Recent Acquisitions

11 July – 27 October 2013


Your Collection, Western Australia’s greatest visual art asset, has been continuously evolving through purchases, donations and bequests since the first acquisition in 1895. Each year, there is an active and passionate commitment to build on areas of strength and overcome areas of weakness, so that existing works in the Collection can be displayed and understood in broader and richer contexts.


This display highlights just some of the Gallery’s treasured acquisitions from the past two years, by bringing together works by local, national and international artists including Pippin Drysdale, Brent Harris, Ethel Spowers, Kitty Kantilla and Daniel Walbidi. All works are on display here for the first time. Watch for other recent acquisitions also on display through Your Collection, such as Charles Conder's stunning Balmoral Beach 1888.


As the Gallery’s Director, Stefano Carboni, says, “The Gallery’s thoughtful and focussed aspiration to build and maintain the finest public art collection in this State for today’s and future generations is of the utmost importance. Every year we add works to the existing collection that highlight current practices and expand our historical holdings. I hope you find inspiration in these works of excellence.”

 

 

 

Pippin Drysdale Dusk Ridge Line 2011

Pippin Drysdale
Dusk ridge line 2011
porcelain
nine vessels, dimensions variable
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased through the TomorrowFund,
Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2012

 

Danie Mellor Paradise Garden (Different Country, Same Story) 2012

Danie Mellor
Paradise Garden (Different Country, Same Story) 2012
pastel, pencil, glitter, Swarovski crystal and wash on Saunders Waterford paper
153 x 206 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased through the Sir Claude Hotchin Art Foundation,
Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2012



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