Talk + Special Events

Spend a late night at the Gallery in style! Featuring a designer discussion panel with Kowtow, 6x4 and Paige Jansen. There will be garment stalls by local makers plus a giant clothing and fabric swap not to be missed.

6pm: Head into the Philip Carter Family Auditorium for a designer discussion panel hosted by fashion industry tutor Rachel Gafa. Hear from designers Kowtow, 6x4 and Paige Jansen as they discuss principles of sustainability, challenges, wins, and what the future may hold for the industry. Q+A session will follow. First in first seated!

6-9pm: Garment stalls of vintage sellers and local makers - FBPD: FASCINATING BUT POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS, Mason, being, Paige Jansen, Wasted Threads.

7-9pm: Clothing and fabric swap. Ticket holders only*

7.15: Free guided tour of the gallery

5-9pm: Food from the Burger Joint and a bar with Greystone Wines and Three Boys Brewery

*How do I get a ticket to the adult clothing and fabric swap? It's simple! Drop off a bag or box of any clean pre-loved adult's clothes and fabric in good condition to the front desk of the Art Gallery from 26 March until 11 May during opening hours. You will then receive a ticket that allows you entry to the swap on the evening. Any clothing and fabric left over after the day will be donated to the Red Cross and Women's Refuge.


  • Free


  • Wed 12 May


  • 6:00 pm


  • Corner Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street
  • Ōtautahi Christchurch, 8140