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Meet the Donors
The incredible generosity of our donors helps turn the Gallery's vision into reality.
The Gippsland Art Gallery's donors are listed below.


Ms Cynthia Grove
John Leslie Foundation


Dr Rob Ziffer & Mrs Marg Ziffer
Emeritus Professor Barbara van Ernst AM


Ms Hazel Westbury
Mrs Carmel Webb
Gerard Vaughan & Rosemary Flanders
Dr Robert McKimm & Mrs Kathy McKimm
Miss Helen Lanigan
Mr Bill & Mrs CeCe Kingwill
Marie & Don Ingrouille
Dr Stephen Hookey & Dr Beverley Hookey
Mr David Fulton & Mrs Barb Fulton
Ken & Chris Free
Mr Robert Foster & Dr Julie Rosewarne-Foster
Mr John Embling & Mrs Jan Embling
Dr & Mrs Arthur Dell
Dr Howard Connor & Mrs Mary Connor
Mr John Chambers & Mrs Loreen Chambers
Mr Stephen Chalmer & Mrs Jan Chalmer
Mr Brian Castles & Mrs Raynor Castles
Mr Brian Cantwell & Mrs Maureen Cantwell
G Callinan & J O'Neill
Elizabeth Balderstone
Dr Adrian Aitken & Mrs Robbie Aitken


Rod & Joy Williamson
Mrs Pam Weaver OAM
Mr Guy Cairnduff
Mr Michael Beazer & Mrs Margaret Beazer
J & B Barbetti
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John Gibson
Trustee Chair
Retired Dentist
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Bronwyn Barbetti
Trustee Chair
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Howard Connor
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Dan Davine
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Ann Wootton
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Retired Public Company CEO
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Jennifer Oliver
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Discover testimonials from our passionate donors...

“It is exciting to be involved in the enormous growth of the Gippsland Art Gallery collection and we feel privileged to be able to continue contributing to the success of this significant community asset”.

Mr & Mrs Brian & Raynor Castles

“By donating part of Richard Knight’s extensive collection of studio ceramics to the Gippsland Art Gallery not only was the collection in part preserved, but importantly it adds to the developing studio ceramics collection housed in the Gallery and can be drawn on to enhance exhibitions into the future, and aid in further education projects within Gippsland”.

Dr James Baxter

“We think it is important to give artworks to public galleries and to share the works of artists with the wider public as a good way of establishing the links between past and present.

It makes us feel good to see the beginning of a significant collection at Sale based on some of the works and the artists that are represented by public donations and formal collections there”.

Mr & Mrs Norman & Petah Creighton

“The discovery of the potter Harold Hughan, whose stoneware was so seminal to the history of Australian ceramics, was exciting and enthralling.

Forming a collection of his work gave great pleasure. The decision to gift these works to the Gippsland Art Gallery completed the cycle and has provided immense satisfaction and reassurance in the knowledge that our collection will be shared, enjoyed and learnt from by the community.

That our collection will not only be preserved as a collection but that custodianship has been passed to the safe hands of the Gippsland Art Gallery fills us with pride and achievement”.

Mrs Pamela Weaver OAM & the late Dr Hugh Weaver

“For me, the reason for giving is to share with others some of the enjoyment that I have had from my artworks”.

The Hon. Justice Robert McDougall
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