Defining Art

It is well known that the Burnie Regional Art Gallery’s permanent collection is focused on works on paper.

The Gallery has a national reputation for its permanent collection, 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, such as Arthur Boyd, John Olsen, Ruth Faerber, Rosalie Gascoigne, Sidney Nolan, Martin Sharp, Jeffrey Smart, Bea Maddock and Brett Whiteley, to name a few. These are some of the 22 artists included in the exhibition” said Randolph Wylie, Acting Gallery Director.

“The Gallery’s collection has gained an increased national reputation for its emphasis on print. 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.”

“Judging by the enquiries we receive from locals as well as interstate visitors, there is a strong wish to view the collection and we are very pleased to show off an interesting selection of works during the peak tourism season.”

Defining Art will be displayed in two stages: in the Middle Gallery from the 8 December and in the Main Gallery from 19 December.

Works from the Permanent Collection - Defining Art

Exhibition Dates:    Middle Gallery:  8 December 2017 – 14 January 2018
                                Main Gallery:  19 December 2017 – 14 January 2018

All welcome. Admission free.

For further information please contact

Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728