Patrons Program

Our Patrons’ program is based on a system of auspicious numbers ending in ‘8’s. In many Asian cultures, the number 8 and its combinations are deemed lucky. In Cantonese ‘8’ is phonetically similar to the words ‘fortune’ and ‘wealth’. In pledging these auspicious amounts you can share your prosperity and help 4A achieve its important work.

Patrons assist us to:

  • Produce innovative and groundbreaking exhibitions
  • Present work by leading artists working in the region
  • Develop the careers of emerging artists, assisting them to produce new work at critical points of their  development and to provide curatorial feedback for them to understand their practice in the context of contemporary Asian art discourse
  • Facilitate networks between Australian artists and the artists and critics of the region

Our acknowledgement of your support will occur on a yearly basis. We encourage you to support us over multiple years.


For donations of up to $2888 (our Patrons’ level) you can process your donation online. For larger commitments of support to 4A, please get in touch with us at hello[@]


Current Supporters:

Sue Acret & James Roth
Oranges and Sardines Foundation
The Sky Foundation
Ah Xian & Ma Li
Geoff Ainsworth AM
Edmund Capon OBE, AM
Daniel & Lyndell Droga
Richard Funston & Kiong Lee
Johnson Pilton Walker
The Keir Foundation
John Lam-Po-Tang
Vicki Olsson
Adrian Williams
Brooke & Stephen Aitken
AMP Foundation
Andrew Cameron
Julia Champtaloup and Andrew Rothery
Kevin Emanuel
Konfir Kabo
Lisa Paulsen
Rujunko Pugh and Carlo Corazza
Penelope Seidler, AM
Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO
Dr Dick Quan
Dr John Yu AC.
CAOs - Contemporary Arts Organisations Australia
Art Monthly Australasia
Vault Magazine
Boyd House and Partners
Michael Alvisse
Professor Ien Ang
Michael Boston
Simon Chan Art Atrium
Dakota Managment
Maree and Andrew Di Pasquale
Barbara Flynn
Andrea Fraser
Michael Hobbs
Mabel Lee
Andrea Larkin
Susan Nathan
James Roland
Dr Gene R. Sherman AM
Brian Sherman AM
James Roland
Aaron Seeto and Jane Somerville
Becky Sparks
Maisy Stapleton
Ursula Sullivan + Joanna Strumpf
Abdullah M I Syed
Victoria Taylor
Rosie Wagstaff
Anna Waldmann
Sean Woon
Fung Yeh Lee and Ngar-yi Ho
John Young and Kate Mizrahi