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November 16

REMNANTS

After making a big impression in Obsessive Impulsion at CCAS Gorman earlier in the year Michele England is flying solo at CCAS Manuka with Remnants, an exhibition with quilts and tea towels with a message. With these new works Michele continues to explore the habitats of plants and animals drawing parallels through the media of […]

November 02

PROFILE

With CCAS Manuka looking so great , new doors wide open on a balmy night, the atmosphere for the opening of Rose-Mary Faulkner’s new exhibition Profile was perfect. Rose-Mary’s works explore the female form from the perspective of the self. In other words views of what we can see of ourselves through our own eyes. The […]

October 26

100 KEYBOARDS

Sunday arvo 21 October and CCAS opens the doors for Asuna, Japanese performance/sound artist. Any nervousness about who might attend so late in the weekend soon evaporated as crowds (approximately 80) streamed in for the 90 minute performance. The first thing that one notices is Asuna’s spectacular installation of cheap (often kitschy) key boards, each […]

October 17

SCAPE SEASON 18

“SCAPE Public Art continues to project Christchurch – and New Zealand – onto an increasingly wider national and international stage. Since its inception, SCAPE has continued to stimulate the imagination, broaden the cultural horizons and provoke us into thinking of contemporary art beyond the stereotypes.” Christopher Moore, The Press SCAPE Season 18 Christchurch Ōtautahi, Aotearoa New Zealand […]

October 17

LE GRAND (ARI) TOUR

David Broker visits Artist Run Initiatives My initial interest Artist Run Initiatives (ARIs) – sometimes called ‘Artist Led Initiatives’ – was because I think, speaking artistically, they are where its at. My past impressions have been somewhat romantic and I’ve discovered there are a lot of misconceptions about ARI’s being the exclusive territory of cool […]

September 24

FENCES, DRONES AND ELEPHANTS

  If there is one word to describe all three exhibitions currently showing at the Gorman Art Centre galleries it would be topical. FENCES B/ORDERS WALLS – Keep Clear Janenne Eaton, Drones Over Aleppo Kate Stevens and Black Elephant Jess Higgins all focus on disturbing situations currently happening across the world. The undeniable beauty of Janenne’s lustrous […]

September 20

AT HOME WITH OHM

If it’s possible to fall in love with electronic components then its going to happen here at John Hart’s new exhibition At Home with Ohm. I am besotted with this elegant show if watercolours in which John reveals his inner nerd. Focusing on his  fascination with electronics – specifically the electronics of household sound systems John […]