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Features

The Jazz Cabaret Festival is Back!

The Jazz Cabaret Festival is back in Christchurch in March – check out the programme now!
Jazz, Music
Pacific Sisters Fiafia Piknik
Pacific Sisters Fiafia Piknik – this Saturday. Check out this line up…
Pasifika
Arts Organisation
Museum to Pop Up at CoCA Building
The Museum has found a pop up home in the CoCA Building while it undergoes its redevelopment
Te Hā – at The Physics Room
The exhibition Te Hā considers the sacred breath: the deep inhalation, a savouring, the expulsion, pulse, echo and squall, resonating…
Visual Arts
Liminal Beings at Tyanhaus
Check out the group art exhibition at Tyanhaus
Visual Arts
International Mural Masters Fly In for SHIFT: Urban Art Takeover 
Six international artists are creating work for SHIFT:  Urban Art Takeover, Canterbury Museum’s blockbuster farewell exhibition which opens on 28…
Street Art
Electric Avenue is Back
Electric Avenue is returning with a stellar line up of artists…
Music
Upcoming Events
31.01 2023

The Tempest

19:30 PM – 10:00 pm
The Free Theatre presents ‘The Tempest’
Waldheim, Seven Oaks, 35 Hassals Lane, Waltham
11.02 2023

Nostalgia Festival

12:00 PM – 11:00 pm
Nostalgia Festival is returning to Ferrymead Heritage Park on Saturday 11th of February 2023.
Ferrymead Historic Park
17.02 – 24.02 2023

Liminal Beings

17:30 PM
Liminal Beings is a group art show that brings together 3 Ōtautahi-based artists who share similar styles and a passion…
Tyanhaus – 6 Carlyle Street, Sydenham
25.02 2023

Electric Avenue

11:00 AM – 11:30 pm
Electric Avenue is back and better than ever for 2023! With an incredible lineup featuring over 40 artists performing across…
Hagley Park
11.03 2023

Port Noise

11:00 AM – 11:00 pm
In Ōhinehau/Lyttelton on March eleventh come and enjoy a diverse and well curated selection of musicians at the forefront of…
Lyttelton
Year of the Arts 2023

Te Hā – at The Physics Room

The exhibition Te Hā considers the sacred breath: the deep inhalation, a savouring, the expulsion, pulse, echo and squall, resonating tone and timbre, intonation and incantation.
Visual Arts
Port Noise – A Music Festival in Lyttelton
Port Noise – a new music festival for Lyttelton is coming in March
Music
SHIFT – Urban Art Takeover of the Museum
A who’s who of the urban art scene from Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas will flock to Ōtautahi Christchurch in…
Street Art, Visual Arts
Year of the Arts 2023 – Celebrate Creativity!
Year of the Arts 2023 is here. Celebrating creativity in our city throughout the year.
Arts Access
Your Chance to Own a Toi Auaha Cup – Uniquely Created by Tatyanna Meharry
Get in quick for your own handcrafted Toi Auaha cup and help support the arts in Christchurch!
Craft & Object
Feature
Be Part of Year of the Arts 2023!
Let’s celebrate creativity in Ōtautahi with the 2023 Year of the Arts! Find out more here…
Literature, Music, Ngā Toi Māori, Pasifika, Performance, Visual Arts
Year of the Arts is Just Around the Corner…
Download resources for Year of the Arts 2023
Year of the Arts Events
31.01 2023

The Tempest

19:30 PM – 10:00 pm
The Free Theatre presents ‘The Tempest’
Waldheim, Seven Oaks, 35 Hassals Lane, Waltham
11.02 2023

Nostalgia Festival

12:00 PM – 11:00 pm
Nostalgia Festival is returning to Ferrymead Heritage Park on Saturday 11th of February 2023.
Ferrymead Historic Park
17.02 – 24.02 2023

Liminal Beings

17:30 PM
Liminal Beings is a group art show that brings together 3 Ōtautahi-based artists who share similar styles and a passion…
Tyanhaus – 6 Carlyle Street, Sydenham
25.02 2023

Electric Avenue

11:00 AM – 11:30 pm
Electric Avenue is back and better than ever for 2023! With an incredible lineup featuring over 40 artists performing across…
Hagley Park
11.03 2023

Port Noise

11:00 AM – 11:00 pm
In Ōhinehau/Lyttelton on March eleventh come and enjoy a diverse and well curated selection of musicians at the forefront of…
Lyttelton
Nga Toi Māori
Creatively Christchurch

Miriama Kamo – Writer and Broadcaster

Writer and broadcaster Miriama Kamo
InterviewFeatured
Shaping Stories – An Interview with Tainui Stephens
Tainui Stephens talks to Zara Potts about the importance of telling our stories, in our own ways.
ProfileFeatured
Carving Future Pathways – Damian Mackie
Ta Moko practitioner and carver, Damian Mackie, teaches rangatahi the art of whakairo at the Whakaraupō Carving Centre in Lyttelton.
Ngā Toi Māori, Whakairo
Tā Moko – The Fine Art of Surfacing
Phil Vine meets Ariana Tikao and her whānau and discovers the beautiful story behind ‘Mokorua: Ngā Kōrero Mō Tōku Moko…
Literature, Ngā Toi Māori
FeatureFeatured
Hine, Owner of Hinerewa Art Tā Moko Studio
Owner of Hinerewa Art Tā Moko Studio in New Brighton shares her inspiring story of becoming a tā moko artist.
Visual Arts
InterviewFeatured
Megan Tamati Quennell – Curating Ngā Toi Māori
Te Papa Curator of Modern and Contemporary Māori and Indigenous Art, Megan Tamati Quennell talks to Zara Potts about the…
Ngā Toi Māori, Te Toi Ataata, Visual Arts
FeatureFeatured
Matariki is Not a Pak’n’Save Special – Juanita Hepi
Juanita Hepi ‘Matariki is Not a Pak ‘n’ Save Special
Literature, Mātātuhi, Ngā Toi Māori
Latest Opportunities

