News


3 October 2023

Sculpture Festival celebrates art in the round

Now in its 4th year, The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival is becoming an established highlight in Ōtautahi Christchurch’s artistic calendar. Read more.


5 September 2023

Māori arts space opens at Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre

Te Whare Tapere, a space run by Māori artists for Māori artists and beyond Māori artists at Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre, will be formally opened on 8 September. Read more.


5 May 2023

A unique stargazing experience in the heart of the city

Bookings are now open for stargazing sessions at the Observatory Tower in Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre. Read more.


27 February 2023

th'Orchard Dreamers Reprise Q & A

ith Solomon Smith and others, Mark has nurtured th’Orchard, an extraordinary community project that’s cultivating the arts in Rowley/Hoon Hay. Read more.


25 November 2022

Off Centre, a celebration of a glorious restoration

A festival bursting with music, comedy, theatre, food, a market, and vibrant entertainment is coming to Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre. Read more.


12 April 2022

New Creative Residents at Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre

With much anticipation and excitement, the Olivia Spencer Bower residency is returning to Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre. Read more.


10 November 2021

Delve into the wonderful world of sculptural art

Now a permanent fixture on the Ōtautahi arts calendar, The Arts Centre Sculpture Festival is back after its inaugural success last year.  Read more.


15 June 2021

Health Technology Quadrant

The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora is developing a Health Technology Quadrant which will be launched next year in the original Canterbury College School of Engineering buildings which sit at the hear Read more.


29 April 2021

Arts Four Ōtautahi: Artists in Residence at The Arts Centre

Eight Aotearoa New Zealand artists have been selected for round one and two of The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora’s Arts Four Creative Residency programme. Read more.


14 February 2020

The Arts Centre brings digital art to the Great Hall

The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora is delighted to be hosting Personal Space, a collection of five new artist cinema works commissioned by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand in 2019. Read more.


31 January 2020

Pop the Cork at Cellar Door

Cellar Door opened its doors at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora in Christchurch earlier this month. Read more.


30 October 2019

Standout films to screen at Leighs Construction Outdoor Cinema

A dozen top films united by a sense of place are set to screen at the sizzling Leighs Construction Outdoor Cinema at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora this summer. Read more.


18 July 2019

Call for expressions of interest: Creative Tutors

Are you an experienced creative tutor keen to facilitate a workshop at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora? Read more.