friends of the gallery

Join the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society, the founding organisation for the Gallery. Today the friends support the gallery by raising money to buy art works to enrich the Gallery’s collections. We aim to foster interest in the visual arts in the community and promote art-related activities.


Being a friend of the gallery is a tangible way of showing your support for one of Dunedin’s most important cultural institutions. In addition, members receive a number of benefits, these include:

Invitations to gallery openings

Regular newsletter with news about the gallery, recent acquisitions, and forthcoming events

20% discount at the gallery shop

Discounts at selected businesses

Friends of the Gallery

Members of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Society are a cross section of the community who appreciate what our gallery offers to the citizens of Dunedin and visitors. We support the gallery by raising money to buy works of art to enrich the gallery’s collections.

Through the society the gallery has benefitted over the years from a number of generous gifts of artworks and financial bequests. Each year the society supports a number of important acquisitions to fill gaps in the existing collections or add to the gallery’s collection of contemporary New Zealand art.

Join the Friends

(download membership form)


Make a bequest

(download bequest form)


To view and print the form, which is in Portable Doc Format (PDF), you will need Adobe Acrobat. This is available for free downloading from the Adobe website.