Jonathan Smart Gallery has been a cornerstone for showcasing contemporary art in Christchurch for over 25 years. After moving to a re-purposed space on Buchan St after years on High St, the gallery plays an integral role in the creation of what is steadily shaping up to be a new arts trail for future Christchurch.
Anne Noble is one of New Zealand's most widely recognised and respected photographers. Since 2001 she has focused a lot of her work on Antarctica, exploring and critiquing the cultural construction of place. Bitch in Slippers references the habit in Antarctica of naming every heavy machine after a woman in the male dominated climate of Scott Base.
Kristy Gorman is an Ilam graduate. Her subtle and evocative paintings meander between abstact and figurative; quiet studies in colour and tone will contrast and converse with Noble's photographs.
The exhibition runs from Tuesday September 30 until Saturday October 25.