Notes

Food for thought?

Food for thought?

This year’s weekly ArtBite programme is about to start! From Friday 10 February, we will again offer a weekly presentation of a work on display here at Te Puna o Waiwhetu. The aim of these 30-minute talks is to give you an art break in the middle of your day. We know you’re busy, so this isn’t a long lecture meant to take up too much of your time. And they’re free. With a new work presented each Friday at 12.30pm, the information will be fresh so you can impress your friends during your weekend socialising.

Christmas at the Gallery

Christmas at the Gallery

We’re open every day except Christmas Day, so come in and see us.

President's Welcome

President's Welcome

As we approach the first anniversary of the reopening of the Gallery, it seems like a good time to celebrate a year’s progress in the life of the city. 

Moonlight by Julius Olsson

Moonlight by Julius Olsson

This article first appeared as 'Artist left all at sea by changing tides' in The Press on 6 December 2016

Kauri Landscape by Colin McCahon

Kauri Landscape by Colin McCahon

This article was first published as 'McCahon's brilliant prismatic dance' in The Press, 15 November 2016

In Memory of Avis Higgs (1918 - 2016)

In Memory of Avis Higgs (1918 - 2016)

With the news that ground-breaking textile designer and painter Avis Higgs (1918 – 2016) died recently, we’d like to share this watercolour of hers from our collection. 

Imagined Projects II, Limeworks by Doris Lusk

Imagined Projects II, Limeworks by Doris Lusk

This article first appeared as 'Work evolved from years of practise' [sic] in The Press on 3 November 2016.

Making Ligurian Lace by H H La Thangue

Making Ligurian Lace by H H La Thangue

This article first appeared as 'Artist chased the sun for the right light, warmth' in The Press, 19 October 2016.

Where In The World?

Where In The World?

We have recently been pleased to accept this work into our collection as a gift from Audrey Parker. It is a lithograph, from 1934, by J.M. Thomasson. Thomasson taught at Christchurch Technical College and in 1937 became head of art at the recently opened Papanui High School.

Head of the Waimakariri by Charles Blomfield

Head of the Waimakariri by Charles Blomfield

This article first appeared as 'Mainland inspiration for Blomfield' in The Press on 12 September 2016

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