Icons from the Collection
When: 12 April to 5 July 2013
Where: Former Albury Art Gallery, 546 Dean Street Albury
About the exhibition
Icons from the Collection highlighted some of the amazing artworks – most of them usually kept in storage – from the Albury Art Gallery Collection.
It included new works by emerging and established artists who had been commissioned to reinterpret items from the permanent collection with a contemporary perspective.
AlburyCity started its visual art collection in 1974 when it took over as custodian of the Albury Art Prize collection. Through the Albury Art Prize it has acquired works by acclaimed Australian artists such as Noel Counihan, Max Ragless, Weaver Hawkins, Franz Kempf, Kenneth Jack and Mary Beetson.
When the historic Town Hall became a public art gallery in 1982 the decision was made to collect Australian photography, primarily through the biennial National Photographic Prize. The gallery has acquired over 91 works directly from this competition and has expanded the photography collection with a further 350 works.
In the 1990s the gallery received an eclectic range of works through the Howard Daniel Gift, including objects from Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
Total Attendance: 4215