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Sponsor a painting

As part of our transformation of the Mitchell Building, we are doubling the size of our gallery spaces to exhibit our amazing treasures. For the first time in the Library’s history, over 300 works from our unique collection of portrait and landscape paintings will go on permanent public display in a dedicated picture gallery.

This landmark gallery will tell the story of our nation — its people and places, from early settlement to contemporary times: portraits as diverse as Phillip Parker King, Dame Mary Gilmore, Margaret Fink and Maria of Yulgilbar; evocative rural landscapes; studies of Sydney Harbour and streetscapes showing life in our developing cities and suburbs.

Sponsorship opportunities

There are opportunities to support the permanent display of these significant works by assisting with their conservation, presentation and interpretation by sponsoring a painting:

  • For $5,000 (5-year acknowledgment) 
  • For $10,000 (10-year acknowledgment).

Your sponsorship will be recorded as part of the history of the work. You will be acknowledged in the galleries, on the Library’s website and in the Foundation Annual Report. 

Donations to the general campaign under $5,000  are also welcome.  You will receive a certificate of support.

All gifts over $2 are tax deductible.

Choose a painting  that moves, excites or fascinates you.  

When you have selected a painting contact Susan Hunt, Foundation Director, for a confidential conversation.  You can also download, complete and send us the Sponsorship form with your preference.  

View the selection of paintings available for sponsorship

Email: susan.hunt@sl.nsw.gov.au

Telephone: (02) 9273 1529

PDF iconDownload the Sponsor a Painting Form (PDF)