Support Visual Arts | Donate to The Lester Prize

Every donation counts and helps us provide the public opportunities to participate in arts and culture—to keep them mentally and physically active, and socially connected, which is critical for healthy communities.

Our programs use visual arts to help ensure all members of our society are valued and engaged. Your support is greatly appreciated.

As a not-for-profit organisation with DGR status your donation is 100% tax deductible. 

Donate today to make a one-off or regular donation.

Join The Lester Collective.

We invite you to join our community of dedicated supporters of the Arts and become a member of The Lester Collective, our exclusive donor circle initiative

Through a donation of $500 or more, you will help us to support artists and create a more vibrant, connected and culturally engaged community. As a not-for-profit with organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient status (DGR1) all donations over $2 are 100% tax deductible. Payments can be made using PayPal, or your bank credit card or statement account. We are enormously grateful for all donations and promptly thank and receipt all gifts.

As a member of The Lester Collective, we would be delighted to thank you and acknowledge you for your support with:

  • Invitations to exclusive behind the scenes events and “money can’t buy” art experiences that you, your family and your networks will love and connect with.
  • Be listed as a “The Lester Collective” donor in our Annual Report.
  • Receive regular eNewsletters and updates on the latest Exhibition Season happenings.
  • A copy of our recently published book “Through The Artists’ Eyes” signed by author,  Dr Shelley Craddock. This magnificent hardcover book was created to document and showcase our pivotal Black Swan Prize years (2007-2018). It includes 250 pages of stunning photos of winning artworks, the artists’ stories, and the self-doubt, rejection and inspiration behind many of Australia’s finest artists.

Our team can also work with you to develop bespoke benefits and recognition opportunities that suit your personal interests, organisational needs and level of giving.

We are very mindful that our community is currently facing a huge health, social and economic upheaval. It is at times like this that we turn to the Arts to find meaning and beauty.

The Lester Prize continues to work with artists providing them opportunities to create and inspire us. Help The Lester Prize bring our community closer together through engagement in art. 

Feel free to contact us if you have any queries or would like to recommend others to donate to The Lester Collective.

To all our Donors—our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for your shared love of visual arts. Your support has enabled us to create one of the country’s premier fine art prizes—an award that places artists and community proudly front-and-centre.

In alphabetical order:

  • Susan and Dario Amara   
  • Antony Amara
  • Sue and Michael Anderson  
  • Geoff and Dawn Anderson  
  • Anderson Munro & Wyllie Chartered Accountants & Registered Company & SMSF Auditors      
  • Zelinda Bafile     
  • Loretta Baker     
  • Beeac Agriculture PTY LTD   
  • Sally Bigwood    
  • Katrina Burton     
  • Wendy & Rod Brooks  
  • Catherine Cole     
  • Dr Judy Cole 
  • Mark Coughlan
  • Joanne Cruickshank    
  • Christopher Doepel and Victoria Battersea
  • Citadel MAGNUS
  • The Dowland Foundation   
  • Paul and Didi Downie  
  • Eureka Legacy Foundation   
  • Delwyn Everard     
  • Karen Farley     
  • Naomi Flutter     
  • Minali Gamage     
  • Lisa Hando     
  • Peter & Michelle Hollings   
  • Laurence Iffla    
  • JJ Leach Charitable Foundation  
  • Julienne Penny Tunbridge Gallery   
  • Maria Kailis     
  • Linda Kenyon     
  • John Kotula   
  • Lawley Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd    
  • Peter Lee and Shareen Traub  
  • Lee-Steere & Co    
  • Dr William and Mrs Susan Macdonald
  • Phil McCann and Felicity Davis
  • Konrad and Diane Mony de Kerloy
  • Bill and Claire Moody  
  • Karen and Rodney Moonen   
  • Catherine and Julian Matthys   
  • Brian Mumme     
  • Jeremy and Jill Nyman   
  • Tony Parker     
  • Julie Petley     
  • Tony and Anita Pickworth
  • Jen Rawlinson    
  • Peter and Leslie Raynor   
  • Ann & Anthony Robinson   
  • Leigh Robinson     
  • Linda Savage
  • Steven Shadwell    
  • Jenny Shaw     
  • Stephen Smith     
  • Sherri & Adrian Staltari   
  • Carole Stevens     
  • Vicki Stewart     
  • Paul and Carla Sullivan   
  • Andrea Sutton     
  • Phil Thick & Paula Rogers  
  • Susy Tregonning    
  • Dr Ed and Mrs Julie Van Beem
  • Wayne Zekulich     


  • Our kind donors who wish to remain anonymous

Sponsorship & In-Kind Opportunities

The Lester Prize is committed to developing meaningful, long term strategic partnerships with business and community.

Contact us for more information.