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Art Hole.  A New Creative Space in Central Christchurch

Darkroom at 336 St Asaph Street has opened a new space for not only exhibitions and events, but also as a dance studio, meeting room, theatre rehearsals, performance venue and photography studio.  Formerly occupied by NEXT Gallery, Art Hole is adjacent to the music venue and bar, Darkroom and record store Ride on Super Sound.  Its programme retains an important component of NEXT with its attention on local artists, although there is evidence of a greater priority on young artists and students, offering an affordable venue for exhibitions.    Art Hole is managed by Annemieke Montagne, working in association with curator, Feather Shaw.  Recent exhibitions have included Kate Maher’s Space Girls [and Other Works] and opening in August are exhibitions by Gemma Syme and Olivia Isobel.  For more information go to

 Gemma Syme opens 13 August and runs until 18 August

Olivia Isobel opens 27 August and runs until 1 September



  1. Kate Maher, untitled, (from Space Girls and Other Works), 2019, collage

Art Hole - a new space for the arts in central Christchurch

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