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Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

In line with decisions made by the National Cabinet as communicated by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, the Art Gallery of New South Wales has closed to the public until further notice to help protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the State. More information

Help build the Gallery’s collection

Your donation can make all the difference

Being a Gallery member is a wonderful way to support the collection.

It is through the generosity of our members that we are able to help buy art for the Gallery’s collection. Despite being a public gallery, we receive no government funding for acquisitions and have not done so for two decades. The funds raised from membership, events and programs go towards purchasing artworks.

One of the most important contributions our members make is by helping to purchase artworks for the Gallery’s collection. In our 65-plus years we’ve provided funds for more than 230 works of art.

Every dollar counts, all donations of $2 or more are fully tax-deductible. Donations of $200 or more entitle you to be part of the Collection Circle Acquisition Program.

Collection Circle acquisition program

You can play an important role in the Gallery’s growth, by contributing to the Collection Circle, with a tax-deductible donation of $200 or more in addition to your annual membership fee.

The Art Gallery Society has purchased several major works for the Gallery’s collection, including Paul Cézanne’s Bords de la Marne, Del Kathryn Barton’s come of things, Jeffrey Smart’s Matisse at Ashford, Tim Storrier’s Boys own modern, Grace Cossington Smith’s The curve of the bridge, Arthur Boyd’s Nude carrying a ram, Emanuel Phillips Fox’s Nasturtiums, Nike Savvas’ Rally, Ah Xian’s Evolutionaura13: Taihu rock-1, John Russell’s In the afternoon and Charles Conder’s Rainy day.

As a contributor to the Collection Circle you’ll be invited to exclusive unveilings of new acquisitions at the Gallery.