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, Lara Strongman

Tracking Louise Henderson

Tracking Louise Henderson

I recently wrote about Louise Henderson's painting Addington Workshops (1930) for the Press, and wanted to locate the place in which she stood to make the sketch for the work. It's a complex image and I wanted to understand more about its internal space as well as its history, but the workshops were demolished twenty years ago.

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, Lara Strongman

Louise Henderson, Addington Workshops

Louise Henderson, Addington Workshops

For many years, the piercing whistle of the railway workshops off Blenheim Road was Addington's alarm clock.

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, Lara Strongman

Jonathan Ngarimu Mane-Wheoki CNZM, 1943-2014

Jonathan Ngarimu Mane-Wheoki CNZM, 1943-2014

We were all deeply saddened over the weekend to learn of the death of Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (Ngāpuhi ki Hokianga/Te Aupouri/Ngāti Kuri): eminent art historian, scholar, curator, arts leader and cultural advocate.

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, Peter Vangioni

Wainui - to the west of the long harbour

Wainui - to the west of the long harbour

"I like Wainui, quaint, charming, rather like a Pieter Bruegel subject with the haymaking in progress." Rita Angus to Douglas Lilburn, 1943

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, Edwards + Johann

Delicate Duelling Notes

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, Felicity Milburn

Best flipping thing evarr!

Best flipping thing evarr!

We got a real kick out of our just-closed family exhibition Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker - and it seems like plenty of our public did too.

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, Peter Vangioni

Into The Void

Into The Void

Into The Void? you might have heard of this band if you're from Christchurch, probably not if you're from further afield.

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, David Simpson

Out of the Box

Out of the Box

Here's a swag of photos from our Out of the Box event last Saturday. 

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, Peter Vangioni

Proceed and be Bold: The Pear Tree Press

Proceed and be Bold: The Pear Tree Press

The Pear Tree Press is the latest in a series of book related exhibitions held in collaboration between the Christchurch Art Gallery and the Christchurch City Libraries at their Peterbourgh street branch.

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, Peter Vangioni

Inducted

Inducted

I attended an Induction course to the Christchurch Art Gallery building site last week with fellow collegues Chris Pole and Kirsty Mathieson - a run down on the dos and don'ts when visiting the gallery as it undergoes repairs. 

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, Lana Coles

Party on Madras

Party on Madras

It's less that a week until our Out of the Box family fun day on Saturday 27 September and we're getting excited!

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, Felicity Milburn

One Time offer

One Time offer

It is not every day, said the American poet and insurance lawyer Wallace Stevens, that the world arranges itself into a poem.

But sometimes you get lucky.

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, Ken Hall

Yes or no?

Yes or no?

Which way did it go?

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, Lara Strongman

Art and politics

Art and politics

As New Zealand prepares to go to the polls on the eve of what has surely been the most colourful election campaign season in the nation's history, we present a selection of works from Christchurch Art Gallery's collection on the theme of politics. 

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, Tim Jones

Calm on the Clyde

Calm on the Clyde

Will it be this calm on the Clyde by the end of the day?

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