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The Resource Art for the country : the story of Victoria's regional art galleries, Don Edgar

Art for the country : the story of Victoria's regional art galleries, Don Edgar

Label
Art for the country : the story of Victoria's regional art galleries
Title
Art for the country
Title remainder
the story of Victoria's regional art galleries
Statement of responsibility
Don Edgar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Victoria's regional art galleries have a colourful history replete with political drama, directors vilified, battles with arts bureaucrats, generous benefactors and dedicated citizens fighting for a better deal for the arts in everyday life. The early galleries in Ballarat, Bendigo, Warrnambool and Geelong grew out of post-Gold Rush wealth and the desire of prominent citizens to improve the quality of cultural life. In the post-War years a new movement, beginning in Mildura, began to fight for the rights of all rural citizens to have exposure to the arts, through improved government funding and assistance from the National Gallery of Victoria. The new galleries had a regional focus, led by visionaries and not always supported by local councils and ratepayers whose priorities lay with practical needs such as paved roads, sewers and sporting fields. The conflicts continue to this day. This is the ongoing story of Art for the Country
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BVISBN
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1936-
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Edgar, Don
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Art museums
Label
Art for the country : the story of Victoria's regional art galleries, Don Edgar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: a personal discovery of art in the country -- introduction: times when the arts could thrive -- part one: the 'old' provincial galleries -- 1. an extraodinary man - Ballarat Gallery, 1884 -- 2. old timers wanting more - Bendigo Art Gallery, 1887 -- 3. not the archibald - Warrnambool Art Gallery and Museum, 1886/7 -- 4. trying to keep up - Geelong Art Gallery, 1896 -- Part Two: the interim period -- 5. comfortable castelmine, 1913/1931 -- 6. a small civic start - Shepparton, 1936 -- 7. some early (halting) moves to support the provincial gallieries -- Part Three: the new country galleries movement, 1957 -- 8. Mildura - intrigue, community conflict and individual drive -- 9. getting the galleries together - a 'reluctant' national gallery? -- 10. Hamilton - Squatter Legacies - upstaging the others? -- 11. Benalla - patronage in a community divided, 1967 -- Part Four: Battling for Control, Fighting for Funds -- 12. Centralism and the struggle for control -- 13. smaller towns seeking a place at the table -- 14. Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement, 1965 - What qualifies as a gallery? -- Part Five: consolidating the movement: A regional approach -- 15. regionalism as a guiding concept -- 16. A new constitution (RGAV) -- 17. ambitious but ambivalent - westbrook and the NGV -- 18. suburban rivalry - McClelland Gallery, 1961 and Mornington Peninsula Gallery, 1969 -- 19. Gippsland competitors - sale, 1965 and Morwell, 1971 -- 20. It's too much work - the battle for an executive officer -- Part Six: success is never easy -- 21. Warrnambool - cleaning with ajax -- 22. Bendigo - shaken, no stirred -- 23. Ballarat - flagging its wares -- 24. Geelong - one direction or multiple direction? -- 25. Hamilton - political favouritism and the Sanby collection -- 26. the smaller galleries hit their straps -- Part Seven: boardening the arts scene -- 27. Mildura Arts Centre, 1966 - boot him out! -- 28. Geelong Arts Centre - infighting in an ugly town -- 29. new beginnings, or the beginning of the end? -- 30. the galleries today - public response and the future -- Notes -- Appendix: Public Galleries Under the PGAV in 208 -- List of Illustrations -- Biography -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
000065198315
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 401 pages, 54 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925801330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1083357511
Label
Art for the country : the story of Victoria's regional art galleries, Don Edgar
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: a personal discovery of art in the country -- introduction: times when the arts could thrive -- part one: the 'old' provincial galleries -- 1. an extraodinary man - Ballarat Gallery, 1884 -- 2. old timers wanting more - Bendigo Art Gallery, 1887 -- 3. not the archibald - Warrnambool Art Gallery and Museum, 1886/7 -- 4. trying to keep up - Geelong Art Gallery, 1896 -- Part Two: the interim period -- 5. comfortable castelmine, 1913/1931 -- 6. a small civic start - Shepparton, 1936 -- 7. some early (halting) moves to support the provincial gallieries -- Part Three: the new country galleries movement, 1957 -- 8. Mildura - intrigue, community conflict and individual drive -- 9. getting the galleries together - a 'reluctant' national gallery? -- 10. Hamilton - Squatter Legacies - upstaging the others? -- 11. Benalla - patronage in a community divided, 1967 -- Part Four: Battling for Control, Fighting for Funds -- 12. Centralism and the struggle for control -- 13. smaller towns seeking a place at the table -- 14. Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement, 1965 - What qualifies as a gallery? -- Part Five: consolidating the movement: A regional approach -- 15. regionalism as a guiding concept -- 16. A new constitution (RGAV) -- 17. ambitious but ambivalent - westbrook and the NGV -- 18. suburban rivalry - McClelland Gallery, 1961 and Mornington Peninsula Gallery, 1969 -- 19. Gippsland competitors - sale, 1965 and Morwell, 1971 -- 20. It's too much work - the battle for an executive officer -- Part Six: success is never easy -- 21. Warrnambool - cleaning with ajax -- 22. Bendigo - shaken, no stirred -- 23. Ballarat - flagging its wares -- 24. Geelong - one direction or multiple direction? -- 25. Hamilton - political favouritism and the Sanby collection -- 26. the smaller galleries hit their straps -- Part Seven: boardening the arts scene -- 27. Mildura Arts Centre, 1966 - boot him out! -- 28. Geelong Arts Centre - infighting in an ugly town -- 29. new beginnings, or the beginning of the end? -- 30. the galleries today - public response and the future -- Notes -- Appendix: Public Galleries Under the PGAV in 208 -- List of Illustrations -- Biography -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
000065198315
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 401 pages, 54 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925801330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1083357511

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