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Federation University Australia Art Collection Victoria

The Federation University Australia Art Collection aims to develop and maintain an important public art collection of high quality works of visual art which contributes to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of its student body, staff and wider community. The collection enhances the physical environment by adding colour and liveliness to the University and is displayed throughout our Ballarat, Gippsland (Churchill), Stawell and Horsham campuses. The Art Collection provides a valuable educational and research experience, as well as a providing potential to mentor.

The earliest works in the collection are associated with the Ballarat Technical Art School, although a coordinated approach to collecting was initiated by the Ballarat Teachers' College. Collection has continued over the decades, and has benefitted by generous gifts under the Cultural Gifts Program.

The collection covers most periods of Australian Art, and while most media is found it in the collection, it is predominantly Australian painting, printmaking and sculpture. Works by renowned Australian artists feature, as well as staff and students associated with Federation University Australia or its predecessor institutions.

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PO Box 663 Ballarat Victoria 3353 (map)
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+61 (03) 5327 9168

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Artworks are displayed at Federation University Australia campuses at Ballarat, Gippsland (Churchill), Stawell and Horsham. Victoria

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Clare K. Gervasoni 8 July 2014 1:15 PM

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monica 4 April 2017 4:31 PM

what do the colours mean in the painting phillip adams

Clare K. Gervasoni 4 April 2017 4:41 PM

Good afternoon Monica. We were no provided with information on the colours used, and alas, the artist is dead. Kind regards Clare Gervasoni Curator: Arts and Historical Collections

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2315 items

2315 items

Artwork - [Tree Study] by Sybil Craig

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artwork
sybil craig
craig
available
pencil drawing
watercolour

Framed pencil and watercolour sketch

Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Printmaking - 'Grandstand' by Barbara Davidson

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artwork
barbara davidson
davidson
grandstand
sport

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This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 2000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Ink & Pastel - Paddy's Orchard

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artwork

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This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Printmaking -Copper Drypoint - Time

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artwork

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This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Ceramic (Selkirk Prize) - 'Teapot with 5 Spikes' by Claire Blake

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artwork
claire blake
ceramics
available
available ceramics
teapot
alumni
feduniceramics

Blue shoe shaped teapot.

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This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Artwork-Ceramic - (Group of Small Bowls) by Marion Popplewell

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art
artwork
marion popplewell
alumni
ballarat technical art school

A collection of small hand thrown and glazed pots, jugs and bowls, 25 items in total. Tall jugs x 7 - from 5.5cm to 14cm tall Squat jugs x 7 - from 2.6cm to 6.8cm tall Small bowls x 5 - from 2.1cm to 5.3cm tall vase shapes x 5 - from 3.2 to 9cm tall one miniature mug - 3.2cm x 4.2cm

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Marion POPPLEWELL (1912-1998) Born Yorkshire Marion Popplewell visited relatives in Ballarat in the early 1940s. She loved Ballarat so much she decided to stay. She worked at a bank in Lydiard Street, opposite the Art Gallery of Ballarat, and lived in rooms above the Lydiard Street Shops. Marion enrolled in some evening classes at the Ballarat Technical Art School (a predecessor institution of Federation University Australia) conducted by Neville Bunning. He was nor overly happy with her small colourful jugs and vases, wanting her to handbuild pots, rather than wheel throw them. Marion Popplewell continued making her small wheel thrown pots with fine handles, and made glazes herself from materials imported from England. Attending classes in Ceramics up until the mid 1970s, she also took some classes in Woodwork and Needlework. Her 'Pink Glazed Jug' 1945 won a prize at the Royal Melbourne Show in the late 1940s. She died in Melbourne on 26 September 1998. This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 2000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Printmaking - 'Native flowers with Dragonfly', Jenny Nolan

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artwork
jenny nolan
nolan
flora
printmaking
print

Framed print of blue flowers.

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This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Photography - Surgery & Courthouse

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artwork

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This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Oil on masonite - 'The Rite of Spring' by Neville Bunning

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artwork
bunning
neville bunning
horse
orange
ballarat technical art school

Framed oil painting which depicts a number of horses.

