Christchurch had a devastating earthquake on the 22nd February 2011. LOOK Gallery is currently closed, and at this stage in time, it appears that it may be closed permanently.
Look Gallery is an Art Gallery with a specialty bookshop and Bacaro Wine Bar. It has light tasty food (cicchetti), C4 Coffee, and a great selection of fine wines. There are two Gallery areas, plus an artist studio, an outdoor Courtyard and LOOK's Bookroom. It is also now open late in the evenings Wednesday to Friday inclusive until 8pm.
The business is owned by professional artists; Stephen and Mary Bessant. Both Stephen and Mary have lived overseas and worked and exhibited internationally most of their lives. Their art is in both private and corporate collections in a variety of countries including: Australia, Holland, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Spain, Sweden, New Zealand, Germany, Mexico, U.S.A. and the U.K.
LOOK is located in the pretty seaside village of Redcliffs in Christchurch, New Zealand. Stephen and Mary both have their working art studios on-site, and as well as their own works, have a large display of numerous other artists’ pieces in many mediums. There is also an ongoing ever changing collection of works for sale from private collectors.
LOOK Gallery’s specialty books are all inspirational and motivational, including a variety of ‘creative’ books and ‘personal and business development’ books.