Sculpture Festival 2022

Delve into a world of unique, surprising and inspired artworks for sale. 40 NZ Artists. 200+ works. An opening weekend full of artists talks, demonstrations and workshops. You won't want to miss this!

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Mad Doggerel Cabaret

Two poets and a musician combine to present a comic and lyric portrait of Aotearoa New Zealand and its place in the South Pacific today.

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Become an Arts Centre Volunteer

We are currently looking for engaging volunteers to help out at events, greet visitors and make them feel welcome. We will provide you with all the training and information you need.

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Turn Up The Heat

A new winter festival full of roaming characters, comedy, cabaret, drag, variety shows, family events and fiery food which will bring the Central City to life during August.

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

Enjoy renowned local, national and international artists performing in a beautiful heritage venue.

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Make the most of your visit to The Arts Centre by enjoying one on of our arts, culture, shopping and food-filled visitor itineraries.

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Welcome to The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora.

Dating back to 1877, The Arts Centre has a rich history and an exciting future.


Located in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch, The Arts Centre is an Aotearoa New Zealand landmark – home to galleries, museums, cinemas, boutique retailers, artisan eateries and bars, engaging events, stunning venues and much more.

Mad Doggerel Cabaret

Tuesday 23 August 2022 Great Hall

Two poets and a musician combine to present a comic and lyric portrait of Aotearoa New Zealand and its place in the South Pacific today.


Turn Up The Heat

August Arts Centre wide

Turn Up The Heat is a new winter festival for the Central City.


Exhibiting Artists

Friday 2 to Friday 16 September Great Hall

Who's work can you see at The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival 2022? Here's the full list.

Free


Opening Weekend Programme

Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September 2022 Great Hall

Check out the full opening weekend programme for The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival.


Opening Weekend Artist Talks

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September 2022 Great Hall

Be inspired as the exhibiting artists share about their craft during the opening weekend of The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival.

Free


Co-create Justine Fletcher’s Sculptural Installation, 2947

Saturday 3 September School of Art

In this workshop, Justine is offering an opportunity for Christchurch residents to participate in the creation of part of her sculptural installation, 2947.


Stone carving workshop with Nicholas Duval-Smith

Saturday 3 September School of Art

This is a beginner’s stone carving workshop where you will learn how to make a small abstract sculpture in Oamaru stone using simple hand tools.


Takaaki Sakaguchi Artist Demonstration

Saturday 3 September 2022 Common Room

A demonstration of slab construction ceramic work by Takaaki Sakaguchi.


Maria Lee Artist Demonstration

Saturday 3 September 2022 North Quad

Maria Lee sculpts functional art pieces from hard stone. Using Banks Peninsula volcanic basalt, Maria will demonstrate polishing a bowl. 


New Zealand-made homewares and gifts.

Frances Nation is a store specialising in Aotearoa New Zealand-made homewares and gifts of quality craftsmanship, authenticity and longevity.

Frances Nation Home

First floor, Boys’ High,

Worcester Boulevard

Open 7 days, 10:00AM - 5:00PM