The Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation is still on a mission: to build a collection of great art that Christchurch is proud of.
Bill Culbert's BeBop was purchased with funds raised by Foundation Partners.
A collection of opportunities. Art that tells stories and honours the past, that reveals the present and compels us to imagine and debate the future. This regenerating city has multiple and complex priorities so we want to partner with people and families who can help protect our core business – collecting.
The new Christchurch will be a city of opportunity and renewal; we have the chance to shape its culture and we’d like you to help us. We have all benefited from past gifts to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Now it’s your chance to speak to the future and make wise investments for those who come after us. Help us to tell the Christchurch story with art – our past, our current transition and the re-imagination of our future.
Pete Whalan, Bayleys Canterbury
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.