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Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu)

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Worcester Blvd & Montreal St, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is brilliant, amazing, beautiful. The interior is large, but not as much artwork as we expected, possibly a bit sparse, interesting works, great children's room, very helpful personnel.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The design of the building is interesting, but the galleries have lots of space and not many pictures. Lots of photographs instead of paintings. But the information on the walls about the artists was very good

Thank HKinsey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A gallery with a wide range of exhibitions. Well worth a visit for a couple of hours as there is plenty to see and we enjoyed the variety.

Thank AliSin01
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The exhibits at the moment are a nice combination of gallery, with some challenging modern works, and museum, with some older representational works. The latter particularly appealed to us - ten older pieces with explanatory boards covering not only the art works themselves but also...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2018

A well presented and architecturally striking building housing precious and unusual artworks. Bright and warm, be sure to visit.

Thank robin p
Reviewed July 25, 2018

it was just a casual visit to the gallery the gallery had so many different beautiful paintings and well organised info about different things. how i wish i could have visited gallery during any exhibition it would have been amazing m sure the building is...More

Thank JohnnyFlyGuy547
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We did not visit any particular exhibition, but the building and its visitor galleries and retail outlets are really nice. It is an architecturally interesting building - very pretty, but I wouldn't go here to just see the building. You only really need to visit...More

Thank MarkKristie
Reviewed July 17, 2018

I think I loved most the Colour room which features a different colour every other exhibit, which is more oriented towards children but actually I found my favourite part! A nice mix of contemporary and colonial pieces. The building itself is interesting as is its...More

Thank Roxane U
Reviewed July 16, 2018

I am an artist and visit the Gallery regularly to look at potential trends,styles and general art forms.The guides are all terrific people with a very good grasp of their subjects. The Gallery itself is very modern,well and appropriately lighted,with subdued sound levels.

Thank TheC52
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

The building alone is impressive with its modern galleries & entrance hall. The installations were interesting & thought provoking. The bathrooms were a huge let down for such a modern building. It was almost like they were a second thought. Worth a visit to this...More

Thank Natasha G
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