- Type: Art Museums/Galleries
NileGuide Expert Says:
This is on my regular visiting regime as as well as my favourites, I love the, sometimes challenging, exhibitions from varous artists
NileGuide Expert tip:
On Wednesday nights there are usually free lectures and talk about a variety of topics that are well worth attending. Audio tours are available as well as floor-talks and tours at this fabulous art space.
I love the flashiness of this new and sparkling architectural icon that has rapidly established itself as the place to go since its 2003 opening. Curving glass facades and spectacular outdoor sculpture aside, it has one of the largest permanent collections in New Zealand, and with eight new gallery spaces, there's plenty of room for both contemporary and historic displays. The collection of over 5,500 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and crafts emphasizes work from the Canterbury region, but there are regular touring international and national shows as well.
And don't overlook the new book and gift shop. It has some terrific New Zealand-made goods -- as does the in-house craft gallery, Form. A sculpture garden and cafe/restaurant complete the picture, making this a must-visit attraction. Next door is the Centre of Contemporary Art (tel. 03/366-7261), which is also worth a visit for its exhibitions of New Zealand contemporary art.
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- Very Highly Recommended 2010
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- tel: 03/941-7300
- fax: 03/941-7301
- Worcestor Boulevarde
- Worcester Blvd. and Montreal St
- Daily 10am-5pm (Wed till 9pm). Free guided tours daily at 11am and 2pm, Wed at 6:30 and 7:30pm
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