Ocula City Guide Christchurch Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, supports a small but diverse contemporary art scene. The city has a history of significant achievement in the arts and many of New Zealand's best artists have emerged from the art school at the University of Canterbury. The city is being rebuilt after the devastation of the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 that severly damaged its cultural infrastructure. The two main art institutions, the Centre of Contemporary Art and Christchurch Art Gallery reopen in 2015 and 2016 respectively, and the local dealer gallery scene whilst resilient has now got back on its feet after a few tough years, with Jonathan Smart and PG192 opening new spaces.
News & Views Paint as Fuel or Food 11 Jan 2016 Zhonghao's imagery gleefully riffs on commercial countercultural aesthetics. Elements in the painting often allude to the idea of meng. Read More Via Eye Contact Environmental Freakology, Zhonghao Chen at Jonathan Smart Gallery.