Friday 24 May 2019
6.00pm - 7.00pm
Refreshments and canapés will be served from 5.15pm
Paid event, bookings required.
This event is presented by the Newcastle Art Gallery Society.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Art Gallery Society, David Thomas, Newcastle Art Gallery Director from 1965 to 1975 will be our guest. During his tenure, the Art Gallery Society was formed in 1969 and the Art Gallery Guides were introduced in 1972.
Working with a modest budget, the Gallery’s second Director continued to build the collection, adding works by major Australian artists: Rupert Bunny, Grace Cossington Smith, Sydney Ball, Dale Frank and Fred Williams et al. The Nagano Collection - extensive holdings of Japanese ceramics also came into the collection during this decade.