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Neville Bunning taught Ceramics at the Ballarat Technical Art School, a division of the Ballarat School of Mines. This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Watercolour on paper - Building with Trees

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artwork

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This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Sculpture - welded Metal - 'Organic Form' by Inge King

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artwork
inge king
king
sculpture
ballarat teachers' college collection
welded metal
metal sculpture

Welded bronzed steel sculpture painted black and red. This sculpture by Inge King was purchased in 1967 with funds raised by staff and students of Ballarat Teachers' College, a predecessor institution of Federation University Australia. During this era a collection was made which resulted in an annual purchase or commission of an artwork of note. The Federation University Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Historical information

Inge KING (26 November 1915 – 23 April 2016) Born Berlin, Germany Arrived Australia 1951 Inge King trained as a wood carver and studied at the Berlin Academy (1937-1939), Royal Academy London (1940), and the Glascow School of Art (1941-1843) . She moved to London in 1847 and began carving organic abstract forms in wood and stone. In 1949-50 she went on a study tour to the United States of America where she was inspired to work in metal . Inge King arrived in Australia in 1951 and she completed several large scale public works. Between 1861 and 1875 Inge King lectured at the Institute of Early Childhood Development, Kew. From 1976 to 1987 she lectured in Sculpture at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She was a founding member of the Ceminal Centre Five group, and she actively lobbied architects, governments and State galleries to include modernist sculptures in their plans and displays. In 1991 Inge King joined the first National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Public Art Committee, advising on public art at risk and worthy of Trust classification. The Australian Women's Art Register describes Inge King as having been at the forefront of developing a non figurative vocabulary in Australian Sculpture.

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Signed 'I. King' on the lower steel plate.

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Ceramic - [Bowl] by Kevin White

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artwork
kevin white
ceramics

Demonstration piece undertaken while conducting a workshop at the Ballarat School of Mines.

Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Artwork - Ceramics - Press Moulded Pot by Les Castle, 1979

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ceramics
len castle
gippsland campus
jan feder memorial ceramics collection

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Len Castle (23 December 1924 – 29 September 2011 ) Born New Zealand 'My best work is when intuition and conscious choice come together successfully.' Len Castle trained as a secondary schoolteacher and started making pottery in 1947. Initially self-taught, he was the first potter to be awarded a fellowship from the Association of New Zealand Art Societies, travelling to St Ives to work with Bernard Leach in 1956-57. He lectured at the Auckland Teachers' College until the early 1960s, before concentrating on making stoneware at Titirangi, New Zealand.

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Artwork - bookplate - Ex Libris Edwin Jewell

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bookplates
framed bookplate

framed bookplate

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Watercolour - 'Sulky' by David Alexander

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watercolour
artist
david alexander
sulky

Watercolour landscape around Sulky near Ballarat. Gift of David Alexander, 2013

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Drawing - Charcoal - [Untitled] by Stuart Black

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black
stuart black
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If you can provide information on this artist or artwork please message via the comment box below.

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This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Wash on paper - 'Spring Lamb' by Michelle Zuccolo

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artwork
michelle zuccolo
lamb
available
alumni

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Michelle ZUCCOLO Between 2004 and 2007 Michelle Zuccolo undertook a Master of Arts, (Visual Arts part-time by research) at the University of Ballarat (later Federation University Australia). This work was a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize. It is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 2000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Bookplate - 'Ex Libris John Gartner'

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keith wingrove memorial trust
australian bookplate design awards
bookplate
printmaking

Round coin with crowned king inscribed surrounded by the words Friderikis

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John Gartner was a fine printer and publisher, an author, a noted philatelist, and also collector of Australian banknotes and coins. He was born on 16 July 1914 and was largely self-educated, leaving school at fourteen for work following the death of his father. Gartner developed a strong interest in the history of typography and printing and was apprenticed at the Advocate where his father had been a linotype operator. Aged 17, Gartner bought a hand press and some fonts of type, and in 1937 acquired a platen press from which he set and printed his private press books, published under the imprint of The Hawthorn Press. Gartner had a strong collection of Australian bookplates. He also looked at the work of artists overseas and commissioned personal plates. He subsequently built an international collection with preference for artists who printed from wood. His initial searches were in Belgium and Holland.(http://www3.slv.vic.gov.au/latrobejournal/issue/latrobe-84/t1-g-t7.html)

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Signature and number 568

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Oil on linen - 'Triumph of Gutenburg' by Maryanne Coutts, 2002

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maryanne coutts
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This work is presented on four linen canvases. Donated under the Australian Government's Philanthropic Programme, 2005

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Maryanne COUTTS Maryanne Coutts studied at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), The University of Melbourne, 1979 -1981, the University of NSW (UNSW),1984 and achieved a PhD at Federation University Australia in 1999. She has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and internationally including UK, Spain and Thailand and is currently Head of Drawing at the National Art School, Sydney. This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Acrylic on Linen - 'Tingari Cycle' by Walala Tjapaltjarri

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artwork
walala tjapaltjarri
aboriginal

Tingari Cycle - During the Tjukurrpa (Creation Era) Tingari ancestors beings gathered at a series of sites for Malliera (Initiation) Ceremonies. They travelled vast stretches of the country, performing rituals at specific sites that in turn created the diverse natural features of the environment. The Tingari men were accompanied by novices and usually followed by Tingari Women. The creation stories and rituals are venerated in the song cycles and ceremonies of today, forming part of the teachings of the post initiatory youths, whilst also providing explanations for contemporary customs. Walala Tjapaltjarri uses a highly personalised and minimal style to represent aspects of the sacred Tingari Cycle, an epic journey of Ancestors of the TJukurrpa (Creation Era). He paints aspects of the Tingari Cycle which are associated with the artist's many sacred sites - such as Wilkinkarra, Maruwa, Tarrku, Njami and Yarrawangu, to name a few. These are locations of significant rockholes, sandhills, sacred mountains and water soakages in the Gibson Desert. (http://www.kateowengallery.com/artists/Wal90/Walala-Tjapaltjarri.htm, accessed 18 May 2015)

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Walala Tjapaltjarri (b. c1960) Language: Pintupi Region: Kiwirrkuru In late 1984 Walala Tjapaltjarri and several other members of the Pintupi Tribe walked out of the remote wilderness of the Gibson Desert in Western Australia and made contact for the first time with European society. Described as 'The Lost Tribe', he and his family created international headlines. Until that day in 1984, Walala and his family lived the traditional and nomadic life of a hunter-gatherer society. Their intimate knowledge of the land, its flora and fauna and waterholes allowed them to survive, as their ancestors had for thousands of years. It is this sacred landscape, and its significant sites, that Walala so strikingly describes in his paintings. His style is generally highlighted by a series of rectangles set against a monochrome background. He paints the Tingari Cycle (a series of sacred and secret mythological song cycles) which are associated with the artist's many dreaming sites - they are Wilkinkarra, Maruwa, Tarrku, Njami and Yarrawangu, to name a few. These Dreamings are the locations of significant rockholes, sandhills, sacred mountains and water soakages in the Gibson Desert. (http://www.kateowengallery.com/artists/Wal90/Walala-Tjapaltjarri.htm, accessed 18 May 2015) Walala Tjapaltjarri started painting in 1997. His earliest works were in a classical Tingari style usually reserved for body painting, ground painting and the decoration of traditional artifacts. Within a couple of months his painting had evolved into his own innovative style of work, including the abstraction of classical Pintupi designs which resulted in a highly graphic language to speak of his country and ceremonial sites. The rectangles so prominent in his paintings form both a physical and spiritual map establishing Walala as a discerning draughtsman for his ancient country. (http://www.kateowengallery.com/artists/Wal90/Walala-Tjapaltjarri.htm, accessed 18 May 2015) This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Artwork - Printmaking - 'Monkeyshine' by Geoffrey Ricardo

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geoffrey ricardo
framed print

Framed coloured aquatint on paper. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Programme by Katherine Littlewood.

Historical information

GEOFFREY RICARDO (1964- ) Born Melbourne, Australia 1984-86 Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art), Printmaking, Chisholm Institute of Technology, Melbourne 1987-89 Printing Assistant at Bill Young Studios, Editioning intaglio prints, King Valley, VIC 1988 Full-time Studio Technician at Printmaking Department, Chisholm Institute of Technology, Melbourne 1989-90 Graduate Diploma (Fine Art), Printmaking, Monash University, Melbourne 1991 Traveled to England, France, Spain and USA (Winsor & Newton International Travelling Bursary, National Students Art Prize) Worked in private studios in Gaucin, Spain and New York, USA 1994-95 Master of Fine Arts, Monash University, Melbourne 1995 Guest Lecturer, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Traveled to Europe and America 1996 Guest Lecturer, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne 1990-98 Sessional Lecturer, Monash University, Melbourne 1998 Traveled to America and Mexico 2001-05 Sessional Lecturer, The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne 2003-10 Printmaking Workshops, Warrnambool TAFE, Warrnambool, VIC 2004 Traveled to Europe, Mexico and Cuba 2005 Lecturer, National Art School (Summer School), Sydney Sessional Lecturer, Monash University, Melbourne Lecturer, Institution of Koorie Education, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2012 ‘Collection of Works’ The Art Vault Mildura ‘Deeper Meanings’, The Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne ‘Three Projects’, Australian Galleries, Glenmore Road, Sydney Melbourne Art Fair Stand F33, Australian Galleries, Melbourne 2009 ‘Anno Domino, Antarctica and The Anatomy Lesson’, Australian Galleries Derby Street, Melbourne The Art Vault, Mildura, VIC 2008 MV Orlova (Quark Expeditions), The Drake Passage, Antarctica 2007 ‘Herd’, BMGArt, Adelaide ‘Herd’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Sydney 2006 ‘Herd’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne 2004 ‘Recent work’, BMGArt, Adelaide 2003 ‘The Rapunzel Suite and Other New Works’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney ‘Recent Works’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne ‘Recent works’, Cowwarr Art Space, Cowwarr, VIC 2002 ‘The Rapunzel Suite’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne ‘Strange Games’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney 1999 ‘A Dark City Narrative’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney ‘A Dark City Narrative’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne 1998 Cullity Gallery, School of Architecture and Fine Art, University of Western Australia, Perth 1997 Delaney Gallery, Perth Chapman Gallery, Canberra BMGArt, Adelaide ‘Menagerie’, Australian Galleries, Sydney ‘Menagerie’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne 1995 ‘Paintings, Prints and Sculpture’, Australian Galleries, Sydney ‘Prints, Paintings and Sculpture’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne 1994 Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth Graham Galleries + Editions, Brisbane ‘Wishful Thinking, Prints and Sculptures’, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth 1992 ‘Prints, Sculptures and Watercolours’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney 1990 ‘Watercolours, Prints and Small Bronzes’, Australian Galleries, Sydney ‘Paintings, Prints and Sculptures’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2013 ‘Sculpture by the Sea’ Cottlesloe, Western Australia 2012 ‘Brave New World’, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne, VIC ‘Sculpture by the Sea’, Bondi, Sydney 2011 ‘Sculpture by the sea’, Aarhus, Denmark ‘Artwork to Tapestry’, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Healesville, VIC Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Gallery, Burnie, TAS ‘large exhibition of small works’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney ‘large exhibition of small works’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne ‘Nature of the Mark’, Australian Galleries, Smith Street, Melbourne Rick Amor Print Prize, Montsalvat, Eltham, VIC 2010 ‘Summer show’, Australian Galleries, Glenmore Road, Sydney ‘Summer stock show’, Australian Galleries, Smith Street, Melbourne ‘Sub10’, Substation, Melbourne ‘McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award 2010’, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, VIC ‘Artists’ Prints made with Integrity I’, Australian Galleries, Smith Street, Melbourne Montalto Sculpture Prize, Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, Red Hill South, VIC 2009 ‘Artists’ ink: printmaking from the Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection, 1970-2001’, Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Ararat, VIC ‘Lorne Sculpture’ (Winner), Lorne, VIC 2008 ‘Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Smith Street, Melbourne 2007 ARC Biennial (Art, Design and Craft), Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane ‘Prints Tokyo: International Print Exhibition’, Tokyo, Japan Seoul International Print, Photo and Edition Works Art Fair, Seoul, Korea Guanlan International Print Biennial, Guanlan, China ‘Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney ‘Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne ‘Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne ‘Antipodean Bestiary’, Project Space / Spare Room, RMIT University, Melbourne Montalto Sculpture Prize, Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, Red Hill South, VIC McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award 2007, McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, VIC ‘2007: Works from the studio’, Lancaster Press, Melbourne ‘50 - a print exchange portfolio’, Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong, VIC ‘Small Pleasures’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne ‘Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne 2006 ‘Partnership or perish’, Academy of the Arts, School of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart Libris Awards, Artspace Mackay, Mackay, QLD ‘Summery’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Sydney ‘Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne ‘Bookish’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne Melbourne Art Fair, Australian Galleries, Melbourne ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne ‘50th Anniversary Exhibition’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne 2005 ‘End of Year Group Exhibition’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Sydney ‘Contemporary Works on Paper’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne ‘Expansion’, Lancaster Press, Melbourne ‘The Art of Collaboration’, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore ‘Double take’, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne ‘Small Treasures - 20 emerging and established artists’, TILT Contemporary Art, Melbourne Jacques Cadry Memorial Art Prize, Fox Studios and State Library of NSW, Sydney ‘Tales of the City’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne ‘A Decade of Collecting 1995-2005’, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, QLD ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne ‘Surface Tension: 21 Contemporary Australian Printmakers’, University of Tasmania, Launceston, TAS ‘Neo-millenium’, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne 2004 ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne ‘Group Exhibition’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Melbourne ‘Species’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne ‘In the presence of creatures great and small’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney ‘Tapestries from the Victorian Tapestry Workshop’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne ‘Sculpture’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Sydney ‘Contemporary Australian Prints’, National Arts Club, New York, USA ‘Contemporary Australian Prints’, Gallery 101, Melbourne ‘Contemporary Australian Prints from the Collection’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney ‘Bridge’, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne ‘Vivid’, Fortyfive Downstairs, Melbourne Lake Gallery, Paynesville, VIC 2003 ‘Paper matters’, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, Perth ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne ‘Less is more’, BMGArt, Adelaide ‘The ink’s on me: Bill Young master printmaker’, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery, Wangaratta, VIC ‘Fantastic and Visionary Art’, Touring: Global Arts Link, QLD; Ipswich Regional Gallery, QLD ; Orange Regional Gallery, NSW; Manning Regional Gallery, NSW; Parramatta Heritage Centre, Sydney; Ballarat Regional Gallery, VIC 2002 Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne 2001 Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA ‘Six Degrees of Collaboration’, RMIT Faculty of Art, Design and Communication Gallery, Melbourne ‘Reciprocal Moves’, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool, VIC International Print Triennial, Kanagawa, Japan ‘Fantastic Art’, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW ‘Dancing Made a Man out of Me’, The Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Gippsland, VIC ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne ‘Celebration’, Regional touring exhibition, VIC 2000-01 ‘Workings of the Mind: Melbourne Prints of the 1960s to the 1990s’, Touring: Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW; Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, QLD; Nolan Gallery, Canberra; Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC; PercTucker Regional Gallery, QLD 2000 Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA The Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne 1999 Shell Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Space, Fremantle, WA ‘We are Australian’, George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne Rena Ellen Jones Memorial Print Award, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool, VIC ‘National Works on Paper’, Mornington Peninsula Gallery, Mornington, VIC ‘Artists for Kids Culture’, Brightspace, Melbourne ‘Pleasure’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne 1998-99 ‘Australian Prints’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 1997 ‘KNOCK, KNOCK’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne ‘Woven Colour, The Art of Tapestry’, Dr Earl Lu Gallery, Singapore 1996 M.P.A.C. Print Award, Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, Mornington, VIC Academy of Art & Culture, Calcutta, India ‘Synergy’, Touring: Lalit Kala Akademi, New Dehli, India; Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, Bombay, India; Birla, India ‘Contemporary Australian Tapestry’, Frederikshavn Kunstmuseum, Denmark; Australia House, London, UK 1995 ‘Interweave - Tapestry A Collaborative Art’, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne ‘Contemporary Printmakers’, La Trobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, VIC ‘Contemporary Australian Tapestry’, Australian High Commission, Singapore ‘Circus Capers’, Caulfield Arts Complex, Melbourne 1994 M.P.A.C. Print Award, Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, Mornington, VIC Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA Australian Universities of Visual Art, Australian High Commission, Singapore ‘Prints, Paintings and Sculpture’, BMGArt, Adelaide Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne 1993 Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA 1992 Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA ‘Transitional Times’, Print Council of Australia, Melbourne ‘Second Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints’, Japan 1991 Henry Worland Memorial Print Prize, Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, Warrnambool, VIC Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA ‘Table Top Sculpture’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne ‘Art 91’, London Contemporary Art Fair, London, UK 1990 M.P.A.C. Print Prize, Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, Mornington, VIC Fremantle Print Prize, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA ‘The Christmas Show’, Intaglio Printmaker, London, England ‘Australian Contemporary Art’, AZ Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 1989 National Student Art Prize, Mitchell College, Bathurst, NSW Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA City of Doncaster Acquisitive Print Prize, Manningham Gallery, Melbourne ‘Affiliations’, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne 1988 M.P.A.C. Acquisitive Print Prize, Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, Mornington, VIC Henry Worland Memorial Print Prize, Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, Warrnambool, VIC 1987 ‘The Comedy Show’, Print Guild, Melbourne ‘Fluxus Art Flow’, Melbourne 1986 Mornington Peninsula Arts Council Acquisitive Print Prize, Mornington Peninsula, VIC Chisolm Institute of Technology, Graduating Students exhibition, Melbourne AWARDS 2013 King Valley Art Prize (printmaking) 2009 Lorne Sculpture Exhibition (Winner), Lorne, VIC 1989 Windsor and Newton International Travelling