Friends of EGAG
Friends of East Gippsland Art Gallery was established in 1995 to enable people interested in the arts to promote the gallery and support development of the arts in East Gippsland. Friends are an integral part of EGAG, providing volunteer assistance for activities and fundraising toward operating expenses, equipment purchases and minor maintenance.
With benefits to card-carrying members including reciprocal rights at other galleries, discounts at local retail outlets, members only newsletters, calendars and VIP email updates, a Friends of EGAG membership offers astounding value.
Benefits of being a Friend
There are many benefits to being a Friend, including:
- A standing invitation to all exhibition openings.
- Invitations to Gallery activities & functions.
- Members only newsletter with information on Gallery events and regional arts.
- Two gallery calendars per year.
- The opportunity to meet with others interested in the arts.
- Reciprocal rights:
- NGV – Reciprocal Members Tickets & 10% discount at NGV shops and cafes.
- Ararat Regional Gallery – 10% discount in shop.
- Hamilton Art Gallery – 10% discount.
Your membership card gives you access to 10% discount on:
- Items from the Gallery Shop,
- Art materials from Gallery Frame Makers, 12 Service St, Bairnsdale,
- Books at Collins Booksellers, 166 Main Street, Bairnsdale,
- Meals at Riversleigh Country Hotel restaurant, 1 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale,
- Yellow Belly Deli, 144 Main Street, Bairnsdale,
- All items (except those on sale) from Whispers Lingerie, 93 Nicholson St, Bairnsdale.
Conditions: Your membership card must be presented at time of transaction to receive these discounts. Membership benefits are not transferable. Download an application form above.
The Friends meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5.00pm at EGAG, 2 Nicholson Street, Bairnsdale. New members and those interested in joining are welcome to attend. Please call 5153 1988 to confirm your attendance in advance.