Wheriko - Brilliant!

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

In te reo Māori, ‘wheriko’ can mean to sparkle, flash or glisten. It can also mean to be resplendent, impressive or brilliant. Here’s an engaging contemporary art experience for all ages, full of sculptures, paintings, videos and more. Combining light-based works from the Gallery’s collection with several special loans, Wheriko – Brilliant! explores the many roles light can play in the making and experiencing of art. So prepare to be dazzled as acclaimed artists from around Aotearoa New Zealand (and a couple from further afield) play with shadows, throw glittering shards of colour and transform the familiar into the extraordinary.

Image Credit: Reuben Paterson Te Pūtahitanga ō Rehua 2005. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, purchased 2009
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