28 September – 15 October ARA group exhibition ‘Curate Me’ Responses to ARA’s collection, curated by Julie Humby (with the support of Ara Foundation) 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… View more

CURATE ME: A response to the Ara Art Collection

28 Sept – 15 Oct CURATE ME is a stimulating and diverse group exhibition curated by Julie Humby. This exhibition will open on Tuesday September 28th during our normal opening hours 10:30 – 5pm and will run until Friday 15th October. There will be no opening night for the public.  

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

Stella & Cecil: A Kaikoura Composition

Stella & Cecil: A Kaikoura Composition Bridgit Anderson and Margaret Egan composed a series of still lifes to create a portrait of Cecil Wallace, a Kaikoura dentist, and his wife Stella, Margaret’s grandparents. The photographs reveal tools, curios and treasures that made up their lives and survived in the many nooks and crannies of their home. $30… View more

ARTISTS TALK – Wed 28 July, 12noon

Join Andy Leleisi’uao and Sefton Rani as they talk about their exhibitions and how their different methods and motifs reflect their identity and Pacific heritage.

Artist Talk – Grant Takle – 22 June, 12noon

Join Grant Takle in a discussion about his exhibition CLUSTER,  his approach to painting and his revolving iconography. Tuesday 22 June, 12noon Free entry, all welcome (exhibition on until 2 July)

Brigit Anderson at Christchurch Art Gallery

Photographer Bridgit Anderson speaks about her project Stella & Cecil: A Kaikoura Composition. Wednesday 16 June, 6pm Philip Carter Family Auditorium Friends $5, Non-Members $10, Students with ID free Stella and Cecil Wallace created a home and a dental surgery at 43 Beach Road, Kaikoura in 1915. In 2020 Anderson collaborated with Margaret Egan, Stella and… View more