March 23rd to 25th 2018 saw the Canterbury Home Show event at the Horncastle Arena in Christchurch. Art Box Gallery and Swift Interior Designs combined with sponsorship from Resene to showcase the art and interiors at this 3 day expo. We met many new clients who loved our jewel like colour choice and as well as selling some art we we delighted to meet future clients and chat about our services. The feet were a bit sore and the voice box too at the end of it but it was great fun to share the stand and hopefully we will see some of these visitors when they build all those new homes and renovate the old ones!
Art Box Gallery® is very pleased that we can now offer work by Philip Beadle. Long before Art Box one of the earliest New Zealand paintings we bought was by Philip and we still love it. His unique style is infused with life, emotion, and light:
"Capturing the light striking a range of subject matter has always interested me whether it is the landcape, nude or cityscapes. I'm interested in our emotional response to the often fleeting memories we retain of something we have seen and how it affected us. It could be a glare on water or a pose we see for a millisecond as someone moves in every day life to touch their hair or dry themselves after a swim. I'm also concerned with creating an exciting painting surface with abstract qualities and enjoy painting in warm low evening or winter light to resolve form, colour and light into a warm companion on canvas". [Philip Beadle].
At Art Box we have a growing number of lovely clients who make our day with these sort of comments:
'Thanks so much for your email, we were buzzing after leaving your gallery yesterday and celebrated with a glass of wine last night. Can't thank you enough for an amazing experience yesterday purchasing our first artworks will always be a memorable experience. Sounds cheesy but we're now totally inspired and looking forward to adding more to the collection'
Art Box Gallery has been nominated as one of the top 10 best places to visit locally on culturetrip.com travel app! We're excited about this and subsequently we had a wonderful couple from the UK drop past this week after searching us out on the internet from their campervan. We spent a great day helping them choose artworks to ship back to the UK as the first original pieces in their collection together. Using Pack and Send to pack, ship and insure the works we were able to give them a quote on the day and here are their happy faces with a work on paper by Paul Smith, Dare to Dream. Happy days.....
As a special treat Art Box Gallery offered our facebook followers a chance to win a one hour tour around the city with the Cycle Chauffeur. This new, fun initiative is operated by Sean Pawson who offers a number of different trips for old and young around Christchurch. Congratulations to our winners who early spring took up our prize and enjoyed a great sightseeing tour. Thanks also to Roseanne Jones Photography for the images and join our facebook page if you haven't already, to get a chance to win next time we have a giveaway!
We were delighted to receive this lovely review by one of our recent clients:
"Art Box is a winner.... Bev has completely dispelled all the preconceptions I had about galleries and pretentious gallery owners!
She's a v talented artist herself & I love the broad spectrum of the others whose work she showcases... there's most definitely something for everybody & if she hasn't got the perfect piece on hand right now she'll happily start sleuthing to find it for you. No pressure to purchase and she's more than happy for you to just go in for a wee nosey. Fab."
At Art Box Gallery we offer a service where we come and hang the work you have chosen and we are happy to provide advice as to where to place your new acquisition. Recently, a lovely passerby saw this beautiful Hydrangeas work by Ginny Wilkins in the downstairs window. She had been looking for just this kind of work for 18 months! She called after she got home and we put the work on hold until she could visit and pay for the painting. We then visited that evening, moved some furniture around and found the perfect spot. She was so delighted it really made our day! Let us know if we can help you too - the 'little gallery with lots of art' A Christchurch Art Gallery who go the extra mile.
There is always a great 'Christchurch art show' on at Art Box Gallery®. We have a large selection of works at affordable prices and a relaxed environment where you can take your time. At Art Box we can bring works to your home and even hang them if required. Its all part of our commitment to going the extra mile for art lovers. Why not try 'catching up' at Art Box gallery®.
"Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilisation". [Lincoln Steffens 1866 - 1936]
At Art Box Gallery® in Papanui we are committed to providing a holistic service to enhance your home or workspace. That means we go beyond simply selling our valued customers paintings and limited edition prints. Frequently we compliment our gallery service with home visits to ensure the art is just right before the purchase is made. We can also hang the work making sure it is in the right place and at the right hight for best viewing. If you are looking for art do come and see us at Art Box Gallery®.