Mary Kisler reports back from the freshly reopened Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, discussing works on display by Martin Creed, Bill Culbert, Robyn White, Rita Angus, Frances Upritchard, Connie Samaras and more, as well as what Colin McCahon and Leonard Cohen have in common. As she told Kim Hill.:
"You can not actually go into the gallery now and look at anything there without having the sense of what has happened sitting on your shoulders... There's kind of a metaphor for Christchurch in every single work on display, in one way or another, but also a metaphor for what we need in life; for sustenance."
Mary Kisler is Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki