Current Exhibitions

When making a purchase inquiry please indicate the artwork number and name of the work you’re interested in buying and the gallery will be in touch.

An exhibition of work by artists of Christchurch Men’s, Christchurch Women’s and Rolleston Prisons

19 August – 31 October 2021

Artists were encouraged to use the mediums available to them; some were limited to paper and pen and others extended to paint, metal, carvings, wool and other materials. The resulting collection of over 50 art pieces is bold, strong, bright and meaningful.

Proceeds from the sale of artworks will be donated to the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust.

Artwork # 1001 

Mystic Tides

Coloured pencil on paper
H420mm x W295mm
$300.00

Artwork # 1002

A Journey

Soft Pastel on paper
H592mm x W415mm
$300.00

Artwork # 1003

Tiger

Pencil sketch on paper
H418mm x W593mm
$100.00

Artwork # 1004

Horse

Pencil sketch on paper
H593mm x W419mm
$100.00

Artwork # 1005

Vigilance

Pencil sketch on paper
H593mm x W419mm
$100.00

Artwork # 1006

Untitled

Charcoal drawing on paper
H418mm x W300mm
SOLD

Artwork # 1007

Awhi Mai

Totara Wood Carving
H65mm x  W300mm x D105mm
SOLD

Artwork # 1008

Manu Te Waipounamu

Coloured pencil & marker pen on canvas
2 paintings (diptych) H505mm x W253mm each
$500.00

