The Dowse Foundation is an independent charitable trust which raises and manages funds to support projects at The Dowse.

About The Dowse Foundation

The Dowse Foundation was established to promote, advocate and raise funds for the continuing development of The Dowse as a major facility for creative practice.

New supporters are coming on board every day. Be more than an observer— join us today.

Visit The Dowse Foundation website

Rotary Club of Hutt City

Through its biennial outdoor sculpture exhibition, Shapeshifter Sculpture, the Rotary Club of Hutt City has been a dedicated supporter of The Dowse Foundation. Proceeds from Shapeshifter tickets and artwork sales are donated each year to the Foundation, Te Omanga Hospice and youth causes in Lower Hutt.

The Foundation is profoundly grateful to Rotary for its significant and sustained support of creativity in Lower Hutt.

Founding Partners


Building Solutions
Chartwell Trust

Deane Endowment Trust
James Wallace Arts Trust
Lotteries Commisson

New Zealand Community Trust
Pub Charity

The Community Trust of Wellington
The Stout Trust


Banks Group
Boulcott Hospital
Forsyth Barr

Fraser Fire & Rescue
Gee & Hickton Funeral Directors
Hutt City New World
Hutt Mana Charitable Trust

Hutt News
Lady McKenzie
Neville & Diane Jordan
Rotary Club of Hutt City

Selig Real Estate
Sherwin Chan & Walshe
Thomas Dewar Sziranyi Letts


Judy & Ron Bain
Friends of the Dowse

Gordon & Helen Ritson
Macquarie Foundation

Post Family Trust
Roger & Peg Sargent

Ross Steele

Founding Supporters


Denis & Verna Adams through the Adam Foundation
Concept Visual Media
Eskay/Hills Hats Ltd
Glen & Barbara Evans

Rod & Liz Gillespie
Hutt Valley Water Services
Jaclan Trust

Paddy & Ian Orsborn
Pelorus Trust
Gill & Bruce Ross
Sinclair Knight Merz

Shirley & Kevin Stratton
Sir Ronald & Lady Trotter
Trustee Executives
Rick Wells & Lesley Haines


Linton & Heather Adams
Don & Joy Baird
Bieringa Family
Bourke Family Trust
Ross & Elaine Brown
John Clough
Community First Foundation
Debra DeLorenzo Design

Martina Eichner & Henner Loffler
Fraser / Snively Family
Doff & Steve Gentry
Brian & Vivienne Gillespie
Noreen & Ellis Goodyear
Sir Frank & Lady Holmes
Cushla Jamieson
Peter & Wendy Jenkin

Kirsty Wood Family
Denis & Jane Kirkaldie
Chris & Kathryn Mackay
Paul & Mary Mather
Shona & Neil McGrath
Bob & Elaine Moffat
Stuary & Phyllis Mossman
Rachel Plimmer

Ron Sang
Sawrey Family
Joan Smith & Rod Davison
Ken & Pam Stevenson
Garry & Pamela Wells
Pamela & Morgan Williams
Stuart & Jenny Young

Supporting Donors

Fay & Vance Arkinstall
Gail & Peter Allport
C Bamford
The Black Barn
Shawn & Sindy Beck
Suzanne Bertaud
Gary Blackman
Ann & Douglas
Calhoun Murray & Joan Calvert
Peter Camp & Linda Forrest
Stephen Casey
Richard & Francis Cathie
Jack & Marcia Chan
Natalie & Matthew Clayton
Jennifer Coote

Lorraine Christie
Giff & Pip Davidson
Elise K Davis
Gulielma Dowrick
Celia Dunlop
Mrs L Gillingham
Moira & Bruce Gough
Brenda & Derek Gray
Roger & Jennifer Hamlin
Sir Michael & Lady Hardie
Boys Howick U3A
Architecture Group
Inner Wheel Club
Sally Laing
John & Olive McCafferty
Bob & Pat McCay

R McLeod
Neil & Adrienne Manthel
Beverly Melchior
John Murchison
Liz & Peter Olsen
Parnell U3A
Diana Parkes
Sarah Priday
Ian Prior
Linda Randell
Rt Hon Sir Ivor & Lady Jane Richardson
The Roberts Family
Sue & Peter Robertson
Marjorie Robson
Norman J Rumsey
Judy Salmond

Dr EF & Mrs A Sang
Renee Schut
Vic & Paula Slack
Paul Ridley Smith
Standing Ovation
Barbara Thomas
Dr Ann Trotter
Judith Trotter
Philip Trusttum
David & Rachel Underwood
John & Jennifer van der Veen
Ann Verdcourt
Ngaire & Malcolm Watson
Wellesley College
Judy McIntosh Wilson