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.
In order to support physical distancing access to the gallery is restricted to 1 person or “bubble” at a time.
From Paper to Pixel (21 September to 1 November 2020)
An exhibition exploring Library’s digital heritage collections
Explore stories of Christchurch and wider Canterbury in this exhibition that highlights over 20 years of digitising and collecting born digital heritage items at Christchurch City Libraries. Among many of the items to discover are ship board diaries from the 1850s, letters home during World War II, maps from the mid twentieth century, band posters from the 1980s and thousands of photographs from the late 1800s to today.
Christchurch City Libraries collect and describe these items to preserve them for the future and make them accessible to the public.
Our annual Photo Hunt that we have run for over 10 years will be on in conjunction with the exhibition. You can contribute your own stories and photographs to continue to grow our collection for the future.
Talanoa i Measina – Sharing our stories (12 November 2020 to 28 February 2021)
- Aroha Revolution: A Community Matariki Quilt: (13 August to 13 September 2020)
- Labyrinth in the Library (29 February to 2 August 2020)
- Heartfelt (15 to 23 February 2020)
- Extraordinary: From the collections of Alexander Turnbull Library (9 November 2019 to 9 February 2020)
- Illuminate: Unearthing treasures from our collection (3 August to 27 October 2019)
- Va Oceans Between (18 May to 21 July 2019)
- Kā Huru Manu (26 January to 28 April 2019)
- Our Painted Stories (Friday 12 October 2018 to Thursday 17 January 2019)