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Contents

Highlights 03

Friends Report

Director's Report

Acquisitions 29

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Exhibitions 12

Trustees' Report

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Public Programs and Education

Donations and Trust Acquisitions

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Publications 24

Life Members

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Online Interaction

Financial Statements

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Above: Phil Price New Zealand (b.1965) Nucleus 2009 Steel and carbon fibre Gift of Geoff Handbury 2013.080


Highlights

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The Gallery had 23,700 visitors this year which is a slight increase on the previous year and represents around 2.3 times the Hamilton population and 1.4 times the Shires population. The Gallery held fifteen exhibitions during the financial year. There was the usual spread of exhibitions imported from elsewhere (three exhibitions), exhibitions from the permanent collection (seven exhibitions) and exhibitions from the Shire community (five exhibitions). In late 2013 the Gallery exhibited the much awaited Exposing Thomas Clark.

Front cover: Sigurd Persson Sweden (1914-2003) Candlesticks 925 Silver and porphyry Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition 2014.037

The Gallery added one hundred and thirty items to the permanent collection this year having a total value of $268,227. The largest group was gifts valued at $171,038 that was followed by Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisitions adding to $77,149 with the Shire ($20,079.74) and the Friends of Hamilton Art Gallery contributing the remainder. The Gallery held a wide range of Public Programs, conducted tours for our own community and visitors to the Shire.


Above: Bruno Leti Italy/Australia (b.1941, arr. 1950) Untitled c.2000 Monotype Kitty and Lesley Sandy Bequest 2014.026


Director’s Report

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The Gallery has had another successful year but increasingly faces the challenge of changing demographics and static population numbers. Our reputation outside Hamilton and within the arts community still holds good and in many ways the Gallery is Hamilton’s ‘brand’ in that people have frequently heard of the Hamilton Gallery but know little else of what is in the district. I mark the passing of Didi Lowenstern in August 2014 at the age of 102. Didi has been the thread of continuity with the foundation of the Gallery in that she and her late husband Ron were part of the community that responded positively to accepting the Shaw Bequest and ran with the concept of the City of Hamilton having an art gallery. Ron was responsible for setting up the Trust Fund and an enthusiast for modern glass. Didi accepted this mantle after Ron’s passing and continued to acquire modern glass for the collection until her last few years. Didi had a great sense of humour, was an inveterate bridge champion and just great company. I convey my condolences to her son Peter and know that Hamilton will be the poorer for her absence. I also wish to mark the passing of Rae Dempster who was also a lifelong supporter of the Gallery. Rae was a selfdeprecating person but one whose impact will be greatly missed. A teacher by profession, Rae’s interest in the Gallery often hinged around what we were doing in terms of educational programs. She saw fit to support these programs over the years and generously sponsored them. It was her support that enabled the annual Children’s party to occur and few things gave her more joy than seeing the Gallery full of children. I extend my condolences to Rae’s family and mourn her loss. Finally I mark the passing of Lexie (Mrs Norm) Anderson, another longstanding supporter whose presence will be missed. The Gallery had 23,700 visitors this year which is a slight increase on the previous year and represents around 2.3 times the Hamilton population and 1.4 times the Shires population. Without contrasting figures from other Galleries these numbers mean little but they are good figures and representative of the use made of the Gallery. The Gallery held fifteen exhibitions during the financial year. There was the usual spread of exhibitions imported

from elsewhere (three exhibitions), exhibitions from the permanent collection (seven exhibitions) and exhibitions from the Shire community (five exhibitions). The highlight of the year was the much awaited Exposing Thomas Clark. This was a major exhibition for the Gallery and we tried to treat it as a ‘test’ blockbuster to see what was required to mount an exhibition of national significance. Consequently considerable effort was put into its promotion, display and catalogue resulting in an exhibition that impressed all our visitors. I wish to convey considerable thanks to Dr Peter Dowling as it was the culmination of ten years of intermittent employment and many voluntary hours from him and the exhibition derived significance and popularity from his scholarship. I am also most grateful to Ian Brilley for his presentation of the exhibition, his design for the exhibition and his graphic design and typesetting of the catalogue as well. The attractiveness of the exhibition and the relaxed acceptance of it by the community indicates the success in its presentation all due to Ian’s talented and good eye. The other memorable exhibitions held during the year were Take Two Fresh Eggs, thanks to the thoughtful curation of Kate McDonald and Roz Greenwood and the support of the Friends, and the exhibitions of work by the artists Sam Rogers, Paul Baxter and Anne Langdon. To all of these contributors I convey my thanks for sharing your creativity and work with the Gallery community. Thanks to the Friends for suggesting and promoting the WW1 Memorabilia exhibition From the Fields and Trenches that had Hamilton Art Gallery marking the centenary of the start of the First World War just a few days early! Finally from the permanent collection and a small group of private lenders the Gallery mounted the exhibition Kakiemon in Australia. Initially the intention was that this exhibition only be shown at Hamilton but at the last minute a venue was located in Melbourne at the Fo Guang Yuan Art Gallery in Queen Street in the City where the exhibition resided for a month enabling easier access for a Melbourne audience. A catalogue accompanied this exhibition that was a joint production with Patricia Begg. The Gallery again owes a large debt to Patricia and also to members of the Glass and Ceramic Circle of Australia for facilitating the exhibition in Melbourne, for supporting the opening in Hamilton and for assisting with sourcing works for the exhibition. Thanks are also extended to the lenders to this exhibition and to Lesley Kehoe for facilitating loans from two private collections in Japan.


Public programs were a little quieter this year but nonetheless there was a wide range of events and visiting groups that are listed elsewhere in this report. The Gallery organised seven openings for the year, organised a visit to the sites where Thomas Clark had painted his Western District views and the launching of ‘Nucleus’ in Gray Street. The Friends held thirteen events in the Gallery apart from organising very enjoyable Christmas drinks at Wes and Cassie Roger’s property ‘Coreagh’ outside Hamilton. The Gallery Concert Committee held one concert in the Gallery and the Australia Felix Museum of Art, Culture and History (AFMACH) group held four ‘conversations’ in the Gallery discussing aspects of the role of Art and Culture in our community and how this would contribute to their aims for the Felix Museum. 2013 saw the position of the Education Officer at the Gallery reduced to just one day a week. Despite the diminishing resources for this position the Gallery still managed to deliver a few key programs that connected to specific learning areas across the Curriculum. An example of this was Exposing Thomas Clark that allowed students to explore the themes of: Colonial Settlement, Terra nullius and Dispossession.

Above: Forgotten Faces exhibition.

