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Pete Whalan, General Manager, Bayleys Canterbury

Pete Whalan, General Manager, Bayleys Canterbury

Pete Whalan, Bayleys Canterbury

Strategic Partner

Our partnership with Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū is about building a legacy and a future for the people of Canterbury and New Zealand to be proud of. By investing in city, we work to promote a culture of excellence and diversity.  We want to support and get behind the uplifting of the city.

We’ve partnered for three years – to us it’s a journey and we want to go on that journey together.

Christchurch can be cited as the city that sets the pace for innovation, and art is a huge part of that. Art does amazing things for cities, encourages people to visit parts of the city they might not generally visit, you might choose up-and-coming or established creatives alike, but whatever your preference, Christchurch has it covered.

Mike Stenhouse

Mike Stenhouse

Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation Chair

My love of art started at high school when visiting the Robert McDougall Art Gallery. I attended art classes there and tried unsuccessfully to discover any latent talent! I joined the Foundation board in 2008 and enjoy what it brings to the city. My all-time favourite artwork is Mountain Stream, Otira Gorge by van der Velden. It is bleak and powerful.

Penny Gough

Penny Gough

Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation

I’ve loved art as long I can remember. Growing up, my home was full of art and ever since it’s always been a part of my life. My favourite piece is Chapman’s Homer, especially because the whole city got behind the campaign to buy it for our city. I joined the Foundation board in February 2015 and love the work the Foundation is involved in. I was a part of the group that visited London in July and saw Bridget Riley’s work. The trip was life-changing and I absolutely can’t wait to see what she decides to do for Christchurch.

Leigh Melville

Leigh Melville

TOGETHER partner

I’ve been involved in supporting Christchurch Art Gallery for few years now. The Gallery is special to me because it is such a fantastic place. We’ve all wanted to band together, support it and help it get back on its feet following the earthquakes..

Art makes me think. It makes me happy and enriches my life. It stretches my brain to enable me to understand more or to enjoy art.