Sunday, 20 December 2015

Art in Christchurch Art Gallery and Canterbury Museum

Christchurch doesn't have many buildings yet but it is developing and I must say it is  cultural and artistically stronger then ever. There is always some art to discover. The weather hasn't been very good to us. I think it is colder here then in the Dutch winter at the moment. So good days for the recently re-opened Art Gallery and Canterbury Museum.


Yeh the art gallery is open again and of course we had a look. The bull on top of the piano is a symbol of hope for this earthquake city.


Sweet as sugar...colourful rainbow wonder world...........fairytale fun pink pleasure


More then half of the Arts centre will progressively open during 2016. The whole building will be finished in 2019. Through a hole in the fence I could make a picture from a part already done up. It is my most favourite building in the city.
I have lots of fond memories of it as well. On Sundays we used to chill out on the grass in the courtyard, eating some food from one of the stalls and listening to a musician.
My daughter went for years to "young writers" who turned her in an amazing poet and I used to pick her up from a beautiful room inside the arts centre. I also loved the small cinema where I went regularly and more and more.........



"The Iron Man" Exhibition in Canterbury museum
Kiwi Jeff Thompsom created amazing artwork out of corrugated iron


This Morris Minor is like a painting. I love the curves from the corrugated iron.


I absolutely loved this piece. A bunch of flowers---a celebration in shape and colour


I think this was hubby's favourite piece


I loved this as well The iron is woven like a mat

16 comments:

  1. The first time I heard the name Christchurch was at the time of the earthquake.
    The pictures in your post are awsome! Art , as opposed to an earthquake is something positive, beautiful, constructive.

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  2. Hi Marja - that's great that Christchurch is opening its doors to more art and cultural aspects of our life. Aren't they incredibly inventive - the bull on the piano - wonderful to see. The Morris Minor looks quite extraordinary ...then the house, the woven iron ... it will all be wonderful when it's fully up and running in 2019. You are right ... it is 'warm' here ... definitely not what I'd call winter - at least down here on the south coast. Cheers Hilary

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  3. Het is hier veel te warm voor december, we hebben temperaturen tot wel 16 gr.C. Vanmorgen op mijn wandeling met Snarf was het gewoon lente-achtig. Je laat ons weer mooie kunst zien uit Christchurch, de stier op de piano is heel bijzonder zeker als je weet waar hij voor staat. De Morris mini en het huis van ijzeren golfplaten zijn geweldig, kunst met een grote K. Het boeket zou ik zo aan mijn muur willen hangen!
    Groeten, Janneke

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  4. So nice the city is slowly recovering from the dammages done by the earthquake. To have some culture again is great. I like the bull on the piano!

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  5. Thanks for your comment. I loves those objects made of corrugated iron. How clever and colourful, Marja.
    I hope you'll have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  6. I normally do not go for modern art, but those look pretty cool.

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  7. Been looking for an excuse to go visit the local art museum here in Columbia, South Carolina. Lived here for years but never went, this post has got me curious.

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  8. I am so impressed with the artistic community that seems more resilient as time goes on. New Zealand is not only beautiful but has its heart in the right place. Thanks as always for sharing, Marja, and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  9. Wat een gave auto, rijdt hij ook? En het is hier inderdaad belachelijk warm. Handschoenen zijn niet nodig, en ik ben een echte kou-kleum!

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    1. I weet het niet maar ik zou er wel een rondje in willen rijden :)

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  10. I could have sworn I posted a comment on this post Marja or maybe I just imagined it!
    Your beautiful city is slowly getting it mojo back and you are capturing it with your wonderful photography.
    Keep shining my dear dear friend.
    Peggy xxxx

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    1. Thanks Peggy The city will change a lot next year
      Merry Christmas

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  11. Thank you dear Marja for this wonderful share.. So much to feast your eyes upon.. Sending you and your family so much love.. Happy Christmas to you and yours.. Love Sue xxx

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  12. I am sorry for being late. I wanted to be by much earlier. "Stuff" happened, but I hope you-all had a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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  13. I love the flowers, too! I see lots of little corrugated iron figures around Taranaki. They are fun to see.

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  14. That is good news to see the Art Gallery reopening. The art looks stunning. (I don't know how I missed this post)

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