Gallery Collection

Since its establishment in 1965, the focus of the Collection has been Gippsland and the natural environment. The Gippsland Art Gallery currently owns 1,331 objects from both national and international artists, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, works on paper (drawings and prints), photographs, textiles, metalwork, woodwork, and indigenous and tribal art.

Early works in the collection show Gippsland in the mid-nineteenth century and later works reveal how the region has changed over the years. Many other works deal with landscape and environmental themes.

The Gallery’s collection grows each year through purchases and donations. A selection of Collection works are on display at any one time.

Collection Book

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Gippsland Art Gallery, the Gallery and Wellington Shire Council are pleased to announce the publication of Hindsight: Gippsland Art Gallery History & Collections 1965—2015.

Hindsight was launched on the fiftieth anniversary of the Gallery’s opening, on Friday 25 September 2015.

This major 448-page book features a full history of the Gallery, collection highlights (with explanatory texts), a complete catalogue of the collection, and an exhaustive appendix which documents all exhibitions, senior staff and committee members from 1965 to the present.

The Sale Regional Arts Centre was officially opened on Saturday 25 September 1965 by the Hon. Rupert Hamer, Minister for Local Government. The inaugural exhibition was the Esso Collection of Australian Art.

Over fifty years, six Directors, eight Curators and five location changes, the Sale Regional Arts Centre has become the Gippsland Art Gallery, a significant public gallery with world class exhibitions and a collection of over 1,300 original artworks.

Hindsight: Gippsland Art Gallery History & Collections 1965—2015 is available from the Gippsland Art Gallery Shop or you could order your copy today by contacting the Gallery on T 03 5142 3500. Only $35.00 plus postage & handling.


Hindsight: Gippsland Art Gallery History & Collections 1965—2015

The publication of Hindsight has been made possible through the generous support of the Gallery’s Patron, John Leslie OBE.

List of Artists in the Collection For more information about the Gippsland Art Gallery Collection please contact the Gallery on 03 5142 3500.


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