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
Yoga for children inspired by our family show Yellow Moon and led by local yoga instructor Kotte. Using imagination and creativity, this calss is designed to bring body awareness to children, helping them release stree and still their minds.
The London Club
In September 2017, Gallery director Jenny Harper, curator Felicity Milburn and Jo Blair, of the Gallery Foundation’s contracted development services, Brown Bread, went to London, taking a group of supporters who received a very special tour of the city’s art highlights. While there, they further developed the Foundation’s new London Club. Recently they sat down together in Jenny’s office…
If you're a Friend of the Gallery, then we'd love to be your personal shoppers!
Full to the brim with inspired treasures, the Design Store is the perfect place to fill your Christmas stockings.
For our first ArtBite of the new year, join volunteer guide Barry Allom as he discusses Mark Braunias's Children's Charter outside our Education Centre on the ground floor.
Head to the Gallery on Waitangi Day to partake and create on our national day.
Join the Friends for a special end of year Christmas breakfast in Universo, followed by an exclusive tour of the two new exhibitions, Ann Shelton: Dark Matter and Closer: Old Favourites, New Stories, with senior curator Lara Strongman.
Join artist Ann Shelton as she discusses the shifting narratives of her work on the exhibition’s opening day.
Join the Gallery curators for this one-off tour of their personal highlights of the collection favourites in Closer: Old Favourites, New Stories
Join committed feminist, acclaimed author and legend of New Zealand painting Jacqueline Fahey in a walk around Say Something!
Join the Friends for a trip to Timaru to see Māori rock art off site and in situ.
London's hottest chefs are coming to town – and you're invited to dinner!
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.
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.
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.
The annual exhibition of Muka Studio lithographs by international artists especially for kids is back!
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.
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.