This eighty page publication featuring seventy-one full colour reproductions of artworks celebrates the development of the University of Wollongong Art Collection (UOWAC). A Place for Art, the latest publication from University of Wollongong Press, charts the 40 year history of the UOWAC, arguably one of the most accessible and diverse public art collections in the country.
The book’s editor and Art Collection Director, Professor Amanda Lawson, says the publication is an opportunity to provide a sense of the University’s rich and unique Collection.
“Woven into the fabric of campus life, art infuses the experience of being at UOW. The Art Collection brings spaces alive and inspires the individuals who inhabit them: the University is truly a place for art,” says Professor Lawson.
A Place for Art celebrates the Art Collection’s development and focuses on images selected from the UOWAC’s specialist areas which include works with a regional connection, Australian indigenous works on paper and international prints. The publication also highlights the personal connections people can make with art that is incorporated into their everyday environment.
Hard copies of A Place for Art are available for purchase through the Faculty of Creative Arts and the University Book Shop for $20 (plus $5 postage). A set of seven art cards selected from the publication is also available for sale at $8 ($2 postage). To place an order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Place for Art Production Team
|Professor Amanda Lawson|
|Graphic Designer||Marius Foley|
|Art Photography||Charles Gordon and Nick Kreisler|
|Portrait Photography||Tom Williams|
|Additional Photography||Bernie Fischer, Sean Maguire|
|Project Manager||Mary Franks Papakosmas|
|Contributors||Amanda Lawson, Craig Judd, Mary Franks Papakosmas, Phillippa Webb|
UOW Art Collection Curatorial Staff
|Art Collection Co-ordinator||Robert Howe|
|Curatorial Assistant||Georgina Element|
A Place for Art: Launch and Exhibition
The launch on 23 August 2012 was the culmination of a 12 month project and was linked with an exhibition prepared by UOW Art Collection Curator, Phillippa Webb, and Art Collection Co-ordinator, Robert Howe. 20 works which feature in A Place for Art were installed in the FCA Gallery and foyer, with another 10 in the gallery display areas nearby.
The exhibition is on show from 23 August to 13 September 2012.
Highlights in the FCA Gallery:
- Guy Warren - Escarpment Illawarra, (1986) the cover image for the publications
- Key paintings in the collection such as Untitled, by Emily Kngwarreye, (c. 1990) and Bush Rocks After the Rain, (1998) by Elisabeth Cummings
- Examples of political indigenous works: First Stolen Then Stolen Land, (1998) by Gordon Hookey and Trespassers keep out! (1982) by Avril Quaill
- Nice Poster, a 1981 screen-print by Redback Graphix, a nationally significant arts collective formed in 1979 in Wollongong
- Lake Illawarra a small but important Colonial work from the 1890s by Samuel Elyard
- Foundry Men, (1985), an etching by Roy Dalgarno
- An batik silk (2007) by Lena Skinner Ngala, Utopia Women's Batik Group
- A fine example of bark painting by Marrnyula Mununggurr, Dhangi fishing at Wulwulwuy, (1993)
- The exhibition also includes two digital works: BBQ this Sunday, BYO (2011) by Joan Ross and if...so...then..., (2006) by Gabriella and Silvana Mangano.
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