Dowse Collectors Club

Join The Dowse Collectors Club

If you love art, want exclusive access and are keen to learn more about collecting, then the Dowse Collectors Club is for you!

By joining you will increase The Dowse's annual art budget and get to vote on a new artwork acquisition for its permanent collection.

For $1,500 per annum, or $2,500 for pairs/couples (December 2023–September 2024) you are invited to:

  • A private reception at Bowen Galleries, with insights and reflections from director Jenny Neligan's 40 years in business.
  • A studio visit to stone artist and jeweller Joe Sheehan's workshop.
  • A private tour of the Aotearoa Art Fair with Dowse Director Karl Chitham.
  • Two tours of impressive private collections.
  • A pitch party where you get to vote on an acquisition for The Dowse's permanent collection.

To join, email us at