Support the National Gallery and help make art accessible for all.

Here at the National Gallery, we rely on generous donations from individuals and foundations to deliver learning and access programs, and to grow and care for the national collection for the enjoyment of all Australians.

Your experience of the National Gallery onsite, online and on tour is made possible through the generosity of our donors.

We are grateful to our family of supporters who encourage and enable us to be the best that we can be, now and for the many generations to come.

Grace Crowley Abstract painting 1947, purchased 1959

Support Know My Name
a landmark initiative for equality.

From 2020, Know My Name will celebrate the diversity and creativity of Australian women artists throughout history until the present day. This initiative will deliver a significant national program of exhibitions, collection displays, artistic commissions, education initiatives and creative collaborations with some of Australia’s leading women artists.

Know My Name is a defining moment in the history of the National Gallery and asserts our mission to lead a progressive and inclusive cultural agenda. We are committed to achieving ongoing gender equity in our collection development, artistic program and governing bodies and staff.

Show your commitment to Australian women artists with a tax-deductible donation through the National Gallery of Australia Foundation.

It’s time for us to celebrate Australia’s women artists: to hear their stories, see their art and know their names.

Donate now

Kathleen Ngal Bush Plum Country 2006, gift of Michael Blanche 2016. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program

Simryn Gill A small town at the turn of the century no 5 1999–2000, purchased 2012

Donate to artistic programs and initiatives at the National Gallery.

With your help we can continue to develop the national collection, present world-class exhibitions both onsite and on tour, and create incredible programs that inspire life-long learning and a love for art for all Australians.

From travelling exhibitions to new digital content there are a range of programs and funds at the National Gallery that you can support through the Foundation. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible, and donations of $1000 or more entitle you to become a life-long member of the Foundation.

  • Know My Name

  • Travelling Exhibitions

  • Learning & Access Programs

  • Australian Artists Film Fund

  • Conservation Projects

  • Robert and Eugenie Bell Decorative Arts and Design Fund

  • Cezanne Watercolour and Drawing Fund

  • Donate where the need is greatest

Support the development of your national collection.

Together we can continue to grow the national collection for the enjoyment of all Australians.

Your contribution will go towards exciting acquisitions, exhibition displays and conservation projects in a specific collecting area.

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art

  • Australian Art

  • Asian Art

  • Decorative Arts and Design

  • International Art

  • Pacific Art

  • Photography

  • Prints and Drawings

Gifting works of art to the national collection

Donate works of art to the national collection under the Australian Government’s Cultural Gits Program, which may entitle you to a tax deduction for the market value of your gift.


For more information or to discuss your gift options, please contact the National Gallery of Australia Foundation team:

Phone: +61 2 6240 6547
Email: [email protected]


  • Thea Proctor The rose. 1927, purchased 1975 © Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Rosemary Laing Flight research #6 1999–2000, purchased 2001 © Rosemary Laing
  • Installation view: Zico Albaiquni For evidently, the fine arts do not thrive in the Indies 2018, purchased 2019
  • Ben Quilty. Photograph © Daniel Boud
  • Conservation treatment on Claude Monet Meules, milieu du jour [Haystacks, midday] 1890, purchased 1979
  • Mel Douglas Liminal 2018, purchased by the Robert and Eugenie Bell Decorative Arts and Design Fund 2019, image © David Paterson.
  • Paul Cezanne Le verger [the orchard] c.1895, purchased with the assistance of the Margaret Olley Art Trust, National Gallery of Australia Foundation and donors to the Cezanne Watercolour and Drawing Fund 2019
  • Installation view: Glenn Barkley letslivesuddenlywithoutthinking 2018 and Melancholic double gourd pot 2017, purchased with the assistance of the Sid and Fiona Myer Family Foundation 2018
  • Emily Kame Kngwarreye Ntange Dreaming 1989, purchased 1989 © Emily Kame Kngwarreye/Copyright Agency
  • Hilda Rix Nicholas Une Australienne 1926, purchased 2014 © Bronwyn Wright
  • Ah Xian China China bust 80 2004, purchased 2009
  • Clare Belfrage Quiet shifting, green and coral 2018, purchased 2019 © Clare Belfrage
  • Urs Fischer Francesco 2017, purchased with the assistance of the Foundation Gala Dinner Fund 2019 © Urs Fischer, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London
  • Bougainville Island, Northern Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea Mother and child c.1940, purchased 1971
  • Tracey Moffatt Some lads I 1986, Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd Fund 1987, courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
  • Banduk Marika (Rirratjingu people) Jurrumatji gu gaytjurr 1987, Gift of Daphne Morgan 2005 © Banduk Marika/Copyright Agency