The Art Gallery of New South Wales began in the 1870s as an aspect of the Academy of Art. Later it became known as the National Art Gallery of NSW. This name persisted beyond Federation in 1901. It was given its present name in 1958.
It remains the principal collecting and exhibiting body in NSW and is governed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales Act of 1980.
The VCA Art Collection spans the entire history of the College and its predecessor, the National Gallery School of Art (first opened in 1867).
Comprising painting, sculpture, photography and works on paper, most works are by students, staff or alumni.
DAAO has a separate entry for The Margaret Lawrence Australian Ceramics Collection. It was bequeathed to the VCA Collection in 2004.
Founded in 1861, the NGV is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Situated over two magnificent buildings – NGV International and NGV Australia – the Gallery hosts a wide range of international and local artists, exhibitions, programs and events; from contemporary art to major international historic exhibitions, fashion and design, architecture, sound and dance. http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/about/
The Art Gallery of South Australia was founded in 1881. It is located at the heart of Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, North Terrace, between the South Australian Museum and University of Adelaide.
Founded in 1913, the Castlemaine Art Museum (previously named Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum) has a unique collection of exclusively Australian art and fascinating historical artefacts reflecting the early history of the district.
The Art Gallery of Western Australia was founded in 1895. It is located in the Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, with the Western Australian Museum and State Library of Western Australia.
The Benalla Art Gallery presents an exhibition program of Australian and international art in the Bennett Gallery, in addition to the permanent collection which includes elements of the region’s history and recounting an Australian-European settlement story. The collection continues to develop with recent acquisitions including outstanding Indigenous and contemporary Australian artworks.
Australia’s leading contemporary and historic ceramics collection. Ceramics since 1970.
2011 – Shepparton Art Gallery rebranded Shepparton Art Museum. (SAM)
SAM Collection focus is Australian ceramics and contemporary Australian art.
International and contemporary Indigenous Australian ceramics acquired via the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramics Award and Indigenous Ceramic Art Award, respectively.
Established in 1886, the Warrnambool Art Gallery offers a diverse collection of artworks, from elegant European salon paintings to the Avant-garde modernism of the Angry Penguins.
Artworks range from romanticised colonial landscapes to contemporary Australian printmaking by Juan Davila, Barbara Hanrahan and Ray Arnold.
aka Uni of Melb Art Collection.
Works by Artists, Students, Lecturers, Technicians, Artists in Residence: – Melb Teacher’s College (M.T.C.) Art Collection:
A. J. Law Art Collection. – Melb State College Art Collection, – Melb College of Advanced Edn Art Collection: Gryphon Gallery Art Collection.
1980. 350 paintings, 150 prints. Numerous sculptures, ceramics, metalcraft, photography, woodcraft.
Seated Girl. c 1894 – 1906