Geraldton Regional Art Gallery - Art Collector

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery exterior

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery opened on 6th August 1984 in the building which served as the Town Hall from 1907 to 1981. Renovations to the building made Geraldton Regional Art Gallery the first A-class regional gallery in Western Australia. In 1997 the gallery was listed on the state register of heritage places.

The Gallery’s A-classification allows for an annual schedule of some 15 exhibitions of the highest calibre accessed from local, state, national and international sources.

The Geraldton Regional Art Gallery is co-funded and operated by the City of Greater Geraldton and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. The gallery houses and cares for the City of Greater Geraldton Art Collection which comprises over 475 artworks, principally paintings and works on paper.


The collection


The City Collection was initiated in 1959 with a bequest of 39 artworks to the then Town of Geraldton by Western Australian philanthropist, the late Sir Claude Hotchin. The collection today boasts works by local and West Australian contemporary artists as well as historically significant works by Norman Lindsay, Robert Juniper, Howard Taylor, Hans Heysen, Elizabeth Durack and more.

Exhibition highlights


Against The Grain (3 October 2014 to 29 November 2014)
Against the Grain is a historically important exhibition and a fascinating opportunity to experience the work and the mind of one of Australia's most important avant-garde and socially active artists, Tim Burns.

Burns is an emblematic legend of Australian art's rise in notoriety during the 1970s. His installation and art actions challenged audiences and experts and he was a pioneer of art films using super 8 and 16mm formats, ultimately creating award winning films.

Burns' artworks use interactivity, surveillance, performance film, TV, video and painting and often broke new ground in their innovative use of media. The majority of his works are unknown to Australian audiences although he grew up in the West Australia Wheatbelt, where he now lives again. He lived and worked out of New York for 20 years and is mostly known there for his film and theatre work.


The Sportsman’s Suite (5 December 2014 to 14 February 2015)
This touring exhibition reveals a complex variety of technical and conceptual approaches to printmaking and art more generally. It focuses on a selection from the The Mark Howlett Foundation Print Collection. These exquiste artworks are produced by 13 reputable Western Australian artists: Penny Bovell, Mary Dudin, Galliano Fardin, Susan Flavell, George Haynes, Giles Hohnen, Bevan Honey, Jeremy Kirwan-Ward, Theo Koning, Eveline Kotai, Jane Martin, Trevor Richards, Trevor Vickers.

Art awards


The Mid West Art Prize is run by the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery annually. With $45,000 in non-acquisitive prizes and a diverse exhibition, it is a highlight of the gallery's exhibition programme. It is open to artists throughout Western Australia and all works are required to be new creations, thereby ensuring an exhibition of quality and freshness. The Mid West Art Prize will not run in 2014 due to the gallery building undergoing refurbishments, however it will return in 2015.

Membership


By sending your name (and company name if applicable) and email or postal address to grag@artgallery.wa.gov.au you will be placed onto the gallery's database to be informed of all events and exhibitions.

Visitor information


The Geraldton Regional Art Gallery offers the following facilities:
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair accessible

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
24 Chapman Road
Geraldton WA 6530

Phone: 08 9964 7170
Email: grag@artgallery.wa.gov.au
Web: artgallery.cgg.wa.gov.au
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Open: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Public holidays 1pm to 4pm. Closed Sundays.