Linwood Arts is committed to artist development through our exhibition programme and community development via participation in our creative spaces. We hold large exhibitions in Eastside Gallery & small ones in the Mini Gallery, offer low-cost art & craft classes in our Artroom, and hire our spaces for arts-related activities and events such as singing, dancing and performing arts, all within a beautiful heritage building, one block east of Fitzgerald Ave in Õtautahi, Christchurch. 


The Linwood Community Arts Centre (Linwood Arts for short) is an integral project of Te Whare Roimata Trust, a not-for-profit, Treaty-based, community development organisation.

Firmly entwined in the Trust’s kaupapa are the principles of bi-cultural partnership, whānau development, local participation and leadership. These in turn inform the programming aims of Linwood Arts. We have particularly strong connections to the creative community of Christchurch’s Inner City East.

Linwood Arts operates largely through the generosity of our volunteers.

We have a strong team of daily gallery assistants; a production team who work on exhibition installation and de-installation, and a a pool of volunteers to staff our exhibition openings and special events.



Linwood Arts opened in 1987.

Located in Linwood Village on the corner of Stanmore Rd and Worcester Street, the building was formerly the Linwood Public Library and Reading Room. It opened in 1909.


The building has been fully restored after suffering extensive damage in the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch.