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, Ken Hall

An architectural modernist relic

An architectural modernist relic

With so many 'old dungers' banished to oblivion in these parts, it's now difficult to find evidence, within the four avenues at least, that Christchurch had existed at all before, say, about 1983...

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, Chris Pole

No reason to get excited

No reason to get excited

There is no real reason to post this picture of a scrubby painting of Brazilian favelas, except that it is by a certain Robert Zimmerman. 

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, Peter Vangioni

Barry Brickell's Art Train Up The Coast

Barry Brickell's Art Train Up The Coast

Passenger trains are few and far between in the South Island these days, probably the North Island as well for that matter, but Barry Brickell's Art Train up The Coast is one trip I would dearly love to take.

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, Peter Vangioni

as there is a constant flow of light

as there is a constant flow of light

On a recent printer's residency at the Otago University's Otakou Press Colin McCahon's huge mural painting Waterfall Theme and variations dominated proceedings.

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, Lara Strongman

Time, memory, photography

Time, memory, photography

As part of the recent Word Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival, Christchurch Art Gallery was a partner in the presentation of 'Remembering Anzac', a session which paired photographic artist Laurence Aberhart with historian Jock Phillips.

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, Chris Pole

Moving Moments - Pallet Jack Dolly Stack

Moving Moments - Pallet Jack Dolly Stack

I mentioned the recent collection shift last week in the Puzzling blog post.

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, Peter Vangioni

XXXXXwords

XXXXXwords

Lucky? Hell yes! I'm just back from a month-long stint in Dunedin as the University of Otago's Otakou Press Printer in Residence, where I collaborated with Port Chalmers artist Michael Morley to print a book of his lyrics and linocuts titled XXXXXwords.

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, Peter Vangioni

Fishwork

Fishwork

'One' of my favourite books published by the Holloway Press (I could just say my favourite but there are too many to chose from) is the lavishly illustrated Fishwork by Alan Loney and Max Gimblett.

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, Felicity Milburn

Feeding the Beast

Feeding the Beast

When 1+ 1 = art

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, Chris Pole

Puzzling

Puzzling

During our recent collection shift - in which all of the Gallery's treasures were returned to their rightful, refurbished homes, we took the opportunity to assemble and photograph a work which has made its way into our collection post quake. 

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, Chris Pole

Paradoxical Undressing

Paradoxical Undressing

The Word Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival 2014 was held over the weekend and featured many fascinating events, and Christchurch Art Gallery was proud to be an associated partner for some of these.

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, Lara Strongman

Frozen flame, Worcester Street

Frozen flame, Worcester Street

I've been calling it Christchurch's 'everyday surrealism': the commonplace spectacles of life in a post-disaster city. Since the Christchurch earthquakes, the extraordinary has been rendered ordinary by force of daily exposure.

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, Vicky Flannery

Proceed and Be Bold

Proceed and Be Bold

Opens today!

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, Jo Blair

Chapman's Homer is back!

Chapman's Homer is back!

After 10 months sleeping in his crate in the loading bay, Chapman's Homer is back. 

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, Felicity Milburn

Rebels, Knights and Other Tomorrows

Rebels, Knights and Other Tomorrows

Opening tomorrow

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