The Art Gallery of Ballarat Foundation was established in 1998 as a Charitable Fund for the future benefit of the Gallery.

The main aim of the Foundation is to establish a substantial capital endowment to earn sufficient income to assist the Gallery with specific projects or acquisitions.

In July 2000, the Foundation undertook a successful $2 million fundraising campaign to assist with the funding of the Gallery’s extension and redevelopment and continues to support Gallery projects and activities.

Income from the Foundation is applied to acquisitions and conservation of major works of art, major exhibitions and educational programs, publications and research projects, scholarships and traineeships, buildings and equipment.

The Foundation also accepts gifts where the capital is to be applied to these purposes.

All donations and gifts are tax deductible.

To find out more about the Foundation, contact the


Mr Mark Guirguis

Cr Vicki Coltman

Elizabeth Lacey

Mr Daryl Powell

Mr Craig Mitchell

Mr Gordon Morrison

Janelle Ryan

Michael Stubbs