The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival 2021

With 40 well-known New Zealand artists and over 200 works for sale, including ceramics and jewellery, the festival will be a stunning display of creative talent.

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2021

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

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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.

The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival

12th – 26th November 2021 Arts Centre wide

Celebrate our city's creativity at the annual Arts Centre Sculpture Festival. 

Hei Taringa (Harakeke Earring Making) Workshop

Friday 12 November 2021 School of Art

Create unique earrings using harakeke and basic weaving skills with the team from Kahu Collective.

iLakolako ni weniqia: A Veiqia Project exhibition

25 September – 31 October 2021 Ground floor, Registry Additions

The Physics Room presents The Veiqia Project. A collective of artists, curators, researchers, and academics based in Australia, Hawai’i, and Aotearoa New Zealand.


Alternative Education Art Expo

Tuesday 26 - Sunday 31 October First floor, Boys’ High

The Alternative Education Art Expo features a culmination of work completed by the Alternative Education akonga (students) who have previously been disengaged from education in the mainstre


Austen Found: The Undiscovered Musicals of Jane Austen

Sunday 31 October Great Hall

Event Cancelled. Addicted to Darcy? Bonkers for Big Balls? Lost all Sense and Sensibility? Well put down your cross stitching and get ready to enjoy an entirely improvised musical in the style of Ja

Piano Concerto Extravaganza

1st November 2021 Great Hall

Don’t miss this eloquent playing of the two grand pianos in the Great Hall.

Exhibiting Artists

Friday 12 to Friday 26 November Great Hall

Whose work can you see at The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival 2021? Here's the full list.


Juliet Midgley (vocalist)

8th November 2021

Juliet is a tutor at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA). An accomplished actress, you will often see at The Court Theatre or involved with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

Naomi Ferguson (vocalist) and Alex van den Broek (piano)

29th November 2021

This dynamic duo brings you a concert of their favourite songs. Drawing on jazz, folk and cabaret, this will be a delightful way to start your week.

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