Bursary, UK Linbrook International First Prize for Printmaking, Australia COMMISSIONS 2005 Tapestry design for Bairnsdale Hospital (woven by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne), Bairnsdale, VIC 1999 Tapestry design ‘Emblem’ (woven by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne), Australia 1995 ‘A Night of Infectious Laughter’ Poster, St Kilda Festival, Melbourne 1994 Tapestry design ‘Elephant Gingham’ (woven by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne), Australia 1993 Tapestry design for the Festival of Perth Official Poster (woven by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne), Perth RESIDENCIES & PROJECTS 2013 ‘Come In Outside’, Collaboration set design for Pocketfool 2011 Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival Project, Mildura, VIC Residency, The Art Vault , Mildura, VIC 2010 ‘Wish’, Collaboration set design for Pocketfool, Artplay, Melbourne The Art Vault (included continuous public flag making workshops which were flown as part of The Wentworth Mildura Art Festival), Mildura, VIC 2009 The Art Vault (included two public printmaking workshops), Mildura, VIC 2008 Artist in residence, MV Orlova, Quark Expeditions, Antarctica 2003 Residency, Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, Bairnsdale, VIC 1998 Residency, School of Architecture & Fine Art, University of Western Australia, Perth 1997 Residency, La Salle/Fia, College of the Arts, Singapore 1996 Artist in residence, Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne 1993 Reduction Aquatint Workshop & Residency, Graphic Investigation Department, Canberra School of Art, Canberra NB: all residencies have included workshops involving students, children or the general public COLLECTIONS Artbank, Sydney Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Canson Australia Pty Ltd, Australia City of Box Hill, Melbourne City of Whitehorse, Melbourne Downlands College, Toowoomba, QLD Geelong Grammar School, Geelong, VIC Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, QLD Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD Helensvale High School, Brisbane Holmes à Court Collection, Perth Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, VIC Monash University, Melbourne Mornington Peninsula Arts Council Collection, Mornington, VIC National Gallery of Australia, Canberra National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra Print Council of Australia, Melbourne Private collections in Australia, Switzerland, USA, UK, Singapore, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Holland Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Shire of Diamond Valley, Diamond Valley, VIC Star of the Sea College, Melbourne The Melbourne Club, Melbourne University of Central Queensland, Brisbane University of Technology, Sydney Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, Warrnambool, VIC BIBLIOGRAPHY PERIODICALS AQ Journal of Contemporary Analysis, Vol. 70, Issue 4, July-August 1998 AQ Journal of Contemporary Analysis, Vol. 70, Issue 6, November-December 1998 AQ Journal of Contemporary Analysis, Vol.71, Issue 7, April 1999 Backhouse, Megan; “Going out of print and back to basics”, The Age, February 2003 Bellamy, Louise; “Renaissance of Western Art”, The Age (A2 section), 26 November 2005 Clabburn, Anna; “Fables and Foibles”, Art Monthly, September 1994 Dutkiewicz, Adam; “Edge of the sublime”, Advertiser, 1 December 2003, p. 76. Erickson, Dorothy; “The Festival that could have been”, The Bulletin, March 1994 Farmer, Alison; “Ricardo makes poster splash”, Sunday Times - Entertainment Extra, 19 September 1993 “Festival taps weaver’s art”, The West Australian, 11February 1994 Fiasco (web-page), March 2003 Jenkins, John; “A Dark City Narrative”, Imprint, Vol. 34, No. 4, 1999 Grishin, Sasha; “Multiplicity – collecting Australian prints”, Australian Art Review, Issue 13, March-June 2007, pp. 52-55 Grishin, Sasha; “Profiles in Print - Geoffrey Ricardo”, Craft Arts International, Issue 76, 2009, pp.1-4 Lloyd, Tim; “The elephant man”, The Advertiser (Review section), December 2007 Manzana Arné, Josep; “De L’Ex-Libris a L’Ex-Webis: Ex-Libris a Internet”, Ex-Libris, Associació Catalana D’Exlibristes, Barcelona, No. 27, July-December 2002, p.11 McDonald, John; “Dreams of hope and menace” The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 March 1995 McMillan, Peter; “Darkness visible”, The Age, 11September 1999 Nelson, Robert; “Circuses can be curated, but not cured”, The Age, 18 January 1995 Nelson, Robert; “Dream Weavers”, The Age, June 1995 Nelson, Robert; “Paen To Ricardo”, Imprint, Vol. 29, No.1, April, 1994 Nelson, Robert; “Revealed: Mother Nature’s vulgar past”, The Age, September 6, 2000 Nelson, Robert; “Riddled with hidden meaning”, The Age, September 8, 1999 Quadrant, April, 1995 Quadrant, Jan/Feb, 1995 Quadrant, October, 1995 Quadrant, November, 1994 “Ricardo’s surreal works at gallery”, Times-Spectator, 25 July 2003, p.7 Snell, Ted; “Art”, The Australian, 18 February1994 Snell, Ted; “Visual arts at the Festival of Perth”, Art Monthly, April 1994 Sunday Arts, ABC TV, 6 May 2007 Timms, Peter; “Geoff Ricardo: emerging from darkness”, Art Monthly, Issue 140, June 2001 Wallace, Dr Carmel; “Ways of seeing Australia”, Asian Art News, May/June 2004 BOOKS & CATALOGUES A Dark City Narrative, Australian Galleries, Melbourne, 1999 ARC Biennial Exhibition (Exhibition catalogue), Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, 2007, pp. 78-79 Clabburn, Anna; “The Collaborative Spirit”, Australian Tapestries: Victorian Tapestry Workshop, 1995, p. 37 Fantastic Art, Orange Regional Gallery, NSW, 2001 Field, Caroline; Herd, catalogue essay, Australian Galleries, Sydney, 2007 Grishin, Sasha; Australian Identities in Printmaking, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, 2000 Grishin, Sasha; Australian Printmaking in the 1990’s, Craftsman House, 1997 Havighurst, Sophie (Illustrations by Geoffrey Ricardo); When Lester lost his cool, The University of Melbourne, 2007 Kolenberg, Hendrik & Ryan, Anne; Australian Prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1998 Lawrence, Michel; Framed; photographs of Australian Artists, 1998 Modern Australian Tapestries, Victorian Tapestry Workshop, 2000 The Rapunzel Suite, Australian Galleries, Melbourne, 2002 Wallace, Dr Carmel (Essay); Surface Tension, Twenty One Contemporary Australian Printmakers, Gallery 101, Melbourne, 2004 Workings of the Mind : Melbourne Prints of the 1960s to the 1990s, Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, Brisbane, 2000 TELEVISION Sunday Arts, ABC TV, 6 May 2007 Inside Art TV, Channel 31, July 2012

