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Meet The Artists Who Will Be Entertaining You At Art Do…

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Six of our favourite artists (and our very own boss) will be playing you chilled beats this October at Art Do. Pull up a seat in the designer surroundings of the Warren and Mahoney vinyl lounge and soak up the dulcet tones.

With fifty artists from all over Aotearoa at Art Do, it will be an opportunity to meet and speak with your favourite contemporary artists. But you’ll need to do something quick smart to be there (seriously) – the Art Do is already half full. Grab your tickets to New Zealand’s biggest art party over here.

Shannon Te Ao vs Nathan Pohio

Wellington-based, Walters Prize winning artist Shannon Te Ao and Christchurch Art Gallery’s very own art superstar Nathan Pohio become the first Art duo to play their favourite records. Settle in for this one! 

Shannon Te Ao Untitled (Malady) 2016. 2/3 HD digital video file. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, gift of Sheelagh Thompson marking her 86th birthday and honouring director Jenny Harper's dedication to Christchurch Art Gallery during the five years of its closure after the 2010–11 Canterbury earthquakes. Nathan Pohio

Shannon Te Ao Untitled (Malady) 2016. 2/3 HD digital video file. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, gift of Sheelagh Thompson marking her 86th birthday and honouring director Jenny Harper's dedication to Christchurch Art Gallery during the five years of its closure after the 2010–11 Canterbury earthquakes.

Nathan Pohio

Blair Jackson vs Shane Cotton

Next up on the wheels of steel, newly appointed Christchurch Art Gallery director Blair Jackson and contemporary painter Shane Cotton treat you to their top laid back musical picks. Can your boss DJ?

Blair Jackson Shane Cotton Untitled (Head 3) 2012. Acrylic, photo etching and aquatint on paper. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, purchased with the support of Christchurch City Council’s Challenge Grant to the Christchurch Art Gallery Trust, 2014

Blair Jackson

Shane Cotton Untitled (Head 3) 2012. Acrylic, photo etching and aquatint on paper. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, purchased with the support of Christchurch City Council’s Challenge Grant to the Christchurch Art Gallery Trust, 2014

Tony de Lautour vs Holly Best

Tony de Lautour, star of the Gallery’s recent US VS THEM exhibition,​ plays mellow grooves alongside photographer Holly Best. These Christchurch artists will keep it local and ultra-smooth.

Tony de Lautour Landscape (detail) 2002. Acrylic on loose canvas. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, purchased 2002 Holly Best

Tony de Lautour Landscape (detail) 2002. Acrylic on loose canvas. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, purchased 2002

Holly Best

Zina Swanson 

Christchurch painter and sculptor Zina Swanson closes out the artist line-up in the Vinyl Lounge – expect the unexpected in her chilled-out set. 

Zina Swanson

Zina Swanson

All this music making you weary? 

Art Do friends Hotel Montreal are offering party guests a mighty fine discount at their five star luxury hotel. 

This offer is available 25–30 October. Bookings must be received by 10 October to qualify. Book online here, choose your room and enter the code ARTDO2018 to redeem. 

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Get your tickets for Art Do

Saturday 27 October 2018, 7pm – 1am
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

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