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Become a 500-Club member and make great art happen.

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) and Tauranga-born Jess Johnson’s exhibition Terminus in July 2019. 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 2021, 500-Club member contributions will support Tauranga-based artist Darcell Apelu’s forthcoming exhibition A Death of Prosperity. A feature project in the visual arts programme of this year’s Tauranga Arts Festival, Apelu is developing a monumental sculpture specially produced for the Gallery’s eight-metre-high atrium. Based on Apelu’s prior realisation of the work at Te Tuhi, Auckland, her new enlarged sculpture is a functioning fountain and incorporates terraced sections designed to channel the water down the work in trickling cascades.

For this year's project we are pleased to offer 500-Club the following benefits: 
•    An exclusive artist talk/studio visit with Darcell Apelu 
•    A guided City Art Walk tour with app creator Sonya Korohina, Supercut Projects
•    First dibs on a special soon-to-be-launched artist’s edition. Designed by Apelu in the same gold acrylic used in the monumental sculpture, all proceeds from sales will support the commission. Details to be released soon!

•    Each member will have their name listed on our website and in conjunction with any exhibition, programme or event that the 500-Club support
•    One annual 500-Club member’s tour of the current exhibitions with the Director
•    A complimentary 1-year membership as a Friend of Tauranga Art Gallery, or a renewal of your current Friends membership
•    Invites to exhibition openings, VIP floor talks with curators and or artists 

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Jillian:

Join the 500-Club online today!

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Supercuts Projects.




With thanks to our 500 Club previous members:
Bob & Norma Hudson Simon & Rana Collett  
Graeme & Susan Horsley Sonya Korohina & Tony Wall  
Jennifer & Peter Glausiuss Suzanne & William McNicol  
John & Jose Dallimore Simon Clarke & Kate Graeme  
Judy & Graeme Clarke Kathryn & Kelvin Clout  
Sharon Menzies & Ian Morton Heidi Tidmarsh  
J & F Burn    

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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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