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Gallery’s Boosted campaign successfully reaches target

Christchurch Art Gallery’s Boosted campaign has surpassed its $25,000 target – with the money raised helping Populate! the city with more art.

The Gallery aimed to reach $25,000 by the end of April through the new national arts crowd-funding website – – and has reached its goal after a generous $12,000 donation from the Christchurch Casino late last week.

Gallery director Jenny Harper says the support of the Casino and other individuals that appreciate art has made a real difference to Christchurch.

“We are very excited about our Populate! programme, and we think the people of Christchurch will really enjoy it as well.”

Populate! is an extension of the Outer Spaces programme and marks the Gallery’s tenth birthday. It will bring a new wave of works of art to post-quake settings in the central city, beginning from 10 May and running for several weeks.

Christchurch Casino chief executive Brett Anderson is pleased the Casino has been able to support the Boosted campaign.

“We appreciate and value what Christchurch Art Gallery has offered the citizens of Christchurch in the past and, while the Gallery is presently closed, they have not let this stand in the way of continuing to bring art to the city.

“Populate! is a great way of recognising their tenth birthday, and not only will it bring more art back into Christchurch – it will bring people too. Both are very important as we go about rebuilding a vibrant city,” he says.

People have until tomorrow (30 April 2013) to donate to the Gallery’s Boosted project by visiting
Tax deductible donations from any amount $5 and up can be made.

For more information about the Gallery’s Populate! programme visit

Updated on 23rd July 2015