Visual Art

Modernism by motorbike

William Sutton, Untitled (Taylors Mistake), 1959, Oil on canvas. William A Sutton bequest, 2000. Collection of ...

In celebration of a glorious, strange, heart-lifting oddity of a painting

Paint like Pablo

Wannabe artists attend a pet-themed painting class at Christchurch's Paint 'n' Sip studio.

Trying to immortalise a pet in paint isn't all that easy.

Art on offer at city show gallery

This giraffe seems keen to eavesdrop on a couple of patrons.

Thousands of art buffs flock to this year's Christchurch Art Show in search of a bargain.

Ten artworks and exhibitions you must see

Sanjay Theodore's Pothos & Madana, 2015, inkjet photographs mounted on kappa board, in editions of 3.

The city is now better served by the visual arts than it has been for the past five years.

Good night and good luck

Ronnie van Hout's latest sculptural offering to Christchurch, Quasi, has quickly achieved what the Christchurch Art ...

OPINION: As a gesture of defiance, Ronnie van Hout's latest work is worth every cent and very, very Freudian.

Rubble sculpture donated to museum

The sculpture, called Reflect, as it appeared in 2010 on Philip Carter's Kinsey Tce property.

A sculpture that fell off a cliff and lay under rubble for five years has been donated to Canterbury Museum.

From Levin to London

Frank Weitzel, Abstract Design (1931). Linocut, Collection Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, presented by Rex ...

Tetanus robbed the world of a bright artistic talent

New gallery adds to city's 'visual conversation'

Rebecca-Harris, Shake the Sugar Tree, 2016

A second, School of Fine Arts-inspired, contemporary gallery opens in the central city

Quasi sculpture: Awesome or ugly? gallery video

Quasi faces his first dawn from atop the Christchurch Art Gallery after being craned into place.

Latest public artwork to enliven Christchurch's skyline greeted with bewilderment, enthusiasm and indifference.

Trio showcase subtle humour

Zina Swanson, Log Wig, 2015,   floor vinyl, pine wood veneer and synthetic wig

The work of Oliver Gilbert, Jack Hadley and Zina Swanson shares an unassuming sense of the absurd and a curiosity about human behaviour.

Christchurch's new "rock" star

Patrick Barry, I dreamed you dreamed this dream, 2016, Irish monumental limestone.

Between the Lines touches upon an awareness of life as being as much about dreams as it is our experiences.

"Show your best pair"

Jugs as never before seen  promise a winning display at the Canterbury Potters Association Show on Sunday, June 12, in ...

Glazed, shapely, playful, joyful jugs line up for for breast cancer fundraiser.

Sculpture buried for 5 years

The sculpture lay hidden under rubble for five years.

"It's ours", says firm that unearthed quake-buried sculpture, and the former owner can buy it back from them.

Calming and inspired

Katharina Jaeger, Tangled Field, (detail), charcoal on paper

REVIEW: A near-perfect document of the artist's observation and drawing skills

Artist's ability to reinvent highlighted

Francis van Hout, Null, shellac on plywood, 2016

REVIEW: The strength of these works reside in Van Hout's ability to orchestrate a variety of marks and surfaces in distinct and subtle ways.

A chilling and charming experience

Rob Hood, Coupland's Waterfall, 2016 (still from video).

REVIEW: An exhibition that has no intention of eliciting the kind of emotional or sensory responses that its title implies.

Art gallery developing nicely

Getting John Akomfrah's 2015 Venice Biennale work, Vertigo Sea, is a significant coup for Christchurch's Centre of ...

OPINION: Newly re-opened CoCA giving Christchurch Art Gallery a run for its money.

Show has stacks of art to display

Janyne Fletcher's Devil's Elbow is among the top ten finalists for the Christchurch Art Show Award.

OPINION: Do events like the Christchurch Art Show do the visual arts a disservice?

Art for Arts (Centre's) sake

Andre Lovatt and Dame Ann Hercus show off the award-winning paintings which will be auctioned to raise funds for ...

Artistic donation boosts quest to rebuild a long-lost piece of Christchurch's Arts Centre.

Protester's sweet portrait

Evelyn Haig, Innocence. Oil on ivory. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu; presented by the ...

Sweet miniature at odds with creator's protesting ways

Let there be lights

Festa was an extraordinary and unforgettable experience for a city in need of a pick-me-up.

OPINION: Why we should explore the possiblities of tripping the light fantastic again

Young mums inspired

Chrissy Irvine at her solo exhibition Herstory which opened last week at the In Situ Photo Project art gallery on ...

A new exhibition sheds light on the career path of young working mothers.

Confronting, captivating works

Toshi Endo's False (Colour), 2016

Parts of this new Ilam Campus Gallery feel like a health warning to keep away from the digital world.

Gallery's lack of use a 'disgrace'

The entrance of the Robert McDougall Art Gallery in the Botanic Gardens in 2001.

Museum says Robert McDougall Art Gallery would be ''jewel in the crown'' when restored.

Departing director believes exciting times ahead

The Physics Room's departing director Melanie Oliver believes Christchurch is still a hard city for artists to thrive ...

The Physics Room director reflects on the past three years of change

Illuminating and uplifting displays

Max Hailstone. Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Printed Version. 1990. Silkscreen. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te ...

Art Gallery becoming an attractive regular Autumn destination

London Tube-style map for NZ

Andrew Douglas-Clifford says he's always been into maps.

Student Andrew Douglas-Clifford gives NZ's highway network the London Underground treatment.

Mural marks Belfast centenary

Bill Bush takes a look at the giant mural of himself, depicted in his heyday in the '70s.

Belfast rugby legend Bill Bush has been immortalised in a new mural – just in time for the club's centenary.

Gone with the wind

Won Sup Kim climbed a mountain in Queenstown 10 times and commemorated the achievement with art.

"I felt like I was asleep all this time, but when I came to New Zealand a miracle happened."

Alley artefacts now available to all

This Han dynasty pot was carried in 1947 from Shandan, Gansu to Canterbury Museum by John Johnson of Christchurch, who ...

How did Australasia's most comprehensive collection of Chinese artefacts end up at the Canterbury Museum?

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