Personal Giving

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.


Gabrielle Tasman

Gabrielle Tasman

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!

Fundraising Dinners

After five years of leading the way with great art dinners, we’re changing things up, hosting New Zealand’s biggest art party this October at the Gallery.

Click here to find out more and join us at Art Do.

National Crowd-Funding Record

The Foundation pioneered the successful Back the Bull campaign in 2013 for Michael Parekowhai’s magnificent Chapman’s Homer, ensuring this work remained in Christchurch. And in 2017 we beat our own record & captured the hearts & minds of Cantabrians to purchase a Ron Mueck work for Christchurch

Foundation Board Members

Board Chair
Mike Stenhouse

Blair Jackson

Board Members

Garth Gallaway Monica Ryan
Penny Gough Gabrielle Tasman
Charlotte Gray Renée Walker
Stephen Montgomery Brent Williams
Together Partners
Level One TOGETHER Partners

Heather and Neville Brown
Philip Carter Family
Chartwell Trust
Sandra and Grant Close
Ben and Penny Gough, trustees of the Ben Gough Family Foundation
Joanna and Kevin Hickman
Gabrielle Tasman
Sheelagh Thompson


Small Business TOGETHER Partners

Cakes by Anna
Caxton Print
Crane Brothers
The Cosmetic Clinic
Cowdy & Company
Fendalton Eye Clinic
McCarthy Design
Mod’s Hair Merivale
Tavendale and Partners

Level Two TOGETHER Partners

Jo and Andrew Allan
Katrina and Mark Anderson
Paul Archer
Heather and Stephen Boock
Janette and Jim Borthwick
Catherine and David Boyer
Mel and Marcel Brew
Hall Cannon and Miles Refo 
Christchurch Art Gallery Staff and Families
Stephen Collins Family Trust
Merle Cooney
Christelle and Paul Dallimore
Patsy Dart and Michael Norris
Rosie and Nick Davidson
Louise Edwards
Lisa and Garth Gallaway 
Kent and Gaye Gardner
Dame Jenny Gibbs
June Goldstein
Charlotte and Marcel Gray
Nicola and Ben Hardy
Catherine and Ernest Henshaw 
Juliana Hilson and James Anderson
Sir Christopher Mace and Lady Dayle Mace
Jacqui and Steven McDonald
Lynette and John McFadden
Nadene Milne and Family 
Leaanne O’Sullivan and Andrew Vincent
Mavis Frances Potter
Anu Pratap and Harsh Singh
Sue and Ron Pynenberg
Dave Richards and Ollie Harrow
Debra and Humphry Rolleston
Jenny and Andrew Smith 
Benesia Smith
Sue and Mike Stenhouse
Barbara and Robert Stewart Charitable Trust
Fiona Timms and Richard Laing 
Carey and Margaret Wood 
Anonymous Partner 
Anonymous Partner

Level Three TOGETHER Partners

Melanie and Nicholas Abbott
Richard and Nina Acland
Gillian Archbold
Margaret Austin
Catherine and Peter Baddeley
Nicole Bailey
Deborah McCormick and Bruce Baxter
Penelope Naish and Nicholas Brown
Mary Smit and Nick Brown
Cameron Bryant
Josie Burdon
Kate and Richard Burtt
Caroline Billing and Roger Carran
Anna and Tim Chesney
Dianne and Paul Chaney
Lisa Roberts and Saxon Connor
Lucy Gain and George Cooper-Dixon
Murray Crane
Annabel Cropper and David Pilbrow
Lianne Dalziel
Karen Dennison
Karen Doig
Hamish Doig
Liz Douglas
Charette and Peter van Eekelen
Nicola and Rob Farrell
Michael Aitken and Karen Fincham
Laura Palomino de Forbes and George Forbes
Michael Flatman and Anna Fox
Rebecca Keen and John Frye
Jo George
Brian and Janie Gillman
Honor Sadie Gomez
Stu Myles and Lisa Goodman
Juliet and Hamish Gray
Christchurch Art Gallery Guides
Marianne and Guy Hargreaves
Kate and Mark Harris
Iain and Anne Harvey
Lynda and Rick Hill
John and Annabel Holland
Bill Luff and Monica Hunter
Georgie and Kris Inglis
Jo and David Jessep
Bridget Woodham and Tim Kenny
Monica Ryan and Mike Laney
Margaret Duncan and Tony Lynch
Cameron McPherson and Partners
Prue and Raf Manji
Sam Martin
Julie King and Jenny May
Juliet Collins and Michael McGuinnity
Leigh Melville
Stephen Montgomery
Charlotte Montgomery
Sarah Hopkinson and Danae Mossman
Robert and Denise Murfitt
Alison and Ian O'Connell
Lew Johnson and Paddy O'Brien
Aaron Pero
Richard and Sue Robson
Leigh Rogers
Kirsty and Felix Rueppell
Jo and Tony Sewell
Lisa and Richard Sinke
Joanna Norris and Blayne Slabbert
Sarah and Damon Smith
Jonathan and Jane Smart
Sebastian Stapleton
Alexandra Stewart
Jenny Todd
Anne Todhunter
Edith Tripp
Tracey and Nicholas Tyler
Renee Walker
Chris and Sarah Wakeman
Kate and David Walton
Alisdair Murrie-West
Lenore West
Sue and Paul Williams
Stephanie Grieve and Bill Willis
Anna Wilson
Susan and Michael Wilson
Louise Moody and Thomas Wilson
Kristina Pickford and Michael Wolfe
Hamish and Maxine Douch
Emma and John Luxton
Max and Margaret Luisetti
Nell and Simon Pascoe
David and Deborah Kerr

