Friends of the Tauranga Art Gallery - Nga Mata Ratarata o Toi Tauranga are art enthusiasts committed to supporting the Gallery socially, financially and as art advocates.
By becoming a Friend you will play a vital role in the continuing support of the Gallery. You can be actively involved by participating in events organised specifically for our members or you can simply consider your fee a donation to the ongoing betterment of our Gallery and receive invitations and information.
invitations to Gallery Exhibition openings
invitations to Gallery functions such as presentations and performances
invitations to Art in the Afternoon which is held 10 times yearly on Wednesday at 2.45 pm. Art in the Afternoon is a platform for Friends to hear from local artists and others engaged in the arts community. General public $5. Friends: Gold coin donation
Regular newsletters and updates
Invitations to Friends only events such as:
Art at Home - private collection viewing
Art Away – guided tours to museums and galleries in other centres
Art at the Gallery - guided tours of exhibitions in the Gallery
Art in Studios – visiting local artist studios
In addition, you will receive:
10% discount off general retail merchandise at the Gallery
$2 off any ticket purchased to any movie showing at Rialto Cinema in Tauranga (membership card required at time of purchase)
The committee help out regularly at exhibition openings, and support the gallery in a variety of ways. They also work hard for the Friends organising a variety of Friends-only events (as noted above) and increasingly welcoming the public to some events for a nominal fee. Occasionally fundraisers are organised to help support the Gallery for specific needs.