Nominate | Join our Acquisitions Panel

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Wangaratta Art Gallery is calling for nominations from the community to join the gallery’s Acquisitions Panel. The Panel provides advice and support to the Gallery Director in the consideration of works of art to be added to the gallery’s permanent collection. 

Wangaratta Art Gallery collects works by state and national artists of significance and significant works of art from and about the north-east Victoria region. The gallery has a particular collection emphasis on textile art which has been developed through the most significant acquisitive award for textile art in Australia, the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award and is a continuation and celebration of Wangaratta’s important textile heritage and story. The gallery also collects small sculpture and works in wood.

The collection was first established by the Rural City of Wangaratta, well before the creation of the gallery. In 1980, when the council moved into new offices, there was a need to fill the new building with art and, with the help of the Wangaratta Arts Council, the city council established the Wangaratta City Council Collection, that continued to grow throughout the years. This collection is now managed by Wangaratta Art Gallery and features the work of artists such as James Tissot, John Colin Angus, Lorna Chick, and V.R. Watt.  

The Wangaratta Art Gallery's collection of works of art began to be assembled on a casual unrecorded basis after the establishment of the gallery in 1987. In 2004, the Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection Policy was first ratified by the Rural City of Wangaratta and since then works have been acquired into the collection on a regular basis. Judy Cassab, Valerie Kirk, Mandy Gunn, Anita Laurence, Hannah Gartside, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Kate Just, Ian Westacott, Paul Yore and Aida Tomescu are some of the artists whose work featured in the Wangaratta Art Gallery’s collection today.

The Acquisitions Panel meets three to four times a year at the gallery to consider proposed acquisitions. Membership is comprised of professional practicing artists and visual arts professionals from the broader region and is a voluntary position. Members are selected for their relevant experience, knowledge and qualifications relating to the visual arts. Tenure of the panel is four years from the commencement date.

To nominate, please complete the form below, attaching your CV.

Nominate now.

Nominations close on Friday 14 June, 5pm.

For further information and to obtain a copy of the Collection Policy, please contact Gallery Director, Rachel Arndt on r.arndt@wangaratta.vic.gov.au

Recent Wangaratta Art Gallery acquisitions by Eldorado based artist Andy Pye, Hogs with sow at Clear Creek, 2023, oil on canvas, 180 x 180cm. Acquired with support of the Wangaratta Art Gallery Friends Inc. 2024.

 

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