Discover the Magic of ARTarama 2024!

Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of creativity and inspiration at ARTarama, the highly-anticipated community and fundraising event brought to you by the Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside. With a rich history dating back to 2010, ARTarama has become a beloved platform for Canterbury artists to showcase their incredible talent while making a positive impact on our community.

We are currently hard at work finalizing the schedule for ARTarama 2024, and we can’t wait to share all the exciting details with you. Stay tuned and visit our website regularly to be the first to know when this extraordinary event will take place. Trust us, you don’t want to miss it!

What is ARTarama?

ARTarama is another Community and Fundraising event provided by the  Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside. It is generally held every two years and is an opportunity to showcase the talent of Canterbury Artists and at the same time raise funds for Charity.

First held in 2010, ARTarama is a project that has been successfully adopted by both artists and the general public alike.

Artists are invited to submit their work for judging in the ARTarama Competition and for display for the duration of the event.

Held at St Andrews College on Papanui Road, Christchurch this three day event usually commences with a Friday evening function to launch the exhibition as well as to auction donated items including works of art. Those attending the evening function have a chance to preview the exhibition and pre-purchase artwork. During the course of the evening the results of the Art Competition are announced and awards given.

On the Saturday and Sunday the exhibition is open to the public for a small entrance fee (proceeds going to charity). The Public has the ability to purchase their pieces of art work.

A showcase of our ARTarama 2020

ARTarama 2020 Showcase

A review and showcase of ARTarama 2020 held in October 2020

Showcasing exhibits from our 2018 ARTarama

ARTarama 2018 Showcase

View details and winners from the 2018 ARTarama event.

Our ARTarama open with a Gala evening

ARTarama Gala Opening

ARTarama usually kicks off on the Friday evening  with a Gala Opening event. This provides a chance to mingle with like minded people, chat to artists, enjoy canapes and drinks, preferential viewing of the submitted art work and chance to purchase a piece (or two !).

We also run an auction including donated art and other items. All proceeds to charity.


Artist Information on our forthcoming event

Our next ARTarama has not yet been scheduled.