Cinematic in the city

It’s time to grab a rug, pack a picnic hamper and head into the city to catch a film, with the 2019-20 Leighs Construction Outdoor Cinema at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora kicking off on 13 December.     Films for all ages will be screened on two dates each summer month in […]

Bic Runga heads home

Critically acclaimed Kiwi songwriter, musician, vocalist and producer Bic Runga showed her support for the victims of the Christchurch terror attack at last month’s You Are Us/Aroha Nui concert.     Now she’s stretching out her stay in her hometown, where she is the first artist-in-residence in The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora since […]

Photography by Johannes van Kan

An arty restoration: Photographer Johannes van Kan captures The Arts Centre coming back to life

Home to one of the most significant collections of heritage buildings in New Zealand, The Arts Centre is a must visit for fans of beautiful architecture – particularly those with an interest in the distinctive Gothic Revival style. Photographer Johannes van Kan had front row seats to the buildings’ extensive restoration after they suffered extensive […]