Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu)

Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu)

Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu)
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Wanda R
Greenfield, WI728 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I'm really not into contemporary and this is what the majority was. The museum is free which is wonderful and appreciated. Staff very helpful. Displays were nice but not my real interest. Strings of Light was very interesting. It is only on display until July 14. If you are looking for a relaxing quiet activity I would strong suggest. You can probably do in under 2 hours. When you are done there is a coffee shop across the street.
Written 24 March 2024
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Jenny C
Cambridge, UK113 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Complete load of Emperors New Clothes. Not sure if this is a reflection on the poor quality of art in New Zealand or the horrendous taste of the curators. Surely such an amazing country has artists capable of producing beautiful work. The exploratory experience stuff should be left in the studio, it will not stand the test of time.
Written 3 March 2024
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Albywon
Sydney, Australia11,932 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
On a 30°c day it was nice to visit this Art Gallery. Air Conditioning was welcome and free WiFi available with no lengthy login required.
The Art on display is of a quality the is expected from a small city well away from the world's major cultural hubs. Featuring mainly New Zealand Artists and mostly are from the 20th Century.
Well worth spending an hour to browse.
Written 5 February 2024
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Jay B
Sooke, Canada171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This is a good gallery; not as bog as New York or the Smithsonian, but a good walk thru. No charge to enter, it's a good way to spend a couple of hours.
Written 21 January 2024
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magistros
Glyfada, Greece1,728 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
A nice place to spend your morning, inderesting architecture. They have early European Art objects and some special exhibitions. One of the best Robin White’s exhibitions was hosted.
Written 10 November 2023
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Pam W
Nelson, New Zealand7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Stunning architecture, great exhibitions - with wonderful curation work, and Thirsty Peacock perfect place for special small family group birthday lunch.
Written 9 November 2023
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zhuhai2007
Christchurch, New Zealand52,025 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
It must be a year since my last visit to the Art Gallery, and I was extremely impressed by the variety of new exhibitions.
I particularly went to see "A Ship's nail & a feather", but found myself exploring all the different galleries. As usual there are some exhibits which are downright weird, but each to their own. I especially enjoyed the exhibition focussing on NZ women artists & enjoyed seeing familiar works by Rita Angus, Margaret Stoddart, Frances Hodgkins etc.
Great winter activity, esp with the Canterbury Museum closed for 5 years.
Written 23 June 2023
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Gwen008
Perth, Australia345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We have visited the Christchurch Art Gallery previously and find the artwork not really to our taste. As on our previous visit we did enjoy the 50s/60s tables and chairs hanging over the staircase. The cafe/restaurant is excellent with great staff and interesting food.
The highlight, though, was downstairs in the carpark where we could see the stabilizers that had been installed to minimize earthquake damage. The bases were painted in a range of colours befitting an art gallery - just brilliant. Well worth seeing.
Written 31 March 2023
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Ann T
Pascoe Vale, Australia1,443 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
I tend to agree with the previous reviewer - a great building but I didn't really connect to the particularly exhibitions that were on when I visited. Still, I'd go back again in the hope that there'd more art of interest next time.
Written 21 March 2023
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Novageorge
Sydney, Canada62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We were touring NZ and we made it a point to visit art galleries in each city we spent an overnight in; and this gallery was very close to our hotel. The building is spectacular, the staff are very nice, and the neat gallery store has lots of good stuff. However, the mix of art on exhibit is a bit unbalanced: little classic art, a lot of alternative large Installations taking a lot of space. It seems to be a trend: galleries of spectacular architecture with substandard art exhibits. In any case, it is free and the exhibits may be more interesting next time.
Written 26 February 2023
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