Art About

Special events

  • Wednesday, 27 February 2019 / 5pm
  • Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
  • Free
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Join us for a colourful celebration of art in Christchurch and enjoy a #differentnightout exploring the Christchurch art scene and institutions with free hop-on hop-off shuttle buses!

Whether you’re a novice art lover or a seasoned expert, come and enjoy a drink, snack, live music and have a #differentnightout exploring our central Christchurch galleries.

Christchurch Art Gallery events include:
Pop up garden bar and food trucks all night
5:30pm - Gordon Walters New Vision: Revelation and Reassessment - a talk by Professor Laurence Simmons (Media and Communication, University of Auckland)
6:15 and 7:15pm - 2 mystery tours
9.15pm - Local band Best Bets will be playing in front of Bridget Riley’s Cosmos

This year there will be shuttles running from 5:30pm to 9pm with an early shuttle leaving the fine arts school in Ilam at 4:40pm. The shuttle timetable is yet to be confirmed.

Other galleries include:
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
The Physics Room 
CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art
The Central Art Gallery
Nadene Milne Gallery
The National
City Art Depot
Windsor Gallery
Form Gallery
Jonathan Smart Gallery
NZ artbroker


Countdown to Fifteen

Countdown to Fifteen

Fifteen is our birthday party (guess how old we are…) and it’s less than two weeks away! It’s also the opening event for Tony de Lautour’s US V THEM, which is our big winter exhibition. We asked curator Peter Vangioni and visitor programmes coordinator Amy Marr what they’re most excited about in the incredible line-up for this grand birthday bash.

Been to some lame ‘youth’ events lately?

Been to some lame ‘youth’ events lately?

Now’s your chance to help create a cool event for you and your friends!

The Mix is Christchurch’s Art Gallery bi-monthly late-night event – an interactive mix of art, music, film and good people. We want to run a Mix designed, curated and for under 18s – ReMix.

Gallery Happenings: Grayson Gilmour

Gallery Happenings: Grayson Gilmour

In early March we were lucky enough to have the incredibly talented Grayson Gilmour performing at the Gallery, supported by the equally talented Purple Pilgrims and New Dawn. I love these gigs, but there is a lot of work to be done behind the scenes to make sure that, by the time the public walk in the door, the foyer is gig ready. The process normally feels like a long, slow marathon with a sprint at the final corner. So here’s a guide to how you too can get the NZI Foyer gig-ready in five (or six) easy steps.