A significant number of the Mosman Art Collection’s most popular and much-loved artworks have been donated by private individuals. One of the most generous patrons has been Mosman resident Neil Balnaves AO, who in 2012 donated an important collection of early Australian Impressionist works, currently on display in the ground floor gallery The Balnaves Gift

Many other key artworks in the Collection have come through private giving, including early Australian works by Margaret Preston, James R Jackson and Elioth Gruner to contemporary works by Leila Jeffreys, Tracy Moffatt and Caroline Rothwell. 

All donations of artwork are greatly appreciated, however, works accepted by the Gallery must adhere to the Mosman Art Collection Policy. In the instance that your gift is accepted by the Gallery, then you are also eligible to apply for a tax deduction on the value of the artwork through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program

If you would like to discuss a potential donation of artwork then please contact: Ann Shoebridge, Philanthropy Officer, Mosman Art Gallery on t: 02 9978 4164 or e:


Image: Image credit: Caroline Rothwell, Falling Suspended, 2017, 248 x 275cm, ink and acrylic on linen. Mosman Art Collection: Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2022.