It’s no surprise that many painters choose to live in Christchurch New Zealand. The city is renowned for its mild winters, sunny weather and white sand beaches. This area of New Zealand has a number of world class art galleries as well as top of the range museums. There are also many cultural events that take place throughout the year. Here we’ve listed some of the festivals which occur in this scenic city every year.
The International Painting Competition is held annually from mid-September to the middle of March. This competition allows local artists to present their artwork in the style of international painters. If you have never been to this exhibition, it’s well worth taking the time to visit.
It’s a great place to buy art and if you’re an artist looking to promote your work here is a wonderful opportunity Painters Christchurch. There are also many other events happening around the city during the year including wine tasting, film festivals, musical evenings, and comedy evenings.
Another excellent option for painters in Christchurch is the annual Art Walk, which runs throughout the month of November/December. The event is hosted by the Museum and Art Gallery of Canterbury (MAA). This is an excellent opportunity to see some of the local art and gain an understanding of how artists work. You’ll also meet other local artists and learn about the different styles of painting available. This is a great opportunity to find out about new colours and techniques being used.
During November/ December, you can enjoy the South Island’s winter wonderland, the winter garden theme. This seasonal festival takes place at the botanic gardens in Pareora and features workshops, entertainment, food and a tree talk. You will be entertained by local plant life and also experience how various artists have decorated their gardens using local plants.
Each artist will create a tree talk and display their work during the day. At night you will enjoy fireworks and light show to create a magical atmosphere. During this festive period, you can expect to see some of the most famous painters in the world as well as many up-and-coming painters from overseas.
Another popular event in November/ December for both artists and non-artists alike is the New Zealand Painting & Sculpture Fair. This fair allows people from all around the country the opportunity to view local and international artists’ work and purchase work. This fair runs throughout the month and includes a wide variety of painting and sculpture pieces from local and international artists.
In addition to the above-mentioned festivals, there are many other events and workshops throughout the year that painters in Christchurch can participate in. For example, there is a regular painting workshop for up-and-coming painters held at the Central Business District Film Centre on the last Saturday of every month.
During this workshop, painters will learn techniques such as layering and brush painting, which are techniques that can be applied in any painting project. Additionally, painters will learn different subjects such as blending colors, different textures, and techniques to create interest in their work. By participating in these workshops painters can improve their own work and in turn produce better quality paintings.