Giving the gift of art

The UQ Art Collection is an extraordinary teaching resource of around 4,000 original artworks by predominantly Australian artists, spanning colonial era to the present day.

At any given time, works from the Collection are featured in free public exhibitions, discussed in symposia, lectures and seminars, on display across the University of Queensland campuses, being studied within the Collection Study Room, undergoing vital conservation work, being viewed online or out on loan to other institutions.  

Over 60 per cent of the Collection has been acquired through philanthropy – either as artworks gifted to the University or purchased with donated funds.

A ‘gift-in-kind’ of an artwork can be given in either of three ways:

•    A straight gift while the donor is living with no tax benefit
•    A Cultural Gift via the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program (CGP) where the donor receives a tax benefit
•    A Bequest – where the artwork is gifted from the late donor’s estate with no tax benefit

When you help fund an artwork purchase or gift an artwork to the UQ Art Collection, you are building a legacy for generations to come - helping students engage with exhibitions and artworks in ways that enrich and inspire their studies, enabling academics from all disciplines to use art to support their course goals and sharing our rich cultural heritage with the community.

Help us grow this extraordinary teaching resource – contact the UQ Art Museum today.

Support the preservation and cultivation of art.