Mar 8, 2008

Christchurch Art Gallery Podcasts

A brief history of public art in Christchurch - from the Canterbury Society of Arts, to the Robert McDougall Art Gallery, through to today's striking Christchurch Art Gallery.

Jenny Harper, Director of Christchurch Art Gallery, welcomes the listener to the Gallery and its collections.

Download Director's Welcome [MP3 450KB]

Photo by Alex Robinson

The history of the Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch's first public art museum, with quotes from art administrator and historian Warren Feeney, architect Edward Armstrong, former curator Neil Roberts and former directors Rodney Wilson and John Coley.

Download History of the Gallery [MP3 2.4MB]

The story behind the planning and building of Christchurch Art Gallery, including the controversy that surrounded this major community effort and quotes from former director Tony Preston, architect David Cole, sculptor Graham Bennett and Prime Minister Helen Clark.

Download Building the new Gallery [MP3 2.4MB]

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