Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale

Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale

The Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale is located at the Port of Sale Civic Centre, home to the gallery since 1995. The gallery consists of three major exhibition spaces and features a small, but significant permanent collection. The gallery hosts several key State and National touring exhibitions each year. The permanent collection includes paintings and works on paper by artists of the Gippsland region and in particular works that use landscape and the environment as a reference. Local craft is also well represented in the collection. All works in our permanent collection are in storage, unless periodically displayed. Any individuals or school groups must arrange a booking with Gallery staff to view the storage facilities.

Address: 
Wellington Shire Council Offices, 68 Foster Street, Sale, VIC
Tel: 
0351423372
Hours: 
Tues to Fri 10am-5pm, Sat and Sun 1pm-5pm. Closed Mondays and all public holidays
Admission: 
Free
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, shop, café, reference library, guided tours, outreach and in-house education program
Collection: 
Over 650 items including works by artists of the Gippsland region along with works that use landscape and the environment as a reference with particular emphasis on Gippsland. The collection consists of mainly paintings and works on paper. There is some representation of local craft and increasing national representation.
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Items

Silver Trophy

1915 Melbourne Cup

Description:
Last custom built cup for the Melbourne Cup
Date:
1914-1915

On loan from the Widdis family of Sale. The Widdis family won the cup with 'Patrobas' trained at Hambrek near Rosedale, Gippsland.

Painting

Landscape, Fire and Comet'

Creator:
Peter Booth
Description:
Oil painting on linen
Date:
1994

Acquired by Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale in 1996. A major work by the artist, directly related to the gallery's collection policy of acquiring works related to documenting the environment.