Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs
Araluen Arts Centre is the focal point of Alice Springs’ performing and visual arts scene, incorporating galleries and a theatre.
The galleries feature a program of exhibitions with a focus on Aboriginal art from Central Australia, and contemporary art by local and Australian artists.
The Albert Namatjira Gallery displays a rotating selection of paintings by this famous Aboriginal artist as well as his descendants and contemporaries. The gallery also features early works from Papunya and the “Hermannsburg School”.
Araluen Arts Centre was designed and built around the 300 year old Corkwood Tree in the Sculpture Garden. This tree, as well as another at the front of the building and Big Sister Hill, is also considered sacred by the Arrernte people.
Art & Australia
Art & Australia has enjoyed a long and rich history as one of Australia’s premier art journals. The magazine is ever evolving, with its focus now being on the latest developments in Australian and international contemporary art as well as championing emerging artists.
The quarterly publication approaches art in innovative ways, continuing to seek the highest quality writers and reproduction values, while retaining esteem for traditional art history.
Art Collector is a quarterly publication that was launched in 1997.
The magazine incorporates illustrated profiles of Australia’s leading artists, galleries and collectors, with the latest art news and in depth analysis of important issues affecting collectors.
Art Collector also previews upcoming exhibitions across Australia and New Zealand.
Art Gallery of Ballarat
The focus of the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s collection is to present the history of Australian Art through paintings and works on paper with selections of sculpture and decorative arts. This is in conjunction with looking closely at the work of regional artists and works depicting the growth of Ballarat.
Recent purchases and donations have expanded the holdings of the gallery’s modern Australian sculpture and opened up a new outlook of collecting - the art of the Indigenous Australians of Australia's Top End.
The Art Gallery of Ballarat remains at the heart of Ballarat's cultural life and offers residents and visitors a vigorous and exciting program of exhibitions, as well as providing an opportunity to walk through the entire span of Australia's art history.
Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW)
Established in 1871, the Art Gallery of New South Wales presents a collection of fine international and Australian art. Modern and contemporary works are displayed in expansive, light-filled spaces, offering views of Sydney and the harbour, while their Grand Courts are home to a distinguished collection of colonial and 19th-century Australian works and European old masters.
The Yiribana Gallery presents a selection of works from the AGNSW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art collection, representing artists from communities across Australia. The Yiribana Gallery celebrates Indigenous Australia’s enduring cultural heritage and its myriad contemporary expressions.
Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA)
AGSA has a regular selection of Indigenous art on display.
The mission of the AGSA is to serve the South Australian and wider communities by providing access to original works of art of the highest quality. The Gallery seeks to foster, promote and enhance understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts in general through its permanent collections, temporary exhibitions and other public programs.
Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
Situated in Darwin, this Museum and Gallery contains over 30,000 items of art and material culture. This has been achieved through purchases, field work and donations through the Cultural Gifts program.
Every year the Museum and Gallery hold the major art award for Indigenous artists, the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award.
Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA)
AGWA currently houses a collection of over 17,000 art works in all media including painting, sculpture, design, craft, multi-media, installation and works on paper, including photographs, prints, drawings and watercolours.
One of the collections strongest attributes is its prestigious collection of Western Australian Indigenous and non-indigenous art.
Artist Profile is a quarterly publication of in-depth and exclusive interviews with contemporary visual artists. This journal features exclusive studio interviews and photographic profiles of visual artists with a concentration on Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. It also features essays by artists, scholars and curators; artist projects; exhibition reviews; and information on books, films, fairs, biennials and contemporary art festivals.
Artist Profile commissions essays and original work from artists, scholars and other thinkers to stimulate debate around past and present ideas of what art is, and what it means to live and work as a visual artist.
Auckland Art Gallery
Heralded in 1888 as 'the first permanent Art Gallery in the Dominion', Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki remains the largest art institution in New Zealand, with a collection numbering over 15,000 works. These include major holdings of New Zealand historic, modern and contemporary art, and outstanding works by Maori and Pacific Island artists, as well as European painting, sculpture and print collections ranging in date from 1376 to the present day.
