Art Collection Updates
Updates and new additions
Some exciting news! We are rolling out QR coded labels across the entire Art Collection. Over the past 3 years, Alex Stalker-Booth, the Collections Coordinator has been researching each work of art and has gathered information on over half the collection to date. Research into each artwork continues. The new labels will be rolled out in a geographical manner ie Building 1, Building 2-3 etc..
It is an exciting time in UC Collections with new acquisitions, lots of art movements and new displays being planned.
At the beginning of February, a collection of 9 paintings and a sculpture were donated to the University from the artists, Gillie and Marc. These works represent a major contribution by world renowned artists in the contemporary art field. Gillie and Marc have represented Australia in the Venice Bienalle and have submitted works on many occasions for the Archibald Prize. Their iconic characters 'Rabbit Woman and Dog man' often head depictions that heighten themes Gillie and Marc are passionate about- love, equality and conservation. Take a look in the Ann Harding Centre Foyer to catch our latest acquisitions.
This August, a new set of displays were unveiled in the Mura Gadi Gallery that mark the 30th anniversary of the University of Canberra teaching nursing at the Bruce Campus. I Care showcases a range of historic and modern nurses equipment, paraphanalia and study guides that stretch back to the 1920s. There are even objects belonging to Winston Churchill's nurse on display. I Care also marks the international year of the Nurse. A special thanks must be made to the student team lead by Teegan Seear for their hard work in making the displays a reality.
We are also exited to announce the University's own online exhibition space! Developed by a group of Faculty of Art Students,lead by Lee Lim, the space utilizes 'Art Steps' to show-case aspects of the University's Art Collection. The gallery has the capability to be viewed using virtual reality goggles or, simply using a keyboard and mouse, to stroll through the gallery. Enjoy:
Gallery 1: https://www.artsteps.com/view/5e869a4ea6fa5817fd32f72e
Gallery 2: https://www.artsteps.com/view/5ee0995b45361530808d8112
Exciting news! An additional online gallery has been developed by one of our Cultural Heritage interns. Madeline Bulliard chose to take a closer look at our Chinese works of art and decorative objects and show-cases them on a new online gallery. Please take a look at this fantastic display: