Queensland state gallery receives $35M gift

Message from QAGOMA

This message from QAGOMA about an amazingly generous gift.

Transformative Gift from Win Schubert AO

I’m delighted to advise you that today QAGOMA’s Board of Trustees announced the largest philanthropic gift to the Gallery in its history: a $35 million bequest from the late Win Schubert AO (1937–2017).

This extraordinary gift has established The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Charitable Trust and will be transformative in supporting and extending the State’s Collection, to ensure that future generations have access to a rich and diverse range of major Australian and international artworks.

Mrs Schubert found great joy in sharing art with others, and her vision for the Trust was to develop and maintain a permanent collection of artworks created in or after 1880, for the advancement of art education in Australia. Held by QAGOMA, works from this group will appear in the Gallery’s forward exhibition program.

We are deeply moved by Mrs Schubert’s enduring dedication to the Gallery, to the arts, and to the Queensland community and are committed to realising the full potential of her vision. At a time when art and artists around the world are facing unprecedented challenges, we hope that Mrs Schubert’s generosity will inspire others to consider giving to QAGOMA.

Chris Saines CNZM

(QAGOMA – Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art)

About the artwork above

CAI Guo-Qiang, China b.1957, Heritage, 2013
99 life-sized replicas of animals. Animals: polystyrene, gauze, resin and hide – from the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Diversity Foundation through and with the assistance of the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation

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