Helping to buy artworks

Being a Gallery member is a wonderful way to support the collection.

The Gallery receives no government funding for new acquisitions. The funds raised from members fees and events go towards the purchase of art as do proceeds from purchases in the Gallery Shop.

One of the most important contributions the members make is buying artworks for the Gallery’s collection. In our 60-plus years we’ve provided funds for more than 200 artworks

Collection Circle

Members’ commitment, in the form of donations, has become increasingly important to our fundraising efforts. As a member, you can become part of the Collection Circle – the Society’s specific fundraising initiative for the Gallery’s collection.

The Collection Circle has contributed to major works for the Gallery’s collection,
including Paul Cézanne’s Bords de la Marne, Jeffrey Smart’s Matisse at Ashford, Tim Storrier’s Boys own modern, Arthur Boyd’s Nude carrying a ram, a Nepalese sculpture of Padmapani or The Luminous Lord of Infinite Compassion, Emanuel Phillips Fox’s Nasturtiums, Ed Ruscha’s Gospel and Giovanni Battista Moroni’s Portrait of a young man.

For details of the latest acquisition efforts and how to join in, see Collection Circle.