Winter 1993
Winter 1993
oil on canvas
203.4 x 396.5 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the National Gallery Women's Association, 2002
© Peter Booth/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

NGV Women's Association

The purpose of the NGV Women's Association (NGVWA) is to support the interests of the National Gallery of Victoria.  This is largely through the funding of works of art for the collections held by the NGV and through a travel scholarship for NGV curators.  In addition, since 1963, the NGVWA has provided Encouragement Awards for promising students of the Victorian College of the Arts.

The financial assistance to the NGV is fundamental to the Women’s Association’s purpose, however the NGVWA extends its role by bringing people into the NGV and by fostering a more general interest in the arts. Funds are raised through an annual program of interesting and entertaining events. Each event is designed to attract people from varied backgrounds and with different interests. Such events include lectures, seminars, visits to regional galleries, opportunities to study garden history and design and events of a more social character with an arts based theme.

Over the years the NGVWA has been able to add an important number of works to the magnificent collections of the NGV.  The works of well known artists such as Andy Warhol, Anish Kapoor, Christopher Dresser and Peter Booth are represented among the gifts of the NGVWA along with exquisite pieces of porcelain and eighteenth century needlework.

For all enquiries about the NGV Women's Association, please contact NGV Foundation

NGV Women's Association

Upcoming Events

The NGV Women’s Association runs many events throughout the year including a film night, arts seminar and studio visits and small art-related events.  For enquiries please call the NGV Foundation office on 03 8620 2415 or email

Miss Isobel McDonald 1895 (detail)
Tom Roberts
born England 1856. arrived Australia
1869, lived in Europe 1881–85, 1903–19, died 1931
Miss Isobel McDonald 1895 (detail) oil on canvas
46.5 x 41.8 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased, 1957

NGV Women's Association Annual Seminar

Tom Roberts’s Portraits: Mimicry and Subterfuge in Shaping an Australian Identity

Thursday 13 March 2014
6pm refreshments followed by 7pm Lecture

Speaker: Dr Julie Cotter, Lecturer Visual Arts, Monash
Cost: $65 (inc GST ) including light refreshments from 6–7 pm
Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road,

Please enter via the North Entrance
Event Code: NGVWA130314
Bookings: 03 8662 1555,
10am–5pm daily

Funds raised will support NGV Acquisitions.

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NGV Women's Association Acquisitions