We've teamed up with CoCA and The Physics Room to bring some light and colour to the longest night of the year.
Explore the local art scene and art institutions from 6 to 9pm with a free hop on/hop off minibus. This event marks the release of the new Christchurch Art Map.
Schedule for the evening:
6-9pm – minibus and pop up bar / Gallery open
6pm – FREE Friends talk with Jenny Harper in the Philip Carter Family Auditorium.
7.15pm – FREE late-night tour of the Gallery
7.45pm Les Baxters perform live in the Gallery's arcade space on level 1
Take a free guided tour of our collection highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
This article first appeared as 'Painting offers a multiverse of symbols' in The Press on 21 June 2017.
Humour has always played an important role in Wayne Youle’s art practice and his current exhibition, Look Mum No Hands, has it in spades.
Join art consultant Grant Banbury in his role as auction coordinator as he discusses the works selected for the Art for Art Fundraising Auction.
Join us for an exclusive Friends event in the Gallery and take time to explore the two new exhibitions, Henri Matisse: Jazz and Len Lye: Stopped Short by Wonder.
This unique event gives you the opportunity to purchase original New Zealand artworks with all proceeds from the night going towards the acquisition of the (soon to be announced) fifth great work for Christchurch. Live music, great eats and exceptional art make it a night to remember.
The new 6pm timeslot for the Friends Speaker of the Month series is proving popular, and it has been great to see so many of you coming out to hear from our fantastic speakers.
Join volunteer guide Rod McKay as he discusses Francis Upritchard’sTourist in Jealous Saboteurs on the ground floor.
Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs was hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history.
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.
Join us for a day-long celebration of jazz to commerate the opening of our new exhibitions Len Lye: Stopped Short by Wonder and Henri Matisse: Jazz.
Senior curator Lara Strongman and Paul Brobbel, Len Lye curator at the Govett-Brewster, introduce our new Len Lye exhibition.
Dr Christine Whybrew (Heritage New Zealand) discusses her research on two of New Zealand’s best-known nineteenth-century photographers, Alfred and Walter Burton.
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.
The new year started with the Friends’ fantastic summer trip, visiting exhibitions at two of Canterbury’s regional art galleries.
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.
As we approach the first anniversary of the reopening of the Gallery, it seems like a good time to celebrate a year’s progress in the life of the city.
Take a free guided tour of our exhibition highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
Please note during the Winter months May to August, there will be no 11am tour on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
A free, guided art tour especially for parents with babies. Buggies welcome.
Tour the Gallery with our friendly, knowledgeable guides and a sign language interpreter.
This quarter the Gallery will reopen. It has been a long time coming by anyone’s standard. Although we have maintained connections through the award-winning Outer Spaces programme and nomadic, trailed around temporary gallery spaces; being able to once more step into the Gallery’s own space is an exciting prospect. I am not alone in looking forward to having the Gallery back in its rightful setting and reacquainting ourselves with the fabulous art we collectively own.
Volunteer guide Rod McKay talks about his life, being an art tourist, and guiding Gallery tours.