The VCE Studio Arts Forum: Art Industry Contexts saw more students than ever before attend, schools travelled from Warrambool and Lake Bolac to learn about the role of public Galleries and Writing for the VCE Exam. Also throughout the year we managed a few “outreach sessions” with schools to discuss with students ideas surrounding the making of their major works. It was therefore pleasing to see so many students pushing conceptual boundaries and taking risks with their art works making the 2013 Hamilton Tops Exhibition an eclectic mix of installation, film and traditional media. The Gallery added one hundred and thirty items to the permanent collection this year having a total value of $268,227. The largest group was gifts valued at $171,038 that was followed by Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisitions adding to $77,149 with the Shire ($20,079.74) and the Friends of Hamilton Art Gallery contributing the remainder. There are many people to thank for these gifts and I would like to firstly thank the Trustees of the Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund whose support this year has enabled us to add


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the highly significant collection of early English drinking glasses formed by Dr M.T. Reid. These forty-four glasses have been on loan to the Gallery for a number of years and in that time they passed to Dr Reid’s children from whom the Trust acquired them. The collection was of particularly high standard and considerably extends the collection of early English drinking glasses in the Shaw Bequest. Included in this group were a number of rare engraving techniques that were previously absent from the collection. This collection will continue to be known as the Dr M.T. Reid Glass Collection in memory of Dr Reid’s erudite collecting and in recognition of his children’s generosity in making the collection available. In conjunction with this acquisition I would also like to thank John Wilson of Melbourne for his time and good advice that provided a basis for the negotiations involved in this acquisition. The Trust made three other major acquisitions. They added a one-off piece of glass by Iwata Hisatoshi, the founder of Japan’s studio glass movement, which sits with the other studio glass in the collection and a small group by specifically Japanese artists. They also acquired a pair of silver and porphyry candlesticks by the Swedish silversmith Sigurd Perrson. Persson is not well known in Australia but during the 60s and 70s when the Scandinavian Modern Movement was at its peak it was his silver that was always used to represent Swedish metalware. Our collection is very rich in pieces from the Scandinavian Modern Movement but until now we did not represent Swedish silver very well. A large vase by Yoshikawa Masamichi was also added to the collection because of his unique decorative approach of ‘writing’ on the surface in cobalt blue. Coincidentally Yoshikawa’s light blue glaze is the same one that was being used by the Chinese during the Song Dynasty, represented in the collection by the five pieces of qingpai ware from the Shaw Bequest. Finally the Trust acquired two works from the exhibition of Paul Baxter Etchings, one of which gave us yet another perspective on the local Nigretta Falls and the other relating the Australian bush to the etchings by 19th century English Artist Samuel Palmer. The Friends acquired one work for the Gallery this year and that was the portrait of myself by the gifted local painter Ron Penrose. Ron’s handling of portraiture is outstanding and I am very proud that this work has entered the collection. Thank you to Jane Macdonald, the Committee and all the Members of the Friends for this gift to the collection and the support you have given me.

A gift of funds from Norm Anderson and his family has enabled us to acquire a serious piece of glass by Australian artist Janice Vitovsky. I have been watching Janice for a number of years in the hope of buying her work and the Anderson family gift has enabled this to happen. This piece enters the collection in fond memory of Lexie Anderson who was a great supporter of the Gallery from its foundation onwards. Among the other works is a substantial group of works that have entered the collection as Bequest of Rozsa and Bela Salzberger. These came to us from Les Sandy, a Melburnian who arrived in Australia in 1950 after fleeing communist Hungary. These were the remnants of his father’s collection that he was able to bring with him or other members of the family brought at a later date. They were left to Hamilton Art Gallery because of the continental silver in the Shaw Bequest and consequently extend that collection, particularly with pieces from Austria. Les and his wife Kitty also left us pieces under their own name, in particular a fine set of hand-painted tiles by Yvonne Boyd, wife of Arthur Boyd.

Above: Dean Bowen Australia (b.1957) Louise, The Hamilton Farmer 2013 Bronze

Gift of Dr Barbara van Ernst A.M. 2013.125


The second bequest received during the year was from Professor A.G.L. Shaw, nephew of Herbert Shaw, who left the Gallery the pair of polychromed figures that he had selected from Herbert’s estate in 1957. His niece Jennifer Dowling went on to give us a number of additional pieces from Professor Shaw’s estate in memory of her uncle and I extend my gratitude to her for her generosity. A third bequest came from Richard Laurie of Tumut in New South Wales. Richard generously left the Gallery a superb painting by the Australian colonial painter William Piguinet. This is the first Piguinet to enter our collection and was a most generous bequest. I extend my thanks to Richard’s widow Kerrie whose patience and generosity made sure the painting arrived safely in Hamilton. The other additions to the collection came as gifts and I wish to thank the donors in the same sequence as their gifts arrived. Firstly a group of Japanese ceramics from Lesley Kehoe. Lesley’s enthusiasm and ongoing support have greatly broadened our collection and again this year I extend my thanks to her for the contemporary ceramics and metalwork she gave the Gallery. Our collection of Japanese ceramics goes from strength to strength and the addition of the contemporary metalwork extends the small group of Meiji metalware that has been built up over the years (also due to gifts from Lesley Kehoe). Dr Barbara van Ernst has given us ceramics by Australian potter Ted Seacombe this year as well as commissioning a companion bronze to Fred the Hamilton Farmer (2013. 004) that DR van Ernst gave us last year. This sculpture, Louise the Hamilton Farmer, has been given to the Shire through the Gallery as sculptures for exterior use. Both bronzes are works by the Australian artist Dean Bowen and we look forward to seeing them in a public space in the near future. I express my most sincere thanks to Barbara for her ongoing generosity as she too has made contributions year after year and remains one of our most generous patrons.

Above: Janice Vitkovsky Australia (b.1977) Looking Deeper I 2013 Murrine technique, fused, carved and hand finished glass Gift of the Anderson Family in memory of Lexie Anderson 2013.100

To Marcia Rankin I extend my thanks for drawings by Ivor Hele. To Joan Blain I extend thanks for her ongoing support and in particular this year for the nineteenth century drinking glasses and the famille vert teapot. To Carl Wantrup thank you for the small bowls by Shimizu Bizan. These works by the major Kutani artist of the 1920s join three other pieces that have come to the collection as a result of Carl’s good eye and prescience. To Allyson Dearing and her sister Cheryl for the drawing by Napier Waller and the early oil by Christian Yandell presented in memory of their father Alexander Campbell Coe of Penshurst. These were gifts to the family from Napier Waller and we are proud to have them return to the district. My thanks to Allyson and Cheryl for their generosity and for considering Hamilton Art Gallery to be a worthy recipient of their gift. To Dr Sue Wilks my gratitude for the gift of the painting by Jo Sweatman showing the painter Clara Southern in Jo’s sitting room. These were some of the few women that contributed to the Heidelberg School and this painting is an important document of those times. To Raphy Star and Pauline Gandel my considerable thanks and appreciation for your ongoing support in assisting with the development of the contemporary Japanese ceramics collection. Raphy gave the Gallery a tea bowl by Koike Shoko following his gift last year of a covered vessel by the same artist, probably the most significant female potter of her generation. Pauline’s gift of pieces by husband and wife Hoshino Satoru and Hoshino Kayoko added two artists who had long been on my list of desiderata. This follows Pauline’s gift of an important Kakiemon bowl last year and both gifts greatly enrich our important collection of Japanese ceramics. My final thanks is extended to the Ritchie Family, and in particular Jason Ritchie, who gave the Gallery eight family portraits being of the members of the family from settlement until recent years. These are not only fine paintings in their own right but are documents related to the history of Western Victoria. To have the continuous thread


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running from James Ritchie who took up Blackwood in 1845 through to Jason’s parents, Robin and Eda Ritchie, enables a great chapter of Western District history to be documented. This final twin portrait has additional significance for the Gallery as Robin Ritchie was a Trustee of the Art Gallery Trust Fund from 1978 to 1982 and it provides an image of Robin that we can hold for posterity. Again I extend my thanks to the Trustees of the Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund – Mark Brian, John Thomson and Dr Sue Robertson – whose professional management of the funds not only enabled this year’s Trust acquisitions to be acquired but they continue to reinforce the significance of the Trust through their wise investments. To the Committee of the Friends, so well managed these past few years by Jane Macdonald, I extend my thanks for their hard work and goodwill. I particularly thank Jane who has been a delight to work with, full of energy, enthusiasm and wisdom as she has guided the Friends activities and contributions over the term of her presidency.

