Friends | The Victoria Art Gallery


Become a friend of the Victoria Art Gallery

The Friends support the Gallery by contributing towards the purchase of relevant additions to the permanent collection. Recent examples include works by Gillian Ayres and Michael Craig-Martin. The Friends have also supported one-off purchases, such as decorative arts open storage cases and conservation projects.

For a modest subscription, why not join the Friends of the Victoria Art Gallery and receive invitations to all our Private Views, and benefit from first call on special trips and other events? You will also be eligible for 10% discount in the Gallery shop.

We help the Gallery by using our personal skills in so many ways. We are helping the community at large by constantly supporting the Gallery in increasing the quality, range and condition of the material on show. It is so worthwhile, personally satisfying and great fun at the same time. To contact the membership secretary please email [email protected]

Download the Winter 2021 newsletter here.

Why not join us now! Download the Friends Application form here. Fill in the Gift Aid form here.


  • Private views of all exhibitions
  • Regular newsletters and advance notice of gallery events
  • Concession on the Exhibition Pass to people living outside Bath & North East Somerset

Find out more about the Friends

  • Adopt a Picture - The Friends actively support, promote and contribute to the Adopt a Picture scheme. Almost half of the pictures that have been adopted were paid for by Friends
  • Friends' events - Discover the events that take place throughout the year
  • Generous gifts and bequests - Find out more about some of the generous bequests and gifts to the Gallery by individual Friends
  • Friends assisted purchases - Since 1982 the Friends of the Victoria Art Gallery have contributed funds towards the purchase of pictures, ceramics and sculpture