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$25,000 raised for Christchurch Art Gallery


Big annual Art Event raises $25,000 for Christchurch Art Gallery

Christchurch City Art Gallery is $25,000 better off today after the annual Art Event fund-raiser at the gallery on Friday night.

Many of New Zealand’s leading artists offered their paintings for minimal amounts in the big annual Art Event.

Friends of the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu organiser Marianne Hargreaves said today the silent auction event raised $25,000.

Don Peebles, patron of the Friends of the Gallery, had a work sold for $5500.
Other artists who provided works for the fixed-price auction included Victoria Bell, Claire Benyon, Ali Bramwell, Roger Boyce, Freda Brierley, Judy Darragh, Paul Deans, Cameron Foggo, Dorothy Helyer, Linda James, Blair Kennedy, Hannah Kidd, Youngae Kim, Catherine Manchester, Anton Moggeridge, Kristen Peren, John Reynolds, Peter Siddell, Kura te Waru Rewiri, Bianca van Rangelrooy, Emma Velde, Dean Venrooy and John Walsh.

The Friends of the Gallery have previously raised $80,000 towards the gallery’s Oriel Window, which was unveiled last year.

The Christchurch Art Gallery was opened in 2003 and had over 900,000 visitors in its first two years’ of operation.

The gallery is the largest in the South Island, with one of New Zealand’s foremost public art collections of over 5500 items including paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, glass, and photography.

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