Art

A treasure trove of information on local and district families and social life. mining records and memorabilia of gold rush and deep lead mining. Art works provide a significant insight into the cultural heritage of the area. Newspapers, microfilm and photograph, provide an almost complete record of the first one hundred years of settlement.Approximately 4000 items and 2000 photographs. Housed in the former Town Hall, a building classified by the National Trust - comprising notable artists and art works of historical importance. Featuring local artists Lindsay, Litherland, Moyle, Tibbits and...
One of Australia's oldest and largest, this regional Gallery houses a rich collection of nineteenth century European and Australian paintings and decorative arts, plus an important collection of twentieth century Australian art.Approximately 3000 items on display in a gallery area of 2754 square metres.
Warrnambool Art Gallery was established in 1886 and has actively been acquiring artwork ever since. In 1986, a purpose built building opened on the civic green, Warrnambool. It houses two permanent collection galleries, a prints & drawing gallery, a temporary exhibitions space and a community gallery. The Gallery is a memorial to Sir Fletcher Jones.The collection covers European Salon painting, Australian Colonial painting, Melbourne Modernism (c1930-50) and Contemporary Australian Prints and works of local historic significance. The Gallery holds a biennial print award of $10,000,...

The former Drysdale Court House (1880) presently houses a local history collection, index of family histories of the peninsula, pioneer index, index of arrivals by ship at Port Henry, court house furnishings, shire honour boards and plaques, cemetery records, early school rolls and agricultural equipment.

A Harry Seidler designed contemporary art gallery which houses a diverse and constantly changing program of exhibitions of Australian and international art, craft and design. The photography component of the exhibition program aims to support and interpret the Gallery's collection, which specialises in Australian photography, and includes works by Nicholas Caire, Wolfgang Sievers, Max Dupain, Olive Cotton, David Moore, Rose Farrell and George Parkin, Leah King-Smith, Anne Zahalka, Patricia Piccinini and Bill Henson.Approximately 1 300 works
Built in 1905 as a general merchant's store and attached residence, the Museum now houses the L.L. Pitts photographs and items from local organisations, general interest and farming objects.. Unique photographs taken by Lilian Louisa Pitts between 1900 and 1928 record the lives and times of Merrigum. The house has each room displayed in setting for that room e.g. bedroom, kitchen. Each year in May, Heritage Day is held with many operating displays.Estimated 3000 items. The museum was built in 1905 as a general store and residence. The collection consists of local history artefacts, domestic...
Mulberry Hill was the home of the late Sir Daryl Lindsay, artist and art administrator, and his wife Joan Lindsay, author. The serenity once enjoyed by the original residents is still evident today in the ambience of the home, which features the work of more than a dozen well known Australian artists.3000 items. Significant collection of paintings, drawings and prints by 20th century Australian artisits including Arthur Boyd, John Perceval, George Bell, The Lindsay family, Rick Amor and others. Geogian furniture and decorative arts.
Louis Michel was the first person to discover gold in Australia. He did so in Anderson Creek, Warrandyte. Many famous artists have lived and worked here, many noted potters and craftsmen have lived and died here. The area has survived severe droughts, floods and raging fires. There has always been and always will be a good sense of community spirit in Warrandyte.Over 1000 photographs and a significant collection of archival materials, plus a modest collection of artefacts relating to gold mining and associated industries. Also artefacts from the indigenous culture and our artistic past.
The Clunes Museum is an historic building (1860) in the main street of Clunes which houses a collection of memorabilia from Victoria's first gold town. Displays include agricultural, gold, coins and cultural themes. Reception has a shop where local crafts, souvenirs and local history books are on sale. A research section offers a wide range of records dating back to the early 1860's. The Clunes Museum is run by volunteers. The Clunes Museum is accredited by MAP.The major strengths of the collection of 2,500 objects are photographs and items pertaining to gold mining, agriculture, industry,...
A public art gallery that performs an informational and educational role within the campus and public communities. It provides annual program of exhibitions accompanied by catalogues and events, which critically interpret and document recent Australian visual art practice.1200 artworks
The Latrobe Regional Gallery is Eastern Victoria's premier art gallery. Following an extensive refurbishment, the gallery reopened to the public in June 2003. Seven gallery spaces and a sculpture courtyard showcase the gallery's collection, curated exhibitions and touring exhibitions.Broadly based on Contemporary Australian art post 1971 to the present. There are some historical works related to the Gippsland region and an Asian art collection. Media categories include, ceramics, glass, painting, sculpture and works on paper.
Heide, the former home of John and Sunday Reed is the site of an art museum, park and garden. The Museum's collection strengths are Australian modern art from the 1930s to present. It houses the Reed Collection and includes artists such as Atyeo, Boyd, Blackman, Brown, Hester, Mora, Nolan, Perceval and Tucker. Its collection of 1940s works by the Angry Penguins is the most comprehensive in Victoria. Recent contemporary art includes the Ballieu Myer Collection of the 1980s, and a new extension allows greater focus on contemporary Australian and international arts. The Sculpture Park...
Situated in the heart of Victoria's bushranger country, the Benalla art Gallery occupies a striking modernist building by the lake. The gallery presents an exhibition program of Australian art in the Bennett Gallery, in addition to the permanent collection which includes elements of the region's history and recounting an Australian-European settlement story.

