10 YEARS OF COLLECTING ART FOR THE ANU
Dates & times
Fri 21 April — Sun 28 May 2017
Drill Hall Gallery
Image: acrylic on cotton duck, 100 x 111 cm.
The Australian National University Art Collection.
Simon Gende, Bill Gates Leader of the world 2014
Simon Gende, Bill Gates leader of the world 2014, acrylic on cotton duck, 100 x 111 cm. The Australian National University Art Collection.
Over the last decade, the University Art Collection has been substantially enriched with gifts, bequests and purchases.
Recent benefactions include a spectacular array of large-scale contemporary paintings and sculptures given by James and Jacqui Erskine; a phenomenally valuable painting by the Chinese artist Zhang Peili Flying Machine (1994) donated by Lois Conor; a gift of personally significant and inspirational works coming from the household of Rosalie and Ben Gascoigne, donated by their children; a collection of bark paintings given by the eminent scholar Jon Altman, plus gifts given directly by artists such as Brian Blanchflower, Aida Tomescu, John Nixon, Allan Mitelman, Salvatore Zofrea, Philip Spelman and others.
The Collection also traces the history of the ANU School of Art and Design, now celebrating its fortieth year, with a selection of works by outstanding graduating students.