Visual Art

Artist challenges perceptions about race

Paper Bags, 2009, C-type photograph and hand-cut, screen printed paper bags.  Collection of the artist.

Christchurch Art Gallery's latest attraction is an exhibition six years in the making.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Annabel Langbein is one of the guest chefs in town for this weekend's Christchurch Food Show.

It's beginning to look a lot like Easter in Christchurch nest week

Upritchard back with a vengeance

Jockey is one of many colourful figures in the new show.

Why one Kiwi artist now firmly believes in poetic justice.

How to buy art with heart

Christchurch design and art blogger Studio Home's Julia Atkinson says art is not a generic canvas, "regurgitated into ...

Do your walls a favour and buy some real art not something produced for the masses.

What's on in Christchurch this week

The Topp Twins will perform at a fundraising concert for Waiau at the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa on Sunday.

A popular play returns, some of the world's best surfers gather, and people of all ages will get very muddy.

Ten exhibitions to visit in April

Simon Edwards, Slant of Light, 2016, Oil on Aluminium   1000mm x 1800mm.

From paintings to photographs, there's plenty of visual art on display in Christchurch during April.

Pair snap up photo prizes

Roseanne Jones won the prestigious Canon Eyecon photography competition with a series showing her parents' home and ...

Two up-and-coming Christchurch photographers have snapped up the top prizes in a national competition.

Artists not keen on art bridge

Chris Booth's 'Taurapa' sculpture was installed on the banks of the Avon River between Colombo and Manchester streets in ...

Artists steering clear of design competition for "art bridge" over Avon River in central Christchurch.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Neo-soul singer Sacha Vee brings her Luminous Album Tour home to Woolston's Blue Smoke tonight.

There's an eclectic range of events and concerts headed our way over the next week

Clip art: a visual quake story

Bronwyn Walker used 1952 newspaper clippings to make her artwork, 12:51.

After the earthquake, one Christchurch woman grabbed her scissors.

SCAPE now has pop-up home

Studio 125 Gallery is situated at 125 Aikmans Road, Merivale.

New Studio 125 Gallery designed to support public art

What's on in Christchurch this week

Game of Thrones' Miltos Yerolemou is coming to Christchurch for this weekend's Armageddon Expo.

 From play titles to artworks and events, birds dominate the week's activities around the city

Pets immortalised in charcoal

Christchurch artist Charles Hannah with her pieces as part of her latest exhibition at 380 St Asaph St.

A Christchurch artist is using man's best friend as her muse.

An echo from the past

Neil Dawson's Echo sculpture was first installed in the Christchurch Arts Centre in 1981.

The first public sculpture by Christchurch artist Neil Dawson could return to its original home in the Arts Centre this year.

Ten Christchurch exhibitions to visit in March

David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind. Cheers, 2007 at Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara, Mexico, November 2015. © David ...

From eggbeater necklaces to fresh fruit installations: the must-see March art exhibitions.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Liam Finn is one of the headliners at Saturday's Nostalgia Festival at Ferrymead Heritage Park.

From celebrations of children and Japanese culture to a pair of big music festivals, there is plenty to see and do this weekend

Contemporary NZ art takes Central stage

Jonathan Smart pictured in The Central's gallery space, The Arts Centre of Christchurch.

"Where are the arts in the city?"

What's on in Christchurch this week

Pitch Black are just one of the many artists who will be performing at Hagley Park as part of Saturday's Electric Avenue ...

The coming week offers plenty of musical and theatrical highlights for those in Christchurch.

Changing Physics to promote accessibility

Director Jamie Hanton and artist Charlotte Drayton in the newly domesticated Physics Room gallery spaces; Like stepping ...

What on earth is going on in one of the country's best-known contemporary experiential art spaces?

What's on in Christchurch

Bic Runga will be part of the trio of singers on display at The Winery Tour concert at Waipara Hills Winery on Saturday ...

The Christchurch Lantern Festival returns, while Salmonella Dub official come home and a top trio unite to sing among the vines.

Ten galleries to visit in February

Judy Darragh, Paper Craft, digital print on paper, ed of 2, 430 x 600mm

From Afternoon Delight to Smoke on the Water - exhibitions and works you must see in February.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Eilish Moran and Lara Macgregor star in Ropable, which opens at The Court Theatre on Saturday night.

While a new play has its world premiere, some old favourites return to Christchurch stages this week.

OPINION: Quality of idea, delivery gives 185 Chairs value

185 Chairs also has significance for Christchurch as a public artwork representative of many local artists' projects ...

OPINION: Peter Majendie's 185 White Chairs remains convincing as an engaging and meaningful experience.

Botanical artist Bryan Poole

Acclaimed botanical artist Bryan Poole, formerly of Invercargill, now of London, with his pineapple etching.

Royal Etcher Bryan Poole is famous but not many New Zealanders know about the former Southland botanical artist. Fairfax journalist Marjorie Cook discovered he is also quite a character.

Exhibition celebrates renowned Fellowship

Michael Illingworth, Adam and Eve, 1965, Oil on canvas, Courtesy of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship Trust Collection, ...

A new art exhibition makes tangible the reality of the chaotic life of an artist.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Keith Preene's Golden Goose Bingo is back in business this weekend at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

As one regular summer fixture comes to an end, a couple of old favourites begin.

Driftwood art at NZ beach fest

Christchurch man Steve Trevella won public choice award at the 2013 Hokitika Beach Driftwood and Sand sculpture ...

A summer celebration of art is taking place on Hokitika Beach.

Photography exhibition brimming with possibilities

Andrew Beck Red cutting through black 2016. Acrylic, enamel, silver gelatin prints, conservation glass in artist frames. ...

New Christchurch Art Gallery exhibition looks at the wider possibilities of photography.

A road trip south

The original Bishop Suter Memorial Art Gallery was built in 1899 and refurbished in the 1970s. It has been redeveloped again.

OPINION: There are new galleries to visit in the South Island.

What's on in Christchurch?

Devilskin will be joined by Halestorm and City of Souls for a New Year's Eve concert in Cathedral Square.

Last-minute shopping, international cricket and and a New Year's Eve party among the city's holiday events.

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