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.
Sporting subjects were commonly used by many of the British linocut artists. Cyril Power had a studio near Hammersmith Bridge and he would watch the rowing teams on the River Thames. The highly rhythmical composition in The Eight skilfully captures the power and energy of the rowers as they pull on the oars. Power originally trained as an architect and he helped establish the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in 1925. Here he studied linocut under Claude Flight and he went on to become one of the most significant figures in the movement. Power collaborated with Sybil Andrews on several London Underground posters.
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.