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

Haruko Furukawa


I was born and raised in a traditional Japanese house, so one of my dreams is to introduce Japanese art to people around the world and move them. I believe that it is the artist's mission to depict the imaginary world that I saw when I was a child.

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Upcoming events

May 4, 2024
to May 31, 2024

You are warmly invited to attend our next exhibition ‘In Shape.’ After a five-year hiatus from Form Gallery, Katie Brown […]

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All Shapes & Sizes – A solo exhibition by Mandy Palmer | Art on the Quay

May 2, 2024
to June 5, 2024

“All Shapes & Sizes”, the inaugural Solo Exhibition by North Canterbury based figurative artist Mandy Palmer. Official Opening 5:30pm 2nd […]

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Selwyn Art Show

June 9, 2024
to June 9, 2024

8-9 June, 10am to 4pm Gold coin entry

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