The City of Banyule Collection (1994)
The Banyule Art Collection is owned and managed by the Banyule City Council. The collection includes works by artists of historical and contemporary significance. The collection holds over 450 works including paintings, works on paper, jewellery/metalworks, ceramics, glass, textiles, sculpture and artist's books. While it includes a range of media the Banyule Art Collection is distinguished by its works on paper. The Banyule Award for works on paper rewards a contemporary local artist and aims at continuing to enrich the collection. Some of the many artists represented in the collection include Brook Andrew, Ian Abdulla, Rick Amor, Peter Booth, Pat Brassington, Jon Cattapan, Mari Funaki, Shaun Gladwell, Gwyn Hanssen-Pigott, Carlier Makigawa, John Nixon, Mike Parr, Patricia Piccinini, Rosslynd Piggott, Clifton Pugh, Lloyd Rees, Sally Smart, Christian Thompson, John Wolseley and Anne Zahalka. The collection is accessible to the local community through a range of temporary exhibitions held at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space in Ivanhoe. Individual works are also displayed in a wide range of council and community owned venues including council service centres, libraries, schools and community leisure centres across the City of Banyule.
Themes: Shaping cultural and creative life