The National Gallery of Australia has announced two further partnerships under the Australian Government's Sharing the National Collection initiative.
The initiative will see artistic masterpieces from the national collection on display in regional and suburban galleries across Australia. Part of Revive, the Government's new National Cultural Policy, the scheme is continuing to generate excitement with interested galleries in every state requesting a diverse range of works.
Two new partnerships will see three large-scale works by eminent contemporary artists travel to Home of the Arts (HOTA) on the Gold Coast and Maitland Regional Art Gallery in New South Wales.
A Bigger Grand Canyon 1998 by influential British painter David Hockney and Mount Analogue 1985 by foremost Australian contemporary artist Imants Tillers will be displayed at HOTA for two years from June 2024.
Both pieces are impressive in scale, measuring over 2 metres tall and several metres wide, and are made up of multiple canvases.
From March 2024, Maitland Gallery will host Australian sculptor Ron Mueck's monumental piece Pregnant Woman 2002. A sensational hyper-real sculpture, the piece is sure to be a drawcard for people across the state.
The works can be viewed via the National Gallery's website.
Find out more
- Read the Minister's media release—Sharing the National Collection: Hockney for HOTA and Mueck for Maitland | Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure