*UPDATED 24/03/20*


Kia ora Family of The Central,

As the country moves to Level 4 to combat Covid-19 our doors have been physically closed. But we feel a moral imperative to keep supporting our artists and the arts within Otautahi, Christchurch – this is hugely important to us.

We will be focusing on digital openings, video tours of exhibitions, more photo content for our website and social media, perhaps even interviews with artists.

Please let us know how our new digital content programme looks in the coming weeks, as we strive to create a better user-friendly experience. In other words, we will continue to celebrate art and those who make it!

We also look forward very much to welcoming you back to The Central in a month or two. Meantime, stay safe, be kind and please look after one another.

Very best,
The Central Art Gallery team: Laura; Mikayla; Liz; Jonathan and Richard





*UPDATED 22/03/20*

Due to the recent announcements and assessments of our day to day activity, we have decided to close our doors to the general public until further notice with admission into the space by appointment only.


Appointments to come into the gallery can be easily made by text, phone call or email to Laura on

027 777 1866 or laura@thecentral.co.nz. We are purely taking precautions with how many people are in the gallery at one time. 


We are very happy for you to contact us with any questions you might have, whilst still actively operating from behind the scenes by planning virtual openings, more photos and content for our website and social media.


Thank you for your patience,

The Central team 





5th March - 5th April