Mining the Collection
When: 25 June to 18 September 2011
Where: Former Albury Art Gallery, 546 Dean Street Albury.
About the exhibition
Mining the Collection was an Arts NSW funded project in which nine community members and four artists were invited to discover and select works from AlburyCity's seven cultural collections:
- Indigenous Collection
- Textile Collection
- Social History Objects Collection (inc furniture, technology, transport)
- Social History Collection (paper based archives)
- Photography Collection
- Works on paper Collection (Drysdale, drawings)
- Painting Collection
The community members selected individual pieces for the artists to respond to in their chosen medium. All four artists – Arthur Wicks, Ponch Hawkes, Treahna Hamm and Frank Burgers – have a connection with the region and a national profile.
The artists' responses to the individual works chosen for them and the range of works selected became an exhibition that introduced visitors to the collection and to the contemporary artworks it inspired.
Total Attendance: 6867