This unique event gives you the opportunity to purchase original New Zealand artworks with all proceeds from the night going towards the acquisition of the (soon to be announced) fifth great work for Christchurch. Live music, great eats and exceptional art make it a night to remember.
The line up includes: Raewyn Atkinson, Hannah Beehre, Barry Cleavin, Denise Copland, Bronwynne Cornish, Tony de Lautour, Simon Edwards, Karl Fritsch, Darryn George, Jason Greig, Gavin Hipkins, Lonnie Hutchinson, Kirstin Carlin, Marie Le Lievre, Adrienne Millwood, Kazu Nakagawa, Reuben Paterson, Kim Pieters, Séraphine Pick, John Reynolds, Doc Ross, Peter Trevelyan, Francis Upritchard, Tim J. Veling, Lisa Walker and Ruth Watson.
Artworks will be on public display for the three days leading up the auction but can be viewed online HERE
Limited tickets are available. CLICK HERE TO BOOK.
Yoga for children inspired by our family show Yellow Moon and led by local yoga instructor Kotte. Using imagination and creativity, this calss is designed to bring body awareness to children, helping them release stree and still their minds.
The London Club
In September 2017, Gallery director Jenny Harper, curator Felicity Milburn and Jo Blair, of the Gallery Foundation’s contracted development services, Brown Bread, went to London, taking a group of supporters who received a very special tour of the city’s art highlights. While there, they further developed the Foundation’s new London Club. Recently they sat down together in Jenny’s office…
If you're a Friend of the Gallery, then we'd love to be your personal shoppers!
Full to the brim with inspired treasures, the Design Store is the perfect place to fill your Christmas stockings.
Head to the Gallery on Waitangi Day to partake and create on our national day.
Join the Friends for a special end of year Christmas breakfast in Universo, followed by an exclusive tour of the two new exhibitions, Ann Shelton: Dark Matter and Closer: Old Favourites, New Stories, with senior curator Lara Strongman.
Join the Gallery curators for this one-off tour of their personal highlights of the collection favourites in Closer: Old Favourites, New Stories
Join the Friends for a trip to Timaru to see Māori rock art off site and in situ.
London's hottest chefs are coming to town – and you're invited to dinner!
This article first appeared as 'Painting offers a multiverse of symbols' in The Press on 21 June 2017.
The new 6pm timeslot for the Friends Speaker of the Month series is proving popular, and it has been great to see so many of you coming out to hear from our fantastic speakers.
The new year started with the Friends’ fantastic summer trip, visiting exhibitions at two of Canterbury’s regional art galleries.
As we approach the first anniversary of the reopening of the Gallery, it seems like a good time to celebrate a year’s progress in the life of the city.
This quarter the Gallery will reopen. It has been a long time coming by anyone’s standard. Although we have maintained connections through the award-winning Outer Spaces programme and nomadic, trailed around temporary gallery spaces; being able to once more step into the Gallery’s own space is an exciting prospect. I am not alone in looking forward to having the Gallery back in its rightful setting and reacquainting ourselves with the fabulous art we collectively own.
Volunteer guide Rod McKay talks about his life, being an art tourist, and guiding Gallery tours.