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The Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre accepts tax deductible donations, gifts and bequests.

Help acquire the 'new Garden Drawing Room' by renowned Australian artist Michael Zavros

The Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd. is proud to present this magnificent artwork by renowned Australian artist Michael Zavros. The Foundation’s Board of Directors appreciates that many of you share a sense of community and ownership of the Gallery’s collection and, as such, they hope you will support this exciting acquisition appeal. The Foundation will acquire this artwork as a gift to the Tweed Regional Gallery collection.

Donate online (external link)

Donations of $1,000 or more offers eligibility for lifetime membership of the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd.

The new Garden Drawing Room - Michael Zavros - Copyright Tweed Shire Council

Michael Zavros (b.1974)
The new Garden Drawing Room 2019oil on canvas, 190 x 145cm
Pending gift of the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd
Tweed Regional Gallery collection

Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd.

The Foundation is not-for-profit organisation which benefits the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre in a number of ways, including purchasing works for the Gallery Collection.
Donations of $2.00 and over are tax deductible. (ATO Reference number 900 445 692).

You may support the following funds:
  • The Margaret Olley Art Centre Fund
  • The General Purposes and Objects of the Foundation Fund (This is a General Fund)
  • The Gallery Projects and Programs Fund (This Fund will help financially support the projects and programs initiated by the Gallery such as touring exhibitions, publications, education and public programs)
  • The Gallery Acquisitions Fund (The Gallery receives no government funding for acquisitions for the Collection. The Gallery is totally reliant on the generosity of individuals and the Foundation to raise money to purchase artworks)
Substantial donations entitle the donor to a life-time membership of the Foundation, donors are categorized as follows:
  • Members: Persons who make a donation of between $1000 to $4,999
  • Silver Members: Persons who make a donation of between $5000 to $14,999
  • Gold: Persons who make a donation of between $15,000 to $49,999
  • Platinum Members: Persons who make a donation of between $50,000 to $159,999
  • Principle Members: Persons who make a donation of between $160,000 to $999,999
  • Major Donors: Persons who make a single donation or an accumulative donation of $1,000,000 or more.
All members' names are permanently recorded Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd Donor wall at the northern end of the Foyer.
Naming Rights for various parts of the Gallery may also be negotiated.

Members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting, where they can elect the Board form a proposed list of candidates.


The Directors of the Tweed Regional Gallery Foundation Ltd.

Warren Polglase OAM, President
Michael (Mike) Rayner, Vice-President
Prudence (Prue) Cutting, Secretary
Sally Macnaughton, Treasurer
Susan (Sue) Hoy
Lisa White
Penny Bond
Cr Ron Sutton
Cr Pryce Allsop, Mayor's representative
Susi Muddiman OAM

Cultural Gifts Program

The Gallery is endorsed to accept gifts through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. The program allows donors to donate artworks to public art galleries to receive a tax benefit which may be apportioned over a five year period. The Program requires that the artwork must be of relevance to the institution, fit within the gallery’s collection policy, and must be valued by two approved valuers at proven market prices.

There are now over 1000 artworks in the Gallery’s Collection. Many are gifts and donations.

Please contact Gallery Director Susi Muddiman on (02) 6670 2792 for further information, or visit Ministry for the Arts (external link)
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