The National Gallery of Australia is a registered charity and relies on the generous support of corporate and individual donors. The Gallery invites organisations to support the Gallery’s important role in the community by initiating special project funds.
Two projects currently exist through the generous donations of the Gordon Darling Foundation and Rotary Australia.
The Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund
The generous benefaction of the Gordon Darling Foundation has enabled the Gallery to acquire important Australasian prints. This has culminated in the recent acquisition of the Australian Print Workshop’s second archive of more than 3000 prints, collected over 20 years.
50 major artists who have worked with the APW since its inception were selected from this wonderful archive for the exhibition, place made: Australian Print Workshop 31 January – 11 April 2004.
The Rotary Collection of Australian Art
In 1986 the Rotary Clubs of Belconnen and Woden ACT and Queanbeyan NSW approached the Gallery with a plan to establish a fund for the acquisition of works of art by promising Australians. The first works in the Rotary Collection were acquired that year.
This unique and far-sighted community service project has made possible the development of an important collection of contemporary Australian art which now comprises 50 works of art, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, prints, photographs and textiles.
Given its relatively small size, the Rotary Collection is significant in scope, bringing together works by artists from across Australia who work in a diverse range of styles and media.
The Rotary Fund offers much needed support to emerging Australian artists and assists in developing the national collection for the benefit of the community: locally, nationally and internationally.
The Development Office would be pleased to discuss corporate donorship with your organisation and offer suggestions for project areas of particular interest.