Tracey Moffatt, 'As I lay back on my Ancestral Land 4' (detail) 2013, Digital photographic print, 128 x 187cm, Griffith University Art Museum. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Paul Eliadis, 2015

Help us to foster artistic excellence

Griffith University Art Museum is generously supported by people who share the belief that art has a valuable place in everyday society, being an emotional, educational, intellectual and interdisciplinary tool for all. We benefit from contributions by artists, curators, lenders, donors, philanthropic and corporate partners, arts funding agencies, sponsors and community partners. By supporting Griffith University Art Museum, you not only help us strengthen and develop our Collection, but also help build Queensland’s cultural landscape by enabling us to deliver world-class exhibitions that engage our local community. Your support will assist us to create new exhibition programs, publications, education programs and other initiatives, and help make the collection a key part of Griffith University’s curriculum.

New philanthropic partners, patrons and supporters are always welcome as we work towards realising Griffith University Art Museum’s vision to be an international centre of excellence in the research, collection, presentation and promotion of contemporary visual art.

For more information or to discuss partnership and philanthropic opportunities, please contact Griffith University Art Museum.


Acquisitions to the Griffith University Art Collection are actively pursued to build on the strengths of the existing collection and reflect the Art Museum's exhibition program. The Art Museum places emphasis on compelling works of aesthetic interest and educational value for a broad audience.

The support and generosity of individual and corporate benefactors has made a major impact on the Art Museum’s holdings. So too have the various acquisition and commission grants awarded by the Australia Council, particularly during the 1980s and 1990s, which have extended the collection's contemporary focus. New acquisitions, by gift or purchase, are evaluated for quality and for appropriateness to the collection focus, however the Art Museum does not accept works that it cannot manage to museum standards for conservation and storage.

Financial support

Your donation supports collection development and research, and helps deliver exhibitions and programs that engage the wider community.

For example:

  • $2000 engages an external conservator to undertake vital reparative and conservation work on important and historical objects from our Collection
  • $500 creates purpose-designed mounts for display and storage of works
  • $200 provides photographic documentation of an exhibition
  • $100 supplies materials for our Children's Workshops

All donations to Griffith University Art Museum of $2 or more are tax deductible and are receipted accordingly.

You can make a difference by filling in and submitting the donation form.

Gifts of Art

The Griffith University Art Collection has been formed largely through the generosity of its many donors. Significant gifts enable the Art Museum's unique collection to be used to teach students across disciplines and to inspire and enhance the understanding of art among the wider public for the benefit of future generations.

Griffith University Art Museum is registered to receive eligible works of art through the Cultural Gifts Program

As a donor, you will be eligible for the following tax incentives under the Program:

  • The market value of the gift is fully tax deductible, with some exceptions.
  • You can elect to spread the deduction over up to five income years.
  • Gifts are exempt from capital gains tax.

Gifts of art do not need to be made through the Cultural Gifts Program. In cases where donors prefer to gift works directly and works have been deemed relevant to the collection, the Art Museum will arrange a Deed of Donation.

Tracey Moffatt, As I lay back on my Ancestral Land 4  2013, Digital photographic print, 128 x 187cm, Griffith University Art Museum.

Tracey Moffatt, As I lay back on my Ancestral Land 4 2013, Digital photographic print, 128 x 187cm, Griffith University Art Museum.

Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Paul Eliadis, 2015

Corporate partnerships

Corporate partnerships with Griffith University Art Museum support the production and delivery of exhibitions, public programs and publications. It represents an excellent opportunity for businesses to raise their profile among the thousands of visitors to the Art Museum annually while reflecting a corporate belief in the importance of visual art.

Corporate partners are acknowledged and provided with promotional opportunities at openings and events. Exhibition openings also offer sponsors the chance to network with patrons, government officials, suppliers, business supporters, senior arts leaders and artists.


The Art Museum appreciates the opportunity to acknowledge bequest donors during their lifetime. To be recognised as a bequest donor, you simply need to let us know that you have remembered Griffith University Art Museum in your will. You can do this in one of the following ways:

  • notify us in writing of your intention to make a bequest
  • send us a copy of the relevant section of your will
  • send us a letter of confirmation from your solicitor

Forms of bequests include gifts of cash, whole or percentage of an estate, works of art, real estate, or shares. Griffith University Art Museum recommends that bequest donors seek professional advice in arranging a bequest. If you are considering leaving a work of art to the Art Museum, we encourage you to contact the Director.

Bequests to Griffith University Art Museum are managed through the Griffith University Foundation. For more information on leaving a bequest to Griffith University Art Museum, email or telephone the Director.


Griffith University Art Museum draws on the support of volunteers who undertake a range of tasks alongside both Curatorial and Collections staff, and provide assistance to ensure events and public programs run smoothly.

Brutal Truths: Vernon Ah Kee, Gordon Bennett, Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser, installation view at Griffith University Art Museum, 2015. Photography: Carl Warner