Visual Art

Painting offers a multiverse of symbols

Tony de Lautour, Underworld 2 2006. Acrylic on unstretched canvas. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o ...

Five-metre-long work a stocktake of artist's pictorial inventory.

Street artist's solo exhibition reveals different shades

Jacob Yikes, Forty Winks, mixed media on paper

Meet the artist seeking to make sense of the chaos of 21st century life.

Festival films reflect Italian diversity

Roman Holiday is back in cinemas as the opening night film of this year's Cinema Italiano Film Festival.

From Roman Holiday to Italian Race - it's the annual feast of Italian cinema.

Map re-launch reflects city's state of the arts

Artist Bridget Riley, left, and Christchurch Art Gallery director Jenny Harper in her London studio last year.

The Longest Night will see Christchurch's galleries open until 9pm.

The business of enabling art

Sir Toss Woollaston Untitled [Quentin (Kin) Woollaston Shearing] 1962. Ink on paper. Collection of Christchurch Art ...

Is this New Zealand's most-famous Rawleigh's salesman?

Kaikoura artists take to online sales

Artist Jane Riley is hoping a new online auction site will help get Kaikoura-based artists back on the road to selling ...

Kaikoura Art Society is hoping a new community-focused online auction site will provide a new shop front for them to raise money.

Ten exhibitions to visit this month

Tattoo by Horikiku, photograph by Kip Fulbeck. Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, Canterbury Museum

This month's exhibitions focus on both the personal and the political

Meet the maker: Nellie Ryan

The beauty is in the detail when it comes to Ryan's work.

Fortune and fabulous skills combine in the back-story of this award-winning textile designer.

Christchurch Art Gallery's new immersive artwork

Artist Natalia Saegusa with her wall work Tomorrow Still Comes/He Rā Anō Ki Tua, carpark corridor, Christchurch Art ...

Christchurch Art Gallery extends its Outer Spaces

The state of the arts in Christchurch

While graffiti and street art has thrived in post-earthquake Christchurch, many of those working in the arts sector ...

Why Christchurch's approach needs to be more than just "arts in the service of commerce".

What's on in Christchurch this week

Kenny Barron headlines this year's Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival which kicks off in ...

From Dr Hook to Kenny Barron - there's music to suit all tastes happening around Christchurch over the next seven days.

UC's finest taonga going on display

The hero Perseus rescuing Andromeda on Campanian red-figure bell-krater unattributed, ca 375-350 BC

A famed University of Canterbry collection now has a new homeĀ 

The art project no-one saw

A cheeky snap of camera-shy Dunedin artist Kimberley McAlevey.

As one Kiwi concept artist brings her $700K artwork to the world stage, another is quietly subverting industry norms.

Painting's fascinating life mirrors subject's

Portrait of John Marshman, Samuel Butler (1835–1902), Courtesy of Christchurch Art Gallery. Oil on canvas, 1861.

How the portrait of one significant Canterbury early settler was seemingly "lost" for three decades.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Ian Rankin is just one of the high-profile authors visiting Christchurch next week as part of the WORD Festival's Autumn ...

Books are the WORD in Christchurch over the next week

50 years of art collecting

Warwick and Kitty Brown, with paintings by Don Driver, Robert Ellis and David Armitage, 1978.

How one Kiwi collected some of the most important NZ artworks of the past half-century: "I brought what I liked".

Art to explore in Christchurch

Detail from a Bill Hammond artwork, on display as part of an exhibition of his new work at PGgallery 192 in Christchurch ...

Expect to have your perceptions of the world altered when you visit Christchurch art galleries this month.

Chch gets pieces of Berlin Wall

Two segments of the Berlin Wall will soon make up the already diverse selection of art in Christchurch.

The two segments will go on public display, but where is yet to be decided.

The comic absurdity of David Shrigley

A head made from a vacuum cleaner and with crayons up its nose turns out another creation for Lose Your Mind.

An exhibition by a wildly popular British artist is something art lovers should be losing their minds over.

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

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