We've teamed up with Word Christchurch once again to bring you a fantastic evening! Join poet Hera Lindsay Bird (‘New Zealand’s most exciting young poet’—the Guardian) and writer and editor Ashleigh Young (the creator of ‘exceptional series of stories and observations’—Listener) for a glass of wine and a chat about poetry, writing and life.
Hera Lindsay Bird has been published by The Toast, The Hairpin, Sport, Hue & Cry, The Spinoff, The New Zealand Listener and Best New Zealand Poems. She has an MA in poetry from Victoria University of Wellington, where she won the 2011 Adam Prize. She currently lives in Wellington.
‘I think there’s a pretty strong case which suggests Hera Lindsay Bird is like the most exciting newish poet in NZ.’ – Steve Braunias
'The wickedest problem in Hera Lindsay Bird is not sex but taste.’ – John Newton
Ashleigh Young works as an editor in Wellington and teaches creative science writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters. Her poetry and essays have been widely published in print and online journals, including Tell You What: Great New Zealand Nonfiction, Five Dials (UK) and The Griffith Review (Australia). Can You Tolerate This? is her second book; her first was the poetry collection Magnificent Moon (VUP, 2012). She gained an MA in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters in 2009, winning the Adam Prize. She blogs at eyelashroaming.com.
Take a free guided tour of Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
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!
How many panes of glass do we have in our foyer? Come and help us turn the Gallery’s glass wall into a massive stained glass window using brightly coloured clear vinyl. A great activity for kids and families on the last weekend of the school holidays.
We are kicking it old school and creating some fun sock puppets inspired by the art of Wayne Youle.
Carl Sydow was a leading light in New Zealand art of the 1960s and 70s—until tragedy struck. Curator Peter Vangioni discusses and illustrates his work and life.
Joyce Campbell: Flightdream
Joyce Campbell’s immersive video work takes the viewer on a journey into the ocean’s fathomless depths, exploring processes of creation and annihilation.