The campaign to support Mosman Art Gallery - carved tree project.

In May 2015, Mosman Art Gallery received the National Award from Museums and Galleries of Australia for its Bungaree’s Farm exhibition - this is the highest award that can be given to a gallery in Australia.

From the Bungaree’s Farm exhibition, a series of 24 Aboriginal poles (Country by Warwick Keen - find out more here) were acquired and installed as permanent pieces in the gallery’s forecourt, which has been developed into a stunning sculpture garden.

Listen to artist Warwick Keen and curator Djon Mundine speak about Country in this 30 second video.

‘Professor Marie Bashir launches Country'

Each of the 'carved trees' have been sponsored at a cost of $2,000 each.

We would like to sincerely thank our wonderful Create! Campaign supporters and 'Carved Tree Project' sponsors. With your very generous assistance and matched funding from Creative Partnerships Australia, we have raised an incredible $96,000!

Thank you again for your outstanding philanthropic support:

Guido & Michelle Belgiorno-Nettis 
Andre & Teresa Biet
Charlene & Graham Bradley AM
Mark & Jane Bradley
Karen F Byrne
David Carment AM
John & Jenny Cheeseman
Pat Corrigan AM
Judy & Ken Done AM
Friends of Mosman Art Gallery
Brian & Jillian Jones
Virginia Howard & Bill Taylor
Christine McNamee Liddy AO & Mr David B Liddy
Sally & Reg Richardson AM
Clare & the late Paul Stockdale
Anne & Tom Swain
Catherine Trahair, for her father Geoff Trahair
Diane & Stanley Wachman
Noel & Denise Wilton
Dr John Yu AC


By contributing to Create!, you will assist greatly with the following key aspects of the gallery’s programs:

  • Build our capacity to raise funds in the future
  • Exhibitions
  • Conservation of the collection
  • Special events and public programs
  • Children’s art education
  • The acquisition of artworks for the collection
  • Capital works
  • The expansion of our sculpture garden

CREATE! is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1