This unique event gives you the opportunity to purchase original New Zealand artworks with all proceeds from the night going towards the acquisition of the (soon to be announced) fifth great work for Christchurch. Live music, great eats and exceptional art make it a night to remember.
The line up includes: Raewyn Atkinson, Hannah Beehre, Barry Cleavin, Denise Copland, Bronwynne Cornish, Tony de Lautour, Simon Edwards, Karl Fritsch, Darryn George, Jason Greig, Gavin Hipkins, Lonnie Hutchinson, Kirstin Carlin, Marie Le Lievre, Adrienne Millwood, Kazu Nakagawa, Reuben Paterson, Kim Pieters, Séraphine Pick, John Reynolds, Doc Ross, Peter Trevelyan, Francis Upritchard, Tim J. Veling, Lisa Walker and Ruth Watson.
Artworks will be on public display for the three days leading up the auction but can be viewed online HERE
Limited tickets are available. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.
Los Angeles based artist Kiel Johnson is headed back to Christchurch and he wants to collaborate with you!
Keil wants to make a surreal cardboard landscape inspired by the South Island and its inhabitants and he needs your help to imagine, explore and create this landscape and all the provisions and supplies necessary to gear up for any adventure life or the mountains and glaciers can throw at us.
Join the Friends for a caffeine fix and great conversation in the new Gallery café on the last Friday of the month.
Shane Cotton is one of the country’s best-known contemporary artists. With history, politics and bicultural identity as his subjects, he’s achieved international recognition and a New Zealand Arts Laureate Award.
Artist Priscilla Cowie (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Kahu) will discuss the theme of tuna (eels) flowing through her own works and the interconnected nature of our waters and tuna within Māori culture.
Margaux Warne examines the residences of notable English artists and architects including Frederic Leighton, William Morris, George Frederic Watts and Sir John Soane.
London's hottest chefs are coming to town – and you're invited to dinner!
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.
This article first appeared as 'Painting offers a multiverse of symbols' in The Press on 21 June 2017.
The new 6pm timeslot for the Friends Speaker of the Month series is proving popular, and it has been great to see so many of you coming out to hear from our fantastic speakers.
The new year started with the Friends’ fantastic summer trip, visiting exhibitions at two of Canterbury’s regional art galleries.
As we approach the first anniversary of the reopening of the Gallery, it seems like a good time to celebrate a year’s progress in the life of the city.
This quarter the Gallery will reopen. It has been a long time coming by anyone’s standard. Although we have maintained connections through the award-winning Outer Spaces programme and nomadic, trailed around temporary gallery spaces; being able to once more step into the Gallery’s own space is an exciting prospect. I am not alone in looking forward to having the Gallery back in its rightful setting and reacquainting ourselves with the fabulous art we collectively own.
Volunteer guide Rod McKay talks about his life, being an art tourist, and guiding Gallery tours.