Australian Commercial Galleries Association
The Australian Commercial Galleries Association exists to represent, promote and further the interests of Australian commercial galleries whose core business is the ethical representation of living Australian artists. A dual aspect of the Association's mission is to develop Australian artists' livelihood and reputation while contributing to an enhanced public understanding of contemporary Australian art in the primary market.
Membership of the ACGA is an important accreditation for a gallery and provides the certainty and confidence of reputation, ethics and excellence for collectors, potential buyers and art lovers.
Bendigo Art Gallery
Bendigo Art Gallery was founded in 1887, Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Year. The Gallery’s collection of 20th century paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings showcase the development of Australian fascinating modern art. Artists such as Walter Withers, Rupert Bunny, Grace Cossington-Smith, Arthur Boyd, Fred Williams, John Olsen and Margaret Preston are amongst the many 20th Century Australian painters and sculptors represented in the collection. Bendigo Art Gallery is committed to collecting and presenting contemporary Australian art.
Bendigo Art Gallery has completed an extensive building and renovation program which has seen the addition of a new contemporary wing.
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is Australia’s only art fair dedicated to offering the best contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from Queensland through commercial art galleries and Indigenous art centres.
CIAF 2014 will be held from 24-27 July.
CIAF welcomes art collectors, dealers, gallerists, first-time buyers and those wanting to immerse themselves in the best Indigenous art from this region.
Cairns Regional Art Gallery
Cairns Regional Gallery is housed in one of the finest heritage buildings of Far North Queensland, the site formerly occupied by the Public Office Building. The Gallery is the largest of its kind in regional Queensland and unsurpassed for architectural and interior building craftsmanship.
Cairns Regional Gallery primarily collects works of art by artists from the Tropical North Queensland region and other artists influenced or inspired by the region. The Gallery also collects art from outside the region by artists of state, national and international significance. This additional collecting focus ensures that the community has access to a high quality reference art collection.
The Collection boasts a number of artworks of national significance including pieces by Brett Whiteley, Russell Drysdale, Margaret Olley, Donald Friend and Ian Fairweather. The Gallery’s portfolio of prints includes artists Yvonne Boag, Guy Warren, Theo Tremblay and Gary Shead.
Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum
Founded in 1913, the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum has acquired an excellent collection of Australian art works and of historical items from the district’s past. These items fulfill the gallery and museum's commitment to collect, conserve and communicate issues of historical relevance to the region. The 1931 art deco building is noted for its elegant design and is Heritage listed and has been extended a number of times.
The Gallery and Museum are also committed to specialising in Australian art through various displays of oil paintings, watercolours, prints and drawings.
The collection is best known for major works from the late 1800's. Traditional landscape paintings are a feature of the holdings, including works by such artists as Louis Buvelot, Frederick McCubbin, Tom Roberts, E. Phillips Fox, Rupert Bunny, Max Meldrum, Margaret Preston, R.W. Sturgess, S.M.A. Bale and John Longstaff. Among the contemporary artists represented in the collection are William Frater, Arnold Shore, Russell Drysdale, Fred Williams, John Brack, Jeffrey Smart, John Dent and Wendy Stavrianos.
Part of the gallery's policy is also to support senior and mid-career artists, primarily through exhibitions and publications. A selection of fine decorative arts including china, glassware and silver are among other attractions on permanent display.
City Gallery of Wellington
Established in 1980, City Gallery Wellington was the first significant non-collecting exhibition based public gallery in New Zealand. With a focus on contemporary visual arts, architecture and design the gallery has achieved a reputation for innovation and style, inspiring and challenging its audiences through local, national and international exhibitions as well as international exchanges and joint ventures with other art museums.
Cultural Gifts program
Alcaston Gallery Director, Beverly Knight is an approved valuer of the Australian Commonwealth Government’s Cultural Gifts Program and she recommends all art lovers to visit the Australian Government’s Department of Commerce, Information & Technology and the Arts website, in particular the ‘arts and culture’ pages. Information on policy and areas of significance to the arts in Australia is included here.
Korea International Art Fair
Alcaston Gallery has regularly showcased selected represented artists at Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, since 2009.