Above: Past vs Present in Chinese Photographs exhibition.

The Gallery Concert Committee has been a little quieter this year but I wish to thank Angus and Anne Kristin Christie, Barrie Aarons and Jodie Stephens and the committee for their contribution. I wish to thank the Councillors, under Mayor Albert Calvano, the Chief Executive Officer Richard Perry and the Director, Shire Futures Michael McCarthy for their support of the Gallery over the past year. The Gallery has had a number of staff alterations that merit recording. Sue McGinnity finished her time as Education Officer on the 30th June as funding for this position had finished. I thank the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development for their funding of this position over the last nine years. Sue has been a wonderful Education Officer, bringing her warmth and enthusiasm to the job and operating in what is a difficult arena with the increasingly bureaucratised environment that all teachers seem to work in today.


The temporary position as Gallery receptionist, occupied by Bernadine Kelvey, expired in March 2014 and was advertised. This was filled by Marnie White. I thank Bernadine for her contribution and welcome Marnie to the team. The Gallery lost one of its mainstays with Shirley Neylon’s retirement after fifteen years of service. Shirley was very much the face of the Gallery over weekends and I most sincerely thank her for her magnificent contribution. Shirley brought her gentle disposition, knowledge and enthusiasm for the arts to the job and will long be remembered. I wish her many blessings in her well-deserved retirement. Shirley’s role has been taken over by Angus Christie and I welcome him to the team in his new role. I describe it as his new role because Angus has been the Gallery’s only casual employee and so is a familiar face in what is now an ongoing role. He compliments Delia Perry as our two weekend mainstays and I thank Delia for her enthusiasm and reliability. The Gallery uses few volunteers because working space is limited but this year we have received assistance from Helen Annett who sorted the indigenous material that had come back from loan to the Aboriginal Keeping Place and from Carol Bogle who numbered the recent acquisitions. I thank them both for their good work and great company.

Above: Exposing Thomas Clark exhibition opening.

Finally I thank my other staff - Ian, Amy and Simon - for their creativity and hard work. So much of what they do is done behind the scenes and what appears as a series of effortless transitions within the public area of the Gallery only comes after considerable effort on their part. To Ian Brilley I owe my thanks for the way the gallery looks and is managed. Ian’s work makes us the envy of most of the regional galleries in the State as a yardstick for good gallery display and appearance. Ian has also spent a reasonable proportion of time this year as Acting Director due to my health related absence and I can only commend him on the excellent job he has done. Amy Knight has also set the trend with the work she has done. Firstly her creation of a new logo for the Gallery has been a real coup. Warmly received from all sides she has achieved what few manage in giving the gallery a logo that is simple, recognisable and functional. Amy has also recreated the Gallery’s website from first principles, connected us to Facebook and most recently set up a collection search facility on the website. We are genuinely connected to the whole world through Amy’s contribution and I extend thanks to her for these major achievements. Simon Sharrock has been the backbone of all we do, called in many directions Simon contributes to most of the Gallery’s activities and contribute his wisdom and practical sense to


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the ideas that emerge. I extend my considerable thanks to him also. I look forward to a challenging year in 2014-2015 as the Gallery copes with changes to its building and to an everchanging community and rely upon your continued support. Thank you all for our achievements in 2013-2014. Daniel McOwan Director, Hamilton Art Gallery

Above: MIYAZAWA Akira Akita, Japan (b.1950) Bowl Stoneware Gift of Lesley Kehoe 2013.091


Exhibitions

HISTORIC AUSTRALIAN PRINTS

THE RICHES OF THE SHAW BEQUEST

8 July - 24 November 2013

22 July - 6 October 2013

Prints from the colonial period were the most common way of letting a wider world know about the new Australian colony. Consequently major artists such as Nicholas Chevalier, S.T. Gill and Eugene Von Guérard were called upon to produce prints depicting colonial Australia.

The Riches of the Shaw Bequest, focused on some of the masterworks that Herbert and May had collected during their lives and then later gifted to the City of Hamilton in 1957. Its great foundations of silver, porcelain and glass where displayed to not only emphasise the great value of the collection but also demonstrate fine examples of the select media in this generous bequest.

This exhibition featured colonial prints from the Gallery’s permanent collection and coincided with the display of colonial paintings by Thomas Clark.

One of the many highlights was a rare garniture set of seven vases made at the Bow factory in 1753. Founded in London in 1747, the Bow Porcelain factory was the first English factory to make bone china by adding bone ash to the clay and grew to become one of England’s most experimental and innovative eighteenth century porcelain makers. Unfortunately its fame and production was relatively shortlived and the factory closed in 1776. Featuring delicate gold patterns in Chinese style, the Garniture is the largest intact collection of such vases in the world.


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PAST VS PRESENT in Chinese Photographs

EXPOSING THOMAS CLARK

12 August - 3 November 2013

21 September - 17 November 2013

In recent years some of the most exciting contemporary art has emerged from China. This is a consequence of new-found freedom in their post-Mao period and a greater exposure to contemporary art in the West. Photography and painting have been the main media in which this explosion of creativity has been occurring and in 2012 we were given a set of nine photographs inspired by the ideas of feminist artist Lin Tianmiao photographed by Wang Gongxin.

Exposing Thomas Clark was the first comprehensive exhibition showcasing one of Australia’s great colonial artists. Be enchanted by the beauty of the nineteenth century pastoral landscape, unspoiled natural formations and the dramatic content of the rugged costal scenes in the survey of this accomplished, yet mysterious, artist.

Lin’s work consists of exploring dichotomies e.g private vs. public, personal vs. cultural, male vs. female, natural vs. unnatural, remembered past vs. lived present. This series Here? Or There? depicts elegantly draped women in the ruins of a Ming Dynasty village contrasting the synthesis of the woman to the destruction of what is around her. The brilliant photography of Wang Gongxin shows the female figure in colour against a monochrome background in a large oval format making these dramatic works challenging standard notions of format and technique.

The exhibition looked to expand on the limited knowledge of Clark the colonial painter and afford him the recognition his achievements deserve. More than thirty works borrowed from 13 galleries, libraries and collecting institutions around Australia were included. Additional works were generously loaned from private collections around the country allowing audiences the rare opportunity to view these works on public display. The works selected focused largely on his tours of the Western District of Victoria, depicting both the pastoral beauty and natural features of the landscape as it appeared in the mid-nineteenth century.


TAKE TWO FRESH EGGS Cookbooks and Kitchen Implements

HAMILTON TOPS

16 October - 26 January 2014

11 November - 1 December 2013

The exhibition presented a wide-ranging view of interesting and surprising culinary material mostly from the Hamilton District over the last one hundred and seventy years. Both published and hand-written cookbooks borrowed from District families and collectors, together with books and rare manuscripts from the State Library of Victoria and selected works from regional art galleries were exhibited alongside kitchen implements and other items used by our early pioneers and pre- and post-World War I and II home cooks.

Installation, film and the hybrid mix of both mediums dominated last year’s Hamilton TOPS exhibition. The exhibition featured the work of 21 students from the five Senior Colleges in the Shire. The major works were created by students studying within the areas of VCE Studio Arts and Visual Communication Design.

‘Take Two Fresh Eggs’ also included original family letters with descriptions of food and historic handwritten receipts from local food businesses, photographs of Hamilton food shops and picnics from long ago, all striking visual records of our district’s culinary history.

It provided the viewer with a glimpse of the creative talent of our youth and the quality of the secondary schools in the Shire.


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THOSE LICENTIOUS FRENCH!

AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL PAINTINGS

2 December - 16 February 2014

9 December – 23 March 2014

The title of this exhibition was not intended to suggest that the French are licentious people but merely to convey the image that was presented of them in English satirical prints during the 18th and early 19th centuries. Spurred on by anti-Napoleonic feelings, English satirists portrayed the French as the worst example of a decadent people: freeliving, hypocritical, self-aggrandising and even irresponsible alcoholics.

This exhibition explored pre-Federation settlement in Australia through a stunning selection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century works. It featured the artists who documented our local countryside and its unique character. As Australia’s history lacks a classical past to reference to, these artists sought subjects that defined the Australian identity, such as our stunning landscapes and evolving local settlements. This group of works provided a fascinating insight into the emergence of Western agriculture as indicated by the domestic animals appearing so frequently as part of their composition. Nonetheless the uniquely Australian broadvista landscapes remain the main focus of interest and the predominate subject of these works.


HEIRLOOMS Collars by Sam Rogers

PAUL BAXTER ETCHINGS

8 February – 30 March 2014

1 March – 4 May 2014

‘Heirloom’ featured a collection of 16 hand-stitched fashion collars created by 24-year old Sam Rogers. Sam spent three years meticulously hand-stitching beads and feathers, sewing and embroidering to construct the most exquisite, delicate and detailed collars - too common a word for the neck pieces displayed.

Melbourne born painter and printmaker Paul Baxter has had a long association with Hamilton Art Gallery having been acquired for the collection in 1983 and 1986 and exhibited here in 1989 towards the end of his years residing in Western Victoria. Paul’s work has generally fused traditions of the broader art world with imagery of the Australian landscape. His early work reflects Islamic pattern making traditions and in this exhibition he reflects upon the format of Chinese scroll painting.

The origins of Sam’s creative output date back to a high school obsession with Egyptian art and a fascination with the Pectorals – large ornamental necklaces worn by Egyptian Royalty. The construction of the collars is precise and technical, with each collar taking between 25 to 100 hours to make. Her desire and appreciation of good workmanship drove her patience with the belief in the importance of investing time and persistence in the pursuit of making something beautiful.

In the etchings he has taken selected scenes of the Australian bush and joined them to create multi-part images that are generally non-contiguous. The subject removes them from an oriental context and brings them into a familiar reality emphasising the complexity, sinuous lines and tangled nature of the Australian bush. This hybridisation in Paul’s work reflects his international perspective on art but his subject places him clearly within his Australian heritage.


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CHRIS LANGLOIS Points in Time

KAKIEMON in Australia

2 April - 18 May 2014

9 April - 18 May 2014

‘Points in Time’ featured over 18 paintings from Langlois’ practice over the past 10 years. His imagery of the sea, sky and land are powerful and moving and often envelop the viewer with their large scale and surface quality. While his paintings are often inspired by places, they transcend time and space to become much more about personal experience. Langlois has been called ‘a painter’s painter’ in that he revels in the process of painting and developing a rigorous technique, that allow images to ‘emerge’ from the canvas.

Kakiemon porcelain has been made in Japan since the mid17th century and was one of the main oriental porcelains imported into Europe before the discovery of porcelain manufacture there around 1710. Considered to be primarily the product of the Kakiemon family kilns in Arita on Japan’s southernmost island Kyushu it is characterised by its purity, quality and by its somewhat sparse decoration with on-glaze enamels. The pieces exhibited dated from around 1700 making them over 300 years old but their quality and sophistication did astound you.


PAUL SANDBY Depictions of the English Landscape

ANNE LANGDON A Curious Journey

14 May - 30 July 2014

21 May - 29 June 2014

As a young man Paul Sandby travelled extensively through England, Wales and Scotland. In depicting both his fellow travellers and the homes of the landed gentry Sandby inadvertently became one of the first English artists to depict the countryside.

Anne Langdon is one of the most compelling contemporary artists to come from our region. Her prints, paintings and mixed media images explore people [usually women] and how they can interact with animals and the environment around us.

We take travel for granted these days but in Sandby’s time travel was uncommon and associated with the dangers of bandits and lack of accommodation. As a consequence of his imagery travel became more popular leading to guide books being published with depictions of the landscape as it was in the 18th century.

Anne is based in Smythesdale at Birchgrove and has made her studio an important part of the property with her surroundings stimulating and enhancing her creative output.

Drawing on the Gallery’s extensive collection the exhibition displayed Sandby’s approach to this genre.

Anne Langdon: A Curious Journey delighted as well as challenged viewers perceptions of reality with her distinct whimsical figurative style and mastery of may media.


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FROM THE FIELDS & TRENCHES Centenary of the Great War 28 May - 13 July 2014 The centenary of the Great War (1914-1918) occured this year and to mark this historic event the Friends of Hamilton Art Gallery organised a loan exhibition of memorabilia from the period. Borrowed from around the district are the tragic remnants of this war, markers of some of the celebrations upon the return of our soldiers and the mementos of their achievements.


Public Programs and Education

GALLERY FUNCTIONS AND OPENINGS

GALLERY TALKS

07/08/2013 RMIT Architecture students 20/09/2013 Opening Exposing Thomas Clark 21/09/2013 Retracing Thomas Clark bus tour 16/10/2013 Opening Take Two Fresh Eggs 08/11/2013 Opening VCE TOPS 21/11/2013 Launch for ‘Nucleus’ 28/02/2014 Opening Paul Baxter Etchings 01/04/2014 Opening Chris Langlois: Points in Time 08/04/2014 Opening Kakiemon in Australia 21/05/2014 Opening Anne Langdon: A Curious Journey

29/08/2013 Felix Museum Conversation with Paul Carter and Jan van Schaik 30/11/2013 Felix Museum Conversation with Marcus Westbury 27/03/2014 Felix Museum Conversation with Gerard Vaughan 12/06/2014 Felix Museum Conversation with Karen Quinlan and Patrick Fensham

Above: President of the Ceramic and Glass Circle of Australia Patricia Begg, opens the Kakiemon in Australia exhibition.


