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Contemporary Australian art

Support the contemporary Australian art acquisition fund by joining the Contemporary Collection Benefactors

The Contemporary Collection Benefactors (CCB) supports the acquisition of contemporary Australian art for the Gallery’s collection.

Funds raised by CCB have resulted in more than 200 new works for the collection since the group was established in 1992, including work by noted contemporary practitioners such as Brook Andrew, Mikala Dwyer, Shaun Gladwell, Bill Henson, Fiona Hall, Callum Morton and Ricky Swallow and major collection items such as James Angus’s Bugatti type 35 2006, Hossein Valamanesh’s Middle path 2008, Kathy Temin’s My monument: black garden 2010-11 and, in conjunction with the Art Gallery Society of NSW’s Contempo Group, Janet Laurence’s The memory of nature 2010.

Supporting CCB is a great way to meet other art enthusiasts and become involved with the contemporary art scene via a program of exclusive events that furthers understanding and experiences of contemporary art.

Give your support

Two levels of CCB support are available:

  • entry level is $1250 per year
  • Foundation level is $7200 over four years

All CCB supporters are offered a program of events that include:

  • contemporary exhibition tours and lectures at the Gallery by curators and artists
  • tours of private and corporate collections and visits to artists’ studios
  • organised tours to national and international art events
  • invitations to our annual fundraising event and summer party

In addition to the above, patrons at Foundation level are offered:

  • invitations to at least four private viewings of major exhibitions at the Gallery
  • invitations to most Art Gallery of NSW official openings
  • acknowledgement on the honour board
  • Foundation newsletter

Contact the Foundation for more information – or join and pay now, either online or download a form (right)

Contemporary art with UBS

The Foundation is the Gallery’s major acquisition fund and the umbrella organisation for all Gallery benefactor groups and funds. Read more

Contact the Foundation

Jane Wynter
Tel 02 9225 1818

Fiona Barbouttis
Tel 02 9225 1684

Join and pay at entry level

Download form

Join and pay at Foundation level

For credit card, pay online

For cheque and EFT, download form

Experience the art of giving

Watch benefactor videos

Fool's paradise, 2018, Headless birds by Joan Ross
Contemporary Collection Benefactors Acquisitions

Art Set: 192 items