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.
At our first Artbite, Gallery librarian and archivist Tim Jones will discuss Leo Bensemann's ink caricatures of Mischa Levitzki (pictured), Feodor Chaliapine, Mary Glover and Ester Levy, which can all be found in Bad Hair Day. Keep an eye on our events calendar for details on each offering.
At Christchurch Art Gallery we love sharing ideas and stories about good art. Our presenters include Gallery staff and guides as well as guest speakers. But this year we’d like to try something new: Open Mic ArtBites. If you love something we have on show and want to share your thoughts and knowledge with others, please email email@example.com to discuss further. Perhaps you are a hairdresser who could discuss hair styles in Bad Hair Day. Or maybe you're a scientist or a technology whizz who could offer insights into a Haines & Hinterding work.
We look forward to seeing you soon at an ArtBite.
Bad Hair Day
Bad Hair Day investigates the wild and wonderful ways of hair through painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography and video.
Join volunteer guide Rod McKay as he discusses Francis Upritchard’sTourist in Jealous Saboteurs on the ground floor.
Join volunteer guide Judith Hoult as she discusses Relief Construction No.3 by Don Peebles on the first floor.
Join art writer and cultural historian Dr Andrew Paul Wood as he discusses the paintings of Kushana Bush in The Burning Hours on the first floor.
Join volunteer guide Barry Allom as he discusses William Dunning's Colonization Tripych in He waka eke noa on the first floor.
Join volunteer guide Sara Newman as she discusses Traveller's Collection in Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs on the ground floor.
Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs was hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history.
Rediscover the Gallery after dark with the Mix – a vibrant changing calendar of special events combining people and art with music, great food, beer and wine, pop-up talks and demonstrations, debates, films and live performances.
Join us for a day-long celebration of jazz to commerate the opening of our new exhibitions Len Lye: Stopped Short by Wonder and Henri Matisse: Jazz.
Senior curator Lara Strongman and Paul Brobbel, Len Lye curator at the Govett-Brewster, introduce our new Len Lye exhibition.
Dr Christine Whybrew (Heritage New Zealand) discusses her research on two of New Zealand’s best-known nineteenth-century photographers, Alfred and Walter Burton.
Join curator Ken Hall for an illustrated lecture as he unpacks the histories of objects brought to life in his exhibition He Waka Eke Noa.
Artist Kushana Bush discusses the 'minature' gouache paintings that make up her exhibition The Burning Hours with Dunedin Public Art Gallery curator Lauren Gutsell.
Join visitor host supervisor Janet Abbott as she discusses the photographic techniques and early Christchurch images taken by Alfred Charles Barker in He waka eke noa on the first floor.
Take a free guided tour of our exhibition highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
Please note during the Winter months May to August, there will be no 11am tour on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Take a free guided tour of our collection highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
A free, guided art tour especially for parents with babies. Buggies welcome.