Supporting the gallery staff in the interest of maintaining the excellence of South Canterbury's public art museum
Welcome to the Friends website, here you can find out about the Friends and their activities. We are volunteers, dedicated to encouraging interest in the visual arts. We play a major role in supporting the Aigantighe, ultimately helping to grow the love of arts in the community. Our members participate in exhibition openings and extend the work of the gallery through organisational efforts and contributions.
We offer support to the gallery by:
- Supporting 4 special exhibition openings each year by providing refreshments, gourmet catering and entertainment.
- Assisting with printing costs for a newsletter and invitations to Friends’ sponsored openings.
- Donating prizes for the Artarama and Polychrome exhibitions.
- Fundraising in addition to funds obtained from subscriptions.
- Accepting donations as a Registered Charity (Cc42952).
- Purchasing artwork for the permanent collection.
- Sponsoring the conservation and restoration of art work.
If your not already involved, we invite you to support the Gallery, be inspired, extend your knowledge of art and meet others with a common interest by becoming a Friend. PLUS you will recieve newsletters and exhibition invitations to Friends sponsored openings. BECOME A MEMBER