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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
THIS FILM REPLACES WALLACE AND GROMIT.
A young boy's discovery of a gigantic peach triggers an eventful journey across the sea in this strikingly designed and surprisingly twisted animated adventure based on Roald Dahl's classic story.
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.
Join art historian Julie King as she discusses Juliet Peter's Woolshed Interior (Land Girls Working in a Woolshed) in Beneath the Ranges on the first floor.
Join public programmes coordinator Amy Marr as she discusses Bill Sutton's Te Tihi o Kahukura and Sky, I on the first floor.
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, film and live performances.
This 1993 stop-motion animated film sees Wallace and his long suffering dog Gromit take in an unusual lodger with disastrous results.
Fun for the whole family. Feel free to bring in movie snacks from home!
Take a free guided tour of our exhibition highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
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.