Merging Traditions

6 - 12 May 2019 - Pūmanawa

After the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Sydenham began a long-term project of rebuilding its church, as well as the community spirit.

The several-years-long job developed into a major art project based on traditions such as frescoes, iconography, stained glass, mosaics and textiles. Most of the work was completed by professional New Zealand artist Galina Kim and Australia-based iconography expert Father Alexis, with community members also sharing their talents.

This is a photography exhibition of the church’s art to share its beauty and aesthetics with people from outside the church community.

Dates: Monday 6 May to Sunday 12 May 2019

Times: 10.00am to 5.00pm

Venue: Pūmanawa community gallery, level one, Boys’ High building, the Arts Centre te Matatiki Toi Ora, 28 Worcester Boulevard.


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.