Friends of Arts in Oxford Gallery Launch

card-rem-photo-2ndMt Oxford, a pastel painting by Rachel McRobb

The Trustees of Oxford Arts Trust have much pleasure in announcing the launch of Friends of the Arts in Oxford Gallery  by Waimakariri District Mayor David Ayers at the gallery on Sunday, 2nd October, from 4.00 pm.

The Friends of the Arts in Oxford Gallery is an important initiative as we look to the long-term financial sustainability of the Gallery.

Arts in Oxford Gallery is a superb facility for the exhibiting of art of all kinds for artists mainly from Canterbury, but sometimes further afield.  For six years now since it opened in 2010, the gallery has provided a quality community resource that promotes educational opportunities and stimulating experiences to nurture and grow the arts in a sustainable manner.  The Friends of the Gallery group is intended to strengthen and expand the existing level of community engagement as the functions of the gallery as an art centre evolve and progress in the years to come.

We envisage the Members who join Friends of the Gallery benefiting from:

  1. Two to three Social Events per year
  2. Artists Talks or Demonstrations at the Gallery
  3. Outings to venues of artistic merit
  4. Quarterly newsletter
  5. 5% discount on purchases from the Gallery and Gift Shop

The annual Membership Fee structure being offered to the general public will be:

  • $30 single
  • $20 single concession (seniors/full-time students/community service card)
  • $50 for a couple/family (including dependent children under 18 years of age)
  • $40 for a couple/family concession (including dependent children under 18 years of age)

Please join us on Sunday, 2nd October and, for catering purposes, would you kindly RSVP by Wednesday, 28th September to the gallery staff on 312 1639.

Should you be unable to attend on the evening but are interested in becoming a member, please contact the gallery by email or phone during opening hours Tuesday – Sunday, 10.00 to 4.00 pm

We hope to see you at the launch and look forward to welcoming you to the gallery to learn more about the Friends of the Arts in Oxford Gallery.