Te Mataaho: Viewfinder

Alternative views of Selwyn by local artists

Friday 22 July – Sunday 31 July, during open hours
Te Ara Ātea

There are views of this district we are familiar with: the birds eye view of gridded plains, sunsets over Waihora, snowcapped peaks of Kā Tiritiri o te Moana. But which views are important to the people of this community and how do they choose to portray this place? What happens when we look in, rather than out? In this exhibition, local artists respond to this theme by presenting the views they deem to be important, providing a window into life in Selwyn.

Call for Submissions 
In July 2022 Te Ara Ātea, in collaboration with a committee of local artists and community members, will host an exhibition of work by artists living or working in the Selwyn District or with whakapapa to the area. This exhibition will be a broad representation and celebration of local artists.

We welcome submissions for this exhibition, to be considered for selection by an independent jury of contemporary art professionals from Selwyn and Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Submissions should include:

  • A brief artist statement (100–250 words)
  • Digital photograph of the proposed work
  • Explanation of relevance to the theme Te Mataaho: Viewfinder. Alternative views of Selwyn by local artists.

Please send to artwork.submissions@selwyn.govt.nz by 29 May 2022.

Please note we have extended the submission date to 29 May, this may differ from other advertising and the date on the criteria and selection process document below. 

Find out more on the criteria and selection process. [PDF, 103 KB]