Event

View Of Cathedral Square From Hereford Street by James Fitzgerald

ArtBite

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James Fitzgerald View Of Cathedral Square From Hereford Street 1935. Watercolour. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, purchased 1997

James Fitzgerald View Of Cathedral Square From Hereford Street 1935. Watercolour. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, purchased 1997

Join visitor host Nick Priddy as he discusses James Fitzgerald's View of Cathedral Square From Hereford Street in the Above Ground exhibition on the first floor.

Art Bites are 30-minute lunchtime presentations on a single work on display, presented by our staff, guides and guest speakers.

There's a new Art Bite to enjoy each Friday at 12.30pm. 

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Above Ground

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An exhibition exploring the impact of architecture, imagination and memory.

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View Of Cathedral Square From Hereford Street
James Fitzgerald View Of Cathedral Square From Hereford Street
James Fitzgerald moved from England to Auckland in 1903, and then twenty years later to Christchurch, where he established his own commercial art studio. His watercolour view captures Christchurch’s Cathedral Square at its most architecturally cohesive and complete. Many will remember the United Service Hotel at left, built in 1884–85, demolished 1990; fewer will recall the neoclassical Bank of New Zealand building at right, designed in 1866, demolished 1963. While it is possible to lament our general cultural attitude to architectural heritage, it is also difficult to imagine anything here, even if it had been protected, as capable of surviving the 2010-11 earthquakes that hit the city. (Above ground, 2015)
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Food for thought?

Food for thought?

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.

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