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.

Help us build a collection of opportunities

Over the past two years, 164 generous souls have come together with the Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation and backed our TOGETHER programme. They share our obsession with art and artists and believe in the power of art to transform a city. Christchurch is a city of opportunity and renewal. We have the chance to shape its culture, and we’d love you to help us.

Christchurch: A Collection of Opportunities (PDF download)
Become a Friend

There’s an art to being a Friend. As a Friend of the Gallery you’ll be part of great talks, events and have a special insight into what’s happening at your gallery. Let’s make this New Zealand’s most loved gallery.

Become a commercial partner

We’re looking for Gallery partners who are not only about return on investment but who are also looking to help us transform a city through art.

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From the Collection

Henri Fantin-Latour Panier de Raisins 1893. Oil on canvas. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Frank White bequest, 2001

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