Ace – A horsey tail of courage

By | July 5th, 2018|Curated, Play|

Bayley Canterbury & The Crusaders have released their collaborative project  'Ace,  A Horsey tail of Courage', which is an anti bullying story book for children. The story follows the life of a horse who despite being bullied ends up achieving his long held dreams and goals. We love everything about this well illustrated, thought provoking book. [...]

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Viva La Fanzine!

By | June 6th, 2018|Curated|

    Words by: Rosie Fea.   Despite our digital fixation, there is always a space for the tangible and tactile. Independent publication subcultures are experiencing a resurgence of popularity among younger generations, who have paradoxically been raised in the digital age. The fanzine, or zine, was born in the 1920’s within the [...]

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By | May 31st, 2018|Curated|

Young artists and budding entrepreneurs who have always wished for an opportunity to have their own exhibition or concept store. The Colombo believes in providing a springboard for Christchurch’s young talent and this year are providing the unique opportunity to be part of their Pop-Up calendar - a programme designed to hero Canterbury’s [...]

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COCA Gallery

By | May 26th, 2018|Curated|

Contemporary art is off to a flying start, with an exhibition line up set to enliven even the most stale and straight observer. It is well known that art is a conversation, and conversations need lots of space to unravel and slip into it. Taking the traditional expectations of a gallery space and exceeding them, [...]

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Curiosity Gin

By | May 25th, 2018|Curated|

Curiosity Gin: What’s in a name?  Curiosity is a quality related to inquisitive thinking leading to exploration, investigation, and learning. With an ever-present openness to devising revolutionary ways of refining their twist on a traditional beverage, it seems the boys behind Curiosity Gin have picked theirs fairly well.  After years spent working for New Zealand’s [...]

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Auckland Art Fair

By | May 22nd, 2018|Curated|

Whether you’re an experienced collector or a complete art newbie, the Auckland Art Fair is the place to explore, and buy, contemporary art. With 42 galleries showcasing the most interesting work from all around the Pacific-rim, ‘The Cloud’ on Auckland’s Queen’s Wharf is set to become a certain cloud nine for art aficionados. Julia [...]

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Look, See, Feel – 5 Podcast discussions to ponder this month

By | May 17th, 2018|Curated|

  May can be a month of monotony. Everything seems to move in slow motion as we brace ourselves for the colder months that seem to push a greater need for mental tactics and positive novelty. We know busy people like shortcuts. We also know that coming home to read more words after [...]

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Broadly Speaking Event

By | April 30th, 2018|Curated, Play, Wellness|

Broadly Speaking is back in Christchurch on Tuesday 15th March with 6 influential key speakers 'telling it as it is'. After first starting in 2015 and hosting their first Auckland Event last month, it is now time for Christchurch to enjoy Broadly Speaking again. This year, we are pleased to announce Societe is on board [...]

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Pepa – Spreading the word for awareness month

By | April 23rd, 2018|Curated|

Pepa Stationary is far from your usual nick nick store consisting of pencils and diaries. Ami, owner of the gorgeous store located in The Arts Centre, is taking the next step in reminding the world to pick up pen and paper, using it to make our mark. The walls of the space were recently filled [...]

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The science of society series – debunking human behaviour (part II)

By | April 17th, 2018|Curated, Unearthed|

  “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large, I contain multitudes.” - Walt Whitman     Social science study number 2:   Confirmation Bias - Confirmation bias is a term often used to explain the motivations behind people's cognitive reasoning. It speaks of our tendency to preferably [...]

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