A visit recently to Christchurch Art Gallery was a delight in two ways.
Firstly, the exhibitions; Tony de Lautour distinctive paintings and sculptures, 19th and 20th Century New Zealand Art, the weight of sunlight and more. I absolutely loved the wall which included Doris Lusk, and other cubist style artworks. Always interesting to discuss works less known with some of the art gallery attendants to gain knowledge and appreciation of different works.
Secondly, the Library. I have a collection of Frank Gross works and as he settled in Christchurch in 1954 and exhibited there I found some useful information at the Gallery’s library and discussed with some of the art consultants and researchers there on the day as well as finding what works the gallery held of this artist (one work ‘Tamed River’). A great resource.