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Atelier

Atelier artist leadership ambassador Angela Tiatia speaking at the Atelier 'Arthur Streeton event with Veterinarians for Climate Action,

Atelier artist leadership ambassador Angela Tiatia. Image credit: Christina Gourvelos 

Play a vital role today in creating a 21st-century art museum by joining the Gallery’s next generation of benefactors
It is unrealistic for the arts to hope to continue the tradition of private philanthropy without actively cultivating it in the next generation now. It is important for arts organisations to mobilise together to engage a new audience, foster their understanding and appreciation for the arts and to grow a culture of philanthropy amongst them. What we do not value we will not protect, and what we do not protect we risk losing for generations to come.
Clare Ainsworth Herschell, Trustee Art Gallery of NSW Foundation Board and Atelier Advisory Council member

Now in its sixth year Atelier is the Gallery’s newest Foundation supporter group, attracting a vibrant network of arts and culture lovers paving the way for a new generation of philanthropy and leadership. Atelier support the Gallery’s vision as it transforms into a 21st Century art museum. Alongside artist ambassadors Angela Tiatia, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Thea Perkins, Atelier is leading the way as the emerging voice in the philanthropy space. The group contributes it’s funds to the commissioning and acquisition of new artwork for the collection, resourcing grants and programs as well as enabling important community and outreach projects. 

Joining this group is a fantastic way to become involved in the vibrant Gallery community, meet inspired and like-minded individuals, and play a meaningful role in the future of the Gallery. With a series of exclusive events each year, Atelier provides a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding and enjoyment of art and consider how it connects us to the world and each other. Atelier make use of their platform to amplify a collective commitment to arts advocacy and knowledge sharing. This benefaction group enables the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation to ensure investment in future models of leadership and a story of stewardship as our societies and economies evolve.

All donations are tax-deductible and can be gifted annually or in quarterly instalments.

Three levels of support are available:

  • Atelier Friends

    $1000 per year or $250 per quarter

    At friend level, enjoy learning more about the Gallery, our programs and exhibitions through:

    • invitations for you and your guest to five Atelier exclusive events (and a couple of extra surprises along the way)

    • after-hours private viewings and talks at the Gallery with artists and curators

    • special viewings of exhibitions with our Gallery partners and friends

    • visits to private collections, artists’ studios and opportunities to join national art events

    • Foundation Newsletter

    • invitations to benefaction trips

  • Atelier Patrons

    $1800 per year for four years or $450 quarterly

    In addition to Atelier events, supporters at patron level are also invited to all Art Gallery of NSW Foundation events:

    • invitations to at least four private viewings of major exhibitions at the Gallery

    • invitations to selected Art Gallery of NSW official openings

    • acknowledgement on the honour board

    • Foundation newsletter

    • invitations to benefaction trips

  • Atelier Luminaries

    $4000 per year for two years or $1000 quarterly

    In addition to all Atelier and Foundation events, supporters at this level are also invited to a series of small intimate Luminary events:

    • invitations to three small events including an annual cocktail event, an exclusive experience at the Gallery offsite storage facility housing 90% of the Gallery collection, and a private tour and dinner with Atelier artist ambassadors

    • acknowledgement on the honour board

    • Foundation newsletter

    • invitations to benefaction trips

Works acquired

Charlotte Posenenske Square tube series D (sheet steel) 1967, reconstructed 2019. Art Gallery of New South Wales. Purchased with funds provided by the Mollie and Jim Gowing Bequest Fund and Atelier 2019 © Estate of Charlotte Posenenske. Courtesy Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin.

Charlotte Posenenske Square tube series D (sheet steel) 1967, reconstructed 2019  

Martin Creed  Work no. 2821 2017 yellow 11-inch balloons

Martin Creed Work no. 2821 2017

A person lies on their side under a large tree, with views of fields and hills in the background.

Kent Monkman The allegory of painting 2015

Keith Stevens Nyapari Tjukurpa 2018.

Keith Stevens Nyapari Tjukurpa 2018

Emily Floyd Kesh alphabet 2017

Emily Floyd Kesh alphabet 2017

Jessica Stockholder Two frames 2007

Jessica Stockholder Two frames 2007

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