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Greek Pots and Pieces Painting Night

The Teece Museum and UC Classoc (UCSA student club) are proud to present The Greek Pots and Pieces Painting Night!

The ancient Greeks sure knew a thing or two about painting vases – want to try your hand at painting a pot, and be in to win prizes at the same time?

Join us for the Great Greek Pot Painting night, be inspired by the amazing ceramics on display in the Teece Museum, and put your creative talents to the test.

You don’t have to be the next Andy Warhol (or Berlin Painter for that matter) to take part – just come ready to give it a go, enjoy light refreshments and good company, and get to take home your very own potted Greek masterpiece. 

Greek Pots and Pieces Painting

  • Friday, 24 May 2019, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
    UC Arts Centre, 3 Hereford Street
  • $6 general public or FREE for current Classoc members.

Registrations will be required as seats are limited – click here for more>

Watch Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Greece

Beginning with a discussion of Hades and his realm, the recent UC Connect talk Alone of all the Gods: Concepts of Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Greece, looked at a wide range of Greek attitudes to death and the afterlife: from Homer’s idea of heroic death in battle and its bitter costs, to reincarnation in the philosophies of Pythagoras and Plato, to figures such as Dionysus and Persephone who are linked to death and renewal – and more.

Students return to the Arts Centre

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An official opening ceremony and dinner were held on Wednesday evening to celebrate the relocation of UC Music and Classics to the Chemistry building at the Arts Centre.

The 1910 building has been fully restored and the fit-out custom-designed for Music and Classics students. It includes a new exhibition space, the Teece Museum of Classicial Antiquities, named in recognition of UC alumnus Professor David Teece and his wife Leigh Teece who generously contributed to the restoration of the building. UC’s treasured James Logie Memorial Collection is now on permanent public display in the museum.

Hon Christopher Finlayson, who is well known for his support of the arts, was at the ceremony to declare the new home of UC Music and Classics officially open.

During the celebration dinner Christchurch Mayor, Hon Lianne Dalziel spoke about the significance of UC bringing the Logie Collection and music performances to central Christchurch for everyone to enjoy. The public can now easily access and view the Logie Collection – one of the most significant collections of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern artefacts in the Southern Hemisphere.

Prof Teece and Mrs Teece, who are based in the United States, also made the trip to New Zealand to join the celebration and officially open the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities.

In an interview with One News before the official opening, Leigh Teece spoke about the importance of the arts.

“Art feeds the imagination, it engages critical thinking, it fuels creative problem solving, all of which are essential to the development of innovation skills,” Mrs Teece said.

View the full news item.

The Teece Museum opening exhibition

We Could Be Heroes: The gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks and Romans opens to the public on Saturday at 11 am, and will run until 29 October 2017.

Teece Museum public opening hours:
Wednesdays through to Sundays, 11am – 3pm.

Ground floor, Chemistry building, The Arts Centre
3 Hereford Street, Christchurch

Read more about the exhibition and other events> 

UC Music Concerts and Events
An exciting programme of free music concerts and events are being held in UC’s new Recital Room in the Chemistry building at the Arts Centre of Christchurch. Read more>