Road Worthy Art Exhibition

Road cones and Christchurch. It's a thing. Not so much a symbiotic relationship as a grudging one. We need them more than they need us, I think. They've also become something of a symbol of the rebuild and there's no surer sign that an item has wormed its way into the collective psyche than when it turns…
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Looking forward to looking

On the weekend of the 13th and 14th of February 2016 the Centre of Contemporary Art will re-open in its beautiful '60s modernist building on Gloucester Street. Recently Paula Orrell, the new curator of CoCA, gave a talk about what we might see when the doors open to the public for the first time in five years. Art galleries…
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Collecting as an Art Form

I'll admit it ... I collect: cane trays (the sort made in occupational therapy classes), stones (but they have to be white and smooth), fabric of every colour and texture, aprons, cow designed themed china, retro plates, lace, children's books, and Hanmer-Ware Pottery. I have had to make a room in my house for my…
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Christchurch Arts Festival 2015

The Christchurch Arts Festival brings a mix of local, national and international performances to Christchurch every two years. The 2015 Festival runs from 27 August until 20 September. The festival features circus/cabaret, classical music, music, dance, theatre, comedy, and visual arts events. Festival information Visit the festival website Sign up for the festival newsletter Follow @ChchFest on…
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Art, art on the streets

One of my favourite Christchurch things is mad good street art. The Spectrum Street Art Festival is on now, and that means a new bunch of big walls to spot in the city. There is also a T-shirt exhibition at Canterbury Museum and the Spectrum YMCA exhibition which I reckon is even better than last…
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