The collection continues to develop with recent acquisitions including outstanding Indigenous works and contemporary media postmodernist works. The Ledger Collection comprises Australian art from the 19th and early 20th...
Founded in 1956, the Gallery was originally housed in Rio Vista House, now a historic house museum (see separate entry). A highlight of The Permanent Collection is a significant collection of English and traditional Australian paintings donated by Senator R D Elliott and Hilda Elliott, and including works by Brangwyn, Orpen, John, Cox, Streeton, McCubbin and McInnes. The Gallery also has a significant collection of contemporary Australian sculpture. The Gallery and Rio Vista are part of the Mildura Arts Centre.Estimated 1700 items of art. It includes Australia's best Degas and Australia'...
High on a hill, with the mountain ranges as a backdrop, this 1882 pioneer home sits lovingly restored and furnished by the Wandin Community. The house built of hand made bricks produced on the site, was finished in 1862. It was built by Henry Sebire, a stonemason, who originally came from Guernsey, in the Channel Islands. Journey back to pioneer life in the 1800's as your guide escorts you through the Homestead, St Mary's Chapel, the historic garden and other interesting buildings, or view the Wandin collection of artefacts in our Museum. You may simply want to visit Martha's tearoom and...
The Jewish Museum of Australia is a national institution dedicated to the conservation, preservaton and exhibition of Jewish heritage, arts, customs and religious practice in all its diversity. The permanent exhibitions are "A Timeline of Jewish History", "Australian Jewish History", "The Jewish Year" and "Belief and Ritual". The temporary gallery features a dynamic schedule of changing exhibitions. The collection comprises objects of ritual, religious, historical, cultural, social and artistic significance which encompass Jewish life and history. All...
Rippon Lea is the last of Australia's great privately owned 19th century suburban estates to survive largely intact. Commissioned by Frederick Sargood in 1868, the house, designed by Joseph Reed is in the Lombardic Romanesque style. The extensive garden retains 14 of the original 45 acres, and features a lake, grotto, gardens, buildings and a magnificent fernery. The garden was preserved by the last owners Ben Nathan and his daughter Louisa Jones. Mrs Jones modified the interior of the house in the 1930s, adding a glamorous Hollywood-style swimming pool. Mrs Jones gave Rippon Lea to the...
Percy Aldridge Grainger was an internationally renowned Australian concert pianist and composer. The evidence of his creative life: his archive, personal library and many of his possessions, are preserved in this unique and autobiographical museum at the University of Melbourne.The Grainger Collection is an internationally significant Australian archive and object based collection. It includes: 50,000 items of correspondence, 15,000 photographs, published and original manuscripts, music and archives relating to other Australian composer, musical instrument collection, Fine art collection and...
The Gallery holds a collection of European and Australian paintings, prints and decorative arts from the 1700s, ethnographic material, antiquities and oriental decorative arts. It includes a large collection of works by the eighteenth-century English artist Paul Sandby.Approximately 7,000 items – Australian and English paintings and prints (1700s to contemporary), Greek and Roman Antiquities, Oriental Ceramics from the Han dynasty onwards, European glass, silver and ceramics (1700s to contemporary).
The Museum is housed in a Trust National Building, which is currently undergoing restoration. There are many maritime objects, including models of ships and a scale model of "Gerberus". We also have early clothing, domestic articles, an historic signature quilt from World War I, which has been to Sydney on loan. We also have a sound effects machine, thousands of photographs, silverware, WWI memorabilia, family research and a bi-monthly newsletter.World War I memorabilia including a signature quilt made by the women of Williamstown including Jacka's signature. We have archival...

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