9 November 2007 – 17 February 2008
The University of Canterbury's School of Fine Arts celebrates 125 years in 2007 and the Gallery's major summer exhibition will survey selected highlights from the history of the School's artistic and cultural achievements.
Drawn from the Christchurch Art Gallery, University of Canterbury and other private and public collections, the Art School 125 exhibition will feature work by former students such as Margaret Stoddart, Shane Cotton, Ronnie van Hout, William Sutton, Leo Bensemann, Francis Upritchard and Bill Culbert. Designed in chapters, such as early modern, regionalist painting and 1960s–1970s expressionism, the exhibition will cluster work by style and/or conceptual approach.
The exhibition will feature works in a range of media – paintings, sculpture, film, photography, printmaking and the earlier decorative arts that were taught at Canterbury – and be accompanied by a website publication looking at the role of the Art School in the lives of many significant New Zealand artists.
Exhibition number 778