Patron Programme

Sēmisi Fetokai Potauaine, VAKA ‘A HINA, 2019. Commissioned by SCAPE Public Art.

 

Join the SCAPE 2022 Patron Programme

We warmly extend an invitation to you to join the SCAPE Public Art Patron Programme in support of New Zealand’s premier public art event in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

We offer an annual package offering a wide range of benefits including an exclusive invitation to a tour of the Season artworks with the Season’s Managing Curator.

How to become a Patron and what we do

  • A $4,000 annual membership donation enables you to not only experience and support New Zealand’s premier public art event, (including a tax-deductible donation portion of $3,500).  This investment will enable us to build on what we have delivered already under the past twenty-four years and continue beyond 2022 to present vital, relevant, and exciting contemporary public artworks for ALL to enjoy.
  • Patron Membership is for two people
  • As a Patron, you will be invited to exhibitions, auction galas, studio visits, artists’ talks, and VIP events over the SCAPE Season Opening weekend.
  • Enjoy intimate gatherings with the artists involved with SCAPE, engage with the Seasons Managing Curator who will offer a special insight into the artists’ artworks produced by SCAPE for the Season.
  • Have some fun and enjoy some very exclusive opportunities including viewing some of New Zealand’s most interesting and incredible private art collections
  • At the heart of your support are our artists and their creativity.

 

Julia Morison, Tree Houses for Swamp Dwellers, 2013. Image courtesy of SCAPE Public Art & the artist.

 

Highlights from previous Patron’s Events

To help us celebrate the opening of Season 2021, our Patrons and trustees were able to meet and greet with some of the season’s featured artists and Managing Curator, Jamie Hanton.

Jamie also provided a private guided art walk, giving insight into each of the artworks – offering many moments of delight, inspiration and surprise.  Patrons were then welcomed into the private studio and home of artists Helen Calder.  She graciously shared her inspiring history and experience with art, and everyone enjoyed a demonstration, and explanation of her process in art-making.

Later in the day, a celebration was held at the Wrightmann House for drinks, canapes and to view their impressive 1,000 + piece art collection.

The food was prepared by the legendary and award-winning team Gin Gin Christchurch. The cocktails were supplied by Scapegrace Gin and East Imperial.

The Patron’s weekend had a wonderful finale at Jenny May’s on Sunday morning.

 

Recent Exclusive Opportunities

SCAPE Public Art in collaboration with the Canterbury Museum and Heather Straka hosted another portrait opportunity in 2022. Families of varying sizes were photographed within the Canterbury Museum here in Christchurch on the set which recreates the look and feel of a once opulent and now run-down, 1930s German hotel foyer.

“In 2021 a group of seven brave individuals and patrons applied to occupy such a space within my imagination, who, with some leniencies and limited information, walked into the process and execution of my Renaissance Concept idea with great courage. Being greeted on arrival with a now adult-sized diorama to set the scene, it allowed them to play again in the realm of what we were brought up with as kids, in a museum typesetting”.  Heather Straka.

Working with Heather’s team, the package offered included:

  • A personal consultation with Heather to conceptualise your unique portrait.
  • Exclusive dinner invitation at a unique location in Christchurch for two for a viewing of this unique series of Patron’s Portraits.
  • A catalogue featuring the process of the portraits, as a keepsake record of the shoot.
  • Exclusive Heather Straka Passport to Participation print (unframed).

 

Please get in touch, with Laura Forbes, lauraf@scapepublicart.org.nz if you would like to find out more about getting involved with SCAPE Public Art.