Christchurch will be the canvas this summer when the Oi YOU! street art festival arrives this year to make the Garden City its permanent home, kicking things off this year with RISE at the Canterbury Museum. The museum will host the huge Oi YOU! collection of street art, featuring the southern hemisphere’s most comprehensive collection of work by internationally-recognised street artists (including 22 works by renowned l’enfant terrible Banksy).
In addition, the museum will also play host to a show from New York-based artist Kid Zoom, and On The Street, a uniquely interactive ‘virtual street’ art piece extending across 400 square metres. Beyond the Museum, Big Walls will see a number of huge walls around the city transformed by some of the best street artists from home and abroad.
Among the the stellar line-up will be ROA (pictured at above right in Johannesburg), whose work (featuring monochrome depictions of animals native...
Canterbury Museum opens its winter season exhibition Brilliant Brass this Friday. The new exhibition will surely delight music and brass band enthusiasts throughout Canterbury.
Canterbury has a long and proud history of brass banding dating back to the mid-19th Century. Well known bands were formed in suburbs or towns such as New Brighton and Woolston, Timaru and Ashburton. Private and workplace bands such as the Addington Workshop Band and the long-disbanded Toomber Boot Factory Band were also formed. Friendly rivalry developed into a healthy competitive spirit that continues today. The Woolston Brass Band (established in 1891) in particular went on to become world-renowned musical performers.
Visitors to Brilliant Brass can expect to see a range of instruments, uniforms, programmes, and banding paraphernalia including ‘Sid’s Cat’, the Woolston Brass Band mascot from 1923.
Canterbury Museum Human History Curator, Sarah Murray, says the exhibition celebrates the history of banding in Canterbury, including the...