Friends of Orange Regional Gallery

Read more

Orange Regional Gallery Fund

Read more

Cultural Gifts Program

Read more

The Extension

Donate now

FORG

Orange Regional Gallery is supported by the Friends of Orange Regional Gallery (FORG) – an active community organisation with over 400 members.

FORG is an incorporated association whose aim is to assist Orange Regional Gallery in the promotion and fostering of art appreciation within the community of Orange, NSW and district.

About FORG

FORG provides significant community support for the Orange Regional Gallery in the following ways:

FORG raises funds for the purchase of artworks for the Gallery’s permanent collection.

Over the past 30 years, FORG have assisted with the purchase of over 30 significant artworks by nationally celebrated artists as well as significant works by artists from the Orange region for the Gallery’s permanent Collection. Supporting the Gallery through fundraising initiatives is a high priority for FORG.

FORG organises social and educational events

In addition to providing catering for every exhibition opening at the Gallery, FORG also holds special events, focusing on art and convivial conversation. These are accompanied by local food and wine. FORG aims to promote new ideas in art, design and architecture through talks, films and trips to other galleries.

Annual events include:

The Alan Sisley Oration

The Alan Sisley Oration is an annual event to celebrate the contribution of Alan Sisley (Director of Orange Regional Gallery from 1991 – 2014). The Oration brings prominent speakers to Orange to present a talk on current issues relating to the arts.

Previous speakers have included Wendy Sharpe (2019), Julie McCrossin AM (2018), John Bell (2017), Jane Rutter (2016) and Edmund Capon AM OBE (2015).

Sculpture in an Orange Garden

Sculpture in an Orange Garden is a two day selling sculpture exhibition in a prominent garden in the Orange Region. The event coincides with the annual F.O.O.D week festival each year. Established in 2018, this hugely successful event presents over 200 sculptures by artists from the region and further afield. There is a children’s component too so even young sculptors can get involved.

The FORG committee

FORG is administered by a volunteer committee. An AGM is held in August or September each year and members can nominate for a position on the organising committee.

Current Committee Members

  • President: Richard Walker
  • Vice President: Maria Edwards
  • Treasurer: Nick Zagrophos
  • Secretary:  Sue Olden
  • Publicity Officer:
  • Committee Members:
    Kezz Brett
    Peter Douglas
    Margaret Hertel
    Lyn Lampe
    Elizabeth Murphy
    Maggie Rosso
Join FORG

Orange Regional Gallery Fund

Join us for a new chapter by supporting the Orange Regional Gallery Extension Project. By donating to our fundraising campaign you can help us bring the Extension to its full potential.

Orange Regional Gallery has deductible gift recipient status (DGR) with the ATO. ABN 85 985 402 386. All donations for the Extension project will be allocated at the discretion of Orange Regional Gallery for the Orange Regional Gallery Extension Project only (which includes design, building and fit out expenses).

Donations over $2 are tax deductible. Payment options over multiple years are available.

Donate now

Cultural Gifts Program

The Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program offers tax incentives to encourage people to donate cultural items such as artworks to public art galleries, museums, libraries and archives in Australia.

Orange Regional Gallery has a nationally significant Collection of modern and contemporary Australian art, with major highlights including the Mary Turner Collection and the Chroma Collection.

The new Extension being completed in 2021 will include increased collection and conservation space, which will enable the Gallery to care for this nationally significant Collection into the future and meet international standards. The development of a new painting store, 3D object store, conservation area, loading dock and airlock will also provide ample space for the future growth of the collection.

Please contact us if you’d like to discuss a donation for our Permanent Collection.

Plan your visit

Venue Information

Orange Regional Gallery is a centre for art in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia.

Please read our COVID-19 conditions of entry

Opening Hours
Open daily from 10am – 4pm.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.

Facilities
Toilets
Street and off street parking
Groundstone Cafe



Accessibility

  • Ample off street parking
  • Automatic doors
  • Accessible toilets

Contact Us

Acknowledgement: Orange City Council is situated within the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri Nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodianship of these lands, and pay our respect to the Wiradjuri people for their care and stewardship of these lands for more than 40,000 years and to the Elders of the Wiradjuri Nation past, present and future.