October 26


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 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


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


  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


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 […]

August 24


If every picture tells a story, Amy McGregor’s new exhibition Episodes is a ripping yarn. Its an exhibition that explores narratives through the provision of visual cues observed from TV crime mysteries of the 70s and 80s. I have got to say I love this show, the way each piece fires the imagination, evokes another […]

August 10


If you are hankering for an exhibition of elegant sculpture (and who isn’t) Perforation is the show you crave. Keith Bender, whose talents clearly lie in the third dimension, combines his fascination with abstraction, the play of light, negative and interactive space and the surface texture of perforated and non perforated steel in a spectacular series of […]