Little River Art Gallery

Monday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Tuesday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Wednesday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Thursday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Friday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Saturday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Sunday9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Christchurch Akaroa Road, Little River, Christchurch

03-325 1944

The sophisticated rural architecture of this unique, roadside art gallery is only a hint at the riot of colours, shapes and textures awaiting inside.

Built on the site of a 120-year-old store destroyed by fire, the countryfied gallery opens onto a gift shop, sculpture garden and the popular Little River Cafe.

The Little River Gallery showcases preeminent New Zealand talent across oil on canvas, bronze, glass, jewellery and sculpture mediums.

With the exhibitions changing monthly, a sculpture garden and high quality gift shop – there is always something new to see and find.

Housing only New Zealand-made art and crafts, the gallery is a true treasure trove for those seeking an authentic, local keepsake. More than 70 New Zealand jewelers are represented within the space and their bespoke designs feature silver, precious stones, recycled timber, resin, contemporary hand-hewn pounamu, glass and more

High-end sculptures, paintings and prints are selected for display amongst jewellery, natural skincare, beeswax candles and soaps

There is an array of exquisite books about the local landscapes, history, cuisine and culture, and friendly, knowledgeable staff to tell you the story behind each. Take your time browsing, there should never be a rush here.

After feasting your eyes on all the beautiful objects here head next door to Little River Cafe for a homemade meal or even spend the night at SiloStay. Make sure you leave plenty of time as Little River has got “unapologetically, a hell of a lot to see”.

Words by Morgan Tait & Photography by Nancy Zhou

Christchurch Akaroa Road, Little River, Christchurch

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