Art Gallery of Ballarat: Stories from the collection
An extraordinary account of the development of one of the great Australian art collections lavishly illustrated with works both familiar and rarely seen.
Stories from the collection follows two threads: the story of the Gallery itself from its foundation in 1884, and the history of Australian art at from the beginning of European Settlement to the present day. It features key works from the collection, which are discussed in relation to their place in Australian art, but there is also a strong emphasis on connoisseurship: the changing patterns and themes of collecting, over the five generations from when the Gallery first opened to the public.
516 pages, 29.5 x 24.5cm, hardcover with dust jacket, includes index. ISBN: 9780994162854