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GALLERY CONCERTS

FRIENDS FUNCTIONS

27/10/2013

25/07/2013 13/08/2013 29/08/2013 12/09/2013 03/10/2013 28/10/2013 17/12/2013 15/04/2014 15/05/2014 19/05/2014 27/05/2014 19/06/2014 23/06/2014

Hamilton Singers ‘A Pleasant Afternoon’

Above: Director of Hamilton Art Gallery Daniel McOwan, discusses conservation with VCE students at the Gallery's annual student forum.

Friends committee meeting Friends film and Annual General Meeting Friends committee meeting Friends 40th anniversary celebrations, with Kate Beynon Friends committee meeting Friends committee meeting Friends Committee Christmas Lunch Friends Film: Kakiemon Friends committee meeting Friends Film: Picasso Opening From the Fields & Trenches hosted by Friends Friends committee meeting Friends Film: Helvetica

Above: From the Fields and Trenches exhibition opening.


TOUR GROUPS

LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS

20/07/2013 31/07/2013 21/08/2013 02/10/2013 21/10/2013 07/11/2013 29/11/2013 03/03/2014 12/03/2014 13/03/2014

01/07/2013 Hamilton Walkers 12/07/2013 Port Fairy Day Care Centre 31/07/2013 Hamilton Day Care, Hamilton House 12/08/2013 Hamilton Day Care, Hamilton House 17/10/2013 Seniors for Seniors week 13/11/2013 Anglican Church Ladies 26/11/2013 Westvic Training 11/12/2013 Hamilton Planned Activity Group 18/11/2013 Mullaratarong 19/11/2013 Mullaratarong 29/11/2013 Mullaratarong 18/03/2014 Sal’s drawing Class 22/05/2014 Legacy Sherry Party 11/06/2014 Anglican Women’s Group

Tour Group, Kate Hogg Ballarat Volunteer Tour Guides Breast cancer support group Tour Group from Asia Down Under Tours Box Hill Probus bus tour Koroit Probus group Southern Secrets Baptist Friendship Group Stuarts Coaches

Above: Bus trip to 'Muntham' to coincide with the Exposing Thomas Clark exhibition.

Above: Drawing class looking at Paul Baxter Etchings exhibition.


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EDUCATION GROUPS

ANNUAL ATTENDANCE

18/07/2013 31/07/2013 01/08/2013 01/08/2013 05/08/2013 06/08/2013 06/08/2013 06/08/2013 15/08/2013 15/10/2013 16/10/2013 16/10/2013 18/10/2013 23/10/2013 01/11/2013 06/11/2013 11/11/2013 14/11/2013 19/11/2013 20/11/2013 20/11/2013 26/11/2013 26/11/2013 27/11/2013 21/02/2014 19/06/2014 20/06/2014

23,700

Baimbridge College SGAE, VCAL students SGAE, VCAL students SGAE Adult group Coleraine and Branxholme Kindergartens Carey Grammar Carey Grammar Branxholme Kindergarten VCE Studio Art Forum North Hamilton Kindergarten Hamilton and Alexandra College North Hamilton Kindergarten Good Shepherd College Baimbridge College Gray St PS Buddies and Preps Baimbridge College Baimbridge College Branxholme Wallacedale Primary School Hamilton and Alexandra College St Joseph’s Primary School, Penshurst St Joseph’s Primary School, Penshurst Baimbridge College North Hamilton Kindergarten North Hamilton Kindergarten Baimbridge College Hamilton and Alexandra College Baimbridge College

Above: Student discuss Chris Langlois: Points in Time exhibition.


Publications

Exposing Thomas Clark A Colonial Artist in Western Victoria Published September 2013

Kakiemon in Australia Published April 2014


Online Interaction

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Hamilton Art Gallery has extended its online presence over the past year to both enhance the visitor experience and to extend the reach of its exhibition program and collection. This has been achieved through the upgrade and continued maintenance of the gallery’s website, increase in social media activity across a number of platforms and a stronger emphasis on digital communications. Highlights resulting from the 2013/14 online strategy included: • The website receiving 4908 unique user sessions with a total of 51 of these sessions sharing content to social media platforms; • Facebook ‘likes’ doubled that of the previous year reaching a total of 244. Of these fans 76% were female with the largest percentage of supporters (25%) aged between 18-24 years; • An increase of email communications regarding gallery activities and events with a total of 450 recipients reached. In a further initiative to engage audiences online the Gallery launched its online collection database. This enables a global audience access to the approximately 8500 items in the collection and provides a valuable educational resource.


Above: From the Fields and Trenches exhibition.


Friends Report

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I have been reflecting on the events of the past year and am very proud of our committee and the fabulous contribution they make to the gallery. The exceptional quality of our hosting and catering for gallery events has become renowned amongst the community. The importance of this cannot be underestimated and is reflected in the regular acquisitions of works donated by our committee to the gallery on a regular basis. Last financial year we were in a healthy position financially to procure a painting Auspicious Flower Charm Tattoo by renowned Hong Kong born Melbourne artist Kate Beynon and a portrait of our Director, Danny McOwan by local artist, Ron Penrose. This year we are in an accumulation faze to again be in a position to donate further funds down the track. Catering for events enables us to build on our resources and we truly appreciate the support from our members at gallery functions. In August last year a reception in the gallery was held for RMIT University architecture and landscape architecture masters students. The students visited Hamilton for a week as part of The Australian Felix Museum of Art, Culture and History (AFMACH) proposal. They were invited to suggest ways in which a museum designed through the stories of space could manifest. In doing so their schemes and designs speculated how they might change the perception and nature of Hamilton and it's region. The Friends were pleased to make a financial contribution to support the launch of this exciting project. At our 40th anniversary celebration in September where we unveiled our two acquisitions our guest speaker for the evening was artist, Kate Benyon. More than 120 people attended the evening where we were privileged to have Kate speak of her life's work and the personal nature of her pieces. The evening was a resounding success. Hot on the heels of our anniversary celebrations the gallery showcased one of Australia's great colonial artists, Thomas Clark. A bus trip retracing the sites where Clark painted included a luncheon hosted by the Friends at Muntham Homestead which features in his painting. In October Roz Greenwood and Kate McDonald pulled together with the help of the gallery staff the Take Two Fresh Eggs exhibition. This exhibition depicted cookbooks

and kitchen implements –‘Kitchenalia’. A wide ranging view of interesting and surprising culinary material mostly from the Hamilton district over the last 170 years. Outstanding regional chef, Dan Hunter opened the exhibition. Our Christmas drinks were held at historic ‘Correagh’, the beautiful home and garden of Wes and Cassie Rogers. Despite the inclement weather we had over 100 people in attendance, and were regaled with tales of Western District history by our guest speaker, local heritage expert, Tim Hubbard. In April we had the pleasure of hosting a National Rotary visit to Hamilton. Danny McOwan gave an in-depth talk about our collection and the history of the gallery to more than 120 Rotarians and the Friends again provided a delicious supper. Also in April the gallery opened Kakiemon in Australia. An exhibition of Japanese porcelain made by the Kakiemon family which was exported to the West in the closing years of the 17th century. The Friends catered with a Japanese inspired luncheon and the President of The Ceramic and Glass Circle of Australia, Patricia Begg, was the guest speaker.

Above: Take Two Fresh Eggs exhibition curators Kate McDonald (left) and Roz Greenwood (right) with acclaimed chef Dan Hunter.


