From Here on the Ground

18 May – 17 November 2024

Populated places and cityscapes converge with backyards, factories and remote railway stops in this fascinating survey of twentieth-century Aotearoa New Zealand artists exploring urban, suburban and industrial landscapes.

This exhibition is the first comprehensive investigation of this aspect of New Zealand art. In bringing together iconic paintings alongside less familiar works, it reveals a compelling history that has remained almost hidden in plain sight.

From Here on the Ground features works from Christchurch Art Gallery’s collection supplemented by loans from private and public lenders around the country, including paintings by leading New Zealand artists Rita Angus, Buster Black, Russell Clark, Ivy Fife, Rhona Haszard, Louise Henderson, Roland Hipkins, Doris Lusk, Christopher Perkins, Juliet Peter and Bill Sutton.