School of Fine Arts exhibitions

Fine Arts gallery

The School of Fine Arts provides a range of public spaces for the University of Canterbury to stage a diverse range of arts and cultural programmes through exhibitions, performances and events for the promotion, education and enjoyment of the arts by the university and the wider Canterbury communities.

Ilam Campus Gallery

The Ilam Campus Gallery is open 9am-4pm Monday-Friday and can be found in Block Two, School of Fine Arts. The gallery has finished for the year but new exhibitions are planned for 2017.

The Casting Room + Ir2 Gallery

The Casting Room, our student exhibition space, is hosting Select, the University of Canterbury student art exhbition. Select showcases emerging Canterbury artists through the excellent work of our final year and postgraduate students.   Some works will be acquired for the university's permanent art collection.

Any final year or postgraduate Fine Arts student enrolled at the University of Canterbury may present a submission on a work of art of their own creation. Works may be in any media.

Select will run until December 8 in Block Three, School of Fine Arts. The UC Art Acquisitions Committee will then acquire a maximum of three pieces for its permanent collection from those works shortlisted for the exhibition. Works will be chosen by external guest judge Simon Rees, Director at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth. The artists will receive $2000 each.

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We are grateful for the ongoing support of sponsors Mt Beautiful and Murray and Co.

Previous exhibitions

Visit our archive of previous exhibitions.