Art

The Monsignor Hawes Priest House Museum is run by a small group of parish volunteers. The museum is situated at the side of the local Catholic church which was also built by the priest Architect Monsignor JC Hawes during his tenue as Priest to the local community of Mullewa a small wheat belt town situated 500kms north-east of Perth. This Museum and church plays a central part of the Monsignor Hawes Heritage trail.The Mons. Hawes Priest House collection contains items of furniture, library books and vestments used by Mons. Hawes, the collector also contains architectural designs, note books,...
This eleven room wattle and daub cottage built circa 1832 consists of an entry, box room, parlour, nursery, bedroom, dining room, family room, sewing room, kitchen, laundry and side verandah. Appropriate artefacts covering several eras are in the various rooms, with display cases in every room. Set in a neat garden surroundsAccessioned photographs number 8,000. Accessioned artworks number 500. There are some 7,000 artifacts of all types.
Two storey building of stone, constructed in 1870 by the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship Navigation Company as a Cooperative Society Store for their goods, employees and families. From circa 1885 the building had a variety of uses - as a printery, soft drink factory, lodging house, apartments, and railway employees barracks (1973-1991). Extra rooms and a verandah were added circa 1935. It is currently leased to Albany Historical Society and used as a storage museum for the artefacts, visual art and photography not on display. Accessioning, conservation of artefacts, administration and...
Built originally as the Town Hall in 1905, the Federation Academic Classical architectural style of the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery is reflective of civic buildings built throughout Western Australia in the post gold rush days. In 1984 the Town Hall was saved from demolition and converted into an art gallery. A second floor was added internally and appropriate environmental and security systems installed. In 2001 a lift and wheelchair access toilet were added. The building is located in the heart of the CBD with high visibility to local and visiting populations. It hosts some 24...
Walkaway Station Museum, was originally Walkaway Railway Station, it was built in 1887 (architect was Poole). The building is a two storeyed section, containing Station Master's residence and office - A second building was built for a post master. In 1921 the Railway Dept. Needed another staff residence. The saving from demolition of a beautiful stone building was most important to our committee.School room, Midland Railway room, local history, records of burials, gun room, exploration room.
Community Arts Centre in a historical building. Two gallery spaces. Permanent home to weavers, potters and wood turners. Six artists spaces permanently used. Other spaces shared by 19 community groups. Short-term accommodation for 12 artists.270 works of art by West Australian artists over a 48 year period. Mainly contemporary works. Winners of the Albany Art Prize and bequests.
Fremantle Prison is one of Western Australia's premier cultural heritage sites situated on 6 hectares. It was built by convict labour in the 1850s and decommissioned as an operating gaol in 1991. It was the last convict prison built in Australia and remains the most intact. It features the longest and tallest cell range constructed by the British Royal Engineers in this country.
Fremantle Prison has special architectural significance in addition to its monumental limestone buildings. Within the walls are the wells and reservoir that provided water for Fremantle. The early jarrah...
The Art Gallery of Western Australia is the oldest visual arts organisation in the state, having acquired its first work of art in 1895. It is housed in two buildings: the main Gallery was completed in 1979 and the adjoining Centenary Galleries were restored in 1995. The Gallery's permanent collection comprises Australian and international works, with a particular emphasis on Aboriginal art. Its programs included the presentation of special temporary exhibitions of local, national, and international art together with the display of the permanent collections. This activity is complemented...
Housed in an old building that has been extended. We have a small Museum which embraces a costume collection of c 2,000 pieces, an art collection of c 200 pieces, a huge photograph collection and a library. All of these are focused on Western Australian history and are run and maintained by volunteers of various trained expertise.Historic costumes and all related account remain including sewing machines, irons act. Photographs. Paintings and drawings.
To me, the collections I have are all important, there is something most visitors are interested in, for example; utensils from yesteryear, information cards (with clearly typed details), most gemstones, stamps and shells (under glass). I have also written a small book on WA stones and where I got themThe private collection has been put together over many years. The hours that have been spent cutting, polishing and displaying the gemstones are too numerous to mention except to say it's a labour of love.
The J S Battye of West Australian History is part of the State Library of Western Australia. The Battye Library, as it is more commonly known, has prime responsibility for collecting and preserving published and original materials of relevance to Western Australia. It holds the most comprehensive collection of Western Australian documentary heritage materials in the world.The collections of the Battye Library include Private Archives which holds original papers documenting the concerns and activities of Western Australia's private sector; the Pictorial collection containing approximately...
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory collections' place the region's art, history and culture in an Australian and international context through research, interpretation and collection development. These collections encompass Aboriginal Art and material culture, visual arts, craft, Southeast Asian and Oceanic Art and material culture, maritime archaeology, Northern Territory history and natural sciences.160,000 artefacts and specimens
The Araluen Centre for Arts and Entertainment, a modern complex built in 1984 is the focal point of Alice Springs performing and visual arts.There are four major art galleries in the Araluen Centre. The program of exhibitions includes contemporary Aboriginal art (particularly from the Central Desert Region) and contemporary art by Northern Territory and other Australian artists.Contemporary Australian art collected since 1971 in Central Australia. A large portion of the collection comprises of Aboriginal art produced in Central Australia including works from the Hermannsberg school of...
The Strehlow Research Centre was built by the Northern Territory Government to safely house the Strehlow Collection which is used as a cultural resource by aboriginal people, academic researchers and interested members of the general public when appropriate and, if necessary, sanctioned by aboriginal elders.The Strehlow Research Centre, established in 1991 under the Strehlow Research Centre Act, serves as a keeping place for cultural material relating to the aboriginal people of central Australia. The collection was accumulated between 1932 and 1978 and reflects both a sacred and open range...

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