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.
Chris Jones, Bayleys Canterbury
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.