The Tweed River Art Gallery invites tax deductible donations, gifts & bequests.
The Foundation supports the Gallery in a range of programs. You may choose which of the following funds you wish to support:
A not for profit organisation for the benefit of the Tweed River Art Gallery, donations $2 and over are tax deductible (ATO Reference number 900 445 692).
The Foundation invites gifts, for which it offers full tax deductibility, and bequests.
Substantial gifts entitle the donors to membership of the Foundation in various categories:
All members' names are permanently recorded on an Honour Board in the Gallery.
Naming Rights for various parts of the Gallery may also be negotiated.
The Gallery is endorsed to accept gifts through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.
The program allows donors to donate property and artworks to public art galleries to receive a tax benefit which can be spread over five years.
Recent improvements now allow artists the full commercial value on gifts from the artist’s private collection.
The Program requires that the artwork must be of relevance to the institution, fit within the gallery’s collection policy, and must be valued by two approved valuers at proven market prices.
The latest additions to the Gallery’s Australian Portrait Collection through the Cultural Gifts Program are a Self Portrait-China 1998 by George Gittoes, a gift of Mrs Joyce Gittoes. A compelling work painted during the artist’s Asialink China residency in 1998, and later completed at his Bundeena Studio near Sydney. The work was shown in I Witness, produced by filmmaker Don Featherstone for ABC TV. It was included in World Diary, a travelling exhibition in 2001.
James Guppy’s powerful and symbolic portrait of “Genni” was hung in the 1987 Archibald Prize. This work from the artist’s own collection was painted as a result of a close friendship between the sitter, the artist and his wife Trudy. Genni Batterham the subject of the portrait was prominent within disability politics and an inspirational person. Although severely effected by MS Genni had made films, written a book and completed a Masters Degree in Fine Art.
Josonia Palaitis has donated a portrait of her mother titled “The Artist’s Mother” (Pat Mills) a finalist in the 2002 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. Josonia wanted to capture the feisty spirit of her mother, a former fashion illustrator, at the age of 92. It will hang beside the portrait of her father John Mills (for which she won the 1994 Moran Prize). Both portraits are filled with love and an intimate knowledge of her subjects. The portrait is thoughtfully composed with meticulous details of textures and surfaces. Josonia has completed many major commissions including John & Jeanette Howard commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
There are now 804 artworks including 243 portraits in the Gallery’s Collection. Many are gifts and donations.
The Tweed River Art Gallery invites gifts through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program or contact Director Susi Muddiman on (02) 6670 2792 for further information.