Felicity Milburn

Commentary
Te Wheke: Pathways Across Oceania

Te Wheke: Pathways Across Oceania

Every few years, the curatorial team at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū embarks on a major rehang of the first-floor collection area. It’s no small undertaking finding fresh ways to combine long-held, well-known works and new acquisitions, looking for combinations that will offer compelling viewing, immersive storytelling and intellectual engagement to our wide and evolving visitor base. This time, director Blair Jackson added another dimension to our task, challenging us to reimagine the physical orientation of the spaces to encourage visitors to interact with the architecture in a completely different way.

Exhibition

Kelcy Taratoa: Te Tāhū o ngā Maunga Tūmatakahuki

A vast painting by Kelcy Taratoa about how we are bound together.

Exhibition

Graham Bennett: Seeking a Balance

Highlights from a wide-ranging sculptural practice shaped by curiosity and connection.

Exhibition

Pauline Rhodes: Blue Mind

An immersive and open-ended sculptural response to colour and space.

Exhibition

Te Wheke: Pathways Across Oceania

Experience the Gallery’s collection from the perspective of our place in Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, the Pacific Ocean.

Commentary
Power and Possibility

Power and Possibility

Jonathan Jones, art critic for the Guardian newspaper, described it as “a spectacle that displays the power and mystery of our planet”. Made more than forty years ago, Walter De Maria’s 1977 sculpture The Lightning Field remains one of the world’s most ambitious manifestations of light-based art.

Exhibition

Turn, Turn, Turn: A Year in Art

Crisp autumns, icy winters, blossom-filled springs and scorching summers.

Commentary
Her Own London

Her Own London

I laughed at your note. Our packing was not done until the last minute of the 11th hour, and when we at last got onto the train we could only think how lovely it was to do nothing and think about nothing. However, by now we realise we are really going to England. After 17 days at sea, out of sight of land, N.Z. seems as if it was in another universe.

Exhibition

Wheriko - Brilliant!

Artists play with shadow and light, transforming the familiar into the extraordinary.

Exhibition

We Do This

A recharged contemporary hang to mark 125 years of women’s suffrage.

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