Viewpoint/Tirohanga – The Shoebox Collection

14 - 27 October 2019 - Pūmanawa

A free public exhibition of 23 stunning black and white architectural photographs from Christchurch in the 1960s and 1970s.

A forgotten shoe box of black and white negatives was discovered by Heritage New Zealand – a selection of negatives gifted to Peter Beaven featuring various gems of Christchurch’s Modern architecture during the 1960s and 1970s. The negatives were printed and readied for display at COCA in 2011 – until the earthquakes struck and they were archived.

Heritage New Zealand and the Arts Centre bring this free exhibition of high-resolution photographs featuring amazing mid-century architectural gems, most of which are gone from the Christchurch landscape. How many buildings will you remember?

Dates: Monday 14 October to Sunday 27 October 2019

Times: 10.00am to 5.00pm

Venue: Pūmanawa community gallery, Boys’ High building, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

Thank you to the Christchurch Heritage Festival Community Fund for supporting this event.


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.