Te Pito Huarewa / Southbase Gallery

Located on Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2, Tūranga, Te Pito Huarewa / Southbase Gallery houses exhibitions that reflect the cultural identity and history of Christchurch and Canterbury.

Upcoming exhibitions

We Stand Here: Celebrating five years of the Christchurch Documentary Project  (10 July to 27 September 2021)

An exhibition celebrating The Christchurch Documentary Project, the collaboration between Christchurch City Libraries and the University of Canterbury, School of Fine Arts to document the people and physical environment of Christchurch communities in a time of rapid change.

Over the course of five years, over 1,500 images were made by University of Canterbury internship students that focused on five Christchurch communities. This exhibition is a selection of images curated by Senior Lecturer and Project Director, Tim Veling that showcase often overlooked moments of community life.

Read our blog post to find out more about the exhibitions and related activities.

Floor Talk Friday 9 July, 6pm to 7pm

Discover the Christchurch Documentary Project with Tim Veling, Senior Lecturer Photography University of Canterbury, and well known photographer Doc Ross. They will explore the process of documenting a city and its people.
Tuakiri / Identity, Level 2
Friday 9 July, 6pm
Free, no bookings required

Location: Te Pito Huawera | Southbase Gallery, Tuakiri | Identity, Level 2, Tūranga

We Stand Here: Children's Vision for their Ōtautahi (10 July to 27 September 2021)

Accompanying We Stand here – Celebrating five years of the Christchurch Documentary Project, this is a collaboration between students at Christchurch East School and Tim Veling, Senior Lecturer, University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts. 

Inspired by conversations and workshops that asked children to consider their connection to the central city area and ideas that would make it feel like their place, the resulting panoramic artwork reveals creativity, imagination and above all an aspirational city that they would feel proud to call ‘home’. 

Create your own vision of a liveable Ōtautahi
What do you think a liveable central city looks like? Create your own vision in a free, drop-in activity. Free, all materials provided.
Located beside the exhibition

Previous exhibitions

View our Exhibitions page for more detail on previous shows.

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