For $500 jump in behind an exciting Atrium exhibition. Each year people just like you support a significant project. Previous 500 Club members have funded projects by Sara Hughes (2017) and Jeanette Schäring (2018). Whether you are new to the arts or a long-time enthusiast, join a group of like-minded individuals and families with a passion for creating exceptional art experiences. 

In 2019, member contributions will enable leading NZ artist and Tauranga-born Jess Johnson’s exhibition Terminus in July 2019, as well as welcoming Canadian architect Philip Beesley in April to present a proposal for a large-scale interactive 2020 atrium show (previous work shown below).

Terminus by Jess Johnson (in collaboration with Simon Ward), opening July 2019
Jess Johnson’s drawing and installation practice is influenced by science fiction, language, culture and technology. For Tauranga Art Gallery a centrepiece of the exhibition will be a series of experiential virtual reality artworks housed within bespoke structures . This project is in association with the National Gallery of Australia.

Philip Beesley, potential project opening August 2020
Philip is a multimedia artist and architect that creates immersive environments that blur the lines between technology and nature. Integrating artificial intelligence, robotics, sound and light, this innovative experience attracted 650,000 visitors when installed in Sydney.

For $500 join before 1 April and…

  • Jump behind a major new project opening July 2019 by artist Jess Johnson
  • Be acknowledged for your generosity on the Gallery website
  • Enjoy an exclusive gin tasting co-hosted by Pernod Ricard (up to 2 persons per membership)
  • Meet Philip Beesley when he visits 18 April
  • Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery members who join will receive a complimentary renewal of their next membership (individual or family as per current arrangement), or if you are not already, receive a complimentary Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery annual membership

You can join the 500 Club online  or email Jillian for more information.

With thanks to our 500 Club 2018 members:
Tina Harris-Ririnui & Peter Ririnui Ross McCurran Jocelyn James
Gary and Marlene Ware Philida and George Perry Jo Bond & Graeme Crow
Alan Bone & Paul Godwin Simon Clarke & Kate Graeme Bob & Norma Hudson
Jennifer & Peter Glausiuss Judy & Graeme Clarke Kelvin & Kathryn Clout
Shona Gow & James McCarthy Graeme and Susan Horsley Kathryn and Fraser Lellman
William and Suzanne McNicol    

Keen to just make a donation?

Direct debit: 

Our bank account details are The Tauranga Art Gallery Trust BNZ 
02 0432 0046192 25 – reference Donation


Payable to Tauranga Art Gallery Trust, PO Box 13255, Tauranga 3141 

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