The Burnie Regional Art Gallery has a national reputation for its permanent collection of works on paper, in recognition of the region’s historical papermaking industry. The Gallery also owns work in other media by contemporary Australian and particularly Tasmanian artists.
What may not be well known is that the collection includes many significant 20th century Australian artists.
The exhibition Defining Art will really show the incredible depth of the collection, which the Gallery has reached through 40 years of consistently acquiring quality works of art.
Defining Art will be displayed in two stages; in the Middle gallery from the 8 December and the Main Gallery from 19 December.
The artists represented in Defining Art are: John Olsen, Sidney Nolan, Charles Blackman, Martin Sharp, Brett Whiteley, John Brack, Rosalie Gascoigne, John Peart, Pat Brassington, Jeffrey Smart, Desiderius Orban, Lloyd Rees, Tony Tuckson, Alun Leach-Jones, Roger Kemp, Fred Williams, Arthur Boyd, Tim Storrier, Imants Tillers, Bea Maddock, Jan Senbergs and Ruth Faerber. Curstor: Birgitta Magnusson-Reid.