Do you love what we do and want to see more great exhibitions and hear from expert speakers that bring the collection to life? If so, please support our programming as every contribution, large or small, makes a difference. All gifts over $2 are tax deductible.


Gifts & Bequests

Would you like to support an acquisition or donate a work of art? Visual and decorative arts may be donated to the collection directly, or through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, which may entitle donors to a tax deduction for the market value of donated works.

Bequests specified in your Will of works of art, shares, property or other assets contribute to the future of The David Roche Foundation. They can honour your generosity or memory of a loved one and will be appropriately acknowledged.

All gifts of works of art are assessed against The David Roche Foundation Acquisition Policy and Acquisition Strategy.

For further information about supporting The David Roche Foundation, contact Robert Reason, Museum Director on (08) 8267 3677.

TDRF Major Development Plan

Be a part of the future of The David Roche Foundation as it embarks on a major four-stage development plan to cement its position as Australia’s pre-eminent house museum; and henceforward, to rank alongside some the finest, worldwide. It is a continuous program delivering benefits to the State and its community, in perpetuity.

We invite philanthropic support and sponsorship from individuals, trusts and foundations, corporates, and government to realise the Foundation’s bold vision for its location on Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, to evolve into a unique cultural and world renowned destination.

First opened to the public in 2016, the Foundation is undertaking a Continuous Development Plan that will significantly expand and enrich all that The David Roche Collection can offer to reach its full potential and enhance the cultural life of South Australia.

Your donation, gift or bequest will help drive this major capital program.

Stage 1 sets out a creative re-imagination of the Melbourne Street site, involving a large-scale alteration and new build doubling the size of the museum. It includes a new state-of-the-art auditorium, galleries, research library, retail, dining and accommodation.

  • Please give to the capital campaign to support the auditorium, library, workshops, exhibition storage, gallery.

Stage 2 centres on an expanded program of quality exhibitions, lectures, and related new ventures, including bringing in works of art, individuals, and institutions from across the visual and performing arts, both national and international.

  • Give to the programming to support the exhibitions, lecturer series, scholarships, new ventures.

Stage 3 develops links with the universities and other cultural institutions for educational, outreach and professional development in the arts. Stage 4 of our plan will be pivotal in promoting Adelaide and SA as a cultural hub for artists, historians, exhibitors, collectors to interstate visitors.

  • If you would like to find out more on how to join the Board of Benefactors.

Donations can be made at any time and all donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

View or download the Continuous Development Plan.

If you would like to know more about contributing to our future vision please contact Museum Director, Robert Reason on (08) 8267 3677.

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