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Five Little Piggies

Five Little Piggies

Violet Richards, daughter of our Registrar Gina Irish, recites This Little Piggy Went to Market.

Two hands, right? So play it twice, once for washing each hand.

Blue Globe: Stories from Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

Blue Globe: Stories from Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

You are invited to take part in Blue Globe: Stories from Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. It’s a chance to feed your curiosity, feel inspired and challenge your creative side. And it’s easy. All you have to do is choose any artwork from the Gallery’s collection online and create a short piece of writing inspired by it. 

 

In the Vast Emptiness by Basil Dowling

In the Vast Emptiness by Basil Dowling

Curator Peter Vangioni reads the poem In the Vast Emptiness by Basil Dowling. Back in 2015, when re-opening from our previous forced closure, Peter took this poem as the inspiration for an exhibtion of Canterbury landscapes.

From the hand-washing point of view, this is a two minute marathon, but where's the harm in that?

See all the images at once and find out more about each one.

Update from director Blair Jackson

Update from director Blair Jackson

Kia ora koutou. Hello.

I want to let our supporters and art lovers know what we are doing in these difficult times, and how you can still find moments of relief and escape through art. Like much of the world, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū is temporarily closed to our visitors and our staff. Like many of you are experiencing in your own lives, we’ve needed to figure out new ways of working, staying connected as a team, and working out what we can offer and ways that might help us to engage, inspire and connect you with great art and ideas.

Sorry, we are closed.

Sorry, we are closed.

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū will be closed until further notice to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Te Wheke celebrates Ōtautahi Christchurch’s place in the Pacific

Te Wheke celebrates Ōtautahi Christchurch’s place in the Pacific

An immersive exhibition that explores art through our connections with the Pacific will be unveiled at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in April.

What’s On at the Gallery in Autumn?

What’s On at the Gallery in Autumn?

Autumn is on our doorstep and it’s a perfect time to visit Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Come and experience incredible art, express your creativity through art courses and workshops, attend an artist talk, event or activity and explore your world in a new way through art.

Uncomfortable Silence reveals how we view art

Uncomfortable Silence reveals how we view art

Fresh work by eight Aotearoa New Zealand artists will be on display at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in March.

Christchurch celebrates artist and explorer Frances Hodgkins

Christchurch celebrates artist and explorer Frances Hodgkins

The work of an unstoppable traveller is taking Christchurch by storm in an exhibition following the adventurous life of Dunedin-born artist Frances Hodgkins.

Celebrate summer at Christchurch Art Gallery

Celebrate summer at Christchurch Art Gallery

Summer is here and it’s the perfect time to visit Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Experience incredible art, express your creativity through art courses and workshops, attend an artist talk, event or activity and explore your world in a new way through art.

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