ROBERT SALZER FOUNDATION ACQUISITION FUND

RSF Acquisition Fund

Established in 2008, the Robert Salzer Foundation Acquisition Fund has supported the public galley sector in Victoria to acquire two-dimensional art works for their permanent collections. This has seen eligible galleries acquire 243 works of art by 108 visual artists to the value of $1.89 million. 
 
Significantly, the Fund has enabled public galleries to acquire key works for their collection that wouldn’t ordinarily be within their reach. Work acquired through the Fund has featured in national touring exhibitions as well as permanent collection displays, enriching the lives of the more than 5 million visitors that attend public galleries in Victoria each year.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Robert Salzer Foundation made the difficult decision to redirect funding to the performing arts sector. The 2020 round was the last for the foreseeable future. The PGAV extends our sincere thanks to the Robert Salzer Foundation for its significant support of the public gallery sector in Victoria over the past fourteen years. 

2020 Recipients

Recipients of the 2020 Robert Salzer Foundation Acquisition Fund and the works acquired:

Geelong Gallery, standing stone, kangaroo grass, bush string, a painting by Judy Watson.
Gippsland Art Gallery, Australia Phoenix: A Cosmology, a large format photographic collage by Susan Purdy.
Gippsland Art Gallery, Australia Phoenix: A Cosmology, a large format photographic collage by Susan Purdy (detail)
Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Ripe from the series Memoire, a photograph by Justine Varga.
Monash Gallery of Art, Helen (1962-1974) from the Time series (1962-1974), two photographs by Sue Ford.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 13 works spanning the 40 year career of print-maker Rosie Weiss.
Shepparton Art Museum, work from the series All These Small Intensities by Raquel Ormella
Shepparton Art Museum, diptych, Adam Goodes (Under Pressure) and Adam Goodes (Stand Strong) by Vincent Namatjira.
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery: Mt Lyell (Expanded Field), a large format work by print-maker Raymond Arnold.
Warrnambool Art Gallery, Coolamon Shield, Whales (South West Victoria) and Lighthouse, digital prints on aluminium by Josh Muir.

Geelong Gallery, standing stone, kangaroo grass, bush string, a painting by Judy Watson.

Geelong Gallery | Standing stone, kangaroo grass, bush string, a painting by Judy Watson.
Judy WATSON, standing stone, kangaroo grass, bush string, 2020, acrylic, graphite on canvas, 246 x 181cm.


Gippsland Art Gallery, Australia Phoenix: A Cosmology, a large format photographic collage by Susan Purdy.
Gippsland Art Gallery, Australia Phoenix: A Cosmology, a large format photographic collage by Susan Purdy (detail)

Gippsland Art GalleryAustralia Phoenix: A Cosmology, a large format photographic collage by Susan Purdy.
Susan PURDY, Australia Phoenix: A Cosmology, 2010, gelatin silver photograms (unique state), 40.4 x 2100cm.


Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Ripe from the series Memoire, a photograph by Justine Varga.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery | Ripe from the series Memoire, a photograph by Justine Varga.
Justine VARGA, Ripe from the series Memoire, 2016, c type photograph (edition 5 of 5), 113.5 x 80cm.


Monash Gallery of Art, Helen (1962-1974) from the Time series (1962-1974), two photographs by Sue Ford.

Monash Gallery of Art: Helen (1962-1974) from the Time series (1962-1974), two photographs by Sue Ford.
Sue FORD, Helen (1962 – 1974) from the Time series (1962 -1974), 2 gelatin silver prints (edition 3 of 3), 10.8 x 7.4cm.


Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 13 works spanning the 40 year career of print-maker Rosie Weiss.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Galler: 13 works spanning the 40 year career of print-maker Rosie Weiss.


Shepparton Art Museum, work from the series All These Small Intensities by Raquel Ormella
Shepparton Art Museum, diptych, Adam Goodes (Under Pressure) and Adam Goodes (Stand Strong) by Vincent Namatjira.

Shepparton Art Museum | work from the series All These Small Intensities by Raquel Ormella and a diptych, Adam Goodes (Under Pressure) and Adam Goodes (Stand Strong) by Vincent Namatjira.
Raquel ORMELLA, All these small intensities, 2017-18, Series One: Childhood to Art School, silk and cotton embroidery thread on linen, dimensions variable.
Vincent NAMATJIRA, Adam Goodes (Under Pressure) & Adam Goodes (Stand Strong) diptych, 2019, acrylic on linen, 76 x 51cm each.


Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery: Mt Lyell (Expanded Field), a large format work by print-maker Raymond Arnold.

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery: Mt Lyell (Expanded Field), a large format work by print-maker Raymond Arnold.
Raymond ARNOLD, Mt Lyell (Expanded Field), 2017, etching, 80 x 500cm.


Warrnambool Art Gallery, Coolamon Shield, Whales (South West Victoria) and Lighthouse, digital prints on aluminium by Josh Muir.

Warrnambool Art Gallery: Coolamon Shield, Whales (South West Victoria) and Lighthouse, digital prints on aluminium by Josh Muir.
Josh MUIR, Coolamon Shield, 2019, unique digital print on aluminium, 80 x 80cm.
Josh MUIR, Whales (South West Victoria), 2019, unique digital print on aluminium, 80 x 80cm.
Josh MUIR, Lighthouse, 2019, unique digital print on aluminium, 80 x 80cm.


