Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation

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Help the Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation support the Gallery and one of the finest art collections in regional Australia.

Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation is a not for profit charity with tax deductible donation status. It is the major fundraiser for the Gallery.

The Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation has pledged its support to the Gallery expansion through the commitment of $10.5 million made possible through the Valerie and John Ryan bequest, Margaret Olley Trust, and community fundraising over many years.

Through a public fundraising campaign, the Foundation is calling on our community of supporters to help raise the final $2.5 million for the Gallery expansion. Every donation makes a difference, and you are invited to be part of this once in a generation opportunity. With the support of the Foundation, Newcastle Art Gallery will become a thriving hub for artists and audiences alike creating positive impacts and an enduring legacy for Newcastle and the Hunter.

To make a donation towards the expansion of the Gallery, please visit the Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation website here.

Become a Member

By joining the Foundation as a benefactor, you help to ensure that the Gallery can continue to add to the collection and to enrich our community as a vital part of Newcastle’s cultural life. The Foundation welcomes individual and corporate benefaction. Membership is cumulative, so benefactors who make further donations or gift works of art are recognised at the appropriate level.

Since its inception in 1978, the Foundation has managed more than 150 acquisitions including works by Gretchen Albrecht, Richard Browne, William Dobell, Rosalie Gascoigne, Gwyn Hanssen Piggott, Tracy Moffatt, Albert Namatjira, Patricia Piccinini, Tony Tuckson and Brett Whiteley, as well as a Stuart & Sons Studio grand piano.

For more information visit the Gallery Foundation website.

Membership levels

  • General $500
  • Fellow $5,000
  • Trustee $15,000
  • ​Governor $100,000

Recognition of Membership

  • Be invited to have your name listed on the Foundation Honour Board (Donors can remain anonymous and donations can be made in tribute or in memory of others)
  • Receive invitations to view public and private collections
  • Be invited to special events in Newcastle and beyond
  • Receive Foundation newsletters.

Making a Donation

Monthly or once-off donations

Any donation, large or small, is valuable and appreciated. Consider cumulative donations which grow towards membership. All donations are tax deductible.


Please consider leaving a gift to the Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation in your will. For more information, please visit the Foundation website here.

Giving in tribute

Giving in tribute to someone close to you who has passed away is a unique way of acknowledging their life and memory. Your donation could be as a single payment or perhaps an ongoing contribution, marking their birthday.

To make a donation today, visit the Support Us page on the Gallery Foundation website.

Gallery Foundation Contact Details

Mail: PO Box 1239, Newcastle NSW 2300

Foundation Board of Directors

Chair: Suzie Galwey
Vice Chair: Gael Davies OAM
Treasurer: Joshua Walsh
Secretary: Dawn Mullane
Board Members: Ian Andrews, Cr Declan Clausen (Councillor, City of Newcastle), Emma O’Neil, Georgina Plenty, Mark Stephens, Genevieve McMahon.
Invited Guest: Lauretta Morton OAM (Newcastle Art Gallery Director)

Image: Karl Brandstater