NZSO announces 2018 season

Operatic Grandeur

There's plenty for opera fans to look forward to in next year's New Zealand Opera programme, with the company bringing Tosca to Christchurch and staging additional productions in Auckland and Wellington that may well be worth a trip for fans of the form.

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Art Supplies

Full steam ahead!

Cityscape curates some stunning artworks from around the city that are designed to bring any space to life.

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Terra Nova

Ruth Watson's Geophagy at CoCA

Canterbury-born, Auckland-based artist Ruth Watson stages her first major Christhchurch exhibition this summer at CoCA with Geophagy.

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The Scenic Route

Glimpse Panorama @ The Central

Discover New Zealand's amazing landscapes over the summer via the eye of some of the country's most celebrated artists in Glimpse Panorama at The Central.

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Changing Tune

The Truth and Other People

A new name and sound have made Christchurch rock band Decades the Kiwi band to watch.

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Arts & Culture

The Arts Centre

Historic Venue

Visit the Arts Centre and immerse yourself in a beautiful historic precinct that features a growing range of artisan food outlets, galleries, independ...

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Sydney-based Australian artist Numskull’s word mural I always knew you would come back is the winning phrase in a competition that set out to capture ...

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One of New Zealand’s foremost painters, Judy Millar’s work has garnered critical acclaim both locally and internationally – including representing New...

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The NZSO makes two big stops in Christchurch in spring as part of a busy programme in their 70th year.

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Consisting of 10 modular objects that read and function both as trees and as houses, Julia Morison’s Tree Houses for Swamp Dwellers can be engaged wit...

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CoCA

Gallery

CoCA is a space for new art and new experiences.

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French street artist Tilt added his now iconic Teeth Mural to the Christchurch landscape for the Spectrum Street Art Festival. You can find this enorm...

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Regan Gentry’s Flour Power was the first new public sculpture commissioned by the Christchurch City Council’s Public Art Advisory Group. Funding for t...

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Open every Sunday wet or fine, Riccarton Market is the most established and vibrant market in Canterbury.

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An iconic city timeline, Auckland-based artist Anton Parsons’ Passing Time features twisting boxes depicting each year between 1906 (the foundation ye...

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New Zealand’s largest public sculpture, Fanfare by Neil Dawson, is a permanent landmark which can be seen standing tall over the Canterbury Plains at ...

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The vertiginous Diminish and Ascend has previously drawn great attention at Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, and Sculpture on the Gulf on Waiheke Island....

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Based on the act of giving and the positive symbolism of light, Mischa Kuball’s Solidarity Grid was commissioned by the Christchurch City Council and ...

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British artist Antony Gormley’s STAY, was installed in two parts. The first figure, as part of SCAPE 8 New Intimacies, was installed mid-current in Ch...

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STAY, by British artist Antony Gormley was installed in two parts. The second installation, completing the artwork, was installed in the Northern Quad...

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bon voyage, thought to be the longest mural in New Zealand, is visible both to locals and train-line passengers as they enter and depart Christchurch....

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Auckland artist Flox is known for creating elegant and delicate representations of Kiwi flora and fauna, as captured here in Kiwi Jungle.

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Under Construction – Chaos and Order was developed by Melbourne-based artist Peter Atkins for SCAPE 8 New Intimacies. Primarily serial abstract painti...

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Bay of Plenty artist Owen Dippie’s depiction of a graceful ballerina was the final piece in Christchurch’s first street art festival, RISE. It’s locat...

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Nucleus, 2006 – Phil Price

SCAPE Public Art

Unveiled on 29 September 2006, and gifted formally to the city at the duration of SCAPE 2006, the 9m high Nucleus brings an impressive presence to the...

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