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A leg through the ceiling: the art collection of Etta and Emmanuel Hirsh


A leg through the ceiling: the art collection of Etta and Emmanuel Hirsh

2 Nov 2022 – 16 Dec 2022

Deakin University Art Gallery
Melbourne Burwood Campus, Building FA
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood VIC 3125
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm (free entry)

This exhibition celebrates the recent gift and long-term loan of artworks from the family of pioneering art collectors Etta and Emmanuel Hirsh to Deakin University. Curated by James Lynch this project highlights the significance of these leading Naarm/Melbourne collectors of the 1960s, 70s and 80s and their dedication to artists, new ideas, risk taking and the importance of living creative and cultural lives.

Geoffrey PROUD
Nadine and Geoffrey  1967
charcoal and oil on composition board
Deakin University Art Collection
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Irwin Hirsh in memory of Etta and Emmanuel Hirsh, 2021
© Sue Proud and courtesy of Fellia Melas Gallery Sydney

Gallery Details

Deakin University Art Gallery
T: (03) 9244 5344 
E: artgallery@deakin.edu.au 
W: Visit website 

venues and opening hours

Deakin University 
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood VIC 3125

Deakin University Art Gallery
Building FA
Open: Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 4pm 
Entry is Free

Deakin University Burwood Library Gallery Space
Foyer Building V
Open: daily 8.30am – 8pm
Entry is Free

Deakin University Downtown Gallery
Level 12, Tower 2 Collins Square
727 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3008
Open: Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Entry is Free

Gallery Info

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.