From Here on the Ground: Christchurch Art Gallery

At Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu now, From Here on the Ground is a fascinating collection of art from 20th century Aotearoa artists exploring urban, suburban, and industrial landscapes.

From Here on the Ground features works from Christchurch Art Gallery’s collection supplemented by loans from lenders around the country, including paintings by leading Aotearoa artists.

“Something that has really stood out to me while investigating the works is how many of the works pictured locations the artists had come to know well, places they had seen or walked past every day from their own neighbourhoods. There is a lot of personal connection, including sometimes with locations that are heavily industrial,” says curator Ken Hall.

The exhibition opened on 18 May and will run until 17 November 2024 at the Christchurch Art Gallery.

IMAGES: (top) Christopher Perkins Taranaki 1931. Oil on canvas.
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1968. (bottom) Juliet Peter Poorer Christchurch c. 1938. Watercolour. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, gift of Alastair and Gaelyn (Ensor) Elliott, 2018.

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