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Christchurch Art Gallery

No trip to Christchurch is complete without a visit to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Experience incredible art, express your creativity through art courses and workshops, attend an artist talk, event or activity and explore your world in a new way through art. After you’ve visited the current shows, you can browse the ever-changing range of creative products in the Design Store or head to Universo café to sample a delicious selection of food and beverages.

Until 1 June 2020
Following the trail of an inspired, inveterate traveller, this long-awaited survey exhibition celebrates Frances Hodgkins’ place in 20th Century European art.

Tracing the artist’s frequently nomadic life from her upbringing in Dunedin, through France, Morocco and Spain to her final days in England, it examines the influence of location on her development as a modernist painter, and of travel as a vital source of inspiration.

Developed and toured by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki as part of the Frances Hodgkins project, the exhibition brings together works from New Zealand and international collections.

7 March – 19 July 2020

New and recent works by early-career artists are showcased in an exhibition provoking feelings of doubt and unease, revealing how we look and why that can leave us vulnerable.

Curated by Holly Best as part of our emerging artist series, Uncomfortable Silence features a large-scale installation, sculpture, painting, photography and video works by artists Jayden Plank, Meg Porteous, Johanna Mechen, Ammon Ngakuru, Shiraz Sadikeen, Mark Schroder, Clare Logan and Elisabeth Pointon.

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū has a tradition of supporting the work of young and emerging artists by curating group exhibitions.

Image: Frances Hodgkins Untitled [The Watermelon Seller] c. 1903. Watercolour. Collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2007.

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Montreal Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
03 941 7300