Brown Bread helps Christchurch Art Gallery engage its community to raise funds. They managed the Back the Bull campaign to buy Michael Parekowhai’s Chapman’s Homer and they grow our TOGETHER campaign for the Gallery Foundation—attracting a new family of commercial partners as well as a group of philanthropists to build an endowment fund to purchase major pieces of public art for Christchurch.
On Saturday a gala dinner for Christchurch Art Gallery TOGETHER Foundation marked the illumination of Martin Creed's Work No. 2314, the latest artwork funded by the Foundation. Multi-coloured neon letters, over a metre tall, spell out EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT on the Gallery's south wall.
This term we ran a competition for students in school years 3-13 in which they selected a work from the Christchurch Art Gallery collection available to be viewed online and developed a piece of writing in response to that work. We had a fantastic response with almost 300 entries responding to a vast range of works. Local writers James Norcliffe, Jane Buxton and Gavin Bishop judged the entries and were impressed by the high quality of work that students had submitted and they way that students used the works as a springboard for their writing rather than sticking with a descriptive piece. Below are our finalists alongside the artwork they used for inspiration - enjoy!