Join a dynamic group of individuals with a shared passion for contemporary art

Contemporary Collectors is a philanthropic group of donors dedicated to growing AGSA's collection of contemporary art and championing the art and artists of our time.

Since its inception in 2003, Contemporary Collectors has strengthened the Gallery's collection of contemporary art and supported many significant acquisitions.

AGSA connects Contemporary Collectors to contemporary art and artists through its program of unique events and offerings.

Join Contemporary Collectors individually for $560 per year ($500 tax-deductible annual donation plus a $60 service fee) or jointly for $1,120.00 ($1,000.00 tax-deductible annual donation plus a $120 service fee).*

*Contemporary Collectors donations run in-line with the Financial Year. If you join after July, your donation will be a pro rata amount to align your renewal with the 30 June renewal cycle.

Contemporary Collectors Donor Benefits

  • general member benefits
  • access to exclusive previews
  • invitations to events with contemporary artists and industry professionals from around the world
  • preferential purchases of limited-edition works by contemporary artists
  • opportunities to take part in art-focused travel, led by AGSA curators and industry professionals
  • invitations to social occasions in the homes of private art collectors
  • an invitation to AGSA’s annual gala dinner
  • acknowledgement on the Donors’ Board in the AGSA Vestibule and in the Foundation Annual Report
  • Contemporary Collector Donors of Fellow level and above are also acknowledged in the AGSA Magazine and the AGSA website
AGSA Benefaction Levels
Benefaction Level Gift Amount
Contemporary Collectors Member $560 to $4,999
Contemporary Collectors Fellow $5,000 to $24,999
Contemporary Collectors Benefactor $25,000 to $49,999
Contemporary Collectors Guardian $50,000 to $99,999
Contemporary Collectors Principal $100,000 to $249,999
Contemporary Collectors Governor $250,000 or more (lifetime membership)

In determining an individual's level of benefaction, donations are cumulative. Levels of benefaction are maintained by making a $500 tax-deductible annual donation plus a $60 service fee.

Gifts of significant Contemporary works of art can be made through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program which provides tax incentives to encourage gifts of culturally significant items from private collections to Australia’s public art galleries.

Contemporary Collectors Partners
  • Yalumba
  • Jansz Primary 2022
  • Archie Rose
  • Kwik Kopy

Contemporary Collectors Program

Join us throughout the year for our program of events.

installation view: Ramsay Art Prize 2019 featuring Ride to church by Pierre Mukeba, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, brush pen, synthetic polymer paint and applique on canvas, 320.0 x 424.0 cm; Courtesy the artist and GAGPROJECTS | Greenaway Art Gallery, photo: Saul Steed

Recent Acquisitions

Read more about recent acquisitions made through Contemporary Collectors.

photo: Morgan Sette.

Contemporary Collectors

AGSA gratefully acknowledges the generosity of its Contemporary Collectors.

installation view: 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Free/State, featuring Casting shadows [Chandelier] and The Settlement [Shield] by Dennis Golding, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; photo: Saul Steed.

Adelaide Biennial Ambassadors Program

Directly support the work of Australian artists and enjoy exclusive social and educational events.