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Support Asian exhibitions and programs by joining VisAsia

With an ever-growing interest in the artistic traditions of our Asian neighbours, VisAsia works collaboratively with the Art Gallery of NSW to bring a diverse range of traditional and contemporary Asian art to the Australian public and the Gallery’s international visitors.

VisAsia, the Australian Institute of Asian Culture and Visual Arts, was established in 1999. Managed by a board of directors, it includes the VisAsia Council and individual VisAsia membership.

Supporting exhibitions and education

VisAsia’s funds are directed towards two main support areas: exhibitions and education.

The Art Gallery of NSW has a distinguished reputation for outstanding Asian art exhibitions. Many are of international significance and are often showcased in conjunction with partner museums across Asia. The diverse and stimulating exhibition program presents not only some of the most challenging contemporary Asian art being made, but also intimate and delicate Asian antiquities.

Exhibitions supported by VisAsia include:

In the area of education, Asian art lecture series, events, teaching programs and tours deepen the public’s engagement with exhibitions and the Gallery’s Asian art collection.

With the University of Sydney’s China Studies Centre and The Power Institute, and with support from the Art Gallery of NSW and Sydney Ideas, VisAsia proudly co-presents the Sydney Asian Art Series.

Give your support

VisAsia supporters are invited to make a donation of $1800 per year. Of this amount, $300 will be directed to the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation’s endowment fund for acquisitions.


As a contributing patron, you will be invited to a tailored program of events, including:

  • private viewings of major exhibitions, with an introduction by the director or curator
  • Asian art exhibition openings
  • behind-the-scenes tours
  • interstate and overseas art-focused travel to galleries and private collections
  • complimentary quarterly copies of TAASA Review on request

Patrons agreeing to make a tax-deductible donation starting from $7200 over four years are entitled to have their names listed on the Foundation honour board.

Contact VisAsia for more information or to join (right).


For more information

VisAsia coordinator

Tel 02 9225 1791 (Monday and Wednesday)

Join and pay

For credit card, pay online

For cheque and EFT, download form

Watch Geraldine Doogue’s speech at VisAsia dinner

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