14 November 2007. Free entry.
Art Trek is a unique arts event now in its 7th year. On Wednesday 14th November, 16 art galleries within the inner city will open from 5-8pm, providing the public of Christchurch with the opportunity to view more than 27 exhibitions in a single evening.
In 2006 Art Trek recording more than 3,000 visits to galleries throughout the evening. This year the Christchurch public and tourists are again encouraged to take in a wide range of exhibitions and art practices. These include contemporary jewellery and glasswork, historical survey shows, emerging artists, sculpture by senior New Zealand artists, contemporary painting, installations, Pacific art and much more. Galleries look forward to introducing new visitors to their premises.
The Christchurch Art Gallery will act as the 'hub' or information centre with the Friends of the Gallery catering and providing the opportunity to go in a draw for prizes, as well as music from Brian and Maryrose Crook in the foyer, finishing the evening's entertainment.
Buses will leave every 30 minutes from 5 to 8pm from outside the Christchurch Art Gallery on the corner of Montreal and Gloucester Street travelling to Aliceinvideoland on High Street and Tuam Street.
To boldly go.!
Art Trek will take you into the cultural heart of the city to enjoy a diverse range of artistic activities in public galleries, dealer galleries and not-for-profit art spaces.
From High Street to the Christchurch Art Gallery, a broad spectrum of the visual arts is on exhibition, from historical to conceptual, and object art to installation. Art Trek offers a unique social arts experience for those who are not regular gallery visitors, as well as those who are more familiar with the city's galleries.
'Art Trek is a great opportunity for the Christchurch City Council to be involved in the arts scene, offering a free event and encouraging cooperation between galleries for the economic and social benefit of the city.'
(Marlene LeCren, Arts Advisor, Christchurch City Council).
Art Trek is funded by the Christchurch City Council, COCA and the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu,