SIMON OGDEN – artist talk – Thurs 22 April, 12noon

Listen as Simon Ogden talks about the elaborately beautiful works in his current exhibition of linoleum constructions, Digging in the dirt for diamonds Thursday 22 April, 12noon All welcome!


13 April – 7 May Opening Tues 13 April, 5.30pm Simon Ogden Digging in the dirt for diamonds 11 May – 4 June Opening Tues 11 May, 5.30pm Ralph Hotere: Round Midnight and other lithographs 8 June – 3 July Opening Tues 8 June, 5.30pm Grant Takle 6 – 23 July Opening Tues 6 July,… View more

Video – Farid Ahmed’s talk 4.3.21

Farid Ahmed, Christchurch mosque attacks survivor and now semifinalist New Zealander of the year became a global symbol of peace and forgiveness after he lost his wife Husna in the 2019 March attacks. On Thursday 4 March, we were honoured as Farid Ahmed joined us at the gallery to discuss his philosophy of forgiveness, peace and love,… View more

Euan Macleod wins Dobell Drawing Prize, National Art School NSW

  Multi award-winning artist Euan Macleod has won the $30,000 Dobell Drawing Prize with a pastel-on-paper work entitled Borderlands. Each of the 15 postcard-sized images in the work depict scenes from the NSW/Queensland border when it briefly reopened in July at the height of the COVID-19 lockdown. Most of the images also incorporate figures, which is… View more

Christchurch Art Gallery – Ralph Hotere

Christchruch Art Gallery Ralph Hotere : Ātete (to resist) 27 March – 25 July 2021 Celebrating the artistic vision of one of Aotearoa’s most significant artists. As the first major survey exhibition of Hotere’s artistic career for over twenty years, Ātete gathers works from collections across Aotearoa. Hotere’s art charted his journeys throughout Aotearoa and the world,… View more

Rebecca Harris in Art New Zealand

Jasmine Gallagher reviews Rebecca Harris’ exhibition ‘Dark Burns the Night, Flirty Bird Flies’ in Autumn 2021 Art New Zealand. In this series of landscape paintings Rebecca Harris veers closer to realism than some of her more surreal work from arround 2015. This is a trend that has increasingly emerged in her painting over the last… View more

FARID AHMED talk on Thursday 7:30pm

Farid Ahmed Thursday 4 March, 7.30pm Join Farid Ahmed next Thursday evening as he discusses his philosophy of forgiveness, peace and love, and how it is an example of how faith and humanity can be tools for navigating even the most horrific of tragedies. Farid will also discuss the tributes that were gifted following the mosque… View more

The Press article on Tribute exhibition by Janneth Gil and Viv Kepes

Moving photographs capture daily lives of grieving March 15 widows “Photographs revealing the daily life of grieving widows after the Christchurch terror attack and paintings that capture tribute flowers in glorious close up feature in a new art exhibition. Photographer Janneth Gil said it was tough to capture the images of March 15 widows that… View more

Tribute – Bouquet, February 23 – 19 March 2021

by Andrew Paul Wood Following the horrific events of March 15, 2019, one of the most striking visual memories of the period were the huge walls and drifts of flowers that the residents of Christchurch left in front of the Al Noor and Linwood mosques. When you are so shocked and emotionally overwhelmed by an… View more

Painting in the Anthropocene

Dr Andrew Paul Wood In recent years coral has become an important symbol of our increasingly precarious ecological balance. Coral has long been at risk from exploitation for jewellery and tourist souvenirs, agricultural runoff, industrial pollution, blast fishing, overfishing leading to population explosions among crown-of-thorns starfish, and more recently ocean acidification (climate change’s just as… View more