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Whitehorse Art Collection celebrates 90 years of extraordinary artwork

5 May 2017

90 x 90 is an incredible retrospective exhibition of artworks obtained over the past 90 years and is currently on display at Whitehorse Artspace.

Whitehorse Mayor Councillor Denise Massoud said the City of Whitehorse's art collection is a significant community, cultural and educational resource for all those living, working or spending time in Whitehorse.

“This exhibition proudly marks the 90th anniversary of the Whitehorse Art Collection and presents important works received by the collection during the past 90 years. Visitors to this professionally curated exhibition will enjoy ceramics, paintings, sculpture, textiles and works on paper. Whether you’re a history buff, art lover or simply curious about this outstanding art collection, it is sure to delight,” Cr Massoud said.

90 x 90 contrasts contemporary and historical artworks, showcasing the evolution of the art collection. It runs until 17 June 2017.

Established in 1927 with the public subscription of a portrait by Melbourne artist Ernest Buckmaster, the collection has grown to almost 1700 artworks.

Whitehorse City Council owns and manages the collection on behalf of the community, and many of the items within the collection have been received as donations.

The collection comprises works by significant artists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as contemporary works by living artists.

The enduring theme of the landscape will be showcased in this exhibition by members of the Box Hill Artists Camp.

90 X 90 includes works by Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin, Camilla Tadich, Philip Davey, Neville French and Jill Symes.

Community members are also invited to a free floortalk on Wednesday 17 May at 2pm.
Join Jacquie Nichols-Reeves, Senior Art Officer and Curator of Whitehorse Artspace, to hear extraordinary insights about the Whitehorse Art Collection's past 90 years.
Bookings essential: Phone 9262 6250.

For further details visit the Whitehorse Artspace website.

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