NZ Music Month: Moving Dreams
Philip Carter Family Auditorium
Celebrate New Zealand Music Month with a special screening of a series of animated videos by Jody Lloyd.
These videos create beautiful dreamscapes to tracks from some of your favourite Kiwi musicians including Barry Saunders and The Warratahs, Ariana Tikao, Craig Smith, Al Park, Jhan Lindsay, Phil Johns, Trillion, Andy Gibson and Demarnia Lloyd.
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A chance for pre-schoolers to paint, glue, print, stamp and colour without making a mess at home. Art Safari is designed for our youngest budding artists between 2-4 years old.
Join art historian Warren Feeney as he discusses Chris Corson-Scott's photograph Mark Adams Retouching Photographs at Studio La Gonda in Now, Then, Next: Time and the Contemporary on the first floor.
Celebrate Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival by joining one of our friendly and informative guides on a Gallery tour highlighting the rich stories of Christchurch’s past.
Join volunteer guide Judith Hoult as she discusses Rona Fleming's painting Snowing at Cass in Turn, Turn, Turn: A Year in Art on the first floor.
Join curator Felicity Milburn as she discusses John Coley's Rain, Rain in Turn, Turn, Turn: A Year in Art on the first floor.
Join art historian Margaux Warne as she discusses Sir Alfred East's painting The Moon and the Manor House in Endless Light on the first floor.
This film explores the life of Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Márquez, who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most famous Latin American writers.
The University of Canterbury Percussion Ensemble performs in celebration of the exhibition Bill Hammond: Playing the Drums. Prepare for some wild sounds from this talented and exploratory collective.
Join New Zealand-Australian painting luminary Brent Harris and the Gallery’s head curator Lara Strongman in conversation in the exhibition Brent Harris: Towards the Swamp.
The annual exhibition of Muka Studio lithographs especially for kids is back this show weekend.
Join us this Labour Weekend and take part in a big artist’s take-over project involving a riot of colour and a heap of bright bright paper-based tape.
A Halloween double feature for your viewing horror!
The fifth film in the Christchurch iteration of the Eighteenth Latin America and Spain Film Festival, Why Do My Friends Cry? is a Cuban drama about four female friends who meet for the first time in twenty years.
Art historian Margaux Warne examines the themes and subjects in the work of Impressionist artists Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt, and their relationships with other artists including Corot, Manet and Degas.
This year we are hosting five glorious Latino films for lucky audiences—join us for the opening night fiesta of the Eighteenth Latin America and Spain Film Festival, and drink up this year’s fabuloso programme.
The first film in this year’s iteration of the popular Japanese Film Festival. The battle between a small company and a larger corporation to reveal the truth after a wheel separates from a truck and kills a pedestrian.
The second film in the Christchurch iteration of the Eighteenth Latin America and Spain Film Festival, Little Secret is a Brazil and New Zealand co-produced drama that is based on a true story.
The second film in this year’s iteration of the popular Japanese Film Festival. Tsuyoshi returns to the remote Okinawan island of Aguni after a four-year absence for the ancient bone-washing ritual of cleaning and reinterring the bones of his mother.
The fourth film in this year’s iteration of the popular Japanese Film Festival. An introverted young woman is found a job debugging videogames.
The third film in the Christchurch iteration of the Eighteenth Latin America and Spain Film Festival, Ten Days Without Mom is an Argentinian comedy about an overwhelmed family.
The third film in this year’s iteration of the popular Japanese Film Festival. A fantasy about a lonely orphan, Miko, whose uncle arranges for her to live in stigmatised apartments to make them appeal to future tenants.
4 is an Australian documentary film exploring Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons through the work of four contemporary violinists.
The fourth film in the Christchurch iteration of the Eighteenth Latin America and Spain Film Festival, Broken Panties is a Chilean dramatic comedy about five women living in a large hacienda in rural Chile: matriarch Matilde and her daughters – three biological and one adopted.
Screening to complement Margaux Warne’s talk at 6pm, this documentary explores the work of Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Eva Gonzalès and Marie Bracquemond, and the contention that “Impressionism is female”.
Explore the hidden heritage of Ōtautahi Christchurch, piece together the clues, get your trail guide stamped, and delve deeper into the Gallery, Tūranga Central Library, Canterbury Museum and Botanic Gardens.
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 current exhibitions 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.
Take a free guided tour of our exhibition highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.