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;
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.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.