Entries Open for World of Wearable Art

Entries for the Wearable Art Awards are now open…
Fashion and Design
Executive Director – Public Libraries NZ
Executive Director for Public Libraries NZ – Role based anywhere in Aotearoa
Literature
Opportunities & Proposals
Proposals Open at Eastside Gallery
Proposals are now open at Eastside Gallery…
Visual Arts
Opportunities & Proposals
Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre Creative Residency Programme 2023 -Applications Open
Apply now for Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre’s Creative Residency Programme
Arts Access
Opportunities & Proposals
Applications Open for The LiVS Incubator Project
Life in Vacant Spaces is looking for applicants for their latest project, The LiVS Incubator Project…
Arts Access
Opportunities & Proposals
Helping New Brighton Thrive – LiVS Trial to Increase Community Creativity
Help New Brighton thrive! Making The Roy Stokes Hall a creative community hub…
Arts Access
Neighbourhood
Tonga
Raki
Beyond Ōtautahi
Hauauru
Rāwhiti 
Central City
South-east part of christchurch

Tonga

The South of Christchurch is bursting with creativity from independent galleries, amazing street art and a vibrant music scene in Lyttelton. Creatives of all kinds have made the south their home in years past and continue to do so today.
North Ōtautahi

Raki

Take a stroll down Victoria Street to see some iconic murals that have become synonymous with Ōtautahi. As well as street art, you’ll find poetry installations and public art to lift the soul.
Beyond Ōtautahi

Beyond Ōtautahi

Amazing galleries from Akaroa to Oxford and communities of creative craftspeople and artists of all disciplines can be found just outside the city…
West Ōtautahi

Hauauru

The city’s west side is home to historic and contemporary galleries and further west you’ll find contemporary works and studios from Riccarton to the Airport. It’s an area that’s home to a variety of creative disciplines and creative communities.
Rawhiti

Rāwhiti 

So much creativity has had its start in the East of the city – the area is as diverse as the art forms that have sprung from it. Painter Rita Angus, Poet Denis Glover, Singers Scribe and Ladi6, Filmmaker Ramai Hayward, Writer Keri Hulme, Flying Nun’s Roger Shepherd… and that’s just the beginning.
Central City

Central City

The city has some amazing new venues, majestic heritage spaces, a range of contemporary and traditional galleries, amazing public art installations and a enviable street art culture.
Who's in Your Neighbourhood – With thanks to Publica
Feature, InterviewFeatured

Jacob Yikes, Multi-Disciplinary Artist

Jacob Yikes tells us about his path to becoming a full-time artist, street art in Ōtautahi and his favourite local spots.
Paint and Print, Street Art, Visual Arts
Feature, InterviewFeatured
Ella Ward, Young Ōtautahi Artist
Young Ōtautahi artist, Ella Ward, tells us about her experience as a young artist and the mural she created for…
Paint and Print, Visual Arts
InterviewFeatured
Bevan Whiting and Andrew Veitch
The founders of Frontal Lobe talk about turning their passion for sustainability and design from a side hustle into a…
Craft & Object, Design
Interview
Kaushik Kumar
We chatted with videographer Kaushik Kumar about launching his own video consultancy and his favourite places to visit in Ōtautahi.
FeatureFeatured
Hine, Owner of Hinerewa Art Tā Moko Studio
Owner of Hinerewa Art Tā Moko Studio in New Brighton shares her inspiring story of becoming a tā moko artist.
Visual Arts
Interview
Sophie Paterson and Charlotte Sherratt
Art enthusiasts Sophie Paterson and Charlotte Sherratt share how The Creators’ Room all started back in 2018.
Visual Arts
Interview
Anaïs Guennoc
Anaïs Guennoc shares how her career moved from rebuilding Ōtautahi to opening her own interior architecture studio and what she…
Design, Fashion and Design
Resources
Resource

How to Pitch an Idea – Irene Gardiner

SPADA President Irene Gardiner on how to pitch an idea for screen…
Arts Access
Resource
How to Make a Podcast – Noelle McCarthy
Broadcaster Noelle McCarthy on how to make a great podcast..
Arts Access
Resource
What To Do With Your Unpublished Manuscript – Steve Braunias
Steve Braunias with some excellent tips on what to do and what NOT to do with the unpublished manuscript sitting…
Arts Access
Resource
What You Need to Know About Copyright – Natasha Harris
Copyright expert Natasha Harris with all you need to know about copyright…
Arts Access
Resource
How to Write a Press Release – Zara Potts
Communications specialist Zara Potts on how to write an effective press release..
Arts Access
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