Christchurch Maths Craft Day

  • The Arts Centre 2 Worcester Blvd Christchurch, Canterbury, 8013 New Zealand

Discover the maths behind craft and the craft behind maths at Christchurch’s first Maths Craft Day, Sunday June 18 in The Great Hall at The Arts Centre. 

Featuring seven craft creation stations as well as public talks by mathematician crafters, the day-long celebration of maths promises to engage people of all ages. Make a Möbius strip, crochet a hyperbolic plane, build a fractal sculpture, fold an origami octahedron, and listen to talks about the connections between maths and crafts. Explore the newly opened Teece Museum at the Arts Centre and discover the ancient relationship between mathematics and craftsmanship. 

Open to everyone: experts and amateurs, maths-fans and maths-phobes, the crafty and the curious. Entry to the event is free.

To stay up to date with the event details, visit our Facebook event page. We also have a flyer you can share with friends, family, colleagues, and on social media. 


Public Talks

There will be three public talks at the Christchurch Maths Craft Day. The schedule is as follows:

  • 11:00 - 12:00 Clemency Montelle, The (a)symmetry of a sari
  • 13:00 - 14:00, Patrick O’Sullivan, The measure of all things: myths, maths and other aspects of Greek art
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Bernd Krauskopf and Hinke Osinga, Chaos in crochet and steel

Click on the images below for more information about each talk. 

Location and parking

The Christchurch Maths Craft Day will take place at The Arts Centre in Christchurch. The craft activity stations will be located in the Great Hall, a beautiful space opened in 1882 which has been lovingly restored following the local earthquakes. The public talks will be held in the Recital Room and the Teece Museum at the Arts Centre. Parking is available at the Art Gallery car park on Gloucester St, the car park opposite the Great Hall (which has entrances on Worcester Blvd and Rolleston Blvd), and various nearby Wilsons car parks, along with some parking on adjacent streets. More information and maps are available here

The Great Hall at The Arts Centre in Christchurch. Image courtesy of

The Great Hall at The Arts Centre in Christchurch. Image courtesy of