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Gallery Newsletter

Annual General Meeting Announement

The AGM will be held on 1 November 2021 at 4pm.

Hello to all our Members and Supporters.

With summer becoming a distant memory it is time to start looking ahead to winter, and bringing out the warm clothes.


Our Art Gallery has had a fantastic summer season with exceptional exhibitions. We have been honored to have artists from Banks Peninsula, Central and North Canterbury and Central Otago exhibiting their art and in addition a “not for sale” exhibition featuring paintings and photography of a personal journey to recovery after the Christchurch Earthquakes.


All exhibitions were well attended and received with excellent sales and we thank you all for your support. Opening nights have continued to be popular providing an opportunity for you to preview the exhibition and catch up with friends.

Now for winter.

The Art Gallery has now closed for winter, however we have a very exciting programme in store for you with the Winter Forums starting in May

Tuesday 11th May

A favourite Piece of Art Karol London, Edward McGuinniety and others

Art Gallery 4pm cost $10 per person.


Saturday 19th June

“A night of Music  Techtonic Tones and Edrick Corban-Banks

Art Gallery 7pm cost $10 per person.


Friday 23rd July 7pm Madeira Hotel

Quiz night with Bob Masefield 4 to a team. Purchase own drinks light supper provided cost $10 per person.


Monday 30th August

Big Day Out

Christchurch Art Gallery 10.15am.

Tour of the Art Gallery with Cynthia Ellis 10.15.  A tour of College House Art work 2pm with Mark Banbury. Purchase lunch, Costs to come.


Saturday 11th September Wytze Hoekstra Trio

A Musical Evening

Art Gallery cost $10 per person - more details to come.


We hope you take the opportunity to attend some, or all of these exciting forums and enjoy the variety they have to offer.

News Flash

Art Exhibitions 2021-2022

Thank you to our very hard working exhibition team comprising Sarah Ford, Judy Curnow and Lynne Lambert who have put together an amazing program for our next season starting in October.


16th October  - 7th November Indigo comprising an informal collaboration of Central Otago painters, sculptors and ceramicists


13th November- 5th December Simon Edwards and Ross Gray- Painters


11th December 9th January Banks Peninsula Artists: including: Dave Walker Pottery, Ben Reid Print making,

plus others


15th January-13th February Paul Deans –Wood Sculpture Lynne Lambert painting


19th February- 13th March Alice Lewis painting and sculpture and Jan Cole Painting


19th March- 10th April Kara Burrowes Multimedia,

Sarah Harper Multimedia

Lorraine Natusch Glass



Each exhibition will have an opening night prior to the starting date.

SO next steps:

Retrieve your diary from under a pile of books and mark in the dates. Keep it handy and look forward to our next season program.


Thank you again members for your continued support.

I would also like to thank our very hardworking committee and our GEMS, two fabulous groups of vibrant and energetic people without whom we would not have such a wonderful little Community Art Gallery.


Keep warm and stay safe.

Pip Mason


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