There are two galleries at Linwood Arts: Eastside Gallery, which is one of the largest in Christchurch, and the Mini Gallery, which is a fee-free space to exhibit in (more details below).
There are currently two types of exhibitions at Eastside: Centre-Run and Hosted. The difference between the two are outlined on this page.
We are working on developing a third type of exhibition centred around a collaborative approach between Linwood Arts and local stakeholders.
Eastside Gallery encourages and supports the growth and development of new and emerging artists, whilst also providing a platform for established artists to work in a more experimental way, or to collaborate with the local eastern inner city communities as part of their exhibition. Exhibition costs are either free or kept to a minimum in order to ensure accessibility.
Exhibitions typically run for three weeks.
Four Centre-Run Exhibitions are held throughout the year, which local artists are welcome to participate in. There is no fee to take part in these exhibitions:
Multicultural Exhibition – celebrates cultural diversity, held in conjunction with the popular Multicultural Festival in Doris Lusk, the park next to the Gallery.
First Steps – an exhibition for artists who are new, or nearly new, to exhibiting.
Te Whare Maire O Nga Punawerewere – Maori art exhibition, held to coincide with Matariki.
Eastside Spring – 5-9 emerging and mid-career local artists are invited to produce work for this spring exhibition.