Where art meets fashion, music, food and design.
Christchurch Art Gallery’s amazing art event ‘Art Do‘ is back for another year and is shaping up to be even bigger and better this time round (based on last year’s festivities, we’re not sure how that is even possible!). If you haven’t experienced the magic for yourself, then gear up for a night packed with immersive creative experiences, forward-thinking fashion, top-notch design, impeccably-designed food, mind-blowing music and of course, plenty of art.
Last year, the event raised $90,000 to help New Zealand artists create major works for the gallery and the plan is to do it all again, through this unique event which puts Christchurch’s art scene back in the spotlight and brings together local and international art-lovers alike to celebrate the best New Zealand has to offer.
Mark July 27 in your diary, because trust us when we say the Art Do Party is not to be missed.
Making the most of delicious ingredients from their Canterbury pantry, Orphan’s Kitchen and Daily Bread’s Tom Hishon will team up once again with White Tie; their combined culinary talents will very quickly have your tastebuds singing and dessert will certainly be the cherry on top, c/o local caker extraordinaire, Cakes by Anna. Paired with an espresso martini from Supreme Coffee and Broken Shed Vodka, you’ll be ready to rub shoulders with celebrated New Zealand artists (and hit the dance floor to bust a few moves as they take turns playing DJ to spin their own record collections!)
If a sensorially-stimulating evening feasting on a decadent contemporary banquet table created by iconic visual artist Sara Hughes and taking in the finest local flavours doesn’t grab your attention, a twist on your classic photo booth designed by artist Sean Kerr (hint: there will be some weird and wonderful AR technology involved!) most definitely will.
By attending you’ll not only be supporting the visual arts but you’ll be backing creativity in Christchurch in style. So put your dancing shoes on (but potentially get ready to take them off and check them into artists Emma Fitts and Tessa Peach’s shoe check… that’s right, bring your sneakers for the dance floor!) and get ready for a night you’ll remember because Art Do is the biggest arts party in the country for a reason.
HOW TO DRESS FOR ART DO
Whatever do you wear to the art party of the year? According to fashion director and TV personality Sally-Ann Mullin, anything goes:
“If you find yourself in a flux or flurry over the news of a creative black tie dress code – please, never fear. Today the rules have softened with dress codes in general and in my opinion, anything goes when it comes to your ensemble as long as you wear your choice with conviction. Dressing up in a tuxedo or gown can be fabulously fun. So why not take the opportunity and don your most opulent finery and dance the night away?”