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.

Extraordinary: From the collections of Alexander Turnbull Library, 9 November 2019 - 9 February 2020

To celebrate the centenary of New Zealand’s most extraordinary library, Extraordinary exhibition offers a glimpse into Alexander Turnbull Library’s collection. Displayed are taonga with a meaningful and tangible connection to Ōtautahi, its history and people.

Included in the eclectic mix are significant artworks by Rita Angus, Leo Bensemann, Ngaio Marsh's production script for A Midsummer Night's Dream, a 2.3m long early panoramic photograph of High Street, one of the earliest maps of the South Island, photos by Steffano Webb and John Pascoe, and a recipe on how to make a homebrewed beer from 1880s.

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