Everyone to Altitude

Late on a mild spring afternoon in mid-September, I travelled out of the city to a farm paddock somewhere up the line near Amberley, up front in a battered van carrying six drone pilots and their gear. The sun was low in the sky and Ōtautahi was framed in an arch of nor’west clouds. It was the first fine day in weeks.

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Bishopdale School Rulez

Bishopdale School Rulez

These Year 6 students at Bishopdale Primary School have knocked it out of the park with their AMAZING glitter artworks from our new ART-TASTIC activity book.

Artist interview
Power Play

Power Play

In November 2017, Simon Denny’s The Founder’s Paradox opened at Michael Lett Gallery in Auckland, the first solo exhibition Denny had made specifically for New Zealand audiences in several years. His starting point for the project was local: the news, broken by New Zealand Herald journalist Matt Nippert in early 2017, that the billionaire tech investor and Donald Trump supporter Peter Thiel was in fact a New Zealand citizen.

Supporter
Brent Williams

Brent Williams
Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation

My favourite artwork is Michael Parekowhai’s Chapman’s Homer – no question. It symbolises the strength of the bull and the strength of Christchurch post-earthquake. I’ve been involved with the Foundation since early 2015 and love what the Foundation is achieving post-earthquake. I enjoy being involved with an organisation that is attracting people back into the city.

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Julie King, 1945–2018

Julie King, 1945–2018

It was with much sadness that the staff of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū heard of the sudden death of local art historian Julie King in early December. Julie had developed a close relationship with the Gallery over the years, not only as a curator, researcher, writer, speaker and key member of the Friends of Christchurch Art Gallery, but also as a regular visitor to exhibitions, talks and events.

Exhibition
Gordon Walters: New Vision

Gordon Walters: New Vision

Remembered especially for his Koru or Pītau series, Gordon Walters’s explorations into modernist abstract painting are invested with a distinctly South Pacific energy.

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Making the ordinary extra ordinary

Making the ordinary extra ordinary

Take yourself on a flight of fancy with Jess Johnson and Simon Ward’s latest artist project. Be in to win flights and accommodation for you and three mates to Singapore, thanks to Singapore Airlines. To be in to win, just visit the Gallery and take a photo in our custom Jess Johnson designed selfie booth (located in the Bayleys Knight Frank Foyer).

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Introducing... Limited edition art-wine and art-beer

Introducing... Limited edition art-wine and art-beer

Don't you love it when your two favourite things come together?

Exhibition
Trusttum: Just a Glimpse

Trusttum: Just a Glimpse

Exuberant and boisterous, these large paintings by Philip Trusttum will lift the spirits

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