Events

Exhibition: Hidden Treasures of Launceston

Summary

A showcase of selected artwork from several prestigious – but hidden – private art collections

Start Date

16th Mar 2012

End Date

27th Apr 2012

Venue

Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Inveresk campus

RSVP / Contact Information

Enquiries - Malcom.Bywaters@utas.edu.au

Hidden Treasures of Launceston will showcase selected artwork from several prestigious – but hidden – private art collections based in Launceston and the surrounding region. Many of the artworks on display have never before been seen by the general public. The works have been collected over decades, hidden away, enjoyed and admired by family and friends of the collectors. This exhibition will surprise viewers at what has been hidden behind the entrance doors of Launceston houses. Hidden Treasures will delight, astound and engage all by the high quality of artwork. A rare opportunity to view works that after this exhibition may forever be hidden again… 

Hidden Treasures of Launceston is presented as part of the Academy Gallery ‘mini blockbuster series’. The MB Series aims to promote and educate the contemporary arts as accessible cultural enjoyment.

Gallery A

Exhibition artists: Charles Blackman, Thomas Bock, Frans Francken II (Francken the Younger), John Glover, Joy Hester, Edith Holmes, Barry Humphries, John Olsen, Arnold Shore, Frederick Strange, Rover Thomas, Fred Williams

Exhibition curators: Malcom Bywaters & Scott Cunningham

Exhibition opening: 5.30 - 7pm Friday 16 March 2012

Guest speaker: Richard Mulvaney, Director, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery