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Alan Pearson, 1929–2019

Alan Pearson, 1929–2019

Christchurch Art Gallery was saddened to hear of the recent death of Alan Pearson. Originally from Liverpool in England, Pearson moved to Aotearoa New Zealand as a young man in 1956 and studied at the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts. Totally committed to his practice, and never one to shy away from confrontation, he painted full-time from 1978 and exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand. He lived and worked mainly in Ōtautahi Christchurch before moving to Australia in the early 2000s.

Public programmes take centre stage at the Gallery this spring

Public programmes take centre stage at the Gallery this spring

Visitors to the Gallery will be spoilt for choice this month, with some of the best art in New Zealand on display alongside a rich calendar of public programmes.

In addition to amazing art and exhibitions, our impressive spring events calendar brings together a range of artist talks, films and activities, so there’s bound to be something for everyone to enjoy.

Cosmo has a new friend

Cosmo has a new friend

This is a new pal for our Cosmo McMurtry. It was made by Laura who's 11 and lives in Auckland. Ka pai, Laura!

Greystone Wines x Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū Art Wine

Greystone Wines x Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū Art Wine

New Zealand art legends Gretchen Albrecht and Shane Cotton have collaborated with Greystone Wines to produce forty-eight magnums of their award-winning 2017 Pinot Noir. Each bottle comes in a handmade (and signed!) box so you can choose to save it or swill it.

Brent Harris treats Christchurch to first solo exhibition

Brent Harris treats Christchurch to first solo exhibition

Celebrated artist Brent Harris will exhibit at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in November.

Heck yeah, that happened!

Heck yeah, that happened!

Our very own Art-tastic by our very own Sarah Pepperle won TWO awards at last night's New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults at Te Papa!!!

Māori video artists on display in Christchurch

Māori video artists on display in Christchurch

Works by more than twenty Māori moving image artists will be on display at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in August.

Playing the Drums at the Gallery

Playing the Drums at the Gallery

Over forty works by Lyttelton-based artist Bill Hammond, some of which have never been seen in public before, will be on display at the Gallery from this weekend.

Art Do 19: Everything you need to know

Art Do 19: Everything you need to know

DATE CHANGE. It appears you lot don't want to be split up – you want to be TOGETHER! So we're now combining both Art Do Dinner and Art Do Party into one mega event on Saturday 27 July. If you've got dinner tickets, you'll be upstairs in an intimate gallery, five-course dinner, and one-of-a-kind Gallery dining experience. And if you're not doing the Dinner, you'll be downstairs, living large at the Party, enjoying a roving best-of-canterbury menu. Both cuisine experiences will be catered by Tom Hishon and White Tie Catering. And later, we'll all come together to celebrate our Gallery and raise the roof on art and creativity in Aotearoa.

Prepare yourself for a night of immersive art experiences, fuelled by visionary foodies and decadent drinks.  This year we’re collaborating with some of the biggest names in New Zealand art to bring you two spectacular celebrations – all in the name of supporting creativity in Ōtautahi.

Without further aDO, here’s everything you can expect at Art Do.

This is ART-TASTIC!!

This is ART-TASTIC!!

Our ART-TASTIC art activity book for kids has been nominated for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults! Ka rawe, nice one us! #NZCYA

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