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Contemporary Australian art

Ricky Swallow, Killing Time 2003—2004

Ricky Swallow, Killing Time 2003-2004. Rudy Komon Memorial Fund and the Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2004 © Ricky Swallow. Courtesy Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney. Photo: AGNSW

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.

Two levels of CCB support are available:

  • Foundation level $7200 over four years

    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

  • Entry level $1250 per year

    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

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