Art Exhibitions

The Stone to Flesh Rhonye McIlroy and Sister Water Anneke Bester joint exhibition will now run right through May

 

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The works will be in the gallery following the lock down period.

 

Anneke Bester: Sister Water and Rhonye McIloy: Flesh and Stone at Windsor Gallery

Rhonye McIlory and Anneke Bester both come from a background in design and surrealism.  McIloy worked in the fashion industry and Bester as a props sculptor for films that include Andrew Adamson’s Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

McIlroy made the transition from clothing to the fine arts as a finalist in the Smokefree Fashion Awards in 1997 with paintings initially based on costume book designs.   Her subjects encompass the historical, the erotic and surreal with a particular interest in the history of Aotearoa.  She is a meticulous maker, her paintings characterised by an attention to the smallest details, which means that she usually exhibits eight or nine new works each year.   McIlroy is also the recipient of a number of art awards,  including the Premier Award from the Ashburton Society of Arts annual exhibition in 2016 for her painting, Discovery, Capt J Cook, Poverty Bay, New Zealand, 8 October 1769.  

Her exhibition, Stone to Flesh features more than 20 works, representing sixteen years of her painting. The earlier of these are of Greek/Roman sculptures as well as historical subjects of Māori and Pākehā, and the story of her ancestors, Elizabeth and John Guard.   The subject of The Alligator Affair, (also known as The Harriet Affair 1834) is her great great great grandmother, Betty Guard, the focus of previous works based around her and 'Jacky' Guard,  a pioneering family of the shore whaling industry in early 1800s.  Betty and Jacky Guard’s arrival in Aotearoa in the 1830s, and being taken hostage by Māori in Taranaki were also the subject of The Plight of Betty Guard which was the recipient of the Premier Award at the Tasman National Art Awards in 2019.

Anneke Bester is a South African-born artist who has exhibited sculpture and paintings in Aotearoa, Portugal and Dubai through commissioned works and solo exhibitions.   Commissions have also included the film industry and movies that include director Peter Jackson’s trilogy of the Hobbit movies.  Her work is held in public collections in Aoteaoa, including the Hamilton Gardens in the Waikato, with Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland’s Dormouse, White Rabbit and Mad Hatter.

Taking Your Safety Seriously

Managing COVID-19

 
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At Windsor Gallery, we're managing the risk of COVID-19 and balancing that with the benefits art gives our emotional and mental wellbeing. As an art gallery and active workplace, we're complying with all Ministry of Health guidelines. Sadly this means we've had to close the Gallery and postpone our upcoming joint exhibition of Flesh to Stone and Sister Water. It's disappointing, but the right thing to do under the circumstances.

 

A Private Art Viewing

Because you're unable to come to the Gallery, we'll do our best to bring the artwork to you online. Think of it as a private viewing from your home! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and we'll regularly be posting pieces from the exhibition, as well as other beautiful artworks, to bring a smile to your face and joy in these unprecedented times. There's also more art by a variety of different artists on our website for you to view.

Previous Exhibitions

One Night Only: Thursday 12th March

Christchurch Pride Art Show

 

Once again, we are proud to host the opening night of Christchurch Pride 2020 with the Pride Art Show.

Thursday 12th March: 5pm - 8:30pm

This fantastic FREE event is family friendly, and open to all ages. It's a one night only exhibition, and you won't want to miss it. We're showcasing a range of artworks featuring local and national LGBTQIA+ artists and allies with artwork for sale on the night. We're proud to once again host this colourful event, and encourage you to come along.

 
 

Accessible Art For Everyone

This is your opportunity to relax, enjoy some drinks and nibbles, and enjoy a fantastic showcase of local and national artists.

  • Thursday 12th March
  • 386 Saint Asaph Street
  • One night only. 5pm - 8:30pm

We look forward to seeing you!

 Windsor Gallery will be the Venue for the opening of Christchurch Pride Week with an ART SHOW.

This is a popular opening event for Christchurch Pride 2019 the Art Show showcases local and national artists and allies with artwork for sale on the night.

Opening Night
Thursday, 28 February 2019 from 5pm to 8.30pm
Finishes 5pm Friday 29th

Venue Windsor Gallery
386 Saint Asaph Street, (East of Fitzgerald Ave) Christchurch

Hosted by Christchurch Pride

 

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Windsor Gallery is proud to be exhibiting outstanding Award winning Photographic artist Lisa Powers.
Lisa will be having a joint exhibition with artist Helm Ruifrok on Tuesday 25th September.

Opening reception: 25th Sept 5pm.

Windsor Gallery proudly presents:
KISS GUSTAV
an exhibition of Photographic Art
by LISA POWERS
inspired by Gustav Klimt (Woman in Gold)
and the Vienna Secessionists (1898-1903).
Originally from New York, Lisa is internationally
recognised for her enigmatic and slightly
surreal narrative style.
25th Sept - 13th Oct

Lisa will be having a joint exhibition with artist Helm Ruifrok.

Opening reception: TUESDAY 25th Sept 5pm.
Exhibition runs from 25th Sept -13th Oct.

