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Christchurch, we have an incredible opportunity to have our very own work by world-renowned sculptor, Ron Mueck.

Sandwiched between two earthquakes, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu hosted the most popular exhibition the city had ever seen – over 135,000 visitors were wowed by an astounding collection of Mueck's sculptures...

Ron has only made 40 artworks in his life – and he's now agreed to make one just for Christchurch. The kicker? We don't know what Ron is making for us yet – and it may remain a mystery until the piece is complete. 



Ron Mueck Wild man 2005 Fibreglass resin, silicone, nylon, synthetic thread. Collection of McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery. Purchased by the Elisabeth Murdoch Sculpture Fund and the Balnaves Foundation


You're invited to get on board with the rest of our city to raise $207,000 in pledges. We've only got five weeks to make it happen. It's a big job – but if any city can do it, it's this one. 

Pledge big or small from 30 September until 5 November. We've got rewards for everyone who gives – from your name in The Press, Three Boys Brewery riggers, lapel pins, t-shirts and the opportunity to be one of the first to encounter Ron's sculpture as it emerges from the box.

Our mission is to raise a total of $1 million and we're already over halfway thanks to some remarkable supporters. Join our gang of frontrunners and pledge big or small to finish off the job.


This is where the real fun begins. Make sure you head over to our Facebook page and join the online cronversation. We’ve got lots planned, including Labour Weekend sausage sizzles, pledge parties and so much more. It’s going to be out of crontrol. 

#OurOwnRon

Ron Mueck’s super-realistic sculptures are mind-blowing. Strikingly real-looking and emotionally powerful, they hit the heart in a way a lot of contemporary art doesn’t. His sculptures – most of which show the human figure – focus on universal experiences like birth, life and death, and on emotional states such as isolation, fear and tenderness. Some are larger than life, others much smaller – his startling manipulations of scale are key to our experience of his work.

The son of German-born toy-makers, Mueck worked as a model-maker and puppeteer for film and television in the UK before moving into fine arts in the 1990s. He is now undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous and best-loved sculptors.

The massive queue for Ron Mueck's exhibition at Christchurch Art Gallery in the summer of 2010/11

 

 

 

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    Thanks being ON for RON!

    08:23AM Wed 04/10/17 on Our Own Ron


    We've hit $20,000!

     

    Less than a week in, and we're already well on the way to our very own Ron – thanks to all you early frontrunners! Expect to see your name printed in The Press this Saturday. It's the least we could do.

    As our very first generous pledgers, we've got a special mission for you to help us spread the word about Ron.

    In this online folder, you'll find a few Ron images that you can download and share on your social media channels to let all your pals now that you're on for Ron – and that they're invited to get on board as well. 

    Don't forget to keep your eye out on our Facebook page as we release exciting details of our pledge party and Labour Weekend sausage sizzles (the Ron adventures don't stop once you've pledged!)

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