Join us for an afternoon of jazz to commemorate the opening of our new exhibitions Len Lye: Stopped Short by Wonder and Henri Matisse: Jazz.
The day's performances will feature some of Christchurch's best young musicians from high schools and intermediates around the city.
1:00 - St Andrew's College
1:30 - Christ's College
2:00 - Cashmere High School
2:30 - Chisnallwood Intermediate School
3:30 - Rangi Ruru Girls School
Len Lye: Stopped Short by Wonder
An exhibition inspired by a flash of light and a thunderclap.
We’re pleased to be offering another six-week course of drawing lessons with Linda Hart for enthusiastic young artists aged 9-12. The programme covers a range of tried and true drawing exercises and challenges aimed at developing confidence and skill.
Join visitor host Karin Bathgate as she discusses Robyn Kahukiwa's Tena I Ruia on display in We Do This on the first floor.
Join volunteer guide June Goldstein as she discusses Milan Mrkusich's Painting 1972 on display on the first floor.
Join volunteer guide Barry Allom as he discusses Top Shelf by Tony de Lautour (in collaboration with Peter Robinson) on display in US V THEM: Tony de Lautour on the ground floor.
On the opening night of the WORD Christchurch festival, Leonard Bell tells the story of the extraordinary group of European artists, writers, photographers and architects who arrived in New Zealand as forced migrants from the 1930s through the 1950s, and examines how their modernism radically reshaped the arts in this country.
We are going all out for KidsFest with a great, FREE family film!
Writer and historian Stevan Eldred-Grigg examines our exhibition Pickaxes and Shovels and explore what it reveals about class and art in colonial Canterbury.
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.
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.
Take a free guided tour of our collection highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
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.
This year’s weekly ArtBite programme is about to start! From Friday 10 February, we will again offer a weekly presentation of a work on display here at Te Puna o Waiwhetū. The aim of these 30-minute talks is to give you an art break in the middle of your day. We know you’re busy, so this isn’t a long lecture meant to take up too much of your time. And they’re free. With a new work presented each Friday at 12.30pm, the information will be fresh so you can impress your friends during your weekend socialising.
The annual exhibition of Muka Studio lithographs by international artists especially for kids is back!
Come on an art adventure with us. Make and look at art with your pre-schooler in this specially designed programme for under 5s. Held on the first Tuesday of every month. Runs till 11am.
A free, guided art tour especially for parents with babies. Buggies welcome.