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Nau Mai, Haere Mai
Mā te pohewa mā te auaha hoki, ka whakapuaki ngā kura e huna ana. With imagination and creativity a hidden jewel can be revealed. Welcome to Toi Ōtautahi.
Neighbourhood
Central City
Rāwhiti 
Tonga
Raki
Hauauru
Beyond Ōtautahi
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.
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Rawhiti

Rāwhiti 

So many 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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…
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02.07 2022

Celebrate Te Wheke at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

16:00 PM – 12:00 am
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08.07 – 10.06 2022

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Michael Hurst in The Golden Ass

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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WORD Christchurch Festival

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