Arts Canterbury - Artists supporting artists

Welcome to Arts Canterbury

Providing a sense of community & support for local artists

Artists supporting artists

Our mission - To foster appreciation of the visual arts in Canterbury and to provide support to artists who create art.

Arts Canterbury is committed to supporting the artists, art galleries and other art related businesses throughout Canterbury, New Zealand. As an incorporated charitable organisation, Arts Canterbury is governed by an elected executive committee, whose aim is to continue to provide a range of opportunities for all members.

Our purpose

The declared purpose of Arts Canterbury is to:

• Provide public opportunities for people in Canterbury to develop and appreciate a wide range of art media.
• Support artists in Canterbury to display and exhibit their art.
• Support the artistic communities, galleries and cultural environments in which art and artists can thrive and develop.
• Provide learning opportunities for artists and the public.
• Promote and support visual art and artists across Canterbury.

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Our Membership

Arts Canterbury members often talk about the sense of community and support that they have gained by becoming a member. The opportunities they receive as a member of Arts Canterbury include a variety of exhibitions throughout each calendar year, educational seminars and workshops, a members only facebook group and regular social meetups for members to interact with each other. The opportunity to have their art shared on the Arts Canterbury website and across the different social media platforms is also beneficial, especially for those who may be just starting out on their art journey.






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Featured Artist

John Maillard


I'm a dreamer and an incurable romantic. I'm confused about the world, but I'm very lucky; my German mother gave me genes that ensure I can balance the books and keep my house clean.

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Upcoming events

Inner Lands | Form Gallery

July 6, 2024
to July 27, 2024

Form is excited to announce our next exhibition of local sculptors, Asheley Elizabeth and John Hill. This is an interesting […]

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Sumner Art Society Exhibition

August 2, 2024
to August 4, 2024

The Sumner Art Society annual Cash and Carry Exhibition is opening on Friday 2nd August at 5;30pm to 7;30pm and […]

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Glow | Down by the Liffey Gallery

July 10, 2024

Showcasing the exceptional talents of Ashleigh Kate Art, Cath Mills, and Mi Kyung Jang in ” Glow” an exhibition celebrating […]

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