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0800 Phantom presents Kiosk
An Oblique Project

Kiosk Now Open!

A new public art space has arrived in Christchurch. Kiosk, on the corner of High and Manchester Streets (outside Java), is providing a venue for funky contemporary art twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Designed to bring out the voyeur in the passing pedestrians, Kiosk takes the intimidation out of art, and brings it into the 'quick glance' culture of the 00's.

Conceived and designed by Oblique's founder, Julaine Stephenson, Kiosk responds to her observation of a city with a healthy yet hidden arts culture, operating mainly within the confines of galleries and institutions. The Kiosk program includes young artists from varying backgrounds, using digital technologies, video, sound, as well as more traditional sculptural media. The exhibitions change every four weeks, with the exception of short term displays for arts related events in the city.


Kiosk opens with Sean Kerr's new low-end digital work, bringing instability into a tempered environment. Kerr currently lectures in Interactive Media, School of Design, Massey University.

Artists include: Sean Kerr, Vanessa Henn, Douglas Kelleher, Dan Arps, Julaine Stephenson, Adam Willetts, Nathan Pohio, Warren Olds, Blank Industries, and Olivia Lory Kay.

Sponsorship and support for the project has been generous. In particular, Oblique would like to thank 0800 Phantom for providing major sponsorship for the construction of the Kiosk. The Kiosk program has been kindly supported by Creative Communities.

Contact For further information please contact Julaine Stephenson on 03.365.7729 / 025.395.845, or email her at


Media release archive

05 June 2000:0800 Phantom presents Kiosk (Kiosk launch)
15 Nov 2000:Small Gallery, Big Punch (Press article)

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Download hi-resolution images of the Kiosk for use in print media. Images are saved in TIF format, usually measure approximately 10x15cm @ 300 dpi resolution, and are saved in CMYK color mode. Larger images are available on request. Images can be downloaded in zip archives.

Image 1: Kiosk
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Description: An image of the Kiosk during Warren Olds' H:1 P:KASTLE exhibition.
Credit: Image by Warren Olds