Visitors to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū will be spoilt for choice this season with some of the best art in New Zealand on display alongside a rich calendar of public programmes.
In addition to art and exhibitions, their impressive spring events calendar boasts a range of artist talks, films and activities, so get down to Montreal St and explore our artistic heritage.
Explore our must do list
- Wednesday, 9 October 6pm - Join Gallery curators Felicity Milburn and Ken Hall for a Heritage Festival talk about Turn, Turn, Turn: A Year in Art, an exhibition from the Gallery collection exploring the history of Christchurch.
- Sunday, 13 October 2pm - Bring your mothers, sisters, friends and Tamariki to the free screening of New Zealand filmmaker Louise Lever’s Revolt, She Said, a new documentary that asks “What is the female voice?”
- Wednesday, 16 October 6pm - 9pm - Get down to We Are Not Prepared, a mini-festival of night performances: sound performance, artist interventions and film with artists including Audrey Baldwin, Séraphine Pick, Marie Shannon and Michael Morley.
- Wednesday, 23 - Sunday, 27 October - Explore the Eighteenth Latin American and Spain Film Festival. Featuring a selection of beautiful, funny and poignant films including Little Secret (Pequeno Segredo) and Why Do My Friends Cry. Check out the Gallery website for screening times.
- Saturday 26 - Monday 28 October 11am - 3pm - A MASSIVE immersive piece of art running over Labour Weekend ripe for public input. Bring the kids and join artist Judy Darragh: The Grid in this take-over project involving a heap of paper-based tape and a riot of colour.
- Thursday, 31 October 7.30pm - If cult horror films are your thing, you can’t miss Canterbury Film Society’s Halloween Spook Night Special. Featuring Dario Argento’s gore-geously coloured Suspiria (1977, 92 mins. R16) and Stuart Gordon’s schlock-classic Re-Animator (1985, 105 mins. R16). Entry is $10 for both films.