The gallery staff have recently finished dismantling the most recent Friends Loans Exhibition, From the Fields and Trenches recognising 100 years since the Great War. Pieces of incredible historical value and interest were loaned by people from around the district. The opening of the exhibition created interest from far and wide. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all those families who loaned pieces of sentimental value to make the exhibition a huge success. As this is my last year as President I would like to thank the committee and all the gallery staff, especially Danny McOwan, for their continued support. After four years I hand over the reins to Susie Mackinnon who has a passionate interest in art and in the Gallery. Thank you again to all our supporters and I look forward to sharing an exciting future with you at Hamilton Art Gallery. Jane Macdonald President, Friends of Hamilton Art Gallery


Acquisitions

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MIYANAGA Tozan Japan (1868-1941) Dish in the form of a shell c.1910 Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration Anonymous gift 2013.087 SUGIMOTO Sadamitsu Japan (b.1935) Hanging vase (Kakehanaire) Stoneware Gift of Lesley Kehoe 2013. 088 SASAKI Yuzuru Japan (b.1949) Vase with tenmoku oil spot glaze Stoneware Gift of Lesley Kehoe 2013.089 TERUI Ichigen Arita, Japan (b.1943) Vase Porcelain Gift of Lesley Kehoe 2013. 090 MIYAZAWA Akira Akita, Japan (b.1950) Bowl Stoneware Gift of Lesley Kehoe 2013.091 KANEKO Toru Japan (b.1962) Vase Copper, patinated and painted Gift of Lesley Kehoe 2013.092 YASUYUKI Oyama Japan (b.1979) Footed bowl Aluminium coated with oriental lacquer Gift of Lesley Kehoe 2013.093 HIROSHI Kise Japan (b.1980) Dish 2006 Copper coated with oriental lacquer Gift of Lesley Kehoe 2013.094 Champagne glass 'Narcisse' pattern 197174 Glass Made by Baccarat, France Purchased with annual Council allocation 2013.095 Liqueur glass 1953 Glass Made by Baccarat, France Purchased with annual Council allocation 2013.096

2013.099 Ron Penrose Australia (b.1958) Portrait of Daniel McOwan 2013 Oil on board Gift of the Friends 2013.097

AKAGAWA Mihori Japan (b. 1975) Sculpture/Vase c.2005 Stoneware Gift of Lesley Kehoe 2013.101

IWATA Hisatoshi Japan (1925-1994) Movement of the Heavens 1970 Hand-blown and hand-formed glass Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition 2013.098

KAKO Katsumi Japan (b.1965) Vase c.2012 Stoneware with sgraffito and kohiki decoration Gift of Lesley Kehoe 2013.102

Zhang Dawo Chinese/Australia (b.1943, arr.1992) Soaring Dragon, Dancing Phoenix 2012 Chinese ink on rice paper Purchased with annual Council allocation 2013.099 Janice Vitkovsky Australia (b.1977) Looking Deeper I 2013 Murrine technique, fused, carved and hand finished glass Gift of the Anderson Family in memory of Lexie Anderson 2013.100

Pair of polychromed figures c.1900 Spain Gesso covered wood, painted Bequest of Professor A.G.L. Shaw 2013.103ab YOSHIKAWA Masamichi Japan (b.1946) Kahyo #4 2009 Porcelain with seihakuji glaze Purchased with annual Council allocation 2013.104 Ted Seacombe Australia (b.1957) Sunshowers (3 parts) 2013 Porcelain with crystalline glaze Gift of Dr Barbara van Ernst AM 2013.105abc


2013.123 Large wine glass Glass, cast and blown England Gift of Joan Blain 2013.117 Famille verte teapot and insulating basket Porcelain, bamboo and cotton wadding China Gift of Joan Blain 2013.118ab Dinner plate ‘Envoy’ pattern c.1935 Bone china Made by Royal Doulton China, England Anonymous gift 2013.119 Dinner plate c.1955 Bone china Made by Ridgway, England Anonymous gift 2013.120 SHIMIZU Bizan Japan (1861-1926) Two matched small bowls c.1900 Porcelain with gilt decoration Kanazawa, Japan Gift of Carl Wantrup 2013.121ab Janet de Boos Australia (b.1948) Good fortune II (boys playing) 2013 Porcellaneous stoneware Purchased with annual Council allocation 2013.106

Ivor Hele Australia (1912-1993) Female Nude 1973 Charcoal on paper Gift of Marcia Rankin 2013.111

Ivor Hele Australia (1912-1993) Female Nude c.1965 Conte on paper Gift of Marcia Rankin 2013.107

Wine glasses (2) Glass, cast and blown England Gift of Joan Blain 2013.112ab

Ivor Hele Australia (1912-1993) Female Nude 1965 Charcoal on paper Gift of Marcia Rankin 2013.108 Ivor Hele Australia (1912-1993) Female Nude 1963 Charcoal on paper Gift of Marcia Rankin 2013.109 Ivor Hele Australia (1912-1993) Female Nude 1966 Charcoal on paper Gift of Marcia Rankin 2013.110

Port glasses (2) Glass, cast and blown, cut and polished England Gift of Joan Blain 2013.113ab Champagne glass Glass, cast and blown England Gift of Joan Blain 2013.114 1/4 yard glass Glass, blown, cut and polished England Gift of Joan Blain 2013.115 Wine glass 'Anna Pavlova' pattern Glass, cast and blown England Gift of Joan Blain 2013.116

Mervyn Napier Waller Australia (1893-1972) Saint Cecilia c.1910 Pencil on paper Gift of Alexander Campbell Coe of Penshurst 2013.122 Christian Waller (neé Yandell) Australia (1894-1954) Mt Macedon c.1915 Oil on hessian Gift of Alexander Campbell Coe of Penshurst 2013.123 Jo (Estelle Mary) Sweatman Australia (1872-1956) Clara Southern in Jo Sweatman’s Living Room c.1920 Oil on canvas on masonite Donated through the Australian Governments Cultural Gifts Program 2013.124 Dean Bowen Australia (b.1957) Louise, The Hamilton Farmer 2013 Bronze Gift of Dr Barbara van Ernst A.M. 2013.125


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IWATA Hisatoshi Japan (1925-1994) Vase c.1984 Hand-blown and hand-formed glass Purchased with annual Council allocation 2013.126 IWATA Itoko Japan (1922-2008) Vase c.1980 Moulded glass with gold leaf decoration Purchased with annual Council allocation 2013.127 Boy with rabbits c.1800 Porcelain Made by Vienna Factory, Austria Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.001 Grandmother with grandchildren 1847 Porcelain Made by Vienna Factory, Austria Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.002 Mantle clock c.1815 Ormolu Made by unknown, France Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.003

Cup c.1700 Silver Made by HWI, Austria Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.004

Sugar box c.1825 Silver Made by unknown 'DP', Lvov Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.009

Cup 1837 Silver 812 Made by MCD Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.005

Pair of candlesticks c.1780 Silver Made by unknown, Austria Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.010

Coffee pot c.1830 Silver Unknown maker, France Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.006

Pair of tall candlesticks c.1810 Silver Made by unknown, Vienna Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.011

Milk jug c.1830 Silver Made by unknown, France Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.007

