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, Jo Blair

Bill Culbert, radishes, Hut #2, Bluff Oysters, eccles cakes, The Hendersons, and 250 people.

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

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, Ken Hall

Provenance

Provenance

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...

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, Felicity Milburn

Eyes on the skies

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').

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, Ken Hall

West Coast Road Trip

West Coast Road Trip

Survival skills for the new Christchurch: one of these is getting out more. 

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, Felicity Milburn

Reopening envy

Reopening envy

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.

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, Felicity Milburn

In praise of windows

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.

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, Tim Jones

And here we are back again

And here we are back again

It's snug, but it will do very nicely

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, Jo Blair

Mid Winter Gala Fundraiser Dinner – Bill Culbert style

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.

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, Tim Jones

Departing now

Departing now

The library has gone. But we'll be back on Monday - at the Canterbury Museum.

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, Felicity Milburn

A new sculpture for Christchurch

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.

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, Peter Vangioni

Dear Julian

Dear Julian

I miss your quirky e-mails - your sense of humour and hearing about your latest travels.

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, Tim Jones

Shift key

Shift key

Some bad photos of the Gallery library being shifted.

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, David Simpson

Cotton talk at Ilam

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. 

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, Ken Hall

Art imitating art?

Art imitating art?

Or is that life imitating art? Or maybe both?

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, Tim Jones

Moving out

Moving out

The Gallery library is moving

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