About the Foundation

The Ipswich Art Gallery Foundation was established in 1997 to link government, business, and the community in their support of the Ipswich Art Gallery.

The Foundation raises funds for the purchase of artwork and items of cultural significance for the Ipswich Art Gallery Collection, supporting the Gallery in preserving Ipswich’s cultural history for the benefit of future generations. All cash donations over $2 and artwork approved under the Federal Government’s Cultural Gifts Program are tax deductible.

Since its inception, the Ipswich Art Gallery Foundation has raised nearly $9 million in support of the Ipswich Art Gallery.


Foundation Board Members


Dr Ian Lupton, Limestone Dental


Claire Sourgnes, Mr Jeff Budgen, Dr Sophia Elmes, Professor Alan Rix, Mr James Sturges

Donating artworks or items of cultural significance


The Cultural Gifts Program encourages gifts of artwork and items of cultural significance to the Ipswich Art Gallery. This program offers donors a tax deduction for the market value of their gifts. If you would like to donate an artwork or item of cultural significance, please contact the Gallery.


In confidence, the Foundation will work with you and your solicitor to enable you to contribute to the future of the Ipswich Art Gallery through your estate. When an individual makes a bequest of a specific sum of money to the Foundation, he or she will be recognised as making an immediate gift of an amount equal to one half of the sum bequeathed and hence, enjoy now, all the benefits of membership.