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.
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!