Founding Building Donors 2003
Major Gifts Fundraising Committee

Ros Burdon (Chair)
Hon. Margaret Austin
Chris Brocket
Tony Preston
Cr Barbara Stewart
Dr Susan Wakefield
Sammy Wong

Fundraising Administration

Alex Davis
Peter Gregg
Anne Watt

Community Gifts Fundraising Committee

Hilary Langer (Chair)
Charlotte Brough
Vanessa de Castro
Kim Ding
Jan Hamer
Marianne Hargreaves
Jill Harman
Kate Hartnell
Gendy Hazlett
Jackie Hlavac
Sara Newman
Gay Rutherford
Margaret Sweet
Marianne van der Lingen
Robyn Walker

Foundation Donors

Barbara L. Allison
Paul Archer
Jan and Sid Ashton
Dr and Mrs S. R. Ayling
Mr and Mrs C. Ballantyne
John Boardman
Le Café
Christ’s College
Paul and Lien Chuang
Ian and Marion Clark
Clifford Family
Ian and Beverley Cocks
Professor and Mrs I. E. Coop
Anna and Guy Crozier
Colin and Catherine Ding
Rick and Gennie Donald
Mr and Mrs M. McD Eaton
G. and B.T. Fitzgerald
Forsyth Barr Ltd (Sharebrokers)
E. J. Godley
Sir Lawrence Govan
The Griffin Press Ltd
Peter Guthrey
Marianne and Guy Hargreaves
Peter and Fiona Harman
Colin and Jill Harman
A. Hill
The J.L. Hay Charitable Trust
Dick and Jackie Hlavac
Jane Huria, Ian Knight
and Cameron Knight
Barbara Lee
Dr Doug and Jo Lewis
Rod and Jan Mcleod
Lady McCombs
Noeline McIlroy
Joan Millward
Lesley and Ken Nesbit
P. Anthony Preston
Mr and Mrs William Veness Preston
Rotary Club, Christchurch East
C.V. Sansom
Barbara Stevens
Mr and Mrs B.W. Stokes
Mr Nelson and Mrs Doreen Sue
Edith Tripp
C.E. and P.J. Turland
Pat and Ralf Unger
Robyn and Peter Walker
Dr and Mrs Shailer Weston
Mr and Mrs Don L.M. Yee
Mr and Mrs Sun Nam Yee

Gold Foundation Donors

Rick and Angelique Armstrong
Gendy Brown
Dr and Mrs J.T.S. Buchan
Carson Group
Cavalier Bremworth
Chapman Tripp
Barry Cleavin
S.J. Collins Family Trust
Deloittes Touche Tohmatsu
Garden City Bowl
General Cable NZ Ltd
Glass Tower Strategic
Communications Ltd
Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd
The John Robert Godley Memorial Trust
Kauri Trust
The Keith Laugesen Charitable Trust
Keath Lee and Sandy Liao
Bertha Miles Family
Montana Wines Ltd
Pyne Gould Corporation / Perpetual Trust
Mr David Seay
Alan and Jenny Shadwell
Spicers Portfolio Management Ltd
Strategy Advertising and Design
Sheelagh Thompson
The Todd Foundation
Tourism Facilities Development Grant
Versatile Buildings
V. Luisetti and Co. Ltd
Sir Miles Warren

Silver Foundation Donors

J. Ballantyne and Co. Ltd
Rata Foundation
Colin, Ann and Elizabeth de Lambert
Dr Alex Fu and Mrs Lina Ma
CWF Hamilton and Co Ltd
Annie and Vivian King Wah Lee
Margaret and Tony Lee
Selwyn Robinson Foundation
M. and S. Stenhouse
Ron, Gwen and David Wilton

Bronze Foundation Donors

Buddha’s Light International
Mr and Mrs J.R.M. Davidson
Kim and Les Ding
Dobson Bashford Gallery
Edward Grandi
Reinhart and Hilary Langer
Lochmaben Charitable Trust
Rosemary Perry
Taiwan Hwa-hsin Society of New Zealand
Temuka Potteries
Faye and Ewan Yee
Vialls Goldstein Family

Founder Donors

Margaret Austin
Kiri Borg and Brian Henry
Philip and Ross Burdon
Philip Carter
The Community Trust
Ben Danis
Cameron and Rosemary Greenwood
Sir Neil and Lady Isaac
Diane McKegg Family
Ministry of Culture and Heritage
New Zealand Lottery Grants Board
PDL Industries Ltd
Ravenscar Trust
Monica Richards
Robert and Barbara Stewart
Sir Robertson and Dame Adrienne Stewart
The Stout Family
William A. Sutton
Tait Electronics Ltd
Adriaan and Gabrielle Tasman