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The sloping deck by William Wyllie

The sloping deck by William Wyllie

This article first appeared as 'Painting makes up for size in drama' in The Press on 4 April 2016.

Artist interview
Unsung

Unsung

Curator Peter Vangioni talks with Malcolm Riddoch, founder of the Auricle Sonic Arts Gallery in New Regent Street, and artist Bruce Russell.

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Mountains, Cass by Rita Angus

Mountains, Cass by Rita Angus

This article first appeared as 'The wonders of waterolours' in The Press on 11 August 2015.

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Rita Angus by Leo Bensemann

Rita Angus by Leo Bensemann

This article first appeared in The Press as 'Viewing Rita Angus with Leo's eyes' on 26 May 2015

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Ralph Hotere

Ralph Hotere

Hard to believe two years have already gone by since the passing of Ralph Hotere on 24th February 2013. Unlike many public galleries around the country at the time of his passing Christchurch Art Gallery was frustratingly unable to display any works by Ralph from the collection due to our ongoing closure. 

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Kauri tree landscape by Colin McCahon

Kauri tree landscape by Colin McCahon

This article first appeared as 'Mighty kauris inspired McCahon' in The Press on 10 February 2015.

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Painting on the wall

Painting on the wall

Between the late 1940s and 1960s there was a significant number of new murals, both painted and sculpted, created to adorn buildings in Christchurch.

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Van der Velden's Rotterdam

Van der Velden's Rotterdam

I've been delving into the University of Canterbury's art collection recently, as it has been made available on the University's web site, and was stoked to come across the two Petrus van der Velden drawings below. 

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100 years of the Cass field station

100 years of the Cass field station

Last weekend the University of Canterbury Biology Department celebrated the 100th anniversary of the field station at Cass with a symposium on Cass followed up with a field trip to the station.

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Happy Birthday Akaroa Museum

Happy Birthday Akaroa Museum

Big Congratulations to Akaroa Museum on their 50th anniversary which they are celebrating this weekend.

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