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.
Sweet As Sculpture
Constructing is definitely the theme for these holidays, so from the big blue blocks of the Imagination Playground we scale down to toothpicks and marshmallows at ArtBox.
Max Hailstone: Book and Typographic Designer
An exhibition of book and typographical designs by Max Hailstone is on now at Central Library Peterborough to coincide with the Physics Room project (Graphic) Design School School.
Hockey Sticks, Castles and the Odd Spider
These are just some of the creations made with our Imagination Playground over the last week. It's been a big hit with children this KidsFest. There is no end to the amazing structures and imaginary worlds created.
Dropping the ball
Great to read in the latest New Zealand Heritage magazine (winter, 2014) that planning is now well underway to resurect the Lyttelton Timeball Station
Another world first
A new way of searching our collection online allows us to claim another world first.
How Did You Do That?
How often have you stood in front of an art work and wondered how the artist did that?
We're hosting here, there and at SOFA
In September last year I wrote a blog about the different offsite venues that we've been hosting at. It's time for an update.
I will not use gnome puns
Two 8-foot mirror finished steel gnomes in climbing harnesses are spectacle enough without the need for word play.
One of the things I've really missed in these post-earthquake days is contact with collection works in the storage areas.
A topical (or recently topical at least) work from our collection today, from none other than William Hogarth.
Football World Cup
It may be easily observed around here that art lovers can be footie lovers, and that footie lovers can be art lovers...