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:

  • Subscription to Bulletin, the Gallery’s award-winning quarterly magazine

  • Monthly e-newsletter

  • Special offers from the Gallery's Design Store

  • Exclusive studio visits and art tours

  • Speaker of the month

  • Private Gallery viewings

  • Invitations to special events

President Committee
Marianne Hargreaves Kirsty Rueppell
  Adam Coleman
Vice President Julieanne Eason
Leigh Rogers Dorle Pauli
  Kirsten MacFarlane
Secretary Hope Wilson
Airi Hashimoto Sarah Anderson
Friends and annual membership fees
Individual $55
Couple $80
Student $30
Family $80
(2 adults & children up to 18 living at the same address)


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

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

Exhibition Preview: Being Human

Saturday, 6 April, 9am / $8

Enjoy a private viewing of William Wegman: Being Human beofre it opens to the public.

Find out more >