Karen Cunningham found out her photo was in the David Cook: Meet Me in the Square exhibition when a resident at Edith Cavell Home and Hospital brought it to her attention during a weekly game of housie.
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.
Since the exhibition David Cook: Meet Me in the Square opened at 209 Tuam Street, the Gallery's Visitor Hosts have spoken to several people who either appear in the photographs themselves or have a personal story to share about a particular photograph in the show.
It's Valentine's Day, when tradition dictates that husbands all over the country detour to the service station on the way home for that last-minute box of chocolates*. If, however, you're considering pushing the boat out this year, you might consider the example of William Raworth.
The 4th Annual New Zealand Sandcastle Competition took place last weekend at New Brighton Beach, and a couple of the creations made me take a quick peek through the Gallery's collection for some equally fine examples.