Aboriginal Benefactors Group, Art Gallery of NSW
The Nelson Meers Foundation is a Founder Benefactor of the Gallery’s Aboriginal Collection Benefactor’s Group (ACB), which aims to raise funds for acquisition of indigenous artworks by the Gallery. The Yiribana Gallery at the Art Gallery of NSW is now one of the world’s largest spaces dedicated to the permanent display of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.
As the work of contemporary Indigenous artists becomes more sought after and important early art in private collections is released, the ACB plays an increasingly vital role in helping the Gallery enrich this significant collection. Recent ACB-funded acquisitions include paintings by Fred Ward Tjungurrayi and Mabel Juli and a video work by Michael Riley and Destiny Deacon. During the year, the ACB organises various activities for members, including curator-led tours of the Gallery’s Indigenous art exhibitions.