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Classics and Music move to Arts Centre


Over the last few weeks UC Classics and UC Music have been relocating into the restored Chemistry building, at the Arts Centre of Christchurchformerly the University’s campus until the 1970s.

The Chemistry building has been transformed into a purpose-built space over four floors. It features music practice suites, a recital space, a small lecture theatre and library, offices for Classics and Music staff, student workstations and a social area.

Some classes and music recitals are already running in the new space, and weekly Composition Workshops and New Music concerts are held each Monday which are free to attend. Friday lunchtime concerts will also start soon.

A new exhibition space, the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, is due to open in mid-May. The museum will showcase UC’s highly valuable James Logie Memorial Collection, allowing greater public access to view the treasured collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern artefacts.

The move  provides more public performance opportunities for Music students and puts UC’s Classics and Music departments in the ideal location for greater collaboration with the local and international arts community.

The building, along with the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, will be officially opened in late May.

Information for those travelling between UC and the Arts Centre is available here.

*All images supplied by Warren and Mahoney, photographer Sarah Rowlands.

Public will be able to attend music performances held in the new recital space.

Recital Room

The entrance to the Chemistry building (from the South Quad) has been restored to its former glory.


The new student social space in the loft (right) and new learning spaces.

Interior rooms

Stairs – a blend of the old and the new.


Student Exhibitions

Casting Room Exhibitions

Matthew Joils ‘Waiting’
Opens 5pm Tuesday 12 July, Block 3, SoFA
Exhibition runs till Friday 15 Julywaiting

The Casting Room, Block 3, School of Fine Arts, presents a series of week-long exhibitions by Ilam students. Openings take place at 5pm each Tuesday and run from 12 July – 8 September.

Exhibitions start with Matthew Joils: Waiting

Upcoming artists: Greta van Oyen, Marijke van Schaardenburg and Indira Force, Rubee Prattley-Jones, Donna Patterson, Amelia Stickland, Kaela Marshall, Grace Crothall and Abigail Meakin.
Check the Ilam School of Fine Arts Facebook page and website for updates.


Annual Sculpture Exhibition

Opens 6pm Friday 15 July, NEXT Gallery, 336 St Asaph St
Exhibition runs till Friday 22 Julycommon ground

Common Ground will engage with the re-emerging arts community of Christchurch and act as an open forum to facilitate general thinking and discussion about interaction with the arts.
The exhibition opens at 6pm Friday 15 July and will run for a week with a closing event at 6pm Friday 22 July.

There will be evening events held throughout the duration of the exhibition including discussions with artists, curators and lecturers. The gallery will be open throughout the week 11am – 4pm.


Student Series Exhibition

18 July – 8 September, Ilam Campus Gallery, Block 2, SoFAg

This year’s Student Series will function as something between a show and a residency; an open studio set up in the campus gallery space that will reflect the function of the Fine Arts school as a whole. Artists will collaborate in the gallery over the course of four weeks to create an outcome: an exhibition which will run for a further three weeks. The gallery will be open to the public for the duration of the project, 9am-4pm weekdays 18 July – 8 September.

The Student Series Committee will be running periodic critiques, artist talks and events for the benefit of participants and the wider school throughout this period. For more information check our Facebook page: facebook.com/studentseries2016

Events for Week 5 of Semester 2

Monday 11th

  • At 6pm Women In Engineering is holding a FREE Industry Tasting event at the Shilling Club. This classy night provides 2nd and 3rd year Pro Engineering members to opportunity to mix and mingle with industry professionals over a glass of wine! http://ucsa.org.nz/events/wie-industry-tasting/

Tuesday 12th

  • If you’re still deciding who to vote for this year, or want to hear more about a partie’s policies, head along to the Undercroft at 12pm for a candidate showdown! MPs from Labour, The Greens, National, The Maori Party, and New Zealand First will all be there. This event is put on by UCPols
  • On the Ilam campus at 7.30pm UC Arts and FrenchSoc are proud to present a Foreign Film Night! They will be showing “Tais-Toi” a hilarious French Comedy. The night is free for members, and only a gold coin donation for non-members. http://ucsa.org.nz/events/uc-arts-and-frenchsoc-foreign-film-night/

Thursday 14th

Friday 15th

Saturday 16th