Our Story

Another Little Local Business...

Art Above came about in an effort to fill the fantastic upstairs mezzanine floor of New Zealand’s largest E-Bike store E-Mega Store… Originally the brainchild of local Kirwee girl Jasmine Lochore and Kaiapoi artist Lisa Patrick, Art Above showcases a huge range of 100’s of hand painted paintings, sculptures and other mixed media pieces in a variety of different mediums and price points. 

Pictured left to right:

Diana Patchett (Principal St. Margarets College)

Jasmine Lochore (Owner)

Lisa Patrick (Gallery Manager)

The premise for Art Above was to create an inclusive and comforting zone, where local Kiwi artists are able to show their unique talents and mediums in their own zone in the gallery… Being on the large mezzanine floor of Jasmine’s local E-Bike bike shop was a strange fit, but has created a very unique atmosphere with the fun and exciting downstairs action contrasted with the calm, onlooking upstairs serenity… 

15th June 2023 marked the huge grand opening night of Art Above, with a guest speaker, silent auction and drinks all around… A true homage to the opening of another great art space for Christchurch locals. The night was attended by over 150 people and even some of the local artists showcasing art in the gallery. 

Overall it was a fantastic night that went extremely well for all involved, Art Above is now officially open to the public and we welcome you to come and experience all it has to offer!