07 March. Free entry.
A celebration of art in Christchurch and the launch of the updated 2018 Christchurch Art Map (designed by Jessica Tabke and printed by MK Press).
A chance to explore the Christchurch art scene and institutions with a free hop-on hop-off shuttle bus from 6-9pm.
We'll be open late with our current exhibition, (Un)conditional I and Eve Armstrong will present her ongoing project Trading Table throughout the evening. Trading Table involves the artist setting up a table in a public place and inviting people to trade with her for something on the table. Trading Table deals in multiple currencies including ideas, information, skills, services and items.
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū - drop in FREE tea towel screen-printing workshop (all materials provided) 7:30pm, enjoy a Gallery highlights tour 6:15pm / 7:15pm, or check out a life-changing performance from local band DOG power 8pm (Gigs at the Gallery: DOG Power). Pop up bar and food trucks (including Tommy Taco) will be serving up delicious eats and drinks 6-9pm. All galleries open till 9pm
CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art - "Brutalism 101" a talk on on the architecture of the CoCA building and brutalism in general to celebrate the building's 50th birthday will be presented by Dr. Jessica Halliday at 6 and 7pm. Open 6-9pm
The Central Art Gallery - Hannah Kidd's exhibition opening at 5.30pm, with an artist talk by Hannah and Jonathan starting around 6.15. Open 6-9pm
Chambers - Open studios with artists present, with the stock room also open to the public, the exhibition in the main gallery will be Kara Burrowes and Robyn Webster. Open 6-9pm.
Nadene Milne Gallery - a special advance preview of Stephen Bambury’s exhibition: We can be heroes. This exhibition opens officially on Friday 9th March. The show will consist of just over half a dozen paintings, painted between 1975 and the early 80’s. The paintings we will be exhibiting are eye popping, rip roaring and completely innovative works, which have rarely been seen. 6-9pm.
The National - Exhibition 'On the hanging on and the letting go' by Amelia Pascoe. Meet the artist 6-9pm.
City Art Depot - Exhibition 'Swan Song’ by F. van Hout 6-9pm
Windsor Gallery - Artist Wilhelmus Ruifrok will be demonstrating his painting techniques and having discussions with guests 6-9pm.
Form Gallery - Exhibition opening "One Pot, One Shot" 6 - 7ish (or when people stop popping in).
Jonathan Smart Gallery - Exhibition "Overlay" by Melissa Macleod. Melissa will be onsite in the gallery to chat to visitors about her work. Open 6-9pm.
NZ artbroker - Open 6-9pm.
First shuttles will be departing Christchurch Art Gallery, City Art Depot, and Jonathan Smart at 5:30pm.