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.
News from Nassau
I gave the subject of this portrait a shock this week.
It’s not as bad as Dusky Sound…
So said photographer Mark Adams to the brave art lovers who battled through the storm to hear him talk on Tuesday night. And they were glad they did.
The heavy flooding, fallen trees, insane detours, and generally unpleasant weather are all perhaps best summed up by this abandoned umbrella.
'The first-hand responses I've had tend to be bemusement, and a need to identify, to know what it is they're looking at. When asked, for example, what 'Quimbilicum' means, I just point to the work.'
At the risk of becoming, this week, a bit of a Teresina-fest, you might like to know that...
Here's as fine a colony of artists as you could wish for, photographed at Okeover House in 1993.
It's a puzzlement!
If you know our collection really well, you may see where this jigsaw puzzle is leading...
The latest issue of Photoforum's MoMento journal (issue 14, January 2014) focuses on the work of three photographers with strong ties to Christchurch and their haunting images of this battered city post February 22, 2011.
Camera Interviews Mrs Laura Knight
Brilliant film footage from British Pathe of British artist Laura Knight painting fellow artist Eileen Mayo in 1927 can be seen here.
Ralph Hotere (Te Aupōuri) 11 Aug 1931 - 24 Feb 2013
Join us in commemorating the first anniversary of the death of one of New Zealand's most significant and acclaimed artists.
Thank You Christchurch....
...for coming out to play with us on Saturday - all 2,500 of you!
It was a great way to celebrate the opening of our fantastic new exhibition Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker at ArtBox.
Leo Bensemann Collection
Christchurch Art Gallery has been very fortunate in recently receiving the bulk of Leo Bensemann's library from his family which has made one of the Gallery's curators very happy.