Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia | drawn from the collections of the National Gallery and Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art | a National Gallery of Australia Touring exhibition in partnership with Wesfarmers Arts now on display at Art Gallery of Western Australia
The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art embraces the wide diversity of art produced in this country from the 1800s to today, across painting, photography, sculpture and digital media.
DAN McCABE | 'Gordon Bennett from the series 'Office walls with a view of river' | commissioned by The Wesfarmers Collection in 2017-2019 | giclee print
ROSALIE GASCOIGNE | Hung fire | 1995 | retroreflective roadsign on wood | on display at Wesfarmers Corporate Office in Perth
Wesfarmers has collected Australian art for over three decades. From the first acquisition in 1977 of a pastoral scene by the Australian impressionist Elioth Gruner our purpose has been to reflect the rich diversity of the art of Australia and celebrate the vital role that artists play in our national identity.
Surrounded by art from Australia, and more recently New Zealand, our employees work in an environment where the collection is a focus for lively discussion and where colleagues, family and community groups enjoy regular talks with artists and curators.
We share the collection with the national community through exhibitions and an active loan program to galleries throughout Australia and internationally.
Explore EVER PRESENT: First Peoples Art of Australia, drawn from the collections of the National Gallery and Wesfarmers Collection of Australian art: https://tvfh.artgallery.wa.gov.au/
Left to right: HELEN CARROLL, CHRIS MALCOLM, JAMES PINKER, CHRISTINE STOKES, LISA REIHANA and MICHAEL CHANEY AM at the Wesfarmers International Artist talk with LISA REIHANA held at Wesfarmers Corporate Office in Perth in August 2018.
Left to right: HELEN CARROLL, CHRIS MALCOLM, JAMES PINKER, CHRISTINE STOKES, LISA REIHANA, MICHAEL CHANEY, AO at the Wesfarmers International Artist talk with LISA REIHANA held at Wesfarmers Corporate Office in Perth in August 2018.
The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Custodians of Country and recognises their continuing connection to land, sea, culture and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.