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Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu)

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Address: Worcester Blvd & Montreal St, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
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What a beautiful building the Art Gallery is, and the artworks are gorgeous, modern or traditional there is something here for everyone. Just to marvel at the building itself is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lyndel W
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a beautiful building the Art Gallery is, and the artworks are gorgeous, modern or traditional there is something here for everyone. Just to marvel at the building itself is worth the journey, and dont miss the sculptures in the surrounding gardens.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

modern gallery, if it is raining then it is a good place to roam around and be inspired by the artists work

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful building gives access to some great art. We saw the retrospective of work by Francis Upritchard, which was challenging, fascinating and really beautiful. Other exhibitions made us wish Wellington had a similar art collection. The staff were enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and added to our enjoyment

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great range of art with changing exhibitions in an interesting and innovative building, has a great little shop for cards and postcards and books etc linked to the art.

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Mt. Vernon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great architecture of the building is in itself a reason to visit the museum. Wander thru the galleries for whatever they have on display at the time. And, it was free.

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Kawasaki, Japan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building looks quite artistic and beaitiful, but exhibition were a few, maybe, still on the process to rebuiding the city after huge earthquake's damage.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was suitably impressed with this building and its potential. The art works were very interesting but the architecture itself held my attention.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful building and you should visit for that, if nothing else. The Gallery is very central, very easy to find quite near the Botanic Gardens. It is a wonderful space with a variety of exhibitions. Modern Art is not necessarily to my taste but do take a look, admission is free and the staff are very helpful.

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Thank Sue H
London
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Little gallery with some interesting exhibitions. Good to see it's finding its feet again. Would say it's worth a visit for a wander about to see something a little different compared to the classic surroundings.

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High Point, NC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited the Christchurch Art Gallery-which is housed in a beautiful, architecturally outstanding building. I enjoyed visiting, but was somewhat surprised to see most of the emphasis on contemporary exhibits, simply because this is not specifically a Contemporary Art Museum. The Art Gallery apparently has an extensive collection-and personally, I would have liked to see a better balance between... More 

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