The Central Art Gallery is now three years old. A vision born of five local stakeholder families to offer exhibition and selling opportunities to contemporary New Zealand artists in central Christchurch, post-quake.
Solo exhibitions by Neil Dawson, Bing Dawe, Elizabeth Thomson, and Simon Edwards have been punctuated by themed group shows like Glimpse Panorama (landscape) and One Moment Please (still life in contemporary New Zealand art). There have been new work shows which include artists rarely seen in Christchurch, like Ann Robinson, Veronica Herber, Martin Poppelwell, and Stanley Palmer.
Fiona Van Oyen and Kirstin Carlin have shown an array of organic forms. Dick Frizzell has stolen the floor, and Reuben Paterson’s glitter works dazzled visitors through December and January just passed.