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Left to right: Kazuyo Sejima, Ryue Nishizawa and Yumiko Yamada from SANAA with Art Gallery of NSW director Michael Brand (second from left)

The capital campaign

Help us create a vibrant new cultural hub for the arts

Our vision for the Gallery’s future is bold, and this project can only reach its full potential through philanthropic support.

The Sydney Modern Project is the largest public-private partnership of its kind to be successfully achieved in the Australian arts.

Along with the NSW Government’s funding for construction, the Gallery’s Capital Campaign has surpassed its target of raising $100 million to support the new building, designed by world-renowned architects SANAA. We are grateful to all our donors for their generous support.

Following recent planning approval, construction is expected to commence in 2019. We are setting a new standard for art museums becoming the first in the nation to achieve the highest environmental standard for design with a 6-star Green Star design rating.

The Gallery will continue to seek philanthropic support for our transformation including enhancements and modifications to our existing building, as well as launching an art acquisitions campaign next year in the lead up to the Gallery’s 150th anniversary in 2021. An important focus of that campaign will be site-specific works commissioned from leading Australian and international artists. There are also opportunities to support endowments, programs and other activities.

The Capital Campaign is led by a dedicated committee under the chairmanship of Gallery Trustee Dr Mark Nelson.

We invite you to consider joining the Gallery’s community of donors to help bring this once-in-a-generation project to life, delivering enormous cultural and economic benefits for generations to come. The campaign welcomes gifts of any size.

As a donor, you will have an insider’s view from the beginning of the Gallery’s expansion, through special communications and events such as behind-the-scenes tours, programs and other engagement opportunities.

Together we will celebrate the Gallery’s proud history and build for the future, transforming the arts and cultural landscape in Sydney and Australia.

	Left to right:

	His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor General of NSW; Ms Tina Brand; Ms Linda Hurley

	Sydney Modern event, February 2016
  • 	Left to right:

	His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor General of NSW; Ms Tina Brand; Ms Linda Hurley

	Sydney Modern event, February 2016
  • 	Left to right:

	Mr David Gonski AC, President of the Art Gallery of NSW Board of Trustees with former Trust presidents Mr Michael Gleeson-White AO and Mr Steven Lowy AM

	Sydney Modern event, February 2016
  • 	Left to right:

	Mr Matt Moran; Ms Gretel Packer; Ms Roslyn Packer AO

	Sydney Modern event, February 2016
  • 	Left to right:

	Mr Ron Ramsey; Ms Lucy Turnbull AO; Mr Wayne Tunnicliffe

	Sydney Modern event, February 2016
  • 	Left to right:

	Mr Geoff Ainsworth AM; Ms Clare Ainsworth Herschell

	Sydney Modern event, February 2016
  • 	Left to right:

	Mr Paul Clitheroe AM; Mr John Richardson

	Sydney Modern event, February 2016
  • 	Left to right:

	Ms Kazuyo Sejima; Ms Penelope Seidler AM

	Sydney Modern event, 2015

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Being associated with Sydney Modern is one of the greatest privileges because it represents a defining moment, for the Gallery and the city.

Dr Mark Nelson
Chair, Capital Campaign Committee

Contact the campaign team

Tel +61 2 9225 1699
campaign@ag.nsw.gov.au


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