First Thursdays: Life Aquatic

First Thursdays: Life Aquatic
Free Entry
/ Dec

Free Entry

First Thursdays: Life Aquatic

363 Colombo St
Art galleries and shops at The Colombo and throughout Sydenham

First Thursdays Christchurch invites you to LIFE AQUATIC – dive into Sydenham and soak up the sights and sounds. Join us for a night of free arts and entertainment. Combining art, exhibitions, music, markets and more – there’s something for everyone!

Art galleries and shops at The Colombo and throughout Sydenham will be open late, as well as numerous pop up exhibitions featuring work by local and national artists. With LIFE AQUATIC as our theme, we’ll be celebrating everything H2O and offering an opportunity to immerse yourself in the arts.

Some highlights of the programme include:

– Numerous art exhibitions of original artworks at The Beer Library, Gallery 464 and Dilana
– Open studio and exhibtion at Battersea St Studios
– Lady Poets pop up poetry event!
– Site specific installations by Aiko Robinson, Kime Lowe and Bridget Allen
– Live stencil mural creation by Porta
– Free life drawing run by Jon Jeet
– Food and drink specials by local eateries and food trucks in two locations
– The legendary First Thursdays night market at The Colombo
– Live music at The Colombo

Whether you’re an arts advocate or have never set foot in a gallery, First Thursdays is an evening to experience a variety of art, to celebrate Christchurch’s talent and explore Sydenham’s hidden gems.

Keep an eye out for updates and links from this event and our facebook page!

First Thursdays: LIFE AQUATIC
Thursday 1 December
5pm – 9pm

This event is proudly supported and made possible by The Colombo, Pablo at 383 Colombo St, Ara Institute of Canterbury, BNS Design & Print and Arts Voice Christchurch

For more info, visit and keep an eye out for brochures around the city.