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.
A Dark Knight on a Bright Day
A new show rises at our 209 Tuam Street gallery.
Bill Culbert, radishes, Hut #2, Bluff Oysters, eccles cakes, The Hendersons, and 250 people.
On Saturday night artist Bill Culbert and chefs Margot and Fergus Henderson helped raise the bar for another extraordinary fundraiser from the Gallery and its Foundation
Adding to the ON VIEW piece in this morning's Press, about an early Dutch flower painting that was unexpectedly given to the people of Christchurch in 2012...
Eyes on the skies
If, like me, you've got a space-mad seven year old in the house, you'll be well aware that the European Space Agency's Rosetta Probe has now made its historic rendevous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (AKA 'the one shaped like a rubber ducky').
With our eyes firmly set on the reopening of Christchurch Art Gallery at the end of next year, I've been following the progress of other institutions with interest, including the new Renzo Piano-designed Harvard Art Museums.
In praise of windows
As you may know, we've all just shifted to a new office and while we're in closer proximity to each other than before and quite a bit further away from the Gallery's collection, for me at least there's one pretty glorious upside.
Mid Winter Gala Fundraiser Dinner – Bill Culbert style
Amongst the stuffing of moving boxes as Gallery staff vacate their building, there has also been a fair bit of envelope stuffing going on too. Check out Bill Culbert's invitations to this year's Mid Winter Gala Fundraiser. They are restrained, functional, and very Bill.
A new sculpture for Christchurch
A karanga competed with the familiar rebuild soundtrack of hammering and excavating on Tuesday morning, as Lonnie Hutchinson's I like your form was launched at The Commons, on the former site of the Crowne Plaza hotel. Looping through the wooden Arcades frames, the 50 metre-long work reimagines a Maori hinaki, or eel trap, on an epic scale.
I miss your quirky e-mails - your sense of humour and hearing about your latest travels.
Cotton talk at Ilam
This past weekend was the last chance to see Shane Cotton's mighty Haymaker series down at the Ilam Campus Gallery.