Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 - 23 February 2020 - Chemistry building

Food is an integral part of the way in which we express our cultural values and beliefs. Alongside language, almost nothing says “This is who we are” quite like our festive dishes and food traditions.

A consideration of the foods and the traditions we have inherited from the ancient Greeks and Romans is at the heart of the next exhibition at the Teece Museum.

Through an array of precious artefacts sourced from the University of Canterbury’s Logie Collection and museums throughout New Zealand, this show will explore eating in the ancient world, examining what the Greeks and Romans ate, how they produced and distributed food, the feasting and dining traditions they developed to bring their communities together, and the connections they believed existed between their food sources and the gods.

Photo: One of the beautiful cups from the Logie Collection, which will be included in the exhibition. The decoration on this cup shows a symposiast reclining on a couch at a Greek drinking party, known as a symposium (Credit: JLMC 17.53, Athenian red-figure kylix. Copyright, University of Canterbury 2019).

Dates: Wednesdays through to Sundays, Saturday 6 April 2019 to Sunday 23 February 2020

Times: 11.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Teece Museum, University of Canterbury Arts City Location, Chemistry building, the Arts Centre, 3 Hereford Street.


Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 30 minute visitor carparks located at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Plenty of on-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre, along with a number of off-street carparks.