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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

19 October – 11 November Katie Thomas: Quiet Life Maurice Lye: Homeward Bound 16 November – 3 December Catherine Brough: Painting – An Extreme Sport (in conjunction with Left Bank Art Gallery and with the support of Yvonne Rust West Coast Arts Trust and WAI Westland Arts Incorporated) 7 – 24 December – XMAS ’21 featuring: Joanna Braithwaite,… View more

Katie Thomas – Artist Talk – Tues 26 Oct, 12pm

KATIE THOMAS : Quiet life Exhibition 19 Oct – 12 Nov Quiet Life by Katie Thomas showcases a series of large scale, abstract paintings which are often inspired by the changing light and atmostphere of her studio garden. ARTISTS TALK – Tues 26 Oct, 12noon Join painter Katie Thomas and photographer Maurice Lye as they discuss their individual… View more

Maurice Lye – Artist Talk – Tues 26 Oct, 12pm

MAURICE LYE : Homeward bound Exhibition 19 Oct – 12 Nov Homeward Bound by Maurice Lye captures absence from home and displaced domesticity through a nostalgic lens, presenting a suite of images that span several decades. ARTISTS TALK – Tues 26 Oct, 12noon Join painter Katie Thomas and photographer Maurice Lye as they discuss their individual practices and current exhibitions…. View more

Scoop: Ara press release for ‘CURATE ME’

Hidden in plain sight across Ara Institute of Canterbury’s campuses is a remarkable art collection of nearly 700 works. One of the earliest collections held by a tertiary institution, it features works by Shane Cotton, Ralph Hotere, Margaret Stoddard, and many other renowned artists. In a rare move, the collection has been curated for public… View more

Maurice Lye’s ‘Homeward Bound’ in Stuffs 10 exhibitions in October.

Warren Feeney’s lists Maurice Lye’s exhibition ‘Homeward Bound’ in Stuffs 10 exhibitions to look out for in October. Opening Tuesday Oct 19 until Thursday Nov 11. “Homeward Bound is the first solo exhibition from Ōtautahi-based photographer and designer Maurice Lye since 2009. Interviewed by Photo Forum in 2019, he described himself as an introvert, yet… View more

Floortalk – ‘CURATE ME’ – Tues 5 Oct, 12noon

CURATOR & ARTIST FLOORTALK Tuesday 5 October, 12pm Join curator Julie Humby, alongside exhibiting artists, as they discuss the pieces in the exhibition and the importance of bringing multiple disciplines together. CURATE ME – a response to the Ara Artwork Collection Artists and academics have drawn inspiration from museum and art collections for centuries. As curator… View more

Philippa Blair featured in Otago Daily Times

It has been about 30 years since Philippa Blair exhibited her work in Dunedin and she had been looking forward to revisiting the city of her forebears until the latest Covid- 19 outbreak. From her bubble in Auckland she talks to  Rebecca Fox about her much anticipated return to the South. Read the full article… View more

Bill Hammond: Across The Evening Sky

Bill Hammond: Across The Evening Sky In 2020, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū began working with Bill Hammond on Across the Evening Sky, a new book on the artist’s spectacular bird and cave paintings. NOW available at PG gallery192.

Sefton Rani featured in Stuff’s 10 Exhibitions to look out for in August

Sefton Rani featured in Stuff’s 10 Exhibitions to look out for in August “Rani’s collage works sit somewhere between painting and sculpture in an arts practice that is also about Polynesian immigrant culture, family histories and the opulence and ambience of industrial paint.” Sefton’s exhibition ‘Silence is the flower‘ on from 27 July – 20 August

Things That Shape Us

PG Artists Tim Veling and Janneth Gil in Things That Shape Us currently on at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū Things That Shape Us includes artists who use documentary practices to encourage collective action. Working in the aftermath of traumatic events, they ask us to reconsider how we think of ourselves and demand a… View more