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

Further information about bequests

By giving to Newcastle Art Gallery you are helping the Gallery fulfil its bold vision into the future.

The following wording for leaving a bequest is provided as a guide only. We strongly recommend that you seek independent legal advice when writing or updating your Will.

I give to Newcastle City Council ABN 25 242 068 129, operating as Newcastle Art Gallery, for its general purposes, free of all duties, [insert amount OR percentage of estate OR residue of estate] for which an authorised receipt from Newcastle City Council will be a sufficient discharge at law for my executor(s) or trustee.

Broad, unrestricted bequests are always the most helpful, however if you are considering restricting your legacy to a specific purpose or leaving a work of art for our collection, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your plans before you commit them to a Will, to ensure that your wishes can be met.

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