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.

Current exhibition

Talanoa i Measina – Sharing our stories (12 November 2020 to 28 February 2021)

An expression of Pacific identity, cultural belonging and visual Talanoa from Christchurch's Pacific community.

Using gathered images, film and objects from Pasifika communities, archive material from Christchurch City Libraries and other institutions, Talanoa i Measina - Sharing our Stories is a visual showcase mirroring a living room that celebrated achievements, people and love for Pacific culture in Ōtautahi.


FIKA Write-In and Poetry Reading 10am to 5pm, Saturday 27 February and 10am to 2pm Sunday 28 February

Occupying Te Pito Huawera / Southbase Gallery, FIKA Writers will be writing reactions to the show ending with a reading at 3pm on Sunday in the gallery. Members of the public are encouraged to bring their own writing to work on. Please note: This is not a poetry workshop. People will be working on their own pieces by themselves. 

Sharing our Stories: FIKA Writers Poetry Reading, 3 to 4pm, Sunday 28 February

Come and listen to FIKA Writers read poetry composed in reaction to the Talanoa I Measina exhibition.

Inside the exhibition

Join exhibition curator, Nina Oberg-Humphries for a 360° experience of the exhibition in the video below.

Images from the Talanoa i Measina exhibition

Upcoming exhibition

Wild Ōtautahi - Exploring the wildlife of our city (20 March - 20 June 2021)

Inspired by Gavin Bishop’s illustrations from his book Wildlife of Aotearoa this exhibition tells a story about the wildlife habitats of Ōtautahi.
Gavin’s original illustrations of the bush, the rivers, the wetlands, the estuary, the sand dunes and the sea provide the context to explore the richness and fragility of these local habitats and species living in them.
Through engaging storyboards and gadgets, borrowed from conservation’s shed, this exhibition is an opportunity to expand your knowledge about local natives, how to protect them and make them thrive.

Previous exhibitions

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