Where to go to find artworks in the South Island
Delve into an exploration of Christchurch’s world class public art gallery and museums. Walk among inspirational art installed in public spaces. Commercial art galleries are plentiful with new and emerging local artists having space to exhibit in venues such as Art Box Gallery or Chambers Art Gallery. The Canterbury Museum has a collection of nineteenth century artists representing depictions of New Zealand landscapes in the emerging colonial society. And the kids are not forgotten with an introduction to the art world visiting the innovative Christchurch Art Gallery. For art buffs do not miss the street art murals, stunning imaginative use of urban spaces.
ArtBeat a fund of information about upcoming events, happenings and art in public spaces
The Arts Centrelearn more
Christchurch Art Gallerylearn more
Scape Public Artlearn more
Christchurch Central Librarylearn more
COMMERCIAL ART GALLERIES
While there is usually no admission fee to browse an art collection the commercial gallery is not a public art space. It is in the business of merchandising and selling art objects.
Centre of Contemporary Art CoCA Christchurchlearn more
Art Box Gallerylearn more
Jonathan Smart Gallerylearn more
The Central (Gallery)learn more
Chambers Art Gallerylearn more
Ilam Campus Gallerylearn more
City Art Depotlearn more
Windsor Gallerylearn more
The Nationallearn more
The Physics Roomlearn more
PG gallery192learn more
Form Gallerylearn more
Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallerylearn more
Teece Museum of Classical Antiquitieslearn more
The Little River Gallery Akaroalearn more
Stoddart Cottage Gallerylearn more
ArtBeat is part of Christchurch Art Seen was established in January 2019 to host guided tours each week to art galleries, artist studios, artist-run spaces and public institutions. Walking tours highlight what is happening across the arts community in Christchurch. Check the website for details and up and coming art news and posts.
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