At Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu we pride ourselves on being home to one of New Zealand's most significant public art collections, and on the important role we play in the cultural landscape of our city.
As a public art gallery we are heavily reliant on funding grants and donations for our existence. There are a number of ways that you can contribute to the success of the Gallery, either on an individual basis, or as a corporate sponsor.
Christchurch Art Gallery Trust is the charitable organisation charged with the support of the Gallery. Your support will help to ensure our continued growth as an internationally recognised centre of excellence.
To donate to the Gallery please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you'd like to speak to someone in person, please call Kirsty Mathieson, Business Support Team Leader, on (03) 941 7374.
how you can support us
Become a Patron
Our three-tiered programme for making annual donations allows you to choose the level that best suits your circumstances.
Choose from the Patrons' Circle ($10,000 and above), Ambassadors' Circle ($5,000-$10,000) and Benefactors' Circle ($1,000-$5,000). Each level of giving confers a number of exclusive benefits, including private dinners, cocktail functions, personal invitations and viewings and back-of-house access to the collection.
Please make a donation now. Your support makes a big difference to the Gallery. By making a donation you will be assisting the Gallery to:
- Improve the overall quality and significance of the collection
- Maintain and market a lively programme of quality exhibitions and public programmes
- Increase our ability to attract specific major international loans and exhibitions
- Support senior staff professional development
The Challenge Grant is a ten-year commitment by Christchurch City Council to supplement the collection development budget by matching dollar for dollar any amount raised by the Christchurch Art Gallery Trust in a year, up to $190,000 (inflation adjusted).
Donations to the Challenge Grant Response Fund are used specifically for the purchase of significant works of art for the collection.
Making a special donation means you can stipulate what you would like your contribution to be used for.
Your donation could help us to build the collections, further the publishing programme, enrich the education programme or whatever you feel strongly about.
We would be delighted to discuss the options with you.
Bequests and Gifts
This is your opportunity to leave an inspirational legacy for the future by including the Gallery in your will.
A significant proportion of the Gallery's collection has been given by generous individuals either during their life time or through a bequest.
We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you more about your gift or bequest and the difference it could make for the Gallery.
A landmark building for the city, Christchurch Art Gallery is a truly spectacular venue for a memorable daytime or evening event.
Our impressive spaces are perfect for corporate events, cocktail parties, weddings, seated dinners and lectures and we offer a range of venue hire options at competitive prices.
Sponsorship of the Gallery provides the opportunity to align your company or brand with one of New Zealand's key cultural institutions. There are a range of sponsorship levels available, with benefits including print and online branding, corporate event and venue hire deals and private viewing of exhibitions.
Current Featured Exhibitions
Wayne Youle I seem to have temporarily misplaced my sense of humour (detail) 2011. Reproduced courtesy of the artist
Colombo Street, between Carlyle and Byron streets
Kay Rosen Here are the people and there is the steeple 2012. Acrylic paint on wall
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
Tim J. Veling Bedford Row, 2012 (detail) From the series Adaptation 2011–12. Photograph. Reproduced courtesy of the artist
Oct 2012 – Feb 2014