The Central Art Gallery is a dealer gallery in Christchurch, New Zealand. We show established contemporary New Zealand artists with a desirable body of work, whilst always keeping our experienced eye on aspiring artists of the future.


We offer a beautiful and welcoming space that brings people and art together. Our philosophy is to create an uplifting gallery experience, demystifying the journey, and elevating the art.


The Central connects artists and the community. We value enjoyment through learning and will educate, challenge and seek to bring art into everyday conversations.


In its renowned venue, The Library Building within the Arts Centre, The Central hosts exhibition openings, artist talks and art groups. We welcome everyone to view our ever-changing artist exhibitions as well the extensive stock racks that you are all welcome to pull out.


Stay a while, perhaps take a seat, relax and enjoy the experience of great art.