Selwyn House School
Christchurch Art Gallery
- Another name for the Art Gallery is Te Puna O Waiwhetu.
- Christchurch Art Gallery -Te Puna O Waiwhetu - was designed by ‘The Buchen Group.’
- In 1996 the City Council bought the land. It took thirty years for the new Art Gallery to be planned and built.
- The Art Gallery is located at the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.
- When it was finished the cost was $ 47.5 million dollars just in facility features.
- The new Art Gallery is a modern design both inside and out.
- A huge piece of glass smashed to the ground in August despite the excellent architectural design. It’s OK now because workmen have fixed the broken panel.
- The Art Gallery is a three-level building.
- The gateway sculpture is called ‘Reasons for Voyaging’ by Graham Bennett.
- The Gallery gets lit up at night.
- It is open between 10.00am-5.00pm daily, 10.00am-9.00pm on Wednesdays, and closed on Christmas Day.
- Inside the Art Gallery are art works of different shapes and sizes,for example, sketches, oil paintings, prints from articles, sculptures, clay work and self portraits.
- The Gallery has more than 5,500 art works including prints, paintings, sculptures, glass, drawings, textiles and ceramics.
- About every month they change the paintings.
- One woman said that the displays were 'weird and wonderful.'
- Many people who go there enjoy their trip and can’t wait to go again.
This page was made by Lisa, Holly (back), Gus and Sharina (front).