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

Nestled into the picturesque Banks Peninsula community of the same name, the Little River Gallery steadfastly belies the idea that cities are the sole place to view fine art and design.

Built on the site of a 120-year-old store destroyed by fire, the gallery encompasses a gift shop, dedicated exhibition space and sculpture garden, sharing space with the popular Little River Cafe.

The Little River Gallery showcases leading New Zealand artists working in oils or acrylics on canvas, through to bronze, marble and glass sculpture, jewellery and ceramic mediums. Exhibitions are held monthly, with the gallery presenting artwork from some of New Zealand’s most admired artists along with our emerging talent.

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

There is an array of exquisite books about the local landscapes, history, architecture, design, cuisine and culture, and a covetable collection of home and giftware from candles to linen, ceramics and more, you should spend your time browsing, with so much to see rushing is simply out of the question.

After feasting your eyes on all the beautiful objects here head next door to Little River Cafe for an excellent coffee, 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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