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.
Feeding the Beast
When 1+ 1 = art
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.
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.
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.
Chapman's Homer is back!
After 10 months sleeping in his crate in the loading bay, Chapman's Homer is back.
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.