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
In this hilarious family film Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.
Renowned Swiss contemporary jeweller Otto Künzli will talk about some of the projects he has undertaken with his students, who are now some of the world’s top contemporary jewellers.
Relax, chill out and explore the different ways art can make you feel happy and healthier at our second Mix event of 2018.
Made from long-forgotten film stills, old actor headshots and vintage postcards, British artist John Stezaker’s collages conjure a new world from their ‘lost world’.
Sara Cove, British paintings conservator, Constable expert, technical art historian, popular lecturer and Fake or Fortune? contributor, brings Constable’s dynamic late works and artistic temperament to life in a new and exciting manner revealing a ‘Jackson Pollock of the 1830s’.
A colourful celebration of art in Christchurch, long summer days and the launch of the updated 2018 Christchurch Art Map (designed by Jessica Tabke and printed by MK Press). Have a #differentnightout and explore the local art scene and institutions with a free hop-on hop-off shuttle bus for the first Mix of the 2018.
Prepare to come on a journey to the icy south and see the world through different eyes. Artist Adele Jackson presents a talk charting the development of art in Antarctica as a backdrop for a closer look at what contemporary artists can contribute to our relationship with Antarctica and the wider world.
Join visitor host supervisor Janet Abbott as she discusses Ann Shelton's jane says currently on display in Dark Matter on the ground floor.
Join volunteer guide Sara Newman as she discusses Ann Shelton's in a forest series on display in Dark Matter on the ground floor.
Join volunteer gudie Judith Hoult as she discusses Peter Robinson's 1997 work Mission Statement: First we take Island Bay then we take Berlin, on display in Your Hotel Brain on the first floor.
Join volunteer guide Rod McKay as he discusses Buck Nin's The Mamakus on the first floor.
To celebrate International Women's Day, join curator Felicity Milburn as she discusses The Portobello Settee, a recently acquired work by Jacqueline Fahey currently on display in her exhibition, Say Something!
Join volunteer guide John O'Brien as he discusses Rosalie Gascoigne's Big Yellow (1988) in Yellow Moon: He Marama Kowhai on the first floor.
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…
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.