Salt cellar c.1770 Silver Made by unknown, Berlin Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.012

Sugar box c.1830 Silver 812, fluted Made by unknown, Vienna Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.008

Miniature of a gentleman 18th century Watercolour on ivory Unknown artist Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.013 Cigarette case 1889 Silver 925 Made by John Cook and Sons, Birmingham Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.014 Cigarette case c.1880 Silver 900, engine turned Made by unknown, Vienna Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.015 Milk jug and sugar basin 1867 Silver Made by unknown, Vienna Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.016ab Baptismal medallion 19th century Silver Made by unknown, Austria Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.017 Bracelet Old-cut diamonds, enamel, pearls and gold France Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.018 Pendant with matching earrings Turquoise and gold Turkey Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.019abc

2014.002


2014.030

Brooch with ruby Ruby, seed-pearls and gold Turkey Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.020 Pendant with small diamonds Old-cut diamonds and red gold Hungary? Rozsa and Bela Salzberger Bequest 2014.021 Beaker 19th century Cased and enamelled glass Czechoslovakia, Bohemia Kitty and Lesley Sandy Bequest 2014.022 Beaker or vase 19th century Cased glass Czechoslovakia, Bohemia Kitty and Lesley Sandy Bequest 2014.023 Vase 19th century Cased and enamelled glass Czechoslovakia, Bohemia Kitty and Lesley Sandy Bequest 2014.024 Wine Glass c.1960 Glass with painted colouring Made by Portieux Vallerysthal Co. France Kitty and Lesley Sandy Bequest 2014.025 Bruno Leti Italy/Australia (b.1941, arr. 1950) Untitled c.2000 Monotype Kitty and Lesley Sandy Bequest 2014.026 Yvonne Boyd Australia (1920-2013) Set of six tiles decorated with flowers c.1950 Enamel on porcelain Kitty and Lesley Sandy Bequest 2014.027a-f KOIKE Shoko Japan (b.1943) Tea bowl 2007 Glazed stoneware Gift of Raphy Star 2014.028 HOSHINO Satoru Japan (b.1945) Spring Snow 2013 Glazed stoneware Gift of Pauline Gandel 2014.029

HOSHINO Kayoko Japan (b.1949) Bowl 2013 Wire-cut stoneware with natural glaze Gift of Pauline Gandel 2014.030 John Dermer Australia (b.1949) Vase 2013 Stoneware with salt glaze Purchased with annual Council allocation 2014.031 Harold Nielsen Denmark (1892-1977) Cream ladle #70 c.1925 925 silver Made by Georg Jensen Silver, Denmark Gift of Jennifer Dowling in memory of her Uncle Professor A.G.L. Shaw 2014.032 Henning Koppel Denmark (1918-1981) Jug #1017 1952 925 silver Made by Georg Jensen Silver, Denmark Gift of Jennifer Dowling in memory of her Uncle Professor A.G.L. Shaw 2014.033 Harold Nielsen Denmark (1892-1977) Dinner Spoons 'Old Danish’ pattern 1947 925 silver Made by Georg Jensen Silver, Denmark Gift of Jennifer Dowling in memory of her Uncle Professor A.G.L. Shaw 2014.034ab

Pair of Vases c.1887 Porcelain Made by Davenport, England Gift of Jennifer Dowling in memory of her Uncle Professor A.G.L. Shaw 2014.035ab (mark is for c.1870-1887 but the pattern number is high) MAKUZU Kozan I (Miyagawa Toranosuke) Yokohama, Japan (1842-1916) Vase c.1900 Porcelain with under glaze copper decoration Purchased with annual Council allocation 2014.036 Sigurd Persson Sweden (1914-2003) Candlesticks 925 Silver and porphyry Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition 2014.037 YOSHIKAWA Masamichi Japan (b.1946) Kakouyoh No.4 2013 Porcelain with underglaze decoration Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition 2014.038 Neville French and Belinda Fox Australia (b.1955), Australia (b.1975) Give and Take VI 2012 Glazed porcelain with resist decoration Donated through the Australian Governments Cultural Gifts Program 2014.039abc Wine glass c.1785 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.040


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Wine glass c.1765 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.041

Goblet c.1750 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.051

Wine glass c.1760 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.056

Wine glass c.1750 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.042

Goblet c.1740 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.052

Ale glass 1755-1765 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.057

Small cordial glass c.1760 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.043

Wine glass 19th century Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.053

Goblet c.1735 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.058

Cordial glass c.1790 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.044

Wine glass c.1760 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.054

Orange or Top glass c.1740 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.059

Wine glass c.1765 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.045

Ale glass c.1770 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.055

Wine glass c.1750 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.060

Pair of rummers c.1810 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.046ab Pair of goblets c.1760 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.047ab Pair of dwarf ale glasses c.1790 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.048ab Pair of wine decanters c.1800 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.049ab Wine glass c.1730 Glass Made by Provincial glasshouse, England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.050

2014.062


2014.064 Set of four jelly glasses Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.071a-d Toastmaster glass c.1765 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.072 Cordial glass Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.073 Wine glass c.1740 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.074

Wine glass c.1775 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.061

Short cordial glass c.1740 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.066

Wine glass c.1740 Glass with stipple engraving England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.062

Wine glass c.1795 English Jacobite, Revival engraving Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.067

Goblet c.1730 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.063 Wine glass c.1740 English glass with Dutch engraving Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.064 Wine glass c.1765 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.065

Deceptive tavern rummer c.1800 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.068 Champagne flute c.1840 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.069 Dram glass Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.070

Wine glass c.1770 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.075 Wine glass c.1765 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.076 Wine glass c.1765 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.077 Wineglass Newcastle baluster form c.1750 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.078 Ale glass c.1745 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.079 Small medicine glass c.1800 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.080


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Sweetmeat glass 1740 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.081 Pair of custard glasses c.1830 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.082ab Rummer c.1850 Glass England Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition - Dr M.T.Reid Glass Collection 2014.083 Unknown (Colonial Australia) Portrait of James Ritchie c.1850 Oil on canvas Gift of the Ritchie Family 2014 2014.084 Unknown Portrait of Daniel Ritchie c.1860 Oil on canvas Gift of the Ritchie Family 2014 2014.085 Unknown Portrait of Janet Ritchie as a young woman c.1860 Oil on canvas Gift of the Ritchie Family 2014 2014.086 George Fiddes Watt United Kingdom (1873-1906) Portrait of Janet Ritchie as an older woman c.1900 Oil on canvas Gift of the Ritchie Family 2014 2014.087 Robert Henry Alison Ross United Kingdom (1898-1940) Portrait of Robert B. Ritchie MLA c.1914 Oil on canvas Gift of the Ritchie Family 2014 2014.088 Robert Henry Alison Ross United Kingdom (1898-1940) Portrait of Lillian Ritchie c.1914 Oil on canvas Gift of the Ritchie Family 2014 2014.089 Charles William Bush Australia (1919-1989) Portrait of Alan B. Ritchie 1972 Oil on canvas Gift of the Ritchie Family 2014 2014.090

Brian Dunlop Australia (1938-2009) Portrait of Robert (Robin) B. Ritchie and Eda Ritchie 1998 Oil on canvas Gift of the Ritchie Family 2014 2014.091 William Charles Piguinet Australia (1836-1914) On the Conway, North Wales c.1900 Oil on canvas Bequest of Richard Laurie 2013 2014.092

