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

Contemporary Collectors brings together a dynamic group of individuals who are dedicated to supporting the growth of AGSA’s collection of contemporary art, supporting Australian contemporary artists and securing the future of the broader arts community.

Through the generosity of its members, Contemporary Collectors have supported the acquisition of over 450 Australian and international works of contemporary art, with a combined value of over $11 million, since its inception in 2003.

In recognition of their support, members are connected directly with the art and artists of our time through regular contemporary art news and special access to a calendar of programs and events.

The entry level of support for Contemporary Collectors is a $500 tax-deductible annual donation plus a $60 membership fee. Donations can be made annually or by flexible instalments.


Rebecca van Essen
Benefaction and Contemporary Collectors Coordinator
P 08 8207 7572

Select the duration that suits you
Membership Duration Amount Tax Deductible Component
1 year $560 $500
2 year $1120 $1000
3 year $1680 $1500

Your membership fee is tax deductible (except for a $60 administration fee).

In addition to general member benefits, Contemporary Collectors receive:

  • access to exclusive digital events and webinars with contemporary artists from around the world
  • an invitation to AGSA’s annual gala dinner
  • acknowledgement of your support on the Donors’ Board in the AGSA Vestibule and in the Foundation Annual Report. Members at Benefactor level and above are also acknowledged in the AGSA Magazine and the AGSA website.
  • travel opportunities to national and international art destinations from 2021
  • invitations to social occasions in the homes of private art collectors
  • preferential purchases of limited-edition works by contemporary artists
Contemporary Collectors benefaction levels
Benefaction Level Gift Amount Membership Duration
Member $560 1 year
Circle $10,000 to $24,999 2 years
Benefactor $25,000 to $49,999 10 years
Guardian $50,000 to $99,999 10 years
Principal $100,000 to $249,999 15 years
Governors $250,000 or more Lifetime

Donations are cumulative and upon expiration members will remain at their level of benefaction by making an annual membership donation of $560 a year.

Contemporary Collectors Partners
  • Penny's Hill
  • Archie Rose

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.