Te Puna o Waiwhetū Christchurch Art Gallery is launching its exclusive new art-wine and an art-beer at Art Do – the new gallery gala.
My love of art started at high school when visiting the Robert McDougall Art Gallery. I attended art classes there and tried unsuccessfully to discover any latent talent! I joined the Foundation board in 2008 and enjoy what it brings to the city. My all-time favourite artwork is Mountain Stream, Otira Gorge by van der Velden. It is bleak and powerful.
Come hungry and do dinner – a collection of contemporary food stations cooked up by some of the best and brightest in the business will feed you at Art Do.
Juliet Peter: Where the Line Leads
Delightful observations of character and place, from rural Canterbury to bustling 1950s London.
We’re delighted to announce that Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū has won a number of accolades at the 21st Museums Australasia Multimedia & Publication Design Awards. The prestigious annual awards celebrate excellence in the Australasian museum sector and were presented on Tuesday evening during a gala dinner in Melbourne.
Francis Upritchard is better known for her large figurative sculptures, but some of the first things she made were domestically scaled ceramics. As a child in New Plymouth her family knew several potters, and she and her siblings were sometimes allowed to add their own small pieces into the wood kilns during firings. In recent years, Upritchard has collaborated with a number of professional New Zealand potters, creating works that both draw on, and undermine, the traditions of functional stoneware. Here, she disrupts and reanimates the familiar, functional form of the ceramic tankard, a drinking vessel that has existed almost unchanged since medieval times.
(We do this, 12 May 2018 - 26 May 2019)