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  • Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu - Christchurch
  • Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu - Christchurch

The new Art Gallery was opened in 2003 and is a great addition to Christchurch. It has wonderful curving glass facades and spectacular outdoor sculpture. The Gallery has one of the largest permanent collections in New Zealand.

The collection totals over 5,500 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and crafts emphasizes local work. There are regular touring international and national shows as well so there's plenty to see. Entry to the permanent stuff is free with a small charge for the shows (when they are on). The Gallery is open daily 10am-5pm (Wed till 9pm) but closed most public holidays.

The book and gift shop is very good also. It has some excellent New Zealand-made goods as does the in-house craft gallery. The cafe is also not too bad & worth a look when you are in need of a sit down & Latte.

Next door is the Centre of Contemporary Art which is also worth a visit for its exhibitions of New Zealand contemporary art.

Address: Worcester Street
Directions: City Centre
Website: http://www.christchurchartgallery.org.nz

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 15, 2007
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