Brighton Gallery is your local community art space in New Brighton

We are a charitable trust aiming to encourage creativity and promote local art and artists in New Brighton and Christchurch. Display your work in our ever changing exhibition space, take an art class for fun or purchase original local artwork made by our artists.


Brighton Gallery is a community art gallery run by members and is open 7 days 10am to 4pm. We display paintings by 30+ members changed monthly, offer a wide variety of art classes for children and adults, sell original artworks and welcome new member artists.


Founded in the early 2000s we are a local community art space dedicated to the promotion of local artists and creativity in the community. By becoming a member you can take part in our exhibitions and display your artwork, teach a class and more.


Our reasonably priced art classes are for all ages and abilities. We offer a range of classes and teachers in different mediums and artistic styles. We encourage true creativity unhindered by preconceptions of what is ‘good’ or ‘art’ and welcome everybody to come and give it a go.


Brighton Gallery boasts a diverse range of art for sale, catering to a wide array of tastes and preferences. Visitors can explore an eclectic mix of styles and mediums, from contemporary and abstract pieces to classical and figurative works. The gallery features paintings, sculptures, mixed media creations, and photographic art, ensuring there is something for every art enthusiast.


Whether you’re drawn to vibrant, bold colours or more subdued, contemplative works, Brighton Gallery’s collection promises to inspire and captivate, making the gallery a hub for both emerging talents and established artists.

Tony Scanlan | Local New Brighton Artist
Brighton Gallery | New Brighton Christchurch NZ
MAREE COLE | Local New Brighton Artist

Brighton Gallery Logo fundraising T-shirt

Thank you so much for your support by purchasing one of our fundraising Tees.

We ask that you allow us up to 2 weeks to prepare your T-shirt for you. One of our amazing Committee members, Shaun Waugh from Surface Active (If you are a  local, he’s the t-shirt man at the Saturday New Brighton Seaside Market) is the one creating this for you with the assistance of a couple of us from the Gallery. We are so grateful for Shaun and his expertise in designing and producing his art. His level of skill in his chosen art form is exceptional and the finished product reflects the pride Shaun has in his work.

We are a not for profit art gallery governed by a Trust and rely on our volunteers to man the gallery. We want to brighten up Brighton, starting with painting art on the six large roller doors that shutter the gallery windows overnight. The art we want to do is a project that incorporates children’s and youths’ art along with adult members artwork within our overall design for the doors.

The money we raise from the tee shirt sales will be used for the hire of equipment, feeding and watering our painters and creating a free event for the community to participate in our process.

Hat-tip to multi-talented Martha from the New Brighton Project who designed our colourful new logo a couple of years ago.



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