Inscriptions & Markings

Under image in pencil ' T/P "Monkeyshine" Ricardo 2000'

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Bookplate - 'Ex Libris'

Key words

keith wingrove memorial trust
australian bookplate design awards
bookplate
printmaking

Black background with the white letters J G inscribed within a white rectangular border. The word Henry Moore featured in the bottom left corner.

Historical information

John Gartner was a fine printer and publisher, an author, a noted philatelist, and also collector of Australian banknotes and coins. He was born on 16 July 1914 and was largely self-educated, leaving school at fourteen for work following the death of his father. Gartner developed a strong interest in the history of typography and printing and was apprenticed at the Advocate where his father had been a linotype operator. Aged 17, Gartner bought a hand press and some fonts of type, and in 1937 acquired a platen press from which he set and printed his private press books, published under the imprint of The Hawthorn Press. Gartner had a strong collection of Australian bookplates. He also looked at the work of artists overseas and commissioned personal plates. He subsequently built an international collection with preference for artists who printed from wood. His initial searches were in Belgium and Holland.(http://www3.slv.vic.gov.au/latrobejournal/issue/latrobe-84/t1-g-t7.html)

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Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Artwork - Painting - 'The Black Bottom' by Neville Bunning

Key words

art
artwork
neville bunning
available
nude

Framed painting of a back view of a nude woman

Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Artwork - [Reclining Nude]

Key words

art
artwork
nude
life drawing
tafe business
available

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This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Book - Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Victoria No. 7: Deep Leads of Victoria, 1909

