A virtual weekend at The Central

Although we're closed, here's what you would see!

We hope to see you all on Wednesday next week for the final week of Ruruhira by Asher Newbery. The best way to keep up to date with what is happening at the gallery is on our instagram. If you have any enquiries at all, please email us at art@thecentral.co.nz.

Very best and stay safe,
The Central Art Gallery team
Laura, Jane, Folina, Jonathan and Richard.


Our current exhibition:

Asher Newbery

29th July - 29th August 2021

Asher Raawiri Newbery is of Tūhoe and Pākēhā decent. Raised in Lyttelton, he has had a lifelong passion for painting. Growing up in the South Island Asher felt estranged from his Māori whakapapa which lay in Te Urewera with the Tūhoe people. He set about to return to his iwi using art as his vehicle.

In Asher’s first solo exhibition at The Central, the origin of things, Te Pō, is the start point or perhaps the whakapapa of these paintings. Asher has set out to create 30 new artworks that were calmer and simpler than his previous pieces. He is known for his abstract impressionism, vivid colours, layered artworks and exploration of his Māori whakapapa through painting.

The show, Ruruhira, named after his two-year-old daughter, will be on display at The Central Art Gallery, Christchurch until the 29th August.

View the exhibition and catalogue here
In the stock racks:
Here is a selection of artworks you might see if you were to look through our stock racks this weekend.
Stanley Palmer
Harataonga, 2010
Bamboo engraving and lithograph
575 x 830mm
ed. 38 of 100
$2,100 framed
Fiona Van Oyen
Shifting states of place II, Avonside, Christchurch, 2020
Oil based ink and Japanese gampi silk on stretched canvas
362 x 600 x 46mm
$1,850 framed
Kirstin Carlin
Untitled (Bouquet), 2019
Oil on board
400 x 320 x 20mm
$4,000 framed
Zara Dolan
A2-4-HR-#006BA7-SC, 2021
792 x 617mm
$2,400 framed
John Pule
fonua galo - (pogipogi tuai), 2018
Enamel, ink & polyeurethane on canvas
405 x 405 x 30mm
Neil Pardington
Galeorhinus galeus / Mango, Canterbury Museum #1, 2019
1110 x 750 x 60mm
$6,600 framed
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August 21, 2021