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Friends of Orange Regional Gallery (FORG)

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Cultural Gifts Program

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FORG is an incorporated Association – an active, not for profit, community organisation with over 300 members.

FORG embraces the objectives and values of Orange Regional Gallery (ORG) and supports the Gallery through fundraising and fostering art appreciation within the community.

Read about FORGs 2023/25 Strategic Direction HERE

About FORG

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 committee.

FORG Committee 2022 – 2023
Richard Walker – President
Sara King – Vice President
Nic Zographos – Secretary
Sue Olden – Treasurer
Jane Tonks, Monika Rickli, Don Harvey, Lizzie Murphy, Susie Stuart, Margaret Hertel, Sarah Randall, Ros Hodges

Read the 2021/22 President Report HERE

FORG provides significant community support for Orange Regional Gallery by conducting events to raise funds for the purchase of artworks for the Gallery’s permanent collection.

FORG is the only source of funding for this purpose.

Over the past 30 years, FORG have purchased over 30 artworks by nationally celebrated artists as well as significant works by artists from the Orange region.

Supporting the Gallery through fundraising initiatives is a high priority for FORG.

FORG organises social and educational events providing opportunities to enhance the understanding of art works, art movements, art appreciation and art practice. FORG also works towards enriching Orange as an arts destination hub.

In addition to providing catering for exhibitions at the Gallery, FORG also holds special events, focusing on art and friendly, lively and enjoyable conversation. These events are accompanied by local food and wine.

FORG aims to promote innovative ideas in art, design and architecture through talks, films and trips to other galleries.

The Alan Sisley Oration

The Alan Sisley Oration is an annual event that celebrates 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).


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.

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.

Opening Hours
The Gallery is open from 10am-4pm daily (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday).

Street and off street parking
Groundstone Cafe


  • Ample off street parking
  • Automatic doors
  • Accessible toilets

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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.
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