It might be time to renew your Friendship

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It’s hard to believe that one year has already passed since the Friends of the Gallery membership group was formed to create a social and vibrant community and provide much-needed funds to kick off our operations.

The gallery is extremely grateful for financial and moral support from our earliest and inaugural members as well as all that have joined us along the way. Our inaugural members, who joined before 1 January 2015, will never see a fee increase as long as they remain members.

So far our Friends have had access to two special members’ events, including our recent Feast Your Eyes event, and can access great discounts on services provided by the gallery (such as our school holiday workshops and weekly classes starting in April 2015).

Friends can access a massive 20 per cent discount on arts supplies from Reubens Newsagency and a further 10 per cent discount at Contempo Framing Studio. For more specialised artist supplies, members can also get a 10 per cent discount at Jacksons Drawing Supplies.

Membership renewals will be conducted on a quarterly basis, with memberships falling due within the quarter due for payment by the last day of that quarter. For example, if you joined Friends of the Gallery for a one-year membership any time between 1 January and 31 March 2014, your renewal must be paid by 31 March 2015.

Invoices will be posted or emailed to the address you have supplied. Please remember to update your details when your situation changes.

If you’ve joined Friends of the Gallery for three years, you don’t need to worry about renewing your membership until at least 2017.

If you’re not sure what details we have on file, or whether you joined for one year or three, you can always contact Gallery Director Sarah Stanley on 0408 344 833 or email to check.

If you’re not a member yet, it’s not too late to join.

Memberships start at $15 for a student or concession one-year membership and there are discounts for couples, families and three-year plans.