Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu is the largest art institution in the South Island and home to one of New Zealand's most important public art collections.
Located in the heart of the city's Cultural Precinct, our Maori name, Te Puna o Waiwhetu, relates to the life-giving properties of the artesian spring on which the Gallery is built and our role in contributing to the cultural wellbeing of the community.
Due to the Christchurch earthquake the Gallery building is closed. We are undertaking repairs and hope to reopen in mid 2014. Find out more here.
In the meantime, we're taking art to the streets with the Outer Spaces, and we're exhibiting at 212 Madras Street and 209 Tuam Street (open 10am - 5pm, Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday).
How do you plan on travelling to the Gallery?
Both 209 Tuam Street and 212 Madras Street are close to bus stops.
23 Hyde Park / Woolston; 3 Airport / Sumner; 40 Middleton / Wainoni; 5 Hornby Southshore; 7 Hallswell / Queenspark; 21 Ilam / Mt Pleasant; 60 Hillmorton / Parklands
Visit Metroinfo for other bus timetables and also for a map of city centre bus routes.
Driving / Car Parking
Gloucester Street (between Durham and Montreal Streets)
Telephone: (64 3) 941 7350
Charges are $1.25 per half hour or part thereof.
Hours: Monday to Friday 7.30am – 11.45 pm Saturday 9am – 11.45pm Sunday 9am – 5.45pm
Christchurch City Council provides parking facilities beneath the Gallery, which are accessed off Gloucester Street.
There are five mobility spaces. Clearance height is 2.2 metres.
The Gallery building is situated on the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street, one block east towards Cathedral Square from the Botanic Gardens.
209 Tuam Street is on the corner of High and Tuam Streets, a short walk east from the new bus exchange.
212 Madras Street is above NG and The National, just a block south of the Cardboard Cathedral.
Good on you! There are plenty of places to chain up your bike outside both 209 Tuam Street and 212 Madras Street.
Sink yourself into art with our calendar of talks, performance and events.
From Mickey to Tiki Tu Meke
What's on today:
Make a day of it
Current Featured Exhibitions
Wayne Youle I seem to have temporarily misplaced my sense of humour (detail) 2011. Reproduced courtesy of the artist
Colombo Street, between Carlyle and Byron streets
Kay Rosen Here are the people and there is the steeple 2012. Acrylic paint on wall
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Tim J. Veling Bedford Row, 2012 (detail) From the series Adaptation 2011–12. Photograph. Reproduced courtesy of the artist
Oct 2012 – Feb 2014