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

The support raised by becoming a Contemporary Collector directly funds acquisitions of contemporary art that dramatically enrich the Gallery’s collection. Contemporary Collectors also support exhibitions and public programs, cultivate a broader audience for contemporary art and engage potential supporters.

Since the establishment of Contemporary Collectors in 2003, the group has supported the acquisition of over 300 works of art for the permanent collection.

In recognition of their support, members are invited to a vibrant calendar of events, seminars and national and international art tours.


In addition to general member benefits, Contemporary Collectors receive:

  • invitations to exhibition previews, curator-led tours and other exclusive events
  • travel opportunities to national and international art destinations and events
  • invitations to social occasions in the homes of private art collectors
  • preferential purchases of limited-edition works by contemporary artists

Contemporary Collectors level of support is a $500 tax-deductible annual donation plus a $60 membership fee.

Membership Categories 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).

Contemporary Collectors Partners
  • Penny's Hill
  • Archie Rose

Ben Quilty, Australia, born 1973, Irin Irinji, 2018, Southern Highlands, New South Wales, oil on linen, twelve panels, 224.0 x 551.0 cm; Gift of the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors, Jane and John Ayers, Lipman Karas and Tracey Whiting 2019., Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Courtesy the artist, photo: Mim Stirling.

Contemporary Collectors Acquisitions

Since 2003, more than 300 works of art have been acquired through funds raised by Contemporary Collectors.

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.