2020 Emerging Artist Acquisition Appeal

Help us support WA’s emerging artists. Donate to acquire their important work for your State Art Collection.

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As an extension of the AGWA Foundation Stimulus Package, the Emerging Artist Acquisition Appeal has been implemented specifically to help us all play a role in contributing to the careers of emerging artists not yet represented in the Collection.

This is a program that will ensure the next generation of artists are not forgotten. Never has their future been more important and uncertain. Right now, the actions we take today will define the history we write tomorrow. By participating in this new program, you are helping to ensure that the works of exciting emerging artists will be added to the pages of WA’s art history tomorrow.

Your tax-deductible donation to our Emerging Artist Acquisition Appeal will go directly to purchasing works from these artists. We expect that some of the most defining art will emerge from these times. And importantly, you can help ensure that it does. To get started, simply click the DONATE button above, and together, let’s make some new art history!

Hear from WA artists in the Collection

We remind ourselves that today’s renowned artists were all at one point, emerging artists themselves. To see how our Foundation donors have been able to impact the careers of previous emerging artists, watch the videos above.



Make your donation via the AGWA website

Donate now

Bank Deposit

Bank: Commonwealth Bank Australia
Branch: WA Government Banking Centre
Account Name: Art Gallery of WA
BSB: 066-040
Account Number: 10500006

Please quote 2020 Appeal and your surname on the electronic transfer and provide your details by email to foundation@artgallery.wa.gov.au or by phoning the Foundation Office on
+61 8 9492 6761 so that we can acknowledge your donation.


Please call the Foundation Office on +61 8 9492 6761 and we can process your donation over the phone, or post out a donation form.

Email or Mail

Download a donation form, complete it and return via email to foundation@artgallery.wa.gov.au

or via post to:
Foundation Manager
Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation
PO Box 8363
Perth Business Centre
Perth WA 6849

If you don’t wish to support this appeal but still want to donate to the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, you can make a gift to other areas of greatest need.


Thank you to those who have already donated to the 2020 Emerging Artist Acquisition Appeal:

Adrienne and Barry Marshall
C P Ball
Christopher Young and Elisa Markes-Young
Colin Walker
Debbie and Rik Thornton
Dr Walter Ong and Mr Graeme Marshall
Gena Culley
Gene Tilbrook
Jock and Jane Morrison
Joshua Walters
Michal and Roma Lewi
Ms Sarah Miller AM
Richard Stone
Peter and Benita Dowding
Leigh Robinson
Diana and the late Bill Warnock
Lyn Williams AM
Mimi & Willy Packer
Marilyn Burton
Anonymous donors