Upcoming Exhibitions

Polychrome

17 November - 9 December 2018

This year Polychrome will display artworks by Ara Post-graduate Arts and Media students from both the Christchurch and Timaru campuses. It includes a diverse range of styles and celebrates the artistic talents of the region.
Polychrome


Assemblage of Space

17 November - 9 December 2018

This exhibition drawn  from the Gallery’s diverse 3-dimensional collection, celebrates the creation of space and form in sculpture.


from the Edge of Spaces

Edwards + Johann

15 December 2018 - 27 January 2019

Edwards + Johann’s collaborative work interweaves drawing, painting, performance, video and installation with photography. Their images seem both inherently stable yet temporal. They present a territory in which sensitivities and questions of existence can be played out. This territory reflects a basic human condition …to connect, work, play and test the space we inhabit to deal with crises and to grow.


The archaeology of the discarded, forgotten and thrown away.

Jay Hutchinson

15 December 2018 - 27 January 2019

Jay Hutchinson explores site-specific physical environments through a textile-based practice. He shifts and abstracts the banal and discarded into something new and quietly confronting. Hutchinson challenges preconceived notions - prompting us (the viewer) to examine the way we live our lives and interact with our urban environments and of course…the discarded.


The Salon

15 December 2018 - 27 January 2019

This intimate exhibition draws artworks from the Gallery’s diverse and rich permanent collection. The Salon showcases a selection of paintings from the mid nineteenth century through to the beginning of the twentieth century.