2017 NGV Annual Appeal

This year’s appeal is dedicated to a leading female artist of her time, Louise Bouteiller, and is one of five key works chosen as part of a current campaign to strengthen the Gallery’s representation of women artists. This will be the first work by Bouteiller to enter the NGV Collection.

Portrait of Césarine de Houdetot, Baronne de Barante: Les Pamplemousses, painted in 1818, is a sumptuous depiction of a young woman lost in reverie among banana palms and bamboo huts in a European fantasy of the Southern Hemisphere.

The NGV has only one painting by a woman artist from the French School, and a major Neoclassical full-length portrait has long been desired. Neoclassicism has traditionally been held to be the preserve of male artists and to have this period represented by a female painter will be both corrective and revelatory.

We warmly thank you for considering a donation of any size to make this acquisition possible. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and can be made online; by cheque made payable to the National Gallery of Victoria; or in person at the NGV.

We are very grateful to two donors who have recently come forward with gifts to support the acquisition of Françoise Gilot’s Blue eyes 1956. This striking portrait, which perfectly captures the spirit of modernity in 1950s Paris, will now have a home in the NGV’s modern art galleries.

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Become an Annual Donor

An annual gift will place you at the forefront of exhibitions, programs and acquisitions at the NGV. You will join a group of dedicated NGV friends who are passionate about art from Australia and around the world.


Giving annually to the NGV will enable you to:

  • Play a significant role in the growth of the Gallery’s collection, programs and activities.
  • Belong to an exclusive group of like-minded donors with a strong connection to the NGV.
  • Be the first to learn about our exciting acquisitions, plans and developments.
  • Be invited to a dynamic program of events including private viewings, studio visits and Gallery dinners.
  • Gain special behind-the-scenes access to upcoming exhibitions and programs.

We invite you to direct your annual donation to an area of the NGV Collection or programs that most interest you.
All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and for more information, please contact the NGV Foundation office on (03) 8620 2469 or NGV.foundation@ngv.vic.gov.au.

Become an Annual Donor and make a gift towards:

Asian Art
Contemporary Art
Contemporary Design & Architecture
Decorative arts
Fashion & Textiles
Indigenous Art
Prints & Drawings

Donate to the Art Acquisition Fund

Help us grow and develop the NGV Collection by making a donation to the Art Acquisition Fund. Your donation will help ensure income is available for important purchases of art every year.

Support NGV Kids

NGV Kids is an exciting initiative that connects children and their families with contemporary artists and designers, provides engaging publications and an annual children’s festival and touring program.

The NGV recognises the importance of our young audience. Acknowledging that our collection and programs need to be meaningful to our whole community and reflect its concerns, interests and aspirations, NGV Kids places children’s visiting experiences at the forefront of our programming.

Support NGV Digitisation Project

The NGV has embarked on an ambitious project to ensure the NGV Collection is truly accessible worldwide. We want our audiences to be able to electronically access our entire collection of works of art from the most iconic items to rarely seen, fragile and light-sensitive artworks that can only be displayed for limited periods of time.

With your help, the NGV will be able to photograph each work of art, undertake a thorough documentation process and complete copyright clearance. The outcome will be a truly rich tool for exploration and learning that will take the NGV Collection beyond the Gallery’s walls.

Support our Conservation Work

Our Conservation Department is responsible for the care and longevity of over 70,000 works of art, including framework, within the NGV Collection. Your donation will support this vital work to ensure the Collection can be enjoyed for future generations to come.

International Donations

The NGV is delighted to welcome the support of donors from the USA.

Donations and grants from the USA are administered through the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) of America and are 100% tax deductible.

For cash donations to the NGV there are two ways to donate:

1. For check, wire transfer, stock or credit card donations please use the CAF America gift form.

2. For online donations please use the CAF America online donation platform here.

For donations of artwork, CAF America will work with the donor and the NGV to appraise and value the artwork and organise the transfer of ownership, ensuring the donor receives the necessary paperwork for tax deductibility purposes.

To commence the process for donating an artwork or for further information on supporting the NGV from the USA please contact:

Ms Jessie Krafft
Charities Aid Foundation of America
Phone: 202-793-2232
Email: jessie@cafamerica.org

Please contact the Foundation if you would like to make a donation at a different level or if you would like to give a donation as a gift email NGV.foundation@ngv.vic.gov.au or +61 3 8620 2415.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible.