Facing precarious times thanks to Covid-19, contemporary art galleries in Christchurch and Auckland have joined forces to work together on exhibitions they can share.
Objectspace and the Centre of Contemporary Art - better known as CoCA - have agreed to share their resources, knowledge and expertise. This looks like a win for them as well as for artists, curators and visitors.
CoCA is the oldest arts organisation in Canterbury - a public gallery that's celebrating its 140th birthday this year.
Auckland-based Objectspace concentrates on the fields of design, craft and architecture.
This is the start of an 18-month partnership. And in the first few months they'll be working on exhibitions that will swap between the two galleries over the course of a year.
Lynn Freeman speaks with Kim Paton from Objectspace and Anna Ryan from CoCA. Kim explains that the pandemic and its impact on public art galleries accelerated talks about collaboration.