I am a Christchurch girl currently living in London and recently went to a Christchurch Art Gallery event here. I was incredibly excited to hear about what they are doing for the city and its ambitious plan to acquire a Ron Mueck sculpture.
The Mueck exhibition in 2010/11 attracted people who had never stepped foot in an art gallery before. Having a Mueck as part of the Gallery's permanent collection will attract more crowds and help build one of New Zealand's most important art collections.
For someone living miles away from my hometown, I feel that this project is an opportunity to give back to our healing city and leave something for future generations to enjoy.
I remain extremely optimistic about Christchurch's future and hope you join me in donating to this very worthwhile project.