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A Feast of New Exhibitions

A Feast of New Exhibitions

Christchurch Art Gallery is filled with exciting new art and all the exhibition spaces are open to the public – for the first time in nearly five months.

Three new exhibitions have opened over the last couple of weeks, and join the recently re-opened collection galleries – which were closed while the spaces were completely remodeled and the works of art changed.

“Visitors to the Gallery over the holiday period will be impressed by what they see,” says Gallery Director Jenny Harper. “We have an absolutely first class line-up of exhibitions encompassing photography, watercolours, sculpture, video and jewellery. These exhibitions complement Brought to Light, the rehang of the Gallery’s own collection, which is receiving high praise from visitors and critics alike.

“We are open from 10am to 5pm (until 9pm on Wednesdays) every day except Christmas Day, with free admission. Even our most regular visitors will find something new and exciting amongst the latest line-up of exhibitions,” says Jenny Harper.

Exhibitions on for the summer season include:

Talisman: Twelve New Zealand jewellery artists have made new work responding to the enduring power of the talisman. A selection of rare Oceanic talismans from Canterbury Museum is also included.
5 December 2009 – 14 February 2010

Neil Pardington: The Vault: Working behind-the-scenes in museums and galleries throughout New Zealand with his large-format camera, Neil Pardington brings to light the hidden collection storage spaces that are normally closed to the public.
6 November 2009 – 14 March 2010

Ricky Swallow: Watercolours: Playful and atmospheric works on paper by renowned Australian artist Ricky Swallow, ranging from sci-fi scenarios to haunting portraits. A University of Queensland Art Museum touring exhibition.
12 December 2009 – 21 February 2010

The Naked and the Nude: Spanning more than 150 years of art-making, this exhibition reveals changes in the way bodies look, and the way we look at bodies.
18 December 2009 – 18 April 2010

Blue Planet: Looking at the ways artists have used the colour blue, Blue Planet celebrates imaginative art making and thinking. Shaped with younger audiences in mind.
21 November 2009 – 7 November 2010


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