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.
Justin Haley, Bayleys Canterbury
The correlation between new business and commerce with newly created art is intrinsic in nature. Business owners and artists, creators and legacy makers joining together to celebrate inspiration and foresight is what excites me about partnering with Christchurch Art Gallery.
Art is at the epicentre of the rebuild and renewal of ideas, hope and vision for the new Christchurch. Christchurch Art Gallery was ground zero post-quake and now, the heart and soul for Cantabrians.
The creation of ‘something’ from nothing, actioned via a cultural inspiration, an idea, muse, or moment that has had an effect on the maker is what fascinates me about art. The legacy of art continues through time, forever held in the hands of art lovers, curators and artists, available for generations to come.