This year, 19 September marks the 125th anniversary of universal suffrage in New Zealand. Come celebrate in style with us!
- curator Felicity Milburn in conversation with Barbara Brookes, author of A History of New Zealand Women (thanks to Bridget Williams Books)
- NZI Foyer takeover with Fun Natural Fun (join Instant Fantasy, Misfit Mod. Trainwreck & blle fmme for an all-inclusive DJ night where you can feel as fantastic as you wanna)
- fresh takes on the future of New Zealand and our creative industries with artist Jordana Bragg, theatre practitioner Alice Canton, designer and Radio One 91FM music manager Erin Broughton and more to be announced soon!
- drop in Feminist Badge making workshop
- Three Boys and Greystone Pop-Up Bar
- themed tours of the Gallery
- some of Christchurch's best food trucks
- AND a performance by Flip Grater.
Art! Food! Wine! Beer! Inclusive Feminism! FREE!
6-9pm Fun Natural Fun DJ Takeover and food trucks/Pop Up Bar (NZI Foyer)
6:15pm Representing Women Tour (Meet at Front Desk)
6:30 Barbara Brookes and Felicity Milburn in Conversation (Philip Carter Family Auditorium)
7pm Feminist Badge Making Workshop (Education Centre)
7:15pm Representing Women Tour (Meet at Front Desk)
7:30pm Looking Forward Panel Feat. Jordana Bragg, Erin Broughton, Nina Oberg-Humphries, Geneva Alexander-Marsters, Alice Canton and Chaired by Lizzie Davidson (Philip Carter Family Auditorium)
8:15pm Flip Grater Performance (Arcade Space)
While most haka are performed by men, some iwi have traditions of female haka. Here Robyn Kahukiwa has painted Ngāti Porou women performing their haka – an event which has on occasion provided women with a means of articulating their fight for social justice. Kahukiwa’s depiction of mana wahine is derived from traditions of Māori carving, which is another means of expression traditionally – but not always – associated with male practitioners.Kahukiwa has stated that Tena I Ruia represents “a form of challenge to Māori and Pākehā to show that we have the drive towards self-determination and the affirmation of tangata whenua status”.“As Māori women we need to reaffirm our place in Aotearoa and be accorded the same status that once was ours in traditional culture.”
(We do this, 12 May 2018 - 26 May 2019)
Join guide coordinator Rebecca Ogle as she discusses Philip Trusttum's 2015 painting SUP on display in Trusstum: Just a Glimpse on the first floor.
Delaney Davidson brings you his latest Magic Lightbox installation, Ship of Dreams, his latest suitcase of collections from deepest Romania, Hamburg and the salt marshes of Maldon. Using his unique and compelling live music as the soundtrack to his own short films, woven in the style of David Lynch, Bella Tar and Murnau, Delaney transports us into a flickering realm of Grimms fairy tales, Expressionist cinema, Brechtian epic theatre, forgotten values and lost stories. Delaney has set up his show with an incredible cast, including members of Hamburg’s esteemed Thalia Theatre, radical photographer Miron Zownir, underground legend Reverend Beatman, long-time film collaborator Chris Martin and emerging playwright and actor Hester Ullyart.
He will also be performing songs from his latest album Shining Day with a hand picked band featuring SJD (who also co wrote songs on the record), friend and collaborator Anita Clark, and multi-talented percussionist Chris O’Connor (Phoenix Foundation).
“A Chillingly Superb Album” Nick Toczek - R’n’R Magazine. UK “A shining example of great songwriting and undoubtedly an album you'll return to often”. Karl Puschmann - NZ Herald “..these songs rock, roll, get mud all over them, brush it off and start again.” Nick Bollinger - RNZ “I saw him at Womad frighten children.. it was wonderful” Graeme Hill - NZ Herald
Fifteen is our birthday party (guess how old we are…) and it’s less than two weeks away! It’s also the opening event for Tony de Lautour’s US V THEM, which is our big winter exhibition. We asked curator Peter Vangioni and visitor programmes coordinator Amy Marr what they’re most excited about in the incredible line-up for this grand birthday bash.
Now’s your chance to help create a cool event for you and your friends!
The Mix is Christchurch’s Art Gallery bi-monthly late-night event – an interactive mix of art, music, film and good people. We want to run a Mix designed, curated and for under 18s – ReMix.
Take a free guided tour of our collection highlights with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides.
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.
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.
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.