Past event

07 March

The Longest Day

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.

Galleries/Institutions involved:

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.