Creative Arts


23 March 2021

More used to handling rare antiquities thousands of years old, the curator of the University of Canterbury’s Teece Museum and James Logie Memorial Collection describes a recent discovery as a “thrilling moment of wonder”.

A Short Run

12 March 2021

Curator and University of Canterbury (UC) Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design Luke Wood explores vinyl records and cover art in the radical margins of New Zealand culture for a new exhibition at the Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) Toi Moroki from 13 March to 22 May.

Music New Baroque Generation

11 March 2021

The next generation of New Zealand musicians have just returned from a sensational, critically acclaimed 11-date tour of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Oceana Olsen and Ezra Samy are first-year students at UC in 2021.

11 March 2021

Hundreds of new Māori and Pacific students are enrolling at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) this year, in a sharp increase from 2020.

Music School

18 December 2020

The University of Canterbury’s School of Music’s public-facing and performance activities moved in 2017 to UC’s original campus, now the Christchurch Arts Centre, when the old Chemistry Building came up for lease.

UC Graduate Rebecca McLeod

17 December 2020

UC graduate Rebecca Mcleod has landed one of the few full-time art teaching roles in Ōtautahi Christchurch in a highly competitive employment market.

UC Music Graduate John Emeleus

11 December 2020

An 82-year-old composer will cap off a career of making and sharing music by graduating with a rare postgraduate degree from the University of Canterbury (UC).


08 December 2020

The University of Canterbury’s Ursula Bethell Writers in Residence for 2021 have been announced.

Select '20

01 December 2020

Once a year, the Ilam School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury (UC) opens the doors of its studios, inviting the public to roam the buildings and spaces, enjoying a rich variety of artworks displayed tantalisingly for less than a week in November.

Aukaha Tau 10

24 November 2020

A record number of taiohi (young) Māori from schools across Ōtautahi Christchurch took part in science experiments, tested their Law knowledge and played Arts bingo in an interactive day designed to inspire students to further their study.