Special Event

Past event


The Ōtautahi Year of the Arts Block Party is a celebration of the incredible talent in the city, in a day with something for everybody.

Located in venues across the city between the Ōtakaro Avon River and the Botanic Gardens including Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetū, Toi Moroki Centre of Contemporary Art, Canterbury Museum at CoCA, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, Toi Auaha Community Arts Hub, and Papa Hou at The Kind Foundation (formerly the YMCA), the day will feature artist talks, performances, live music, an arts market, and children’s workshops.

Check out the full programme of events here

We'll be celebrating our major summer exhibition, Spring Time is Heart-break: Contemporary Art in Aotearoa with a day of artist talks and the RDU DJs playing on the forecourt.

Don’t miss this awesome celebration of creativity for Christchurch.