Become a Friend

Become a Friend and let’s make Christchurch Art Gallery New Zealand’s most-loved gallery. As a Friend of the Gallery you’ll be part of great talks, events and gain a special insight into what’s happening at your gallery.

Jacqueline Fahey The Portobello Settee 1974. Purchased with assistance from the Friends of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, 2017

Hidden Light Postcards

$10 for a set of 6 assorted postcards

The Friends have produced a limited edition set of postcards to accompany the exhibition Hidden Light: Early Canterbury and West Coast Photography running until 25 August 2019.

All proceeds from the sales of the postcards will go towards supporting the Friends.

Purchase postcards online now >

Where your Friends support goes

Your friendship helps to support the Gallery’s collection and publications. The Friends run fundraising activities to assist the Gallery, including The Auction Event.

The Auction Event is a chance to buy affordable art works from some of New Zealand's major artists. To date $170,000 has been donated to the Gallery from this event.

Friends membership perks

As part of the Gallery family, Friends enjoy exclusive benefits, including:

  • Special offers from the Gallery's Design Store

  • Private Gallery viewings

  • Exclusive studio visits and art tours

  • Invitations to special events

  • Discounted entry to Speaker of the Month

  • Monthly Friends e-newsletter

  • Choose to receive the Bulletin, the Gallery's award-winning magazine

President Committee
Marianne Hargreaves Adam Coleman
  Charrette van Eekelen
Vice President Julieanne Eason
Sarah Anderson Kirsten MacFarlane
  Kirsty Rueppell
Secretary Leigh Rodgers
Airi Hashimoto Ruth Leslie
Contact the Friends

The office is staffed on a part-time basis, but email and phone messages are checked regularly.

Friends of Christchurch Art Gallery
PO Box 2626
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Call Airi Hashimoto on (+64 3) 941 7356

Join today and make friends through art.
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Friends annual membership fees
Individual $55
Couple $80
Student $30
Family $80
(2 adults & children up to 18 living at the same address)


For an additional annual fee of $10, members have the option to receive quarterly issues of Bulletin

Membership can be for you, or a gift for art lovers that keeps on giving—it lasts a whole year!

Upcoming Friends Events

Click here for information on upcoming Friends events. 

Featured Event:
Friends Breakfast & Private Tour: Now, Then, Next
Saturday, 22 May / 8.15am-10am

Join the Friends for breakfast at Universo followed by a tour of the new contemporary exhibition with head curator Lara Strongman.

In this exhibition from the collection featuring several recent acquisitions, artists offer different ways to think about time, exploring the multiple anxieties of the future or the persistence of the past in the present. 

Find out more >