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Calling all Benefactors!

June is our Benefactors’ month. Places are filling fast and there are only a few spots left, so if you’d like to sign up please let us know now!

Being one of our exclusive set of only 25 Benefactors for 2017 is a rewarding experience. You will join the warm camaraderie of the group, help to support our ongoing work, get to know our artists … and you’ll receive one of their original artworks for your collection.
Each of our artists donates a significant piece of original artwork to be drawn at the Benefactors ballot party. Among great hilarity and holding of breath, every Benefactor receives one of the works. This year, our party will be held on Saturday 24 June and our special guest to draw the ballot is Alan Dodge AM, Chair of Murdoch University Art Board and former Director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Although you won’t know what you’ll receive until your number is drawn, you are guaranteed a quality, original artwork valued at around $4000. And even if you don’t land the work you have your eye on, we’re sure you’ll be smiling – it’s always great to hear from Benefactors that tell us how much they have grown to love a piece that perhaps they would not have chosen at first sight.

All contributions raised through our Benefactors supports our 2017 Exhibitions.

So, we’d love you to join us as a 2017 Benefactor. Sign up now for $2500 and help us grow. Please contact us for more information or see our FAQs.

The group exhibition that displays the brilliant line up of works to be drawn for the Benefactors will be on show in the gallery from 22 – 24 June and on our website.



FAQs final 2017

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We are excited to announce that Art Collective WA was accepted for the PLUS1 funding program with the Australian Cultural Fund  (ACF). This means for every dollar you donate the ACF will match it and when we have raised $15,000 in donations we can publish another book about a Western Australian artist!

Jeremy Kirwan-Ward

You may have read in our last newsletter that our next artist’s monograph will focus on the art and career of Jeremy Kirwan-Ward. Many of you will be familiar with Jeremy’s work.

He has practiced as a professional artist for over 45 years and has made considerable contribution to Australian art. Our private spaces and urban environments are enriched by his works and contemporary art dialogue internationally has benefitted from his association with the Australian Centre for Concrete Art.

We need to raise $15,000 by 31 January 2017 to receive the matched funding.

The 150-page monograph will feature essays by knowledgeable arts writers John Barrett-Lennard and Margaret Moore, along with over 100 colour plates. Jeremy has expressed that it will “include studio photos, works in progress and working with other artists. In addition to being an archive it should also be an impression of what my life as an artist is like”.


It is the nature of philanthropic donations and their tax deductibility that you cannot receive any material exchange for your support.

However, your support does not go unnoticed. The ACF will match your generosity. And, apart from playing your part in the wonderful Art Collective WA Book Club, your donation entitles you to:

* A tax deduction on your donation
* Acknowledgement as a donor in Jeremy’s book. (You have the option to be anonymous if you prefer).
* Celebrate with Jeremy and all the artists of Art Collective WA when we launch the book in August 2017.

Join our Book Club. Donate now.


Art Collective WA is self-funded by income generated through art sales and by philanthropic support from individuals and corporates.

If you would like to know more about the projects that we are currently seeking donations for, please contact us now! art@artcollectivewa.com.au



Art Collective WA is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts.