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Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

  • Engagement strategy
  • Event management
  • Partnerships
  • Philanthropy

The Foundation

It’s been one heck of a ride working with the Christchurch Art Gallery to build a new culture of giving around the visual arts in the city. Our mission from the start — to raise $5m in five years to buy five great works that mark this ever-changing time in Christchurch. 

Four Annual Gala Dinners later, $3m of the $5m endowment raised by 168 generous individuals plus small businesses, a suite of commercial partners to support the gallery's exhibition and education programmes and we've now got a new hearty, art loving (and learning) community - a legacy to the community who helped fund the new Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu in 2003. 

The endowment, as well as commercial sponsorship, and fundraising for four of the five great works — including holding the national crowdfunding PledgeMe record for Our Own Ron — totals a whopping $7m that Brown Bread has helped the Foundation bring in since 2013. 

First it was Chapman's Homer, followed by Bebop, Everything is Going to Be AlrightCosmos and finally Ron Mueck's bespoke masterpiece for Christchurch. 

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Partner with the Foundation here

 

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The Annual Dinners

To help secure five significant works for Christchurch, Brown Bread has brought together the Gallery's community around the table each for a bespoke dinner since 2012.

Over the last five years, the sold out annual gala dinners have featured...

- Menus designed by highly regarded chefs, and executed by White Tie Catering, including Peter Gordon, Kazuya Yamauchi and the UK's Fergus & Margot Henderson

- An epic list of 15 live auction items that raise $80,000 - $100,000

- Unforgettable reveals and radical event production around each year's featured artwork (we're still talking about the moment Everything is Going to Be Alright got switched on and last year's celebration around the mysterious Ron Mueck sculpture for our city). 

While the five great work series has come to a close, the annual dinner will go on – but taking on a new, reinvented form. Watch this space.

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