Wednesday, September 14, 2016

NERAM's John Gale donation

NERAM, the New England Regional Art Museum has received a donation of 11 artworks by leading Australian artists which confirms its position as one of the leading regional collections of Australian art in the country.

The donation from Canberra based land-owner and arts benefactor John Gale OBE will be on display in the Dulce Lindsay Gallery at NERAM from Saturday 17 September 2016 until Sunday 5 February 2017 next to the exhibition Views of Landscape.

The donation of eleven artworks includes paintings by Sir Arthur Streeton, Rupert Bunny, Elioth Gruner, Adrian Feint, JJ Hilder, Hans Heysen, Herbert Badham, Harold Septimus Power and Desiderius Orban that have been selected to complement The Howard Hinton Collection at NERAM.

For obvious reason, NERAM thanked John Gale OBE and everyone involved in making this magnificent donation possible.

From my viewpoint, that's a very interesting collection of painters. I wonder which Badham they have?  As you can see from this BBC news story, Badham (he died in 1961) has really been growing in prominence as an Australian painter.