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.
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 visitor services supervisor Janet Abbott as she discusses Rhona Haszard's The Sea and The Bay in The Weight of Sunlight on the first floor.
Join volunteer guide Diane Swain following the 12pm performance of Len Lye's Blade for a talk on this large kinetic sculpture.
Join volunteer guide Margaret Nicholas as she discusses Adrian Stokes's nineteenth-century painting Among the Sandhills on display in The Weight of Sunlight on the first floor.
Dr Shayne Gooch from the University of Canterbury's School of Engineering discusses the unseen forces behind Len Lye’s kinetic sculptures, the special relationship between the university's engineering department and the Len Lye Foundation, and the challenges of bringing some of Len’s larger sculptures to life.
‘Aberhart's images are bathed in the light of photographic history, as well as that of the world around. In his exquisite prints, photography reclaims a magic often lost in the digital age.’
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.
The memorial statue of John Robert Godley, founder of Canterbury province, was unveiled 150 years ago in Christchurch Cathedral Square. The 6 August 1867 occasion was proclaimed a public holiday, and Godley’s statue remained upright until being toppled in the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
Join a free guided tour with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides exploring the exhibition Len Lye: Stopped Short by Wonder on the ground floor.
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.
Art is illusion – with the right knowledge and techniques, you too can learn to 'pull a rabbit out of a hat!'
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 Waiwhetu. 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. This is a drop in activity so stay for as long or as little as suits you.
Take a free guided tour of our exhibition highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
Please note during May to October, there will be no 11am tour on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
A free, guided art tour especially for parents with babies. Buggies welcome.