The annual exhibition of Muka Studio lithographs by international artists especially for kids is back!
The idea behind Muka Prints is to make contemporary art accessible by compiling original lithographs from international artists, covering the artists names, and letting young people under nineteen connect with works that speak to them. More than 60,000 Muka Youth Prints have found their way to young people from Kaitaia to Invercargill.The prints are offered exclusively to young people aged 5 to 18, who will have an opportunity to buy up to three works.
Unframed works $75, framed $155
Head over to the Muka Prints website for more information.
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!
Join volunteer guide Barry Allom as he discusses Max Gimblett's Blue Ridge - Over the Wild Blue Yonder - Homage to Henri Matisse, on display in Untitled #1050 on the first floor.
Join volunteer guide Sara Newman as she discusses the life and works of Lucy Kemp-Welch in front of In The Orchard, also known as Sunlight Through The Leaves, on display in The Weight of Sunlight exhibition on the first floor.
Join volunteer guide Margaret Nicholas as she discusses Tony de Lautour's Underworld 2, on display in Tony de Lautour: US V THEM on the ground floor.
In the context of the Gallery’s recent acquisition of Colin McCahon’s Canterbury Plains (1951), leading McCahon scholar Dr Peter Simpson will discuss McCahon’s evolving response to the Canterbury landscape between 1948 and 1952, drawing on fresh research undertaken for a major book on the artist he is currently writing that will be published by Auckland University Press in 2019, McCahon’s centennial year.
Writer and historian Stevan Eldred-Grigg examines our exhibition Pickaxes and Shovels and explore what it reveals about class and art in colonial Canterbury.
Join visitor programmes coordinator Amy Marr as she discusses John Stezaker's 2013 film work Crowd in John Stezaker: Lost World on the ground floor.
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 Moata Tamaira from Christchurch City Libraries as she discusses the tukutuku panels on loan from Christchurch Central Library as part of Moroki on the first floor.
Take a free guided tour of our collection highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
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.
A free, guided art tour especially for parents with babies. Buggies welcome.