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South Gippsland Shire Council Leongatha, Victoria

South Gippsland Shire Council’s Arts and Artefact collection exists to showcase the culture and history of South Gippsland Shire and surrounding area.
Please note that the collection is in storage and not on display. However, selected items will be available for viewing during exhibitions.

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9 Smith Street Leongatha Victoria

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Framed oil painting - McDonalds Property Toora

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

The art work features cattle and trees in the foreground and Wilson's Promotory in the distance. Brown wood frame with gold edging.

Historical information

Painted by Bianca Biesuz in 1983

Pastel, Framed - Fauna in the night

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Framed pastel titled: "Fauna in the night" painted by Dorothy Turnball. Features a possum perched on a branch amongst red blossoms. Set in grey card window mount with red and grey trim. Grey painted wood frame. Brass engraved plaque affixed to lower edge.

Photograph, Framed - Mirboo in Storm

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Framed black and white photograph titled "Mirboo in Storm" featuring a streetscene at Mirboo North. The scene shows the main street of Mirboo North with shops on both sides. A sign "THIS IS MAYS" is featured on the side awning of the shop in the foreground. In the distance storm clouds are forming in the sky. Maroon card window mount set in decorative gold painted wood frame.

Letter

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Typed letter from Shire of Narracan to Shire of Woorayl dated 19th May 1988. Congratulations to the shire of reaching 100 years as a municipality. Sealed with Common Seal and signed by the shire president, councillor ans shire secretary.

Photograph, Framed

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Framed colour photograph featuring a scene at local show with horses, riders and specators. Laminated surface with brown wood frame.

Folder

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Two Sands & McDougall heavy duty folders. Brown textured surface, heavy card covers with metal clips inside. "Shire of Mirboo" label inside front cover with typed "Prayer to Open Council Meeting". Sands & McDougall No.551. Texta numbers on spine 21 & 23.

Artwork, Pastel - Before the Rain

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Framed pastel painting titled "Before the Rain" by Julie Lungren Coulter. Cream card window mount the engraved brass plate affixed to lower edge. Brown and gold painted wood frame.

Bowl, Framed

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Frame decorative Chinese bowl with dragon design. Black and gold bowl in black and gold window mount with brown wood frame. The frame is edged in gold and the mount features a decorative lace design in each corner. Red and white text label printed in Chinese.

Torch, Olympic - Olympic Relay Torch Sydney 2000

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Framed Olympic Torch with colour photograph from the Sydney Olympic Games Torch Relay 2000. Includes 28 small engraved brass plates with names of participants.One large plate with text which reads: "South Gippsland Shire Council/Olympic Torch Relay/Day 62/7th August 2000/Korumburra, Leongatha/Loch & MIrboo North" Set on a green card background with green card window mount and brown timber frame.

Plate, Painted - Jinshan Peasant Painting

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Ceramic plate painted by Jinshan peasant artists. Featuring a colourful winter scene. Presented to SGSC on visit to China during the 1990s

Painting, Boxed - Return to her parents.

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Colour painting from the Jinshan Peasant Painting Academy. The brightly coloured painting is rolled in a presentation box. Artist's name and label on reverse near edge. Fabric covered box with text. A colour brochure promoting the academy is rolled around the outside of the painting.

Album

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Chinese book set in album case. The set of three books are printed in Chinese in red and black ink. They include text and illustrations printed on lightweight paper. The books have a yellow covers and are stitched at the spine. The album is made of firm card and is covered in a patterned silken fabric with handmade bone and fabric hinges.

Photograph

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Framed B & W photograph showing Shire of Korumburra councillors & Officers 1972. Set in cream painted wood frame. Shire logo affixed to upper corners. Typed heading & names in black ink. Set on card backboard

Certificate

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Framed certificate awarded to Mardan Community 21 May 2001 from scouts. Signed by the scouts District Commissioner. brown wood frame with gold edging.

Photograph, Boxed - In Memory of Les Mathews

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Black and white photograph of Les Mathews. Showing head and shoulders. Set in a dark wood oval window mount and medium brown wood frame. Engraved black metal plate below image.

Scarf Framed

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Black framed green scarf with with trim mounted on board decorated with collage set in window with with cookatoo with printed text panel below

Photograph, Mounted - Rig Under Construction

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Colour photograph taken at Barrys Beach, South Gippsland. Features an oil rig under construction. Trees and foliage in foreground. Blockmounted on board.

Photograph, Framed - Aerial Scene of Mirboo North

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

One of a set of two. Framed colour photograph titled: "Mirboo North Township 2004". Features an aerial photograph of the township of Mirboo North. Set in maroon card window mount and decorative brown and gold wood frame. Engraved brass text panel with white lined border affixed below image.

Painting. Oil - Leongatha Landscape

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Framed oil painting titled: "Leongatha Landscape" painted by Harris Smith. Features scene of farming property in the foreground and township of Leongatha in the distance. Rolling hills, flora, buildings and sky. Gold decorative frame with cream textured vinyl window mount. Painted in shades of browns, greens, blues and yellows.

Framed watercolour painted by Bianca Biesuz - "Dryings Road Bridge"

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Cream card window mount with pink edging lines. Text panel cut out lower edge. Brown wood frame with gold edging. Painting portrays trees with a pathway through them, white bridge,

Historical information

Painted by Bianca Biesuz

Inscriptions & Markings

"Dryings Road Bridge"

Painting, Watercolour - Memories

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Framed watercolour landscape titled "Memories" (House at Buchan South) painted by Jan Long. Set in white and grey card double window mount with brown wood frame. Small brass plaque affixed to lower edge of mount.

Photograph, Framed - South Gippsland Shire Councillors 1999

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Framed colour photograph featuring the South Gippsland Shire Councillors for 1999. Group of three women and six men sitting and standing in two rows. Names of each councillor printed in text panel below. Grey card window mount set in brown wood frame with gold trim.

Wall hanging - Mythic Sun

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Wall Hanging; 3 parts looped red fabric. Featuring a sun. Was located @ Stockyard Galley - Curatorial Officer Shirlee McPherson to collect 10/07 & relocated to storage @ Korumburra Old Council Cahmbers

Photograph, Framed - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Framed colour photographic print of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Light brown wood frame. White border with title printed below the image.

Photograph, Framed - Woorayl Shire Councillors 1991/1992

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Framed colour photograph featuring the Woorayl Shire Councillors 1991-1992. Standing and sitting in two rows behind a large council desk the 17 men and women are dressed in jackets, suits and ties. Text panel atop and bottom features the names of each councillor. Brown timber frame with gold edging. Light brown card window mount.

Tower, Ornamanetal - Pearl Tower, Shanghai

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Glass ornamental tower designed on The Pearl Tower in Shanghai, China. Presented to the SGSC from businessman Mr. Poo, Jinshan Community in China. The tower features a tall spire with two large faceted balls and three smaller balls fixed to a glass base. Chinese writing around the edge of base. Under the base is round mirror which creates a multicoloured effect through the base of the tower.

Quilt - South Gipsland Community Quilt

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Hand made and machine embroidered quilt with 16pp handmade book. The quilt celebrates the lives of local women in our rural environment. Eleven local women made this quilt and book in 2004 over a period of four months. Meg Viney fibre artist and then director of Meeniyan Art Gallery initiated the project. The quilt features printed images of the women surrounded by blue floral patterned fabric and gold/brown patterned trim. The book features hand made paper pages with images and stories on each of the women who were involved in the making of the quilt.

Frame, Woven - Chinese House in Snow

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Handmade three dimensional wool frame. Features a Chinese house in a winter night scene. Decorative raised parts include the frame edge, house, roof, fence, moon and stars. Each piece is bound in wool thread to create the woven effect. Colours of blue, white, brown and red. Sealed in a plastic bag. Manufacturer's label printed in Chinese on reverse.

Painting, Watercolour - Camellias

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Still Life - Mounted & framed

Photograph, Framed - Mirboo Nth Baths

South Gippsland Shire Council, Leongatha

Framed black and white photograph titled: "Mirboo Baths". Set in maroon card window mount with decorative brown and gold painted frame.