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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.

Chris Jones, Director of Bayleys Canterbury

Chris Jones, Director of Bayleys Canterbury

Chris Jones, Bayleys Canterbury

Strategic Partner

Personally, when we travel we try to buy a piece of art. We then put it on our wall and each day when we walk past it we think back to that trip, what we did in that town/village and what we loved about it. 

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwehetū is a Canterbury icon. People are there to have fun, to explore and to have some time out away from the world and I like that. I also believe the building itself was a tower of strength following the earthquakes, a base to rebuild the city around.  

We have some fantastic artists in Canterbury and as the city rebuilds I hope we attract more. With the strain that technology can place on society I believe art is a wonderful temporary escape from the world. 

Gabrielle Tasman

Gabrielle Tasman

Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation

It is so hard to choose my top artworks in Christchurch, although The Physician by Gerrit Dou is a little gem. It’s an intriguing painting full of symbolism – there is always a new story to discover as you look at it. I’ve been on the board since 2008 but have always been an avid supporter of the arts. My love affair for art probably first started as a toddler creating sand castles at Brighton Beach, making images appear with magic water painting or sticking autumn leaves on to paper to make collages!

Campbell Taylor, Bayleys Canterbury, Senior Director Commercial

Campbell Taylor, Bayleys Canterbury, Senior Director Commercial

Campbell Taylor, Bayleys Canterbury

Strategic Partner

No matter how you look at it, art helps the world become a more vibrant colourful and lively place.

Our partnership with Christchurch Art Gallery, provides us (Bayleys Canterbury) with an opportunity to support both the Gallery and the people of Ōtautahi in a tangible way.

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū is an inspiring destination, which shares our values of innovation along with our passion for art and its ability to educate and connect communities and people with art.