All of us at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū were very saddened to hear of the death of Bill Hammond over the weekend. Bill’s contribution to the art of Aotearoa New Zealand was original and unforgettable and he occupied a special, beloved place within the arts communities of Christchurch and Lyttelton.
Take a trip through time this summer with some of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Whaihetū’s must-see treasures – works of art dating from Greek and Roman antiquity to the present – when As Time Unfolds opens on Saturday 5 December.
In many ways, we’re all a captive audience this summer, and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū’s All Art All Summer season will bring local crowds face to face with work from local artists and some of its must-see treasures from 5 December 2020.
Combining artificial intelligence, highbrow concepts, lowbrow humour, dance and retro pop music, In Kahoots is an unforgettable summer experience, unique to each visitor to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū from Saturday 28 November.
Touching Sight showcases exciting new work from three contemporary Ōtautahi artists, with a twist – it also enables people with blindness or low vision to experience contemporary art at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū from Saturday 31 October.
Come face to face with works of art from across sculptor Graham Bennett’s remarkable 50-year career in Seeking a Balance, a new exhibition at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū opening on Saturday 31 October.
Over lockdown, Ōtautahi artist James Oram made a new work for our online exhibition Spheres: An Online Video Project. I asked him a few questions about the making of the work, which is up on our website until the end of October.