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Outside In: A Picture Paints A Thousand Words


Wed 18 Feb 2015, 9:00am–5:30pm
Thu 19 Feb 2015, 9:00am–5:30pm
Fri 20 Feb 2015, 9:00am–5:30pm
Sat 21 Feb 2015, 9:00am–5:30pm
Sun 22 Feb 2015, 9:00am–5:30pm

Where: Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Canterbury Museum

A temporary exhibition produced by Skillwise showcases artworks from a broad spectrum of Christchurch artists.

Approximately 60 participating artists are represented, including some with intellectual disability working from creative spaces around Christchurch; artists from Skillwise with experience of mental ill-health; local practising artists and art tutors; artists in prison; and emerging artists studying at the University of Canterbury’s School of Fine Arts. There are also stone carvings from Bon Suter’s gallery, including work by a prolific sculptor who is blind and deaf.

This exhibition provides an opportunity for the participating artists to share their creative passions and talents with the wider community. It also aims to break down barriers and preconceived ideas and attitudes about what constitutes art and who gets to be an artist.

Consequently, written backgrounds of the artists will not be prominent. Instead, the exhibition will focus on the diversity of the work, inviting the viewer to enjoy unique talents, techniques and visions of the world.

Skillwise works to bridge the gap for people with disabilities. It aims to support members towards enjoying a better quality of life and lifestyle choices, establish valued social roles and gain levels of independence and self-determination. The gallery space The White Room is the used by Skillwise members to work independently or within a small group where they learn new techniques and share ideas.

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