Take yourself on a flight of fancy with Wayne Youle's latest exhibition Look Mum No Hands.
Bringing the Soul
As an eleven-year-old boy from Whāngarei, sent to live in Yaldhurst with my aunt in the late seventies, Christchurch was a culture shock. Arriving in New Zealand’s quintessential ‘English city’, I remember well the wide landscapes and manicured colonial built environment. It was very pretty but also very monocultural, with no physical evidence of current or former Māori occupation or cultural presence, or at least none that I could appreciate at that time.
When I first came down to Christchurch the first thing I was really impressed with was the Gallery. It’s seen as strong point in the city. Even before the earthquakes, a lot of things revolved around the Gallery and they definitely do now. Cantabrians are proud to have a strong art gallery.