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, film and live performances.
Send off summer in style with a late-night picnic at the Gallery! Inspired by our love of warm nights, great food and Wayne Youle’s new exhibition - Look Mum No Hands, the Garden Party is a vibrant celebration of the summer we missed out on this year. Explore the exhibitions, grab a tasty treat from some of Christchurch’s best food vendors or a drink from our pop-up gin bar, take an art tour, explore Look Mum No Hands with the artist himself and curator Felicity Milburn – and don’t miss iconic New Zealand designer Kate Sylvester discuss art and fashion.
THIS FILM REPLACES WALLACE AND GROMIT.
A young boy's discovery of a gigantic peach triggers an eventful journey across the sea in this strikingly designed and surprisingly twisted animated adventure based on Roald Dahl's classic story.
Take a free guided tour of Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
Join visitor host supervisor Janet Abbott as she discusses the photographic techniques and early Christchurch images taken by Alfred Charles Barker in He waka eke noa on the first floor.
Join art historian Julie King as she discusses Juliet Peter's Woolshed Interior (Land Girls Working in a Woolshed) in Beneath the Ranges on the first floor.
Join public programmes coordinator Amy Marr as she discusses Bill Sutton's Te Tihi o Kahukura and Sky, I on the first floor.
This 1993 stop-motion animated film sees Wallace and his long suffering dog Gromit take in an unusual lodger with disastrous results.
Fun for the whole family. Feel free to bring in movie snacks from home!
How many panes of glass do we have in our foyer? Come and help us turn the Gallery’s glass wall into a massive stained glass window using brightly coloured clear vinyl. A great activity for kids and families on the last weekend of the school holidays.
We are kicking it old school and creating some fun sock puppets inspired by the art of Wayne Youle.
Carl Sydow was a leading light in New Zealand art of the 1960s and 70s—until tragedy struck. Curator Peter Vangioni discusses and illustrates his work and life.
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.
Energies: Haines & Hinterding
See, hear, smell and feel the invisible energies that surround us as Australian artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding summon unseen forces.
Take a free guided tour of our exhibition highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
Take a free guided tour of our collection highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
A free, guided art tour especially for parents with babies. Buggies welcome.