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, Tim Jones

Too easy...

Too easy...

...to come up with hilarious headlines for this one

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, Airi Hashimoto

Spotting Dad

Spotting Dad

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.

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, Sarah Pepperle

Cosmo's in town

Cosmo's in town

If you go down to New Regent Street you're in for a big surprise...

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, Felicity Milburn

Grand Dame

Grand Dame

It's 120 years since the New Zealand crime writer, theatre director and artist Ngaio Marsh (1895 - 1982) was born just up the road.

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, Felicity Milburn

Keeping it simple

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.

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, Lana Coles

Hands Up for Sheffield School

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.

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, Tim Jones

Major Major

Major Major

The line between the fine and applied arts is, it hardly needs saying, a blurred one

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, Lara Strongman

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day

Saturday 21 March is UNESCO World Poetry Day.

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, Andrew Shepherd

A stroll down memory lane. . .

A stroll down memory lane. . .

Karen Cunningham found out her photo was in the David Cook: Meet Me in the Square exhibition when a resident at Edith Cavell Home and Hospital brought it to her attention during a weekly game of housie.

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, Tim Jones

Quiz night

Quiz night

Remembering the 60s apparently means you weren't really there. But the 80s - well that was just the other day wasn't it?

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, Airi Hashimoto

Catch the Bus Into Town

Catch the Bus Into Town

Megan made a special trip to the David Cook: Meet Me in the Square exhibition last week after seeing a photograph in The Press of her and her friend at the Cathedral Square bus stop, taken in 1984.

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, Peter Vangioni

Papergraphica relaunched as PGgallery192

Papergraphica relaunched as PGgallery192

Congratulations to Marian and Nigel at PGgallery192 which re-opens tonight with their villa gallery looking spik and span after undergoing long awaited earthquake repairs.

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, Tim Jones

Honoré Daumier

Honoré Daumier

Today is the birthday of painter, printer, sculptor and caricaturist Honoré Daumier (1808-1879)

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, Peter Vangioni

Ralph Hotere

Ralph Hotere

Hard to believe two years have already gone by since the passing of Ralph Hotere on 24th February 2013. Unlike many public galleries around the country at the time of his passing Christchurch Art Gallery was frustratingly unable to display any works by Ralph from the collection due to our ongoing closure. 

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, Airi Hashimoto

Sisters Growing Up in Christchurch

Sisters Growing Up in Christchurch

Since the exhibition David Cook: Meet Me in the Square opened at 209 Tuam Street, the Gallery's Visitor Hosts have spoken to several people who either appear in the photographs themselves or have a personal story to share about a particular photograph in the show.

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