Geelong Gallery Fundraising
Fundraising provides the Gallery with essential financial support to ensure its long-term prosperity.Donate online today
Geelong Contemporary acquisition program
Geelong Contemporary was formed in 2016 to support the growth and presentation of Geelong Gallery’s acclaimed collection of contemporary Australian art. Geelong Contemporary comprises a group of external contemporary art enthusiasts and collectors who are achieving their vision through donations, an annual program of events and exclusive opportunities.
For further information, visit Geelong Contemporary.
Geelong Conservation was established in 2019 and is committed to organising events that provide access to people and places not always readily accessible to the public.
All funds raised from Geelong Conservation events contribute to the conservation of priority works as nominated by the Gallery. In 2019, funds raised by Geelong Conservation contributed to the conservation of key works, Clarice Beckett’s Rainy Day (1930) and Walter Wither’s Moonrise on the Yarra (1908). In 2020, Danilla Vassilieff’s An accident I saw (1948), was conserved and along with the Wither’s work, is part of the Gallery’s collection-based exhibition, Scenic Victoria—Land, sea, city (Monday 22 June 2020 to Sunday 18 April 2021).
Geelong Gallery Foundation
Geelong Gallery Foundation is strongly committed to providing Geelong Gallery with essential financial support and ensuring its long-term prosperity. Geelong Gallery and Geelong Gallery Foundation are very pleased to acknowledge donors to the 2019 Annual Giving campaign.
For further information, visit Geelong Gallery Foundation.
Gift in Honour
Express your appreciation for someone special with a Gift in Honour. Your donation can be made in recognition of a special event, or perhaps a final tribute in remembrance of a special life.
If suitable, Geelong Gallery will send a letter of appreciation to the person or persons you designate your gift to, informing them of your donation in their honour, or that of their loved one.
For further information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations over $2.00 made to Geelong Art Gallery Inc. are eligible for a tax deduction. Geelong Art Gallery Inc. is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) from 01 July 2000 and registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) from 3 December 2012.
Phase 1 of the Gallery’s Turn the lights back on fundraising campaign raised $85,000.
Thank you to Geelong Gallery members, philanthropic trusts, the arts sector and broader Geelong communities who have supported our call for action with 86 generous contributions.
Turn the lights back on will see the installation of new state-of-the-art ERCO lighting systems in our Douglass and Richardson galleries. We initially set out to fulfil a target to upgrade only the Douglass Gallery and are delighted to be able to realise an additional gallery upgrade. Our new lighting systems will ensure we are ready for the presentation of RONE in Geelong in February 2021, support the ongoing preservation of our sensitive collection items, and allow you and our many visitors to see our permanent collection riches in the very best light.
Thank you to our campaign supporters for their generous donations, we warmly appreciate each and every contribution. We also thank a major private philanthropic donor, the Ruth Fagg Foundation Trust and the Colin Holden Charitable Trust for their philanthropic support.
The installation of the new ERCO lighting will occur between September and November 2020.
Geelong Gallery’s collection storage upgrade campaign has raised $25,338 through the support of 104 community donors during our 30-day Pozible campaign.
Fund something you can’t see ensured the Gallery's back-of-house upgrade from 2019–20 which saw an increase to painting storage by 25%, demonstrably improved access to the collection for Gallery staff, students, art historians and researchers, and ensured the continuation of best practice in collection and cultural heritage management.
Funds raised delivered the purchase and installation of 15 museum-grade painting racks, a vertical shelving system for framed works on paper (tills), improved shelving for decorative arts storage, a dedicated area for the processing of inward and outward collection movements which doubles as a viewing area, and a preparation table for the mounting of works on paper.
Thank you for supporting Fund something you can’t see.
This project was endorsed by Creative Partnerships Australia’s fund-matching scheme Plus1. Every dollar raised was matched.