The recent refurbishment, expansion and modernisation of the Horsham Regional Art Gallery has cemented it as an icon of visual arts. Our exhibition program brings the best in Australian art practice to the Wimmera and celebrates our unique and diverse community and the environment.
Horsham Regional Art Gallery Collection (1981)
Since its inception in 1973, the Gallery has specialised in the collection of Australian photography. Commenced at a time when photography was just beginning to gain recognition in Australia’s public galleries, Horsham Regional Art Gallery’s photographic collection has since grown into one of national significance.
Our photography collection includes key historical photographers such as Nicolas Caire, J. W. Lindt, David Moore, Olive Cotton, Frank Hurley, Wolfgang Sievers and Carol Jerrems. Contemporary artists include Tony Albert, Pat Brassington, Fiona Foley, Trent Parke, Bill Henson, Polixeni Papapetrou and Tracey Moffatt among others.
The Gallery collects works by artists of the Wimmera region along with works containing to this regional subject matter or connection to our place. Contemporary artworks include those by Anthony Pelchen and Marion Borgelt. Renowned Australian artists including Nicholas Chevalier and Sidney Nolan were also inspired by the landscapes of the Wimmera.
Our collection of paintings and works on paper is in great measure the result of the generous gifts of Mr Mack Jost AM. The collection includes works by many significant Australian artists from colonial and modern periods, along with more recent acquisitions made through the Trust in line with Jost’s collecting principals.
Themes: Building towns, cities and the garden state, Building community life, Shaping cultural and creative life