Annual Appeal 2023
The Art Gallery of New South Wales seeks to be a place of creativity, excellence, learning and inclusion. Our mission, helped by our generous philanthropic community, is to deliver life-enriching art experiences to the widest possible audiences in new and engaging ways.
Since opening our new North Building, we are focused on sharing this incredible cultural jewel with the people of NSW, and beyond. This year, through our annual appeal, we have an opportunity to expand our education programs, acquire significant works of art, and provide new opportunities for the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art scholarship and conservation.
We invite you to join us on this exciting journey and provide art for all by making a tax-deductible donation towards one of the following key initiatives.
Art Pathways – supporting students and teachers
This life-changing education program supports students and teachers in schools across NSW by offering first-hand encounters with our collection and exhibitions. To deepen student engagement with art, we provide professional training courses for teachers, online programs, curriculum-based resources and a travel subsidy.
Conservation internship – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art
We are establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art conservation internship to support the training of Indigenous conservators in Australia – the first institutional internship of its kind.
Australian Masterpiece Fund – collection-enhancing acquisitions
Help us realise a critical mission – addressing the gender imbalance in the Art Gallery’s collection, formed over the last 150 years – by supporting the Australian Masterpiece Fund for the acquisition of significant 19th- and 20th-century works by women artists. This fund has seen some important acquisitions, including Margaret Preston Still life (seed pods) c1949 and Mary Cockburn Mercer (Landscape) 1925.
The Art Gallery receives no government funding for the acquisition of artworks. The Australian Masterpiece Fund enables us to keep our leading collection position in Australia and continue to diversify our holdings, by representing the essential contribution women artists have made to Australian art and telling the story of trailblazing Australian woman artists.
Read about acquisitions through the Australian Masterpiece Fund
70th-anniversary acquisition – Art Gallery members
To celebrate 70 years of our members organisation, the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, we are raising funds to acquire the following works for the collection through the Art Gallery’s annual appeal:
Katjarra Butler Papuun from the Wynne Prize 2023
Janet Koongotema Mo’iam – Archer River from the Wynne Prize 2023
Doris Bush Nungarrayi Kapi tjukurrpa Nyumannu from the Wynne Prize 2023.
Find out more about this acquisition or becoming a member