2017 Robert Salzer Foundation Acquisition Fund Recipients


2017 Robert Salzer Foundation Acquisition Fund Recipients

Sunday December 10th, 2017

The Robert Salzer Foundation provides $50,000 to enable eligible galleries in Victoria to purchase two-dimensional works of art for their permanent collections.  This unique fund plays a vital role in enabling galleries to acquire key works of visual art for the benefit of their audiences and communities. We are pleased to announce eight galleries have received funding this round to acquire artwork valued at over $120,000. The recipients are;

  • Ararat Regional Art Gallery to acquire Domestic Rage, 2017, a custom printed textile by Jemima Wyman.
  • Gippsland Art Gallery to acquire Muraskin VII, 2017, an etched colonial cotton canvas a work by Steaphan Paton.
  • Hamilton Gallery to acquire Imagine A Raft, 2011, a painting by Jon Cattapan.
  • Heide Museum of Modern Art to acquire Harp #2 and Plumb, 2015, C-type photographic collages by Zoe Croggan.
  • Horsham Regional Art Gallery to acquire Smile, 2017, a photograph by Destiny Deacon.
  • Koorie Heritage Trust to acquire Marngrook, 2017, a painting by Marlene Gilson.
  • Wangaratta Art Gallery to acquire Between the Devil and the deep blue sea, 2016, an embroidery on a found Persian rug by Mohsen Meysami.
  • Warrnambool Art Gallery to commission a painting about the Budj Bim landscape by artist Sam Leach.

The PGAV extends our thanks to the Robert Salzer Foundation as well as our Assessment Committee members Jessica Bridgfoot, Curator, Bendigo Art Gallery, Mardi Nowak, Director, NETS Victoria and Dr Kent Wilson, Senior Curator, La Trobe Art Institute.

Image: Jemima Wyman, Domestic Rage, 2017, sewn custom printed textiles, 143 x 199cm (detail). Ararat Regional Art Gallery Collection. This work was acquired with the assistance of The Robert Salzer Foundation (2017). Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery.

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