Ralph Hotere

Behind the scenes

Hard to believe two years have already gone by since the passing of Ralph Hotere on 24th February 2013. Unlike many public galleries around the country at the time of his passing Christchurch Art Gallery was frustratingly unable to display any works by Ralph from the collection due to our ongoing closure. 

Well we are now hoping to re-open round Xmas this year, fingers crossed, and part of the opening exhibition will feature a tribute to Ralph drawn from the Gallery's permanent collection. A highlight for me personally will be the stunning Malady Panels which will be backed up by Sangro Litany, Kyrie Eleison 3 (Requiem Series) and Dawn/Water Poem to name a few.