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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). 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 enabled 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 future interactive atrium show.

Terminus by Jess Johnson (in collaboration with Simon Ward), opened in July 2019
Jess Johnson’s drawing and installation practice is influenced by science fiction, language, culture, and technology. For Tauranga Art Gallery a centerpiece of the exhibition was a series of experiential virtual reality artworks housed within bespoke structures. 
Terminus was commissioned by the National Gallery of Australia with support provided by The Balnaves Foundation 2017-18.

In 2021, member contributions will support Darcel Apelu’s exhibition 'A Death of Prosperity’ which opens in October 2021 as part of the Tauranga Arts Festival and also supported by our commissioning partner Supercut Projects.

For $500 join and…

  • Be acknowledged for your generosity on the Gallery website
  • Friends of Tauranga Art Gallery members who join will receive 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 2019 members:
Bob & Norma Hudson Simon & Rana Collett  
Graeme & Susan Horsley Sonya Korohina & Tony Wall  
Jennifer & Peter Glausiuss Suzanne & William McNicol  
John & Jose Dallimore    
Judy & Graeme Clarke    
Sharon Menzies & Ian Morton    

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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