The NGV receives $100 million donation from the Fox family for NGV Contemporary

A seated man in a dark grey suit and a woman standing with her hands on the mans shoulder, she is wearing a grey jacket with a floral design. They stand in a dark auditorium with the words The Fox: NGV Contemporary on three screens in the background.

The NGV receives $100 million donation from the Fox family for NGV Contemporary

Wednesday April 27th, 2022

The National Gallery of Victoria's new art gallery will be named The Fox: NGV Contemporary following a $100 million donation from the Fox family. The donation is the single largest cultural gift for a capital program ever made to an Australian art museum by a living donor. The NGV Contemporary is expected to be completed in 2028 and is set to be Australia's largest gallery.

Creative Industries Minister Danny Pearson says the donation is an extraordinary commitment: "It's a huge amount of money that's being contributed by the Fox family. And I think they recognise that a precinct like this is going to be transformation for our city and our state and our nation." Read more here.

Image: Portrait of Paula Fox AO and Lindsay Fox AC at the NGV Contemporary funding announcement at NGV International, Melbourne. Photo: Josh Robenstone.

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.