Creative Residency Programme 2022

Applications are open for our Creative Residency Programme 2022. This residency is designed to support three artists practising in a range of artforms across a 12-week residency from mid-May to mid-August 2022. Applications close Wed 26 January.

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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.

ACA POP! | Voices Co. Summer Singing Workshops

Thursday 20 January Common Room

Love to sing? Join your own vocal pop band these summer holidays, with Voices Co. - NZ's Pop A Cappella specialists!


Y-Art Summer Exhibition

Tues 25 – Sun 30 January 2022 First floor, Boys’ High

Local artists Therese Boustead and Sandie Brown have joined forces to present original artwork in watercolour and oil.

Free


Light & Shadow

18 - 30 January 2022 First floor, Boys’ High

Maxine Burney Studio/Gallery will showcase beautiful new prints by Masako Fisher.

Free


What Might We Find When We Stop Looking?

Wednesday 2 - Sunday 13 February 2022 First floor, Boys’ High

In this exhibition, understandings and materials gathered over nonvisual senses guided walks through Ōtautahi Christchurch led by multimedia artist Jo Burzynska, are used to create interactive multise

Free


Artist talk: Jo Burzynska

Wednesday 9 February 2022 First floor, Boys’ High

Join multimedia artist, Jo Burzynska for a hands-, nose-, and ears-on exploration of her exhibition, “What might we find when we stop looking?”. The show is the culmination of a three-month project th

Free


Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2022

Specific Mondays Great Hall

Enjoy a remarkable line-up of renowned local, national and international artists performing in a beautiful heritage venue.


Harmonic Islands

17 - 30 January 2022 First floor, Boys’ High

Through sound, Pale Blue Dot Collective (Louise Beer & John Hooper) take us on a journey back to ancient Aotearoa, to imagine the forests before they were ever seen by human eyes.

Free


Resourceful skills workshops

Throughout the year Boys’ High

Social enterprise Rekindle creates opportunities for resourcefulness, or making what we need from what we have around us, through a variety of workshops.


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