Beyond the Book

How do visual artists go Beyond the Book?

This question was answered quite remarkably by 13 Peninsula and Canterbury artists in a stunning array of creative connections with beautiful and unusual materials.

Beyond the […]

July/Winter Workshops

A variety of workshops were offered for the July school holidays including: zentangle drawing with Port Levy artist Maria Lee, pastel drawing and stitching with Maxine Burney, upcycling old books with Sarah Pritchett, anime […]

Substance of Shadows

Substance of Shadows was a show of recent artworks by three very different Lyttelton residents. Working across the media of print, painting and drawing, all these works respond to or embodied shadow as both […]

Eclipse by Mark Soltero + Steep by Lilly Maetzig

Eclipse: New work by Mark Soltero.
Mark Soltero based in Governor’s Bay addresses particular ideas in Modernist Painting in a contemporary context. In Eclipse he reworked 10 images after Gerhard Richter’s famous series October 19th, […]

Through the Glass Ceiling w/ Julia Holden

Accompanying the Women’s Refuge Kate Sheppard sculpture Julia Holden painted five portraits of women who have shaped our town city and country. The women (all from the harbour basin) created a timeline from Kate […]

Through the Glass Ceiling w/ Lyttelton Museum

This exhibition featured the Women’s Refuge Kate Sheppard sculpture shown for the first time in Te Waipounamu after being unveiled at Parliament in 2014. Over 750 visitors attended the exhibition which was opened by […]

Once Upon a Time: Gaby Reade

Our first exhibition of 2015: “Once Upon A Time,” saw local artist Gaby Reade illustrate four original fairy tales in hand-bound books with solar plate prints. We had a wonderful exhibition opening – a […]

Summer Workshops

Londoner Trader has been a practicing street artist for 18 years with a number of commissions in the UK. His street art journey started when he was kicked out of art school at college […]

In Miniature

Art works measuring 100mmx100mm or smaller were created by emergent and established local and Christchurch artists for our last exhibition of 2014, In Miniature. Tatyanna Meharry also ran a free workshop on making miniature […]

Earthen: Andrew Carran & Megan Ribotton

A very well-attended exhibition of ceramic work incorporating soil from around Canterbury by Andrew Carran and Banks Peninsula landscapes by Lyttelton artist, Megan Ribotton.