The Art Gallery of Ballarat and its Collection are cultural treasures of national significance. We need your help us to make sure they are well cared for into the future.

The Gallery has a wonderful collection which has been built up by donations, bequests and purchases since the Gallery was founded in 1885.

Works of art are fragile and easily damaged. In order for us to prevent further deterioration and to make the best use of our wonderful collection, it is essential that these works are expertly conserved and made available for public display.

If you are interested in adopting an artwork, we invite you to explore the many works displayed the works for adoption page. When you have found an artwork you would like to adopt, simply contact us and we will happily show you the work and discuss its conservation requirements.

There are a range of benefits available for different levels of donation. Talk to the gallery staff or go to our website for the full Adopt an Artwork kit which details the donations benefits.

Artworks can be adopted by individuals, corporations, philanthropic trusts and foundations, and also by groups of individuals contributing towards a group adoption. If adopting an artwork is beyond your budget, why not get together with some friends and adopt it together?

Donations are tax deductible and are receipted.

If you interested in adopting an artwork, or would like more information about how to Adopt an Artwork at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, please contact Kelly Smith on 03 5320 5810 or email:, or visit

Gold Donations

Mr Peter di Sciascio
McCain Foods Pty Ltd
Mrs Ridsdale in memory of Leonard Darrell Ridsdale

Silver Donations

Art Gallery of Ballarat Women’s Association
Mrs Sari & Mr Matthew Baird
Mrs Carole Coltman
Mr Craig & Mrs Vicki Coltman
The Courier
The Ferry Foundation
Mrs Emma & Dr Bob House
James & Sons (Australia) Pty Ltd
Ms Catherine Oliver
The Hugh DT Williamson Foundation
The Isobella Foundation
LJ Wilson Trust

Bronze Donations

Ms Pam Davies
Mr Bill McGregor
Mrs JE ‘Topsy’ Nevett
Ms Valerie Newman
Ms Nola Oliver
Mr Garry & Mrs Sara Taylor
Dr Jeff Woodger
& several anonymous donors in the Silver & Bronze Categories