The Contemporary Benefactors was established in 2013 as a new tier of philanthropic support for contemporary New Zealand and international art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

Contemporary Benefactors are given unprecedented opportunities for exposure to art, artists, curators and exhibitions in an informative and stimulating environment. We provide the opportunity to engage more closely with the art world in New Zealand and internationally.

Included in the Benefactor programme are a wide variety of exhibition and behind-the-scenes talks, studio visits and collection tours both in New Zealand and overseas. Contemporary Benefactors also receive invitations to all Auckland Art Gallery’s openings and are given access to the Members Lounge. We also organise VIP talks and social events at local and international art fairs and at exhibitions such as the Auckland Art Fair, Biennale of Sydney and Frieze London. See the full list of benefits below


  • invitations to exclusive events, art tours, talks and more
  • invitations to exhibition opening events
  • free entry to paid exhibitions
  • access to the Members Lounge
  • 10% discount at the Gallery shop* and café

*  Discount not currently available online

Your donation will go towards supporting exhibitions and publications on contemporary art and major related events in Auckland Art Gallery’s public programme. 

By becoming a Contemporary Benefactor in support of Auckland Art Gallery you will not only be enriching the Gallery programme but also your own experience of contemporary art. If you would like to receive more information please email

Michael and Sharon Acland
Kriselle Baker and Richard Douglas
Angela Bishop
Michael and Janie Browne
Miranda Burdon
Michael and Jane Carolan
Antony Challinor
Jeffrey Costello and Olga Skorik
Anna Dickie
James Fraser
Daniel and Jillian Friedlander
Kate Gillespie and Michael Robertson
Pip Greenwood
Emma Gregory
Gary and Fi Groves
Danielle Harper
Peter and Daniella Heppner
Michael and Catherine Heron
Simon Hull and Imogen Neale
Tim Huston
Karl Jansen and Lynn Theron
Richard Judd and Megan Ogilvie
Kate Lane
Connel and Keitha McLaren
Lisa Partigliani
Penelope Peebles
Ross and Nicky Pennington
David and Lisa Roberton
Paul and Laura Savory
Peter Shand
James and Jodi Snell
Christopher and Charlotte Swasbrook
David and Sarah Vokes
Shane Vuletich
Ben and Sue Waymouth
Michele Whitecliffe
Caitlin Wright
Wendy Miller
Julian Guthrie
Georgie Robinson
Sarah Couillault
Lady Deborah Chambers
Eileen and Paul Harrison
Rachael and Scott McLaren
Sophie Moutter
Duncan and Susie Olde
Anne Wight

For more information please contact:

Jade Moulden
Stakeholder Relationship & Project Coordinator
Phone +64 9 890 2255
Mobile +64 21 840 363