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Get involved at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery


There are many ways to support the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery. This art gallery has been made possible through the generosity of donors from within our community, including current parents and Old Girls. The Gallery is also supported by significant artists and collectors who have generously either donated or loaned artworks for us all to enjoy. We look forward to working with new friends as we continue to strengthen our collections and programs.

The Grace Cossington Smith Gallery is endorsed  as a deductible gift recipient under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. 

Not only will the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery benefit our internal community, it will provide us with an avenue to reach out to the wider community. Artworks donated through bequests in favour of the Abbotsleigh Foundation will play a significant role in building the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery art collection.

Any artworks offered to the Gallery will be considered alongside Abbotsleigh’s Collection Policy. Works donated will be cared for and managed according to the highest international museum standards, and will be accessible for research and public enjoyment.

You may make a gift directly to the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery Fund​.                   (in OTHER  select EVENT - Grace Cossington Smith Gallery Fund​​​.)

For information about donating works of art or making a bequest please contact Mrs Danielle Cotter, Development Manager at

GCS Gallery Collection Policy 30 Nov 2015.pdf

2019 ​​​Calling for Exhibition proposals  will open soon.

2018 ​​​Calling for Exhibition proposals are closed

Applications closed Friday 29 September 2017

One of the key goals for the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery is to deliver an exhibition program characterised by quality, diversity and professionalism. Our aim is to enrich both the student and local community through a rich and varied program. 

GCS Gallery seeks proposals for solo and group exhibitions.
With a focus on contemporary art practices we invite submissions from emerging and established artists and curators. We favour exhibitions that explore ideas and thinking across a range of subjects and themes.

Artists/curators are expected to be proactive: to organise participants (if a group show), supervise their own install (within the guidelines of the gallery heritage building demands), provide text, image and information for media, print and web and organise extra equipment if required. GCS Gallery posts details of all events on our website and social media, and contacts our email databases as our primary form of marketing.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal to exhibit in the GCS Gallery, find information on how to apply here. While all proposals are considered, the program is by selection or, in the case of special events, by invitation.

How to Apply

Please refer to the following documents:​​

GCS 2018 Exhibition Information and Conditions.pdf

GCS 2018 Exhibition Proposals_application form.pdf

GCS Gallery_Exhibition space.pdf

Your proposal is preferred via email to:

However it can be sent via post to: Grace Cossington Smith Gallery Locked bag 1666 Wahroonga NSW 2076

Further information can be read in the What's On section of this website

Please call 94737878 for any futher information.

Grace Cossington Smith, The sock knitter, 1915 (Courtesy Art Gallery of NSW)
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Mon-Fri 10-5 Sat 9-4
Sunday closed
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Gate 7, 1666 Pacific Highway
Wahroonga NSW 2076
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