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301 Montreal Street
The Arts Centre Registry Additions Building
(access from The Arts Centre Market Square)
Christchurch 8013

PO Box 22 351
Christchurch 8013
Aotearoa New Zealand

Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 4pm
Monday & Public Holidays: Closed

Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to The Physics Room.

About The Physics Room

The Physics Room is a contemporary art space dedicated to developing and promoting contemporary art and critical discourse in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Based in central Ōtautahi Christchurch since 1996, we assist art practitioners with resources and opportunities to enable professional and creative development, and work to support the acknowledgement and understanding of contemporary art among New Zealanders. Our goal is to actively seek links between the arts and other areas of cultural production and to involve art as a contributing voice in wider intellectual, social and political debate. Read more about our history.

We acknowledge Ngāi Tūāhuriri iwi as mana whenua of this takiwā and as the rightful custodians of the land on which we stand.

The Physics Room is not for profit. We are a charitable trust governed by a Board of Trustees.

Our People

Director: Abby Cunnane
Assistant Curator: Amy Weng
Writing and Publications Co-ordinator: Hamish Petersen
Business Manager: Chloe Geoghegan
Public Programmes & Access Co-ordinator: Audrey Baldwin
Weekend Gallery Supervisors: Orissa Keane, Honey Brown

Chloe Cull (Chair)
Barbara Garrie (Deputy Chair)
Margot van de Water (Treasurer)
James Dann (Secretary)
Stephanie Oberg
Ella Sutherland
Andre Hopping
Kahurangi Carter

Variable Hours

We are sometimes closed to install or deinstall an exhibition, so please check our home page for confirmed exhibition dates. We are glad to offer tours of the The Physics Room outside current gallery hours on request. Please call the office on (03) 379 5583 or email our team for more information.

Our social media is always open! You can find us on Instagram and Facebook.

Public Health under the Covid-19 Protection Framework

The Physics Room is operating under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (or traffic light system) as outlined by the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

Visitors to The Physics Room will need to wear face masks while inside the gallery.

Thank you for your support of this extra step that allows us to offer the safest possible environment for our visitors, volunteers and staff. We look forward to your visit!

Annual Reports

Read our annual reports with yearly exhibitions, public programming, publications, and financial activity.

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report