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Under the leadership of new director Blair Jackson, Christchurch Art Gallery Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū has extended its focus to become a catalyst for ambitious creativity in the city, collaborating with artists to make new and adventurous works.

We have bold ambitions for our future collaborations and invite you to make them possible by investing in the creativity of New Zealand artists and our city.

Art Do 2018 is your opportunity to support the Gallery’s mission. Every dollar raised will go directly to the art – not a cent spared. Here’s how you can be part of it...

Live Auction

Seven One-off Artworks
Conor Patton, Bayleys Auctioneer

Seven one-off artworks will be auctioned on the night – five by Judy Millar and two by Zina Swanson. Both artists have collaborated with Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation to develop an art-wine and an art-beer range informed by these artworks. You’ll be able to eyeball the works on the night. Prepare for a battle, it’s going to be hot competition.

Silent Auction

Five Giant Silent Auction Packages

Check out the sandwich boards getting around the party. They’re showcasing five incredible, money-can’t-buy silent auction packages. Trust us, you won’t miss them! Give us your top bid to secure one of these doozy packages.

  1. Blokes About Town

You and three mates will experience a fitting by Fraser and Murray for your very own made-to-measure Crane Brothers suit. Freshen up with a visit to Mankind Barbers, then indulge in some of Canterbury’s culinary finest. You’ll be driven to Black Estate for lunch in the latest Mercedes-Benz vehicles and finish the day with dinner at Murray’s favourite, Inati. Rest up with an overnight stay at luxury boutique Hotel Montreal. Dig deep, fellas.

  1. Do London

You and a friend will fly Singapore Airlines business class to London for a week’s stay in a Fleet Street apartment. It’s the perfect location to access Southbank, TATE Modern and the West End. To get you in the mood, stay for two nights in Singapore on your stopover and dine at top restaurant Burnt Ends.

  1. Warren and Mahoney x Home Magazine

The winning party of four will join Home magazine editor Simon Farrell-Green exploring his favourite Warren and Mahoney buildings and homes. Join Simon on two half- day jaunts around Auckland and Christchurch (on two separate dates in 2019). All this design inspiration will leave you famished – so we’ve got lunch covered too. Plus, transport is on Mercedes-Benz who will provide two luxury vehicles each day.

  1. Melbourne, Fashion and Art (plus Sleep!) for a Week

We’re sending you to Melbourne to experience the best of Australian fashion with Melbourne Fashion Week 2019. Return flights and a week’s stay in an apartment just by the National Gallery of Victoria is all sorted, so you can rub shoulders with the fashionistas. You and a friend will sit front and centre at a collection of the most sought- after shows in town, plus get a peek back-of-house to see hair and make-up in progress. You’ll also get access

  1. Do You Like a Mystery?

This one’s not for the faint-hearted – trust us, you’ll want to be part of this action. All will be revealed at the Do.

But wait there’s more...

Buy Limited Edition Art-beer and Art-wine!

Christchurch Art Gallery has been on a mission to transform the city through art. Now, at our inaugural Art Do, we launch the Gallery’s first wine and beer art collaborations – Greystone Wines X Judy Millar and Three Boys Brewery X Zina Swanson. Just in time for summer, these limited editions are not to be missed. There will be a limited number of signed bottles to buy at Art Do.

Karen Walker’s Bag o’ Tricks

Five beautiful Karen Walker bags will be full to the gunnels with goods from New Zealand fashion’s leading lady worth $2,000 each. You’ve got to be in it to win it – buy one (or five) $50 Bag o’ Tricks tickets to be drawn on the night.