Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation

“There is a treasure trove of work that is being stored in the vaults of the gallery and it will be a fantastic day when all of those artworks come out into the light. It will be a gift to the nation we can all share.” 

John Morris, Artist

With the Gallery expansion well underway, The Foundation is focusing its fundraising to provide funds to advance the Gallery expansion over the coming years. To make a donation towards the expansion of the Gallery, please use the below online donation options. Every donation makes a difference.

If you wish to make a donation of $10,000 or more by instalments or make a donation of $100,000 or more, please contact the Philanthropy Officer  for a confidential discussion.  If you have other enquiries, please get in touch.

One-off Donation to the Gallery expansion

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Donating to the Gallery expansion by instalments



Help us transform Newcastle Art Gallery

Our diverse supporter community could not be more thrilled to see Newcastle Art Gallery, the heart and soul of art and culture in our region, transform into a world-class modern Gallery.

Susan Galwey
Chair, Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation


An invitation to support: Every donation helps. To read about what your donation means, how to donate and recognition of donations, click here to view Help us transform Newcastle Art Gallery: An invitation to support.



Robyn STACEY Bombe ( Cape Bulbs ) 2009. Image courtesy of the artist., Type C print on paper, 118.2 x 148.8cm

Image: Installation view, Dani MARTI Orifices 2000-2005 mixed media dimensions variable. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program 2018. Courtesy the artist and Dominik Mersch Gallery.                                                  CLICK on the image to open the document.

Making the expansion happen

The expansion of the Gallery is a $35.6 million investment in the social, cultural and economic life of Newcastle and the Hunter.

It is made possible through the support of Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation, the City of Newcastle, the NSW Government and the Commonwealth Government.

The Foundation’s commitment of $10.5 million has been achieved through the goodwill and philanthropic efforts of our community, a founding bequest by the late Valerie and John Ryan and a significant donation from the Margaret Olley Art Trust. We are enormously grateful to all who have been involved so far.

But there is a little way to go. 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 we invite you to be part of this once in a generation opportunity.

Robyn STACEY Bombe ( Cape Bulbs ) 2009. Image courtesy of the artist., Type C print on paper, 118.2 x 148.8cm
Partners for the expansion.

You can help

Be part of transforming Newcastle’s greatest cultural asset to create a national icon for art.

With your help, Newcastle Art Gallery will become a thriving hub for artists and audiences alike creating positive impacts for economic and tourism growth. The expansion will create an enduring legacy for Newcastle and the Hunter.

We welcome collective, corporate, in memoriam and family donations. Please contact our Philanthropy Officer for a confidential discussion on ways to donate.

Acknowledging previous support

The Foundation would like to acknowledge those who contributed to the original fundraising for the Newcastle Art Gallery expansion. Their support helped pave the way for this redevelopment being realised. View the Honour Roll for the earlier Redevelopment Fund contributors.

Robyn STACEY Bombe ( Cape Bulbs ) 2009. Image courtesy of the artist., Type C print on paper, 118.2 x 148.8cm
Installation view JOHN OLSEN: The City’s Son Newcastle Art Gallery 2016

About your donation

Donations of $2 and over made by Australian tax payers are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

One-off or regular donations are cumulative towards membership of the Foundation.

The Foundation’s purposes are to raise, pay or apply funds solely for the purpose of promoting, advancing and developing the Newcastle Art Gallery in all forms.

The generosity of donors and benefactors has ensured that Newcastle Art Gallery has one of the most significant art collections in Australia. Donating to the Foundation for the expansion is an investment in the future of the Gallery.

Robyn STACEY Bombe ( Cape Bulbs ) 2009. Image courtesy of the artist., Type C print on paper, 118.2 x 148.8cm
KILGOUR PRIZE 2019 Closing Event with Blak Douglas and Ursula Yovich Newcastle Art Gallery 13 October 2019