The Sarjeant Gallery – Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui

In September 2019, the Sarjeant Gallery secured the final funding contribution required to proceed with the Gallery Redevelopment Project, which has been in the planning for over a decade.

This redevelopment project involves the earthquake strengthening, renovation and extension of the Sarjeant Gallery in Whanganui.  Nationally significant for its size and depth, the gallery is one of New Zealand’s finest purpose-built art galleries.

Giblin Group has worked alongside the Sarjeant Gallery Redevelopment Project Team to provide a range of services over an eight-year period which has resulted in $28.8 million being raised for the project.

Giblin Group’s involvement:

  • Development of a Feasibility Study (including Social Impact Assessment), Revenue Generation Strategy to support funding applications
  • Local Government and Central Government relations, including Government Minister briefings
  • Corporate research and preparation of sponsorship collateral
  • Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Plan
  • Successful funding applications to:
  • Ministry of Arts, Culture & Heritage: Regional Museums Fund: $10M
  • Lottery Environment and Heritage Fund: $800k
  • Lottery Significant Projects Fund: $6M
  • Provincial Growth Fund: $12M

 

“It has been a pleasure working with Giblin Group on the redevelopment of Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui.  Jenni Giblin and her team have made great efforts to understand the complexities of this nationally significant project and translated this into high-quality bids for Central Government funding.  Their experience and advice have been invaluable and, armed with the collateral material they’ve provided for us, has been instrumental in us meeting our funding targets.”

Nicola Williams

Chair, Sarjeant Gallery Trust

“Since 2011, I have worked with Jenni and Christine on a number of highly successful fundraising initiatives in support of the Sarjeant Gallery Redevelopment Project.  With their help and expertise, we have raised more than $28.8M from central government and Lottery sources.  The Giblin Group are a pleasure to work with and have provided great advice on many occasions concerning communications and public engagement.  I can certainly recommend their services.”

Greg Anderson

Director, Sarjeant Gallery

Since 2011 I have worked with Jenni and Christine on a number of highly successful fundraising initiatives in support of the Sarjeant Gallery Redevelopment Project. With their help and expertise, we have raised more than $28.8m from central government and Lottery sources. The Giblin Group are a pleasure to work with and have provided great advice on many occasions concerning communications and public engagement. I can certainly recommend their services.

Greg Anderson, Director, Sarjeant Gallery

Giblin Group supported Blue Oyster with developing a robust Revenue Generation Strategy that took into account the specific needs of our organisation and activity. Jenni and Jess offered substantial advice and support in, not only establishing this strategy but giving us helpful tools for implementation and always prioritised sustainability throughout. Their enthusiasm for our space and activity was truly felt and appreciated – our relationship with them will be nourished and valued well into the future.

Grace Ryder, Gallery Director, Blue Oyster Gallery

“As our thinking evolved, Giblin Group showed a steady commitment to deepen their understanding of our needs. We always looked forward to our coaching sessions which were stimulating and inspiring. Jess and Jenni became valued colleagues that supported and provoked thinking with rigour and generosity. They’re now not only valuable advocates for BATS but part of our whānau.”

Jonty Hendry - General Manager, BATS Theatre

“Jenni did a fantastic job in helping us to secure critical partnerships and funding support for our internationally significant Len Lye Centre project – what’s more we really enjoyed working with her.”

Barbara McKerrow - Former CEO New Plymouth District Council

“Giblin Group’s knowledge of government practices and procedures on a national and local level is invaluable, and I often find that they are well connected with staff and officials on all levels of Government. Giblin Group scopes their assignments well, provides accurate cost estimates for their services, delivers within the agreed timeframes and always deliver excellent quality work – no project manager can really ask for more!”

Kritzo Venter, Senior Stormwater Engineer, Wanganui District Council

“The work that the Giblin Group completed, in collaboration with our staff, was instrumental in the success the project has had in securing significant funding to this key City initiative. In particular we have found the experience of the Giblin Group to been invaluable in seeking funding from a variety of sources in an increasingly challenging environment.”

Lance Vervoort, General Manager – Community, Hamilton City Council