School of Fine Arts exhibitions

Fine Arts gallery

The School of Fine Arts provides a range of public spaces for the University of Canterbury to stage a diverse range of arts and cultural programmes through exhibitions, performances and events for the promotion, education and enjoyment of the arts by the university and the wider Canterbury communities.

Ilam Campus Gallery

The Ilam Campus Gallery is open 9am-4pm Monday-Friday and can be found in Block Two, School of Fine Arts.

The Casting Room + Ir2 Gallery

The Casting Room, our student exhibition space, is located in Block Three, School of Fine Arts.

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Current and Upcoming exhibitions

An imprecise organisation of forms
Holly Best

ILAM CAMPUS GALLERY, BLOCK 2, SoFA, 27 MARCH - 26 APRIL 2018

Holly Best Imprecise Main image

Image: Holly Best, Untitled, photograph

An imprecise organisation of forms is part family photo album, part formal game that takes an unreliable approach with indecisive results. Considering the practice of chasing Cartier-Bresson¹s photographic ³decisive moment²,  Holly Best courts failure with the most precious of subjects, exploring the convoluted ways we see pictures and measure their success.

Holly Best is a Christchurch-based artist and writer. Recent exhibitions include 'The Devil¹s Blindspot: Recent Strategies in New Zealand Photography' at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, 'Garden City' for SCAPE Public Art in the Christchurch Arts Centre, and 'Domestic Abstraction' at Chambers 241. She also writes for Art New Zealand.

Listen to Holly Best's recent interview on RNZ National

Previous exhibitions

Visit our archives for images of previous exhibitions from the Ilam Campus Gallery, and The Casting Room + Ir2 galleries. 

Sponsors

We are grateful for the ongoing support of sponsors Mt Beautiful and Murray and Co.