Welcome to the Selwyn Gallery website.

Located in the main street of Darfield, rural Canterbury, Selwyn Gallery is a modern community gallery that showcases and retails a wide variety of New Zealand art. Gallery 1 has changing monthly exhibitions of respected artists from across New Zealand and Gallery 2 offers artwork, predominately by Canterbury artists, for immediate sale.

We welcome your visit and invite you to learn more about the Selwyn Gallery and the work of the Malvern Community Arts Council on this website.


Malvern Community Arts Council has recently been advised by Orion, who own the building which houses Selwyn Gallery, that earthquake repairs to the building are scheduled to take place in February 2017.

Orion have requested that the Gallery be cleared prior to construction beginning on February 7th 2017. Selwyn Gallery will therefore have to temporarily close from 29th January 2017 to 13 March 2017. At this stage, the construction schedule is as follows:

  • Gallery closed for packing – 29 Jan 2017
  • Artworks and gallery contents transferred to storage – 29 Jan to 6 Feb
  • Construction starts – 7 Feb 2017
  • Construction schedule – approx. 4-5 weeks
  • Construction ends – approx. 10 March 2017
  • Gallery reopens – approx. 13 March 2017

In the week from 29 January – 6 February 2017 the committee will pack up and store all gallery contents in our storage container. The container is securely locked and water-proof, and is located within a secured yard in Darfield.

Artist members have the option either to allow their artworks currently in the Gallery to be stored in the container, or if you prefer you may retrieve your artworks and store them yourselves. If you are happy for your artworks to be stored in the Gallery container, you do not need to do anything. If you wish to retrieve your artworks for private storage, please contact Rose Gerard, MCAC administrator, to organise a date to collect them, no later than the 28th January.

The repairs are necessary to ensure the Gallery building is well maintained and safe for the future. We will keep in touch as the earthquake repairs are undertaken, and advise members if there are any changes to the schedule. Meantime, we appreciate your patience with the process.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Rose Gerard, MCAC Administrator
E: mcac@clear.co.nz

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