Take a walk through time – UC Chemistry

Chemistry lab 1914: Taken by Samuel Page, a staff member of the Canterbury College Chemistry department, this 1914 photo shows the first year laboratory, which is today the site of UC’s Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities.

To celebrate the history of the Old Chemistry building at the Arts Centre – now home to the College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata – you can visit a free public display at Pūmanawa, the community exhibition space in the Arts Centre.

Take a walk through time, see old photographs and instruments and try to imagine what it was like to be a Chemistry student without the modern conveniences and technology we enjoy today.

This display is the result of a collaboration between Chemistry alumni, the College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata and the College of Science | Te Rāngai Pūtaiao, and is made possible by generous support from the UC Foundation.

The exhibition is on from Wednesday 27 June – Thursday 5 July, 10.00am – 4.00pm and is free to attend. 

What’s on at SoFA Gallery – Sam Clague, ‘Taste Nature’

Image:  ‘Don’t look at the carpet, I drew something awful on it’ (part), acrylic, enamel, plaster, nails, polystyrene, coffee grounds, banana skins, nicotine gum and pigment on carpet support, 750 x 750mm, 2018.

Taste Nature is a new body of work by Sam Clague on display now at SoFA Gallery.

Clague’s current practice is a method in coming to terms with the end of capitalism.  He approaches this ultimate metamorphosis through the core notion of failure.  Mutated, blanched, stripped, buried, amalgamated materials are aerated and turned like organic fertiliser to generate new forms representing a failed system.

‘I always wanted my works—whatever happened in the studio− to look more like what was going on outside the window.’—Robert Rauschenberg

Sam Clague is an artist currently practicing in Dunedin.  Clague graduated with a BFA (First Class Honours) from Ilam SoFA in 2015, and has exhibited work at the UNSW Gallery (Sydney) and the Adam Art Gallery (Wellington).

Sam Clague, Taste Nature
SoFA Gallery, Ilam Campus Gallery, Block 2, 6 June – 5 July 2018.

What’s on in Ōtautahi for Matariki

Don’t miss some of the great local events being held for Matariki over late June – July 2018.

Te Whare Roimata and Linwood Community Arts Centre present: Te Whare Maire O Nga Punawerewere: Festival of Māori Art & Culture
18 June – 6 July 2018

Rehua Marae Matariki Whānau Day
Saturday 30 June, 11.00am-3.00 pm

Matariki Market Day: Haeata Community Campus
240 Breezes Road, Thursday 5 July.

Matariki night maket: Christchurch Arts Centre
6-7 July, 4.00-10.00 pm

Matariki Night Walk: Styx River
Saturday 14 July 2018, 6.30-8.00 pm

Matariki Dawn Planting: Rongōa Garden
Styx, 15 July 2018

And for lots of other great whānau events, see the Christchurch City Libraries site here>