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Art Gallery show to go out with a bang

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Art Gallery show to go out with a bang

Christchurch Art Gallery’s highly acclaimed Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker exhibition will go out with a bang this Saturday, offering visitors one last look at the brightest show in town before it closes on Sunday.

The Gallery will be hosting Out of the Box — a celebratory closing party for its longest-running Outer Spaces show, which has captivated Cantabrians since its opening in February.

Christchurch Art Gallery Deputy Director Blair Jackson says it is a fitting finale for a much-loved exhibition.

“It’s appropriate that something as energetic, experimental and colourful as Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker goes out with as much fanfare as it came in with,” he says.

“We’ve had an amazing response, with over 12,500 visitors, including nearly 4,000 school pupils, coming through. It’s really captured people’s imaginations and we’re thrilled that it’s been so popular.

“For Gallery staff, it’s been particularly pleasing to offer something special for children and families again. We’ve received some wonderful feedback about how much it’s meant to people.”

Saturday’s Out of the Box event will be a free family fun-day, featuring kids’ art activities, face painting, chalk drawing, a photo booth, the Imagination Playground, live music from the Kitchen Collective, refreshments and free popcorn.

Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker sees artists from New Zealand and Australia test the limits of their materials, with morphing pencil sculptures, stretchy paint skins, gravity-defying stacks and videos of exploding paint-balloons.

The exhibition features works by Rebecca Baumann, Mark Braunias and Jill Kennedy, Judy Darragh, Steve Carr, Lionel Bawden, John Hurrell, Tony Bond, Helen Calder, John Nicholson and Miranda Parkes.

Out of the Box will be held at ArtBox, corner of Madras and St Asaph streets, Christchurch, Saturday, 27 September*, 10am–3pm. Entry is free of charge.

ArtBox is open 10am–5pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am–4pm, Saturday and Sunday.

*In the event of rain, Out of the Box will be postponed until Sunday, 28 September.


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