A matched funding campaign doubling your donation!

Hunters & Collectors is a dynamic new donor campaign directly supporting the Mosman Art Collection, home to some of Australia’s most treasured Australian Impressionist and contemporary artworks by Grace Cossington-Smith, Margaret Preston, Ethel Carrick Fox, Arthur Streeton, John Coburn, Tracey Moffatt, Adam Cullen and many more.

Established in 1945 the collection includes the much-loved Balnaves Gift and Mosman Art Prize. Housed in new state-of-the-art storage facility, this significant public collection of over 800 works is valued over $5 million.

Please join us on this exciting journey and share the experience of bringing this significant public collection to light by making a donation today. Your gift no matter how large or small will impact the Gallery’s ability to develop and care for the collection, and from now until end the end of May 2020 all donations of $1,000+ will automatically join the Gallery’s vibrant Creative Circle donor program enjoying year-round exclusive events, meeting with artists, curators and industry leaders.

Hunters & Collectors is supported by International Conservation Services (ICS) and Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1 with all funds raised matched dollar-for-dollar to directly support the development and care of the Mosman Art Collection.

To donate now go to Hunters & Collectors

For further information please contact: Ann Shoebridge, Philanthropy Officer, Mosman Art Gallery on t: 02 9978 4164 or e:

In November 2019, Mosman Art Gallery held the inaugural Hunters & Collectors Fundraising Valuation Day with all funds raised on the day directly supporting the campaign to care and conserve the Mosman Art Collection.

The day was a great success and supported by Creative Partnerships Australia and Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers who provided expert advice on over 350 objects including decorative arts, silver and jewellery, Australian and European Art and Chinese, Japanese and Asian decorative arts.

Please view the following short films capturing some of the treasures that were uncovered. Film credits: Mosman Art Gallery Antiques Show, Anabel Burrows, Mosman High School and Hunters & Collectors, Tim Connolly. Special thanks to Donna Braye, Local Studies Librarian, Mosman Library.

Photographer Tim Connolly

Photographer Anabel Burrows, Mosman High School

Image credit: John Coburn, Summer, Pinton Frères, Aubusson, Tapestry, c. 1976, 170cm  x 274cm

(In 1978 a group of 12 Mosman residents lead by Justice Barry O’Keefe AM QC, each contributed money toward the purchase of the John Coburn tapestry which is a much-loved feature of the Mosman Library and is part of the Mosman Art Collection)


We are delighted to acknowledge the following Hunters & Collectors:


Ingrid Kaiser


Andrew Cameron AM & Cathy Cameron


Charlene & Graham Bradley AM

Eleanor Dunn

Stanley & Diane Wachman

Dr John Yu AC

Creative Circle

Helen Alajajian

Peta Badgery

Bryan Besley OAM

Andre & Teresa Biet

David Carment AM

John & Jenny Cheeseman

Eileen Jeffress

Gillian Jones

Dr Timothy Liauw

Linna Le Boursicot

Carolyn McKay

Sharon Miskell

Lisa Paulsen

Andrew & Philomena Spearritt

Virginia Howard OAM & Bill Taylor

Anonymous x 3


Pat Campbell

Debbie Flynn

Alison Muir

Charlotte Robins

Tim & Vincie Trahair

Anonymous x 1