Wheriko - Brilliant!

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Image Credit: John Collie

Wheriko - Brilliant!

  • Where

    Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

  • When

    17 May 2019 - 16 February 2020

Artists play with shadow and light, transforming the familiar into the extraordinary.

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 - including those from the Chartwell Collection, Wheriko – Brilliant! explores the many roles light can play in the making and experiencing of art.

Curated by Felicity Milburn