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Exhibition at Windsor Gallery

 

The Morants' Exhibition at Windsor Gallery

Exhibition at Windsor Gallery

Artist Sue Syme

You are warmly invited to

the Sue Syme exhibition opening night.

Sue will be present for the opening Night

Wednesday 9th May 2018,

5pm to 7.00

Sue Syme Exhibition at Wind

Artist Sue Syme, “Green Day”

Ink and Water colour on paper

Exhibition runs until May 29th

Watch for future exhibitions 
details coming soon

Exhibition at Windsor Gallery

You are warmly invited to the opening night
11th April, until 5th May


Waiting for Mother's to Come
Photo Realism Oils on Canvas by David Woodings
Work celebrating the arcade machines imaged over the last decade.

David Woodings is a Christchurch based full-time artist with a strong connection to the photo-realist painting style of American East Coast artists. This connection had its genesis when he saw the exhibition American Photo Realism at the Barrington Gallery in Auckland in 1974, and his first works influenced by the style were produced in 1978 during his years studying at the Elam School of Fine Art. 
'Waiting for mother's to come' is a notional comment on the use of arcade machines as child minding entertainment, that without a mothers benevolence the machine is static, and that the joy of use is often the domain of a child and a Mother.

Watch for future exhibitions 
details coming soon

Pride Art Show

Gallery Exhibition Christchurch Windsor Gallery

 

The Longest Night
Special Event

 

•    Visit Eleven Galleries around the inner city Wednesday 7th March
•    Free Mini Bus Transport leaving from Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu from 5.30pm onwards
•    In House Artist Wilhelmus Ruifrok speaking and demonstrating painting techniques at Windsor Gallery

 

Windsor Gallery Artist Exhibition

 

We've teamed up with Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, The Physics Room and eight other galleries to bring light and colour to the beginning of autumn.

Explore the local art scene and art institutions from 6 to 9pm with a free hop on/hop off minibuses starting at 5.30pm. This event marks the release of the new Christchurch Art Map.  Or drive yourself using the new Art Map as a guide - we will have them available on the night.

Discuss art with Wilhelmus Ruifrok our in house artist who will be demonstrating his painting techniques in store at Windsor Gallery.

Enjoy the mix of Art at Windsor Gallery where we represent a diverse variety of contemporary art.
Schedule for Wednesday evening:

From 5.30-9pm – minibuses leaving from Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu on regular basis.
Join us on one of the many minibuses leaving from Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.

New Art

Windsor Gallery host Canterbury Artist Exhibition

Exhibition at Windsor Gallery

You are warmly invited to the opening night

5pm to 7pm Tuesday 28th November

Spirit of the South

Landscapes by Andris Apse

 

Windsor Gallery host Award Winning Photographer Andris Apse Photographic Exhibition

 

 

Andris Apse is a landscape photographer who specialises in high quality panoramic photographs.

About Andris Apse

  • Honorary Fellow of The New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers
  • Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers
  • Member New Zealand Order of Merit
  • Full time Landscape photographer since 1983.
  • Winner of the animal behaviour section of the International Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition run by the Natural History Museum. Great Britain.
  • Winner of the Olympus Seventieth Anniversary Photographic Competition. Japan.
  • Winner of the Gold Award in the Pacific Asia Travel Association travel photograph category. Hong Kong.
  • First Prize in International Magazine Advertising. Awarded by the Advertising Club. New York.
  • Guest exhibitor at the International Photography Hall of Fame. Oklahoma. USA.
  • Twice awarded the Bronze Axis Award by the Advertising Institute of New Zealand.
  • Third prize winner in the Linhof International Photographic Competition. Germany.
  • Corporate Profile photography in USA, England, Australia, and throughout New Zealand.
  • Commissioned assignments in Hawaii, Singapore, Great Britain, Japan, Canada, Thailand, USA, Australia, Tahiti, New Zealand.
  • Freelance photography in Chile, Latvia, Russia, India, Sub-Antarctic Islands, Italy, Tonga, Macquarie Island, Antarctica, Oman, Alaska and Panama.

Exhibition at Windsor Gallery

Exhibition runs from 28th November until – 16th December

386 St Asaph Street, Christchurch

Open Mon – Friday 9-5, Saturdays 10-1

Awake in Dreamland

Works by Michael Holland

Exhibition at Windsor Gallery

386 St Asaph Street, Christchurch

Open 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday

10am to 1pm Saturdays

Exhibition runs from 7th Oct until – 20th Oct

 

 

Fine Art Gallery Christchurch Canterbury Near Me Artist Michael Holland Oil Painter

 

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 9am - 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm
 

Quality Picture Framing386 St Asaph Street.
( East off Fitzgerald Ave, Five buildings in on the right )

Illuminating the South

 

A Selection of Landscape and Abstract Works by Linelle Stacey and Sam Barrow.

 

Opening Night 8th June 5.00 - 8.00pm

 

Exhibition 8th - 21st June

 

Fine Art Gallery Christchurch Canterbury Near Me exhibiting Photographer Sam Barrow

Sam Barrow - Photographer

 

Fine Art Gallery Central Christchurch CBD Near Me exhibiting Artist Linelle Stacey

Linelle Stacey - Acrylic Artist