Artwork # 1009

Flax Satchel

Harakeke flax
H830mm x W280mm x D80mm
$180.00

Artwork # 1010

Tanemahuta & His Children

Acrylic paint on canvas
H760mm x W380mm
$50.00

Artwork # 1011

Untitled

Painting on cardboard
H125mm x W310mm
$100.00

Artwork # 1012

Far Away

Acrylic paint on canvas
H300 x W610mm
$300.00

Artwork # 1013

Sea of Dreams

Acrylic paint on canvas
H1015mm x W760mm
Silent Auction, Reserve $500.00

Artwork # 1014

Dreamscape

Acrylic paint on canvas
H760mm x W1015mm
Silent Auction, Reserve $500.00

Artwork # 1015

Spiritual Animal Guide

Coloured pencil drawing on paper
H165mm x W210mm
$50.00

Artwork # 1016

Untitled

Coloured pencil drawing on paper
H210 x W296mm
$50.00

Artwork # 1017

Military

Coloured pencil drawing on paper
H296mm x W420mm
$100.00

Artwork # 1018

Year Round Memory

Coloured pencil drawing on paper
H420mm x W296mm
$100.00

Artwork # 1101

Ice Cream on the Run

Knitted wool, card insert
H420mm x W255mm x D180mm
SOLD

Artwork # 1102

Taneatua

Ta moko pencil drawing on card mask
H215 x W170mm x D85mm
SOLD

Artwork # 1103

NZ Mountains

B/w drawing on A3 paper
H295mm x W418mm
$50.00

Artwork # 1104

Pair of Tui

Coloured pencil drawing on A3 paper
H418mm x W298mm
$250.00

Artwork # 1105

Pourangahua

Coloured pencil drawing on A3 paper
H418mm x W298mm
$100.00

Artwork # 1106

Untitled

Coloured pencil drawing on A3 paper
H418 x W298mm
$100.00

Artwork # 1107

Māori waka ready for battle

Coloured pencil drawing on A2 paper
H420mm x W595mm
$100.00

Artwork # 1108

Whenua

Carving – MDF & paint
H1200mm x W600mm x D20mm
Silent Auction, Reserve $800.00

Artwork # 1109

Help

Recycling Project: Paper, card, plastic
H1060mm x W1460mm x D170mm
$200.00

Artwork # 1110

Paper Bowl

Origami folded paper
H150 x W170mm diametre
$200.00

Artwork # 1111

Paper Bowl – Swan

Origami folded paper
H235mm x W250mm x D225mm
$200.00

Artwork # 1112

Car Drawing 1

Pencil drawing on A4 paper
H210mm x W293mm
$50.00

Artwork # 1113

Car Drawing 2

Pencil drawing on A4 paper
H210mm x W293mm
$50.00

Artwork # 1114

Car Drawing 3

Pencil drawing on paper
H210mm x W293mm
$50.00

Artwork # 1115

Buddha

Cardboard and mixed media
H375mm x W450mm x D530mm
$100.00

Artwork # 1116

Freedom

Cardboard and mixed media
H430mm x W680mm x D420mm
$200.00

Artwork # 1117

Safe Journey

Carving – MDF and paint
H1200mm x W600mm x D18mm
$400.00

Artwork # 1118

Banksi Inspired Carving

Carving – MDF and paint
H600mm x W600mm x D18mm
Silent Auction, Reserve $400.00

Artwork # 1119

Dr. Dre

Carving – MDF and paint
H600mm x W600mm x D20mm
$400.00

Artwork # 1120

Westpac Helicopter

Painted metal
H260mm x W650mm x D640mm
$300.00

Artwork # 1121

Westpac Helicopter

Pencil drawing on A3 paper
H417mm x W595mm
$100.00

Artwork # 1122

The Power of Women

B/w paint on board
H607mm x W505mm
$250.00

Artwork # 1123

Bob Marley

B/w paint on canvas
H605mm x W455mm x D17mm
$250.00

Artwork # 1124

Clown

Pencil drawing on paper
H260mm x W210mm
$50.00

Artwork # 1125

Multiple Knitted Items

Kids hats $10
Adults hats $20
Bibs $20

Artwork # 1125

Multiple Knitted Items

Knitted Rug
H1500mm x W1150mm
$70.00

Artwork # 1125

Multiple Knitted Items

Teddy
H385mm x W340mm x D140mm
SOLD

Artwork # 1125

Multiple Knitted Items

Toy Doll
H140mm x W75mm x D40mm
$20.00

Artwork # 1126

Pollution

Blue pen on paper
H295mm x W210mm
$200.00

Artwork # 1127

Contemplation

Blue pen on paper
H295mm x W210mm
$50.00

Artwork # 1128

Mutanga o Te Huia (Last Call of the Huia)

Drawing on carved MDF frame
H600mm x W900mm x D28mm
$400.00

Artwork # 1129

Roimata o Hine Nui Te Po (Tears of Hine Nui Te Po)

Drawing on carved MDF frame
H435mm x W587mm x D28mm
$400.00

Artwork # 1201

Chev

Acrylic paint and pen on small canvas
H253mm x W203mm
$50.00

Artwork # 1202

Jail Scrap

Mixed Media (wool, paper, plastic, soap)
H430mm x W430mm x D70mm
$100.00

Artwork # 1203

I Am A Survivor

Acrylic paint and pen on small canvas
H253mm x W203mm
SOLD

Artwork # 1130

Untitled

Pencil drawing on A3 paper
H300mm x W420mm
$50.00

Artwork # 1131

Mazda

Pencil drawing on A3 paper
H300mm x W420mm
$50.00

Artwork # 1132

Chevrolet

Pencil drawing on A3 paper
H300mm x W420mm
$50.00

Artwork # 1133

Untitled

Pencil and Watercolour on A3 card
H418mm x W298mm
$200.00

Artwork # 1134

Untitled

Pencil and Watercolour on A3 card
H418mm x W298mm
$200.00

Artwork # 1135

Untitled

Pencil drawing on A4 paper
H297mm x W210mm
$50.00

Artwork # 1136

Westpac Rescue

Papier mache and mixed media
H1770mm x W695mm xD450mm
Silent Auction, Reserve $150.00

Artwork # 1137

Camo Pig

Papier mache and mixed media
H185mm x W170mm x D200mm
$75.00

Artwork # 1138

Dinosaur

Papier mache and mixed media
H300mm x W150mm x D450mm
$75.00

Artwork # 1139

Train

Papier mache and mixed media
H220mm x W330mm x D450mm
$75.00

Artwork # 1140

View From Inside My Cell

Pencil drawing on A3 paper
H298mm x W418mm
$50.00

Upcoming Exhibitions

Pottery Project 2021

Interested to learn about ceramics? Please let us know.

