Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation

About the Foundation

The Art Gallery of Western Australia holds one of Australia's finest art collections, including one of the most important Indigenous collections in the country and the pre-eminent collection of Western Australian art. This is largely due to the generosity of donors and members of the Foundation.

The key role of the Foundation is to raise funds and encourage donations to assist the Gallery in acquiring works to the State Art Collection. The Foundation also aims to broaden the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of art in the community and assists with the Art Gallery's education program.

Emily Kam Kngwarreye

Arlatyite Dreaming, 1995
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
125 x 221cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Gift of Sue and Ian Bernadt, 2000
© Estate of Emily Kame Kngwarreye / Licensed by Viscopy, 2009

Foundation Events


2014 is already shaping up to be an incredibly exciting year for Foundation Members. Building on 2013's special insights and amazing journeys, this year we're upping the ante and making sure our Members are offered even more exciting premium events and activities that can be experienced nowhere else.

A detailed event calendar will be available in February 2014.

Istanbul Tour 2013

Following on from the successful tours to Venice and New York, a group of Foundation Members participated in a unique art tour to Istanbul.

Coinciding with Istanbul’s renowned Biennial, the tour consisted of one full day of visiting the best exhibits that the Biennial had to offer. AGWA Director, Stefano Carboni also led the group on a private cruise of the Bosphorus, the long strait that joins the Sea of Marmara with the Black Sea and forms a natural border between Asia and Europe. Other highlights of the trip included historical world famous sights such as the Topkapi Palace Museum and the Blue Mosque, as well as much newer institutions such as the Istanbul Modern Museum.

These special travel experiences are open to Foundation Members at the level of Fellow and above.


Foundation Members on the 2013 Tour in Istanbul with Director, Stefano Carboni

Venice Tour 2011

In September 2011 Foundation Members enjoyed a unique art tour to Venice, led by the Director Stefano Carboni. Special travel experiences are open to Foundation Members at the level of fellow and above.

Read about their experiences in Foundation Member Katherine Kalaf's Blog and view some of their travel pictures.

The group at the entrance of the Malcontenta

Become a Life Member


The Contemporary Art Group

Becoming a life member will provide you with a unique opportunity to play a significant and rewarding role in the continuing development of WA's cultural heritage.


a small group of contemporary art enthusiasts who gather together to celebrate and share in the excitement of contemporary art (and culture) (visual art).

Foundation Council


Foundation Annual Report

Learn more about the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation Council.   Download current and past Foundation Annual reports.

Contact Details

If you would like to know more about any aspect of the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation please contact Teresa Fantoni, Foundation Manager. The Foundation would be pleased to discuss the many ways in which you may choose to become more involved with your Gallery.

Telephone: +61 8 9492 6761
Facsimile: +61 8 9492 6767



Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation 20th Anniversary




Art Gallery of Western Australia - Foundation 20th Anniversary



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