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Newcastle Art Gallery’s collection was established through the generosity and philanthropy of individuals who endeavoured to broaden the cultural life of Newcastle.

Under the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program the Australian Taxation Office now provides tax incentives to encourage gifts of culturally significant items from private collections to public institutions. This program has greatly enhanced the Gallery’s collection.

There are several ways that you can personally support the Gallery’s activities and contribute to a project or area that is of special interest to you. These include:

  1. Donations of cash, property or other assets
  2. Making a bequest or legacy in a will
  3. Gifting art through the Cultural Gifts Program
  4. Becoming a Foundation member

James DRINKWATER Dusty red school 2012 oil on canvas 120.0 x 100.0cm Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by James Drinkwater 2016 Newcastle Art Gallery collection Courtesy the artist