Our kiln gifted by Oxford Area School is now housed in a new kiln shed funded by Rata Foundation. Artist Ruth Stanton-McLeod is assisting us to develop the facility and a ceramics program.

Ceramic images courtesy of Ruth Stanton Mcleod

Past Exhibitions

Nigel Borell: Haumanu Hauora

Artist in Residence at Arts in Oxford

24 June – 15 August 2021

Nigel Borell (Pirirakau, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Te Whakatōhea) explores ideas about the land, people and cosmological ties to both through an evolving painting installation. Haumanu Hauora is an expression that speaks to health and wellbeing.

Folio : Oxford Area School

6 May – 20 June 2021

An exhibition of Oxford Area School, NCEA Art portfolios by students achieving Excellence.

Henry Turner Heaven Drawings

18 March – 2 May 2021

Drawing from the classics of philosophy and mythology, art history and local content Canterbury artist Henry Turner creates his own symbols of heaven and enlightenment. Painted works with evocative iconography respond to these knowledge systems mixed with his own experiences of the world.

Life of Ron :

Photographs from the 60’s & 70’s

by Ron Hazlehurst

28 January 2021 – 14 March 2021

Personal encounters with Christchurch townscape, environs and it’s denizens.

Summer Show #6, Community of Creatives

13 November 2020 – 24 January 2021

A group exhibition celebrating our community of creatives. Awhi mai, awhi atu, tatou, tatou e. We all help one another.

Philip Trusttum, what have we got here

18 September – 8 November 2020

Arts in Oxford Gallery celebrates the dynamic practice of artist Philip Trusttum nationally recognised for his figurative and expressionist practice. His works are usually large-scale and energetic, on unstretched canvas. Philip Trusttum is the patron of Arts in Oxford.

Trusttum’s work has largely been inspired by everyday life experiences often worked into a semi-abstract form. His subject matter has ranged from landscapes to tennis, gardening to horses to Japanese masks and portraits. In 1984, Trusttum participated in ANZART at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, following that, the same year, with an exhibition in New York that gained a review in the NY Times. He has shown in Edinburgh, New York, Hobart and Sydney, in all of New Zealand’s main centres and many smaller ones as well. In 2000 he became only the second New Zealand artist to be awarded the prestigious Pollock Krasner Foundation grant. Trusttum currently lives in a tin shed in central Christchurch, painting in a second one that was erected after the 2011 earthquake destroyed his earlier, elegant home on the same site.

Open House – Artist in Residence Project

10 July – 13 September 2020

Open House starts with an evolving print studio in action with local printmakers to promote contemporary ideas about creativity and community arts. Visit us and see prints in progress, guest artists at work. Part installation, part exhibition, part demonstration – the works produced and displayed will evolve as the project grows.

Vantage Point

21 March – 3 May 2020

A group show featuring five Christchurch based artists all with very singular and distinctive approaches.

Rebecca Harris, Marie Le Lievre, Michael Springer, Martin Whitworth and David Woodings.

Vantage Point being both a high place providing a good clear outlook and a particular point of view.

Marilyn Rea-Menzies: Extinction is Forever

1 February – 15 March 2020

A mixed media exhibition featuring NZ’s endangered birds with tapestries, paintings, drawings and digital works.

Soul Sistas: Nine Māori Women Artists

15 June – 21 July 2019

Arts in Oxford celebrates Matariki the Māori New Year with an exhibition of customary and contemporary art forms such as raranga weaving, painting and object. This multi-media exhibition draws on the aho sacred threads of whānaungatanga kinship, auahatanga creativity, whakapapa genealogical concepts and mātauranga Māori knowledge, the nine artists share and work with.

Featured Artists: Paula Rigby, Piri Cowie, Rahera Clark, Madia Purvis-Manihera, Lisa Aumua, Corabelle Summerstom, Lisa Harding, Kim Rigby and Helena Rollo.

Locality

9 June – 10 July 2018

A group exhibition exploring location, materiality and positioning.

Featuring artists Mark Adams, Tony Bond, Cheryl Lucas, Mike Boot, Elfi Spiewack, Tessa Warburton and Celia Wilson.