About Stoddart Cottage
The birthplace of one of New Zealand’s foremost 19th century artists, Margaret Stoddart, the cottage is situated at Stoddart Point, Diamond Harbour.
The cottage is owned by Christchurch City Council and leased to the Stoddart Cottage Trust.
The cottage is open to the public 10am to 4pm each Saturday, Sunday, public holidays and at other times by arrangement.
Exhibitions by local artists change monthly.
The Cottage is available to hire for exhibitions, meetings and events.
For enquiries and bookings contact Paula Smith on 027 2413772, (03) 329 4445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The contact for the Stoddart Cottage Trust is Secretary on (03) 329 3006 email@example.com.
Margaret Stoddart’s Work at Canterbury Museum
Canterbury Museum cares for a large collection of botanical studies and landscapes by renowned local artist, Margaret Olrog Stoddart. The daughter of an early Canterbury settler, Margaret was born in 1865 in Stoddart Cottage, Diamond Harbour and later lived in Godley House.
View Margaret Stoddart’s Work on the Canterbury Museum website.
Mirror Mirror starts today at Stoddart Cottage Gallery!
Local artist Frances graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Canterbury in 2005, majoring in painting. Her work is informed by poster artists such as Toulouse Lautrec and Arts and Craft artists such as William Morris. It encompasses decorative art and design elements. This exhibition of mainly portraits showcases Frances’s exploration into the idea of self and how we are seen by others.
Check out Frances’s richly coloured portraits and look around the oldest house in Diamond Harbour, the birthplace of Margaret Stoddart.
Stoddart Cottage is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.