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.
We’re open every day except Christmas Day, so come in and see us.
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.
This article first appeared as 'Artist left all at sea by changing tides' in The Press on 6 December 2016
This article was first published as 'McCahon's brilliant prismatic dance' in The Press, 15 November 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.
This article first appeared as 'Work evolved from years of practise' [sic] in The Press on 3 November 2016.
This article first appeared as 'Artist chased the sun for the right light, warmth' in The Press, 19 October 2016.
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.
This article first appeared as 'Mainland inspiration for Blomfield' in The Press on 12 September 2016