Corporate information

The Art Gallery of NSW is a statutory body established under the Art Gallery of New South Wales Act 1980 and is a body aligned with NSW Trade & Investment.

Led by a board of trustees, the Gallery also provides administrative support for several other entities, each with its own legal structure: the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation, VisAsia, Brett Whiteley Foundation and Art Gallery Society of NSW.

Art Gallery of NSW Foundation

The Art Gallery of NSW Foundation is the Gallery’s major acquisition fund and the umbrella organisation for all the Gallery benefactor groups and funds. Managed by a board of directors, it raises money from donations and bequests, invests this capital and then uses the income to purchase works of art for the collection.

VisAsia

VisAsia, the Australian Institute of Asian Culture and Visual Arts, was established to promote Asian arts and culture. Managed by a board of directors, it includes both the VisAsia Council and individual membership.

Brett Whiteley Foundation

Managed by a board of directors, the Brett Whiteley Foundation promotes and encourages knowledge and appreciation of the work of the late Brett Whiteley.

Art Gallery Society of NSW

The Art Gallery Society of NSW is the Gallery’s membership organisation. Its objectives are to enhance members’ enjoyment of art, and to raise funds for the Gallery’s collection. The Society is a separate legal entity, controlled and operated by the Society Council and members.