Blair Jackson

Director's Foreword
Director's Foreword

Director's Foreword

Welcome to the spring 2018 issue of Bulletin. As I write this, it is one of those truly beautiful, crisp Christchurch days outside. Our classroom, our gallery spaces and the NZI Foyer are full with holidaying children creating their own works of art, using our Art Explorer activity trail to discover our galleries or constructing precariously leaning structures in the Imagination Playground. It’s lovely to see the place buzzing with so much creativity and exploration.

Interview
Becoming Someone Different

Becoming Someone Different

The Gallery’s new director, Blair Jackson, talks with Bulletin editor David Simpson about where he’s come from, what he’s got planned, and what he’s excited about as he settles in to his new role.

Director's Foreword
Director's Foreword

Director's Foreword

Welcome to the winter 2018 edition of Bulletin—my first as director of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.

Notes
Collaboration in practice

Collaboration in practice

As the news of the proposed collaborative approach to the rebuild of Christchurch city was announced Jenny and I were in Wellington at the Museums Aotearoa annual conference. The theme of this year's conference is Collaborations in Practice.

Notes
Bridge of Remembrance 1937 and 2011

Bridge of Remembrance 1937 and 2011

As the city changes, it's a good opportunity to revisit some of the less well-known items in our collection.

Notes
Gallery update

Gallery update

This is something of a good news / bad news message. Unfortunately it has now become abundantly clear that our much-hoped for reopening in July is not going to happen. Rest assured, the Gallery building is still sound, and will reopen.