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.

Catalyst [red] (1994) by Mervyn Williams

Image: Mervyn Williams Catalyst [red] 1994.

Friends Auction Event
Friday 20 September 2019
6.30pm - 10.30pm
Bayleys Knight Frank Foyer
$60 Purchase Tickets Here 
One night. Thirty nine artists. Let's get together for great art in Ōtautahi Christchurch. 

It's an amazing opportunity to purchase original works by New Zealand artists with proceeds from the night going towards the Gallery's acquisition fund.

Join us for an evening of spectacular art, great eats by Lizzie’s Cuisine and an open bar from Greystone Wines and Three Boys Brewery.

Celebrating colour and exploring illusionary space through surface texture, Williams's Catalyst [red] (1994) is a classic example of the artist’s work from the 1990s. Mervyn has generously gifted all the proceeds from the sale of this work to the Friends in support of the Gallery and Christchurch.

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.

Friends membership perks

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

  • Attend Friends lectures, talks, studio visits, tours and social functions

  • Enjoy selected discounts from the Gallery Design Store

  • Get 10% discount at Universo Brasserie & Bar

  • Keep up-to-date with the Friends monthly enewsletter

  • Discover more about art and get inside information on what's happening at your Gallery

  • Receive the Bulletin, the Gallery's award-winning magazine for only $10 a year

President Committee
Marianne Hargreaves Adam Coleman
  Bojana Rimbovska
  Charrette van Eekelen
Vice President Julieanne Eason
Sarah Anderson Kirsten MacFarlane
  Kirsty Rueppell
Administrator 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 $10, members have the option to subscribe to the Gallery's award-winning Bulletin.

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

Change to Friends bank account

The Friends now have a new bank account as we join the Gallery's Foundation Partners, ANZ. When making any direct payments online please use this account, and update us on your saved payees list.

Friends of Christchurch Art Gallery

Upcoming Friends Events

Click here for information on upcoming Friends events. 

Featured Event:
Friends Speaker of the Month: Grant Banbury
Wednesday, 18 September / 6pm

Join Grant Banbury, coordinator of the Friends Auction Event, as he introduces works by thirty-nine contemporary New Zealand artists to be auctioned at the Gallery on Friday 20 September.

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