2020 ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE
Jacqueline Doughty, Curatorial Manager, The Ian Potter Museum of Art
James Lynch, Curator - Collections and Galleries, Deakin University
Diane Soumilas, Gallery Co-ordinator and Curator, Glen Eira City Council Gallery 

2018 Recipients

Recipients of the 2018 Robert Salzer Foundation Acquisition Fund and the works acquired:

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Benalla Art Gallery | Flooded, a painting by Ivan Durrant  

Geelong Gallery | Spring, a painting by Brett Colquhoun

Gippsland Art Gallery | God Only Knows, a painting by  Kevin Mortensen

Latrobe Regional Gallery | The Long Goodbye, a photograph by Pat Brassington

Monash Gallery of Art | The Cook, a photograph by Anne Zahalka on the last stock of Ilfachrome

Shepparton Art Museum | three photographs from the series A Series of Unwarranted Events by Hayley Millar-Baker

Shepparton Art Museum | Determination, a drawing on fabric by Pierre Mukeba

Warrnambool Art Gallery | four photographs from the series A Series of Unwarranted Events by Hayley Millar-Baker


2018 ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE
Adam Harding, Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP)
Mardi Nowak, Director, NETS Victoria
Helen Rayment, Acting Director, RMIT Gallery

2017 Recipients

Recipients of the 2017 Robert Salzer Foundation Acquisition Fund and the works acquired:

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Ararat Regional Art Gallery | Jemima Wyman, Domestic Rage, 2017, custom printed textiles, 143 x 199cm.

Gippsland Art Gallery | Steaphan Paton MuraskinVII, 2017, etched colonial cotton canvas, 180 x 120cm.

Hamilton Gallery | Jon Cattapan Imagine A Raft, 2011, oil on linen, 195 x 168cm.

Heide Museum of Modern Art | two works by Zoe Croggon;Harp #2, 2017, C-type photograph, framed, 80 x 86cm; and Plumb, 2015, C-type photograph, framed, 80 x 86cm.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery | Destiny Deacon Smile, 2017 Lightjetprint AP1, 102 x 127cm (framed).

Koorie Heritage Trust | Marlene Gilson Marngrook, 2017, acrylic on linen, 76 x 100cm.

Wangaratta Art Gallery | Mohsen Meysami Between the Devil and the deep blue sea, 2016, hand stitching, embroidery on fabric, used/recycled Persian rug, 140 x 90cm.

Warrnambool Art Gallery to commission a painting about the Budj Bim landscape by artist Sam Leach. (Image: Indicative image: Sam Leach, Budj Bim landscape (working title), 2017/18, oil on linen.)


2017 ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE
Jessica Bridgfoot Curator, Bendigo Art Gallery
Mardi Nowak Director, NETS Victoria
Dr Kent Wilson Senior Curator, La Trobe Art Institute.

2016 Recipients

Recipients of the 2016 Robert Salzer Foundation Acquisition Fund and the works acquired:

Jordan Marani, Eiderdown II, 2016, acrylic paint, pencil on polyester cotton handkerchiefs, 245cm x 170cm.
Petrina Hicks, A Selection of Works 2005-2016, 12 pigment prints on Hahnemuhle photo rag pearl paper (Edition 2 of 8, signed), 50cm x 50cm each. Shenae and Jade, 2005 from the series Untitled.
Brook Andrew, set of 8 satirical photolithographs, 2016. (Pictured: Brook Andrew, Bringing up the bodies Without fear or favour , 2016, four-colour photolithograph with collaged photolithograph elements and hand colour; edition of 30 + A/Ps, 49.0 × 70cm)
Daniel Crooks, Static No.21 (Double Helix) , 2017, single channel high definition video.
Belinda Fox, [Diptych] Still/Life VII (fill me up) & Still/Life II (too much) , 2016, watercolour and drawing on board.
Michael Riley, three photographs from the series A Common Place: Portraits of Moree Murries , 1990.
Vincent Namatjira, Queen and me, 40 x 40cm.

Ararat Regional Art Gallery | Jordan Marani, Eiderdown II , 2016, acrylic paint, pencil on polyester cotton handkerchiefs. 

Benalla Art Gallery | Petrina Hicks, limited edition set of 12 photographs, 2005-2016. (Pictured: Shenae and Jade, 2005 from the series Untitled)

Geelong Gallery | Brook Andrew, set of 8 satirical photolithographs, 2016. (Pictured: Brook Andrew, Bringing up the bodies Without fear or favour, 2016, four-colour photolithograph with collaged photolithograph elements and hand colour; edition of 30 + A/Ps, 49.0 × 70cm)

Horsham Regional Art Gallery | Daniel Crooks, Static No.21 (Double Helix) , 2017, single channel high definition video. 

Mildura Art Centre Gallery | Belinda Fox, [Diptych] Still/Life VII (fill me up) & Still/Life II (too much) , 2016, watercolour and drawing on board. 

Monash Gallery of Art  | Michael Riley, three photographs from the series A Common Place: Portraits of Moree Murries , 1990. 

Warrnambool Art Gallery to commission a portrait by Vincent Namatjira of Rex Battarbee. Image: Vincent Namatjira, Queen and me, 40 x 40cm.


2016 ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE
Tansy Curtin Curatorial Manager, Bendigo Art Gallery
Melinda Martin Director, Linden New Art
Anton Vardy Director, Gippsland Art Gallery


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RSF 2020 Gippsland Susan Purdy

Susan Purdy, Australia Phoenix: A Cosmology, 2010, gelatin silver photograms (unique state), 40.4 x 2100cm. Gippsland Art Gallery Collection. This work was acquired with the assistance of The Robert Salzer Foundation (2020). 


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 people’s enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.