Giving season with big artwork donations

New works entering Victoria’s state and regional galleries, plus celebrity art collection to support innovation at NIDA.

With the end of the financial year fast approaching, major artwork donations have been announced, including a significant painting to the Art Gallery of Ballarat and collection of sculptures to the National Gallery of Victoria.

A work by Australian artist John Brack (1920-1999) has been donated to the Art Gallery of Ballarat. The Chase (1959) features the artist’s daughters in an energetic and lively setting. The painting was shown in the 1959 Antipodeans exhibition in Melbourne, where Brack asserted the importance of the figure in art and pushed back against US abstract expressionism.

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