New Acquisitions - 2014

The Collection is continuously evolving, through purchases, donations and bequests. Our aim is to build on areas of strength and overcome areas of weakness, so that existing works in the Collection can be displayed and understood in broader and richer contexts.

As the Gallery’s Director, Stefano Carboni, says, “the Gallery’s thoughtful and focussed aspiration to build and maintain the finest public art collection in this State for today’s and future generations is of the utmost importance. Every year we add works to the existing collection that highlight current practices and expand our historical holdings. I hope you find inspiration in these works of excellence.”

These pages contain a selection of new acquisitions from each year.

Diena Georgetti - BLOK PLASTIK/Division  

Diena Georgetti

BLOK PLASTIK/Division 2007

synthetic polymer paint on pegboard

As a contemporary Australian artist engaged with the representation of abstraction, Diena Georgetti draws on art history, architecture, design and fashion, categorised from books and the internet. Learn more


Churchill Cann - Victory Hole 2013


Churchill Cann

Victory Hole 2013

natural ochres and pigment on canvas

Churchill Cann has a distinct visual language within the Warmun vernacular, combining traditional cultural narratives with his own personal experiences of working the country as a stockman and station hand.

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Hans Heysen - Lengthening shadows 1933


Hans Heysen

Lengthening shadows 1933

watercolour on paper

The German-born and European-trained Hans Heysen is one of Australia’s best known landscape painters, who was a fine water-colourist and painter in oils, as well as a skilled etcher and sketcher in charcoal, pencil and crayon. Learn more


DANIEL.EMMA - Cherry on the bottom 2013



Cherry on the bottom 2013

3mm opal acrylic (diffuser), powdercoated spun aluminium (shade), polished, cherry red lacquered, machined aluminium (ball)

Comprising Adelaide designers Daniel To and Emma Aiston, DANIEL.EMMA is one of Australia’s most exciting design practices. The pair is known for the rich simplicity of their functional and non-functional production and one-off objects. Learn more



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