Melbourne Art Fair 2014
Alcaston Gallery has participated in the Melbourne Art Fair since 1990.
Melbourne Art Fair is the leading art fair and public exposition in the Asia Pacific region and one of Australia's most significant exhibitions of contemporary visual art.
Established in 1988, the Melbourne Art Fair is held biennially at the historic Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
Melbourne Art Fair 2014 will be held from 13 - 17 August.
The Melbourne Art Fair program features the celebrated opening night Vernissage, national and international Collector Programs, Curator Programs, Lectures and Forums, Arts Publications, Project Rooms, Education Workshops, Private Lounge and Guided Tours.
The Melbourne Art Fair Foundation (Melbourne Art Fair) is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.
Museum Victoria is Australia’s largest public museum organisation, responsible for looking after the State collection of nearly 17 million cultural and scientific objects, documents, photographs and specimens. Museum Victoria provides visitor access, activities and events at four distinct venues: Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks and the Royal Exhibition Building.
National Gallery of Australia (NGA)
The NGA is situated in Canberra, the capital of Australia. Established in 1982, the NGA is the youngest of Australia’s major galleries and has a permanent collection that includes more than 160,000 works of art across four main areas: Australian art, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art, Asian art and European and American art
Works in the Gallery are part of Australia's national collection. They belong to the people of Australia and are preserved and presented for their enjoyment and education. It is the Gallery's intention to make the collection as widely appreciated as possible both in Australia and overseas.
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
Founded in 1861, the NGV is Australia’s oldest public art gallery. In 2003, the NGV divided its collection into Australian art and international art, both to be housed separately. The international collection is located at the newly refurbished site of the original NGV (opened 1968) at St Kilda Road Melbourne.
The Australian art collection is now located at Federation Square, where the entire ground floor is devoted to displaying their large Indigenous art collection. Federation Square is on the corner of Flinders & Swanston Streets, on the banks of the Yarra River and is a short walk from the NGV’s international collection.
Newcastle Art Gallery
Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Australia’s first purpose built regional gallery, was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Friday 11 March 1977.
Newcastle Art Gallery's collection is one of the finest in regional Australia with its quality and breadth recognised as a significant cultural asset. The collection includes over 5,000 works of art, and presents a comprehensive overview of Australian art from colonial times to the present day.
Begun as a small community newspaper in 1983 and most recently seen as a large format magazine, Photofile has grown to reflect the shifting forms and contexts of photography.
Exquisitely designed and employing all that is excellent in writing, editing and production, Photofile imaginatively ponders photography’s past, present and future that will surprise, stimulate and illuminate.
Photofile is published by the Australian Centre for Photography.
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
QAGOMA is Queensland’s premier visual arts institution comprised of the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). These distinct yet complimentary galleries showcase an extensive variety of contemporary and historical artists through a dynamic program of Australian and International exhibitions.
Shepparton Art Gallery (SAM)
SAM is located across two floors of exhibition space in the Eastbank Centre in Shepparton.
The gallery’s collection includes a significant repertoire of Australian and International Ceramics, historic and contemporary Australian landscape paintings, prints and works on paper, and a growing collection of Australian contemporary art. SAM proudly presents a permanent exhibition that tells the story of Australian Ceramics.
A significant aspect of the gallery's program is the biennale Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award and the national Indigenous Ceramic Art Award.
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Situated in the heart of the city, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery is an innovative public art gallery with facilities which include several large spaces for temporary exhibitions, located in the architect-designed Civic Centre, and incorporating a stand-alone gallery to exhibit the National Art Glass Collection. The Wagga Wagga Art Gallery exhibits an exciting range of touring shows and locally developed exhibitions from the Gallery's extensive collections, as well as the work of Riverina based artists.
The Wagga Wagga Art Gallery is also the home of the Margaret Carnegie Print Collection, which contains over 1200 original prints by some of Australia's foremost artists. The National Art Glass Gallery houses a world class, nationally significant collection of contemporary art glass, featuring over 350 pieces. As well as displaying the National Art Glass Collection, the gallery also exhibits a number of curated exhibitions which feature well known Australian and international glass artists throughout the year.