Around the corner from the new Art Gallery you find the Arts Centre,
Christchurchs arts and crafts hub with galleries, studios,
theatres, cinemas, restaurants and bars. It is also the site of
New Zealands oldest lecture theatre as the whole complex used
to be the University of Canterbury. Only in the mid 80ties the last
students moved out.
Christchurch's Art Gallery and the Arts Centre are both located
within the Cultural Precinct.
Over 150 years ago, the citys founders planned a unique cultural
heart for the province of Canterbury with education, art, science,
government, religion, history and recreation all within an area
of one square kilometre next to the Avon River. So it came that
the province of Canterbury became its Cultural Precinct, all in
easy walking distance to the houses of Moa Cottages.
Click on the top left website to explore the Cultural Precinct.
The second link is the website of Christchurch's new Art Gallery.
If you would like to marry in an Art Gallery, you can rent the foyer
for this occation.
The third link shows you aroung the old University of Canterbury.
Earnest Rutherford, the father of the split Atom, used to work here.
Nowadays the place like coffee, jugglers give their best and artists
receive the attention they deserve.
Speaking of artists: For young artist please visit the website of
CoCa, the Centre of Contemporary Art. If you are used to visiting
the Guggenheim , the Nationalgalerie or Centre Pompidou you should
not get too exited but it is worthwhile to have a look around.
And in case you do not have a clue about new Zealand artists
check out the website New Zealand Artists. It provides information
on (nearly) every New Zealand artists, Kiwi galleries and informative
Sabine & Ernst Wipperfuerth