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. The PGAV is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 RFS Acquisition Fund and they works they will acquire are:
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.
Geelong Gallery: Brook Andrew, set of 8 satirical photolithographs, 2016.
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.
The PGAV would like to thank this year’s Assessment Committee – Tansy Curtin, Curatorial Manager, Bendigo Art Gallery, Melinda Martin, Director, Linden New Art and Anton Vardy, Director, Gippsland Art Gallery – and we extend our sincere thanks to the Robert Salzer Foundation for their support of the public gallery sector in Victoria.
Image: Petrina Hicks, Shenae and Jade, 2005, Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl paper, 50 x 50cm. © Petrina Hicks.
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.