Foundation supporters are acknowledged in the following ways:
• Patron $1,000,000 +
• Vice Patron $500,000 +
• Governor $100,000 +
• Benefactor $50,000 +
• Fellow $15,000 +
All donations to AGWA over $2 are tax deductible. Gifts of artworks accepted by the Gallery are also tax deductible under the Federal Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Acknowledgement and thanks
Foundation supporters are acknowledged each year on AGWA’s website, on the Gallery foyer's LED screen, in the AGWA Annual Report, the AGWA Foundation Impact Report and within any campaign-specific marketing.
Supporters who have contributed $50,000 or more to the AGWA Foundation will be honoured with lifetime recognition.
Donors may choose to be acknowledged anonymously if they prefer.
AGWA privately thanks all donors at the time a gift is received.
With thanks to our generous supporters.
Foundation donors receive special access to AGWA through a range invitation-only events, experiences and communications that are tailored to a donor’s interests and areas of support, reflective of the level of donation.
Areas to support
We invite you to direct your annual donation to the area that is the most important to you.
Enable AGWA to develop and preserve Western Australia’s State Art Collection. AGWA’s collection is continually developing with new acquisitions and commissions, offering insight into who we are today and who we aspire to be. Your contribution will also strengthen underrepresented areas within the AGWA Collection and enable us to commission new works by contemporary artists.
Gifts of works of art accepted by the Gallery are also tax deductible under the Federal Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Learning, Social Impact and Public Programs
Support AGWA to deliver programs that aim to break down barriers, create inclusive communities and cultivate the next generation of creative thinkers. Audience engagement at AGWA and online plays an essential role in deepening and broadening our visitor’s experiences, both within the Gallery and beyond.
Support all aspects of an exhibition at AGWA, from artwork logistics, new commissions, accompanying publications, public programs, and access initiatives. AGWA brings works of art from around Australia and the world, showcasing defining artists, periods, and collections, drawing on the rich diversity artists to inspire the community of Western Australia.
Create a legacy in written form through books, essays, and accessible publications. Authored by Western Australian arts writers and academics, publications allow for the dissemination of arts thinking and scholarly conversation, throughout Australia and the rest of the world.
Wherever the need is greatest
Make an immediate impact at AGWA by donating towards the Gallery’s priority area. Your gift may be directed towards proposed exhibitions and displays, specifically address an area of interest identified in AGWA’s strategic directions, or allow vital operational needs to be met, safeguarding AGWA for future generations.
AGWA Foundation Patron
The patron of the AGWA Foundation is His Excellency the Honourable Christopher John Dawson AC APM.
AGWA Foundation Council
The Foundation Council works to continually develop and expand ways of giving at AGWA, through an ever-growing network of individuals, organisations, trusts and foundations, who are equally passionate about sharing exceptional art with the community of Western Australia.
Our Foundation Councillors
Paul is a philanthropist and investor who has a strong interest in the arts and is a passionate collector mainly of work by street artists. Originally from Bristol, UK, Paul is an entrepreneur who in his 26 years in Australia has worked in the property, investing and automotive industries. Paul is on the Board of several not-for-profit organisations and has been the Chairman of FORM for a number of years. He was also instrumental in the development of collective giving initiatives, Impact100 WA and ArtsImpact WA.
Janet Holmes à Court, AC
Appointed in 2018 under Section 6(1)(a) of the Art Gallery Act 1959 – Term Ends 2027
Janet Holmes à Court AC is owner of the Janet Holmes à Court Collection and Chair of The Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA). She is a Board Member of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), the State Buildings Advisory Board Western Australia and Commissioner for Australia for the Venice Architecture Biennale.
David is Co-Founder and Director of Alder & Partners Private Wealth Management. Continuing the family tradition (sixth generation) of providing financial advisory and investment management services to private clients, not for profit entities, and corporate clients, he has been employed in the Australian securities industry since 2001. He is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma of Financial Planning, and Diploma of Arts (Furniture Design). David is Co-Chairman of the Western Australian Anglicare Winter Appeal Committee which raises funds to assist people to cope with the challenges of life and relationships. He is a Fellow of the AGWA Foundation and is married with two children.
Sarah has a career spanning 20 years in the stockbroking industry with accumulated knowledge and skill across the areas of direct equity trading, corporate and wealth management in Australia. She is an Associate Director of Canaccord Genuity, a leading full-service international financial services firm. As a Trustee on the Simon Lee Foundation, Sarah is involved in the strategic planning and execution building enthusiasm and energy around project outcomes and relationships with large institutions across Australia in the Arts and Medical Research space. She is also the Chairperson for the Development Advisory Network at Telethon Kids Institute. Sarah is a member of The Stockbrokers and Investment Advisers Association.
Randal is a Perth-based businessman and property developer. Randal established Humich Group in 1990. It is a family business with a diverse investment portfolio ranging from cattle enterprises to office buildings, and mainly in WA assets.
Paula has over 25 years of management, sales, marketing and business development expertise in roles such as General Manager, Communications and Marketing Manager, Advertising Director, GM Sales and Marketing, Publisher and Event Management CEO. After four years as the State Director for Western Australia at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, Paula restarted her own business consulting firm. Paula is currently the CEO of the Committee for Perth.
Zamia has a longstanding passion for the arts and their invaluable role in society. Zamia is a Clinical Psychologist working in child adolescent mental health and currently leading clinical research in emergency mental health at Perth Children's Hospital, in partnership with Telethon Kids Institute. Zamia currently serves as Board Secretary at All Saints’ College.
Previously he was the Executive Director, Culture and the Arts at the West Australian State Government’s Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. In this role he was the DLGSC’s representative on the boards of AGWA, Western Australian Museum, State Library of Western Australia, the Perth Theatre Trust and Healthway. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia.