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Cultural gifts

Edgar Degas | Dancer Looking At Sole Of Foot | new acquisition

Edgar Degas, France 1834–1917 | Danseuse regardant la plante de son pied droit, quatrième étude (Dancer looking at the sole of her right foot, fourth study) | Original wax model dated: 1882–95 (Rewald); 1890–95 (Beaulieu); c.1890–1900 (NGA) | Cast before 1954 | Bronze, dark brown and green patina | Gift of Philip Bacon, AM, in memory of Margaret Olley, AC, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation 2012. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program | Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

Gifting an art work to the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) ensures that it becomes part of a significant Australian public art collection, is expertly cared for and will be enjoyed by future generations. More than a third of the Gallery's Collection has been acquired as a result of donations by visionary and generous individuals.

Donors are acknowledged at the appropriate Foundation membership level based on the value of the art work at the time of gifting. Please note that works of art acquired by QAGOMA must further the vision for the Collection as outlined in the Gallery Acquisitions Policy.

Potential donors are invited to contact the relevant Curatorial Manager as the first step in the process. Gallery staff will then assist with organising valuations and liaising with the administrators of the Cultural Gifts Program.

For works by Australian and Indigenous Australian artists, please contact:
Curatorial Manager, Australian Art
(07) 3840 7931

For works by Asian and Pacific artists, please contact:
Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art
(07) 3840 7310

For works by international artists, please contact:
Curatorial Manager, International Art
(07) 3842 9479

Cultural Gifts Program

Art work donors may also be eligible for tax benefits under the Federal Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, which encourages greater corporate and personal philanthropy towards the arts in Australia.

The program offers donors the benefit of a tax deduction for the market value of their gift under Subdivision 30-A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Deductions may be apportioned over a period of up to five years. Gifts made under the Cultural Gifts Program are exempt from capital gains tax.

For more information on the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, please visit www.arts.gov.au/cgp.