Key words

tunnelling, deep sinking, chiltern method of working, ballarat method of working, sampling washdirt. gravels, balmoral, mt william, stawell, moyston, great western, ararat, raglan, wimmera valley, landsborough, cardigan, haddon, beaufort, waterloo, avoca, lamplough, caralulup, ballarat west, ballarat, smythesdale, glenfine, illabarook, durham lead, morrison's lead, bullengarook, berry-moolort-loddon system, clunes, creswick, spring hill, bullarook, castlemaine - daylesford, majorca, carisbrook, timor, burnt creek tributary, tarnagulla, marong, rheola, inglewood, huntly, coliban, campaspe, goulburn lead system, ovens valley system, mitta mitta, kiewa valley, tarago, tanjil, moondarra, bogong, dargo high plains

Red soft covered book - Memoirs of the geological Survey of Victoria No. 7, including: Evolution of Mining Machinery, size of claims, Definition of a Deep Lead, Discovery of Gold in Victoria, Geographical Position of Deep Leads, Water in Deep Leads, Methods of Deep Lead Mining, Cost of Deep Lead Mining, Stawell, Ararat, Moyston, Raglan, Wimmera, Landsborough, Avoca, Ballarat West, Berry, Creswick, Springs Hill, Corinella, Bullarook, Loddon Valley, Daylesford, Castlemaine, Majorca, Carisbrook, Charlotte Plains, , Timor, Burn Creek, Huntly, Colinan, Goulburn, Ovens Valley, Chiltern, Indigo, Smythesdale, Durham Lead, Morrison's Lead,

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Bookplate - ‘From the Collection of Edwin & Judi Jewell’

Key words

bookplate
printmaking
australian bookplate design award
keith wingrove memorial trust
jean elder

A young girl is depicted sitting by a yacca and gum tree

Historical information

After a quiet period, interest in bookplates in Australia began to increase in the early 1970s, Entrepreneurial art and book collectors such as Edwin Jewell and others commissioned multiple Bookplate designs from a range of well known fine artists. At a 1997 meeting in Melbourne of the Ephemera Society of Australia Edwin Jewell and others announced the formation of the Australian Bookplate Society. The society was instrumental in promoting the art of the bookplate through establishment of the Australian Bookplate Design competition.

Inscriptions & Markings

Jean Elder

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Artwork - bookplate - Margaret Marriott Ex Libris

Key words

bookplate
margaret marriott
flowers

Bookplate featuring a vase of flowers

Inscriptions & Markings

"MARGARET MARRIOTT"

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Artwork - Printmaking - 'Dream 1' by Juli Haas

Key words

gippsland printmaking teaching collection
gippsland campus
printmaking
juli haas
churchill

Unframed lithograph

Historical information

The Gippsland Art School collects examples of limited edition prints to use as a teaching collection. The collection is largely unframed and comprises works from the Print Council of Australia, staff members and former students.

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3/5

Federation University Australia Art Collection ,

Lithograph - Egret

Key words

art
artwork
birds
egret

Historical information

This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 1000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

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Gouache - 'Sunflower' by Isabel Huntington

Key words

art
artwork
gouache
painting
sunflower
isabel huntington
handcraft
arts and crafts society
crouch prize
ursula hoff
alumni

Framed painting of a sunflower.

Historical information

Isabel HUNTINGTON (1905- 04 December 1971) Born Victoria, Australia Isabel Huntington was a painter, craft officer and craft worker. She studied at Ballarat School of Mines and RMIT, and was a member of the Victorian Artists' Society and the Contemporary Art Society. In 1945 she was appointed Director of Handcrafts for the Victorian Division of the Red Cross Society. Isabel Huntington had previously held the position of Supervisor of Handcrafts at Heidelberg Military Hospital for three and a half years. She was a member or the Arts and Crafts Society. Isabel Huntington had five 'one-man" shows, three in Melbourne, one in Ballarat and one in Hamilton, Victoria. The critics of the day described Isobel Huntington's work as Post Impressionist and Expressionist. 'Her enjoyment of the use of colour and her sense of vitality is obvious in her most original conception of the relationship of art to Flowers. Ursula Hoff judged the 1965 Albury awards for water colour, ad religious paintings in oils, awarding the prize to Isabel Huntington. In Ballarat's Crouch Prize Isabel Huntington was commended three times. After returning from overseas she taught at Rosanna High School, Victoria. Isabel Huntington lived at Montmorency, Victoria, and was there at the time of her death. This item is part of the Federation University Art Collection. The Art Collection features over 2000 works and was listed as a 'Ballarat Treasure' in 2007.

Inscriptions & Markings

A not on the back says "Sunflower 1962 Oil/Pastel Insurance Isabel Huntington Gouache 1956 Black Box. Huntingdon (sic) Isobel. Acquired between 1956 - 1958"

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