McCahon
In 2014 we purchased an important landscape work by Colin McCahon. Curator Peter Vangioni speaks about this new addition to Christchurch Art Gallery's collection.
The art of winning
We blogged the goings-on outside four years ago and damnit, we'll blog it again today!
‘Where the picture stops and the world begins’
The way a work of art is framed affects our perception of the piece. A bad frame can detract and distract, a good frame enhances and even extends a work. While the Gallery has been closed we have updated frames for a number of works in the collection.
Portraits and Creatures
My Gallery allows people to collect their favourite art, articles, video and audio from our website in one place, add their own images and notes, and share on social media. It's a fun feature, so if you haven't already had a play with it, hop on over and have a go.
Walk the Beat
Volunteer guide Rod McKay talks about his life, being an art tourist, and guiding Gallery tours.
We were delighted to have Martin Creed in town last Sunday - talking, singing, playing the guitar...
It is with great sadness that Christchurch Art Gallery and its Foundation learned that their friend, Grumps died yesterday.
Everything is illuminated
On Saturday a gala dinner for Christchurch Art Gallery TOGETHER Foundation marked the illumination of Martin Creed's EIGTBA, the latest artwork funded by the Foundation. Multi-coloured neon letters, over a metre tall, spell out EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT on the Gallery's south wall.
We don't normally repeat blogs, but here's one that does seem worth giving a second showing
The Art Whisperer
Christchurch Art Gallery volunteer guide Bella Boyd talks about her love of guiding, her favourite works in the Gallery collection and interpreting art with poetry.