Paul Baxter Australia (b.1949) Nigretta Falls 2013 Etching Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition 2014.093a-f Paul Baxter Australia (b.1949) Rupert’s Farm c.2013 Etching Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition 2014.094

2014.089


Above: Paul Baxter Australia (b.1949) Rupert’s Farm (detail) c.2013 Etching Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund acquisition 2014.094


Trustees' Report

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The Trustees of the Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund present the 51st Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June, 2013. Undoubtedly one of the highlights this year was the 50th Anniversary Dinner held in the Gallery on 16 March, 2013. Or Gerard Vaughan AM, former Director of the National Gallery of Victoria, delivered an address which was both informative and thought provoking and was particularly relevant to Hamilton as a regional art gallery. The Trustees acknowledge with thanks the excellent dinner and service provided by John Hedley and his staff. Members and guests also enjoyed John Thomson's Crawford River wines. The other highlight was the handsome publication of Treasures from the Trust 50 Years which provided a short history of the Trust Fund, listed the acquisitions funded for the Gallery and included descriptions and colour photographs of some of the major acquisitions. The Trustees thank our Director Daniel McOwan and his staff for their considerable work and expertise in producing this important historical document. The Financial Statements with this Report disclose a successful year for the Trust Fund. It will be noted the equities held in the G. & H. Handbury Fund have been varied to hopefully reduce the risk of volatility in the markets. The Trustees are particularly grateful for the very generous donations from the members listed. The acquisitions listed with the Report are important additions to the collection of the Gallery which were funded at a total cost of $100,590.00. The Trustees thank the Director for sourcing and recommending these significant works.

We regret to record the deaths of the following Life Members: Mrs Lexie Anderson Dr lan Barker Dr S.W. McVicker Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Mr G.R. Walker The Trustees record their thanks to Melville Orton & Lewis for attending, in an honorary capacity, to the bookkeeping and correspondence of the Trust, to Sinclair Wilson for the preparation of the Financial Statements and to Crowe Horwath for its Audit Report.

Mark A. Brian OAM John A. E. Thomson Susan M. Robertson

Trustees, Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund 11 November 2013


Donations

2012 - 2013 Anonymous $10,000.00 Mrs Sandra Benjamin OAM $700.00 Mrs Mary-Ann Brown $500.00 Mr R.J. Cunningham & Mrs W. Cunningham $300.00 Mr T.G. Evans and Mrs J.M. Evans $1,000.00 Or J.O. Fleming $500.00 Mr N.M. Hyslop $10,000.00 Lesley Kehoe Pty Ltd $1,300.00 Mrs Jane Macdonald $500.00 Mrs Susan M. Mann $500.00 Mr Gordon Moffatt AM $1,000.00 Mr A.J. Myers AO QC $5,000.00 Total

2013 - 2014 Anonymous $10,000.00 Barrie Aarons OAM $2,000.00 Mr R.J. Cunningham & Mrs W. Cunningham $400.00 Stephen H. Newton AM $500.00 Total $12,900.00

$31,300.00

Trust Acquisitions

2012 - 2013 Masahiro Asaka ‘Surge 15.2’ 2012 Cast and cold worked glass, pate de verre technique

2013 - 2014 Awata Hisatoshi Vase Hand-blown and manipulated glass

Brian Corr ‘Light field’ 2012 Kiln formed, cold worked constructed glass, silver leaf and acrylic

Yoshikawa Masamichi Vase Porcelain with inlaid cobalt decolration

Dean Bowen ‘Metempirical’ 2011 Oil on linen, framed in a blackwood frame Philip Wolfhagen ‘Thirteenth journey’ 2013 Oil and beeswax on linen

Sigurd Persson Pair of Candlesticks Sterling silver and porphyry Paul Baxter 'Nigretta Falls' 2013 Etching Paul Baxter 'Rupert’s Farm' Etching


Life Members

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Mr B. J. Aarons OAM Mrs B. J. Aarons Dr H. P. Aders Mrs L. Anderson Dr E. L. Arthur Philip Bade Mrs Jane. M. Barrie Dr Ian Barker Mrs T. G. Baylis Jerry Van Beek Mrs Sandra Benjamin OAM Mrs A. D. Blain M. A. Brian OAM Mrs M. A. Brian Mrs Mary-Anne Brown Mrs Alison M. Burgess E. J. Cameron Mrs E. J. Cameron Mrs Margaret A. Cameron Mrs Jennifer Carty Mrs Wendy Carty Dr H. D. Chamberlain Dr B. R. Christie Angus Christie Anne Kristin H. Christie Mrs C. W. Christie Mrs E. M. Christie Mrs J. B. Christie Mrs K. L. Christie Mrs J. A. Coutts R. D. Croker Dr R. E. Dempster Peter Di Sciascio Mrs N. Donelan Mrs Katherine M. Dopheide Mrs R. O. Douglas Mrs Catherine Drew Mr Colin Dunkley Mrs D. Dyer R. T. Evans Mrs T. G. Evans Mrs S. P. J. Falkenberg Dr J. Douglas Fleming Rt. Hon. Malcolm Fraser R. J. Fraser Wayne Freeman J.P. Friends of Hamilton Art Gallery

Rod Fyffe Mrs D.C.L. Gibbs Mrs L. Gordon Roslyn Greenwood Mrs J. W. Gubbins Mr Anthony J. Gurry Mrs Geraldine P. Gurry Hamilton Quilters Hamilton Spectator Hamilton Wool & Craft Guild Dr G. N. Handbury AO Mrs R. J. B. Heard R. M. Hunter N. M. Hyslop Dr Peter Hyslop Dr Anne E. Hyslop Philip L. Jacobsen Dr Lloyd Jenkins Miss Jane Jones Byron Kehoe Lesley Kehoe John C. Kelsall R.D. Kelsall Dr J. Craig de Kievit Mrs Jacqueline D. de Kievit Mrs Vera M. Lacey B.A. Ladd Mrs B. A. Ladd Mrs P. Learmonth Mrs R. Lowenstern R. P. C. Lowenstern Mrs Susan M. Mann Mr Ewan J. McLarty Mrs Megan V. McLarty D. N. McOwan Mrs Jane Macdonald Mrs W. G. Macdonald H. H. MacKinnon T. D. Menzel Gordon Moffatt AM Monivae College Mrs C. B. Morgan J. W. Morgan Mrs J. W. Morgan Allan J. Myers AO QC Mrs Maria Myers AO S. H. Newton AO

Ms Fiona Pentland S. Reynolds Mrs A. N. Roach Dr Susan Robertson Dr David Robson Mrs Merryl Robson Mrs J. Rodda Mrs Margaret M. Ross Dr Anne D. Ryan Mrs Lesley J. Slorach J. J. Soulsby J. R. Spence Mrs A.H. Stewart Mrs Angela M. Taylor The Commonwealth Bank of Australia The Hamilton and Alexandra College John A. E. Thomson Mrs John A. E. Thomson Mrs G. R. Walker N. D. Walker R. D. Walter AM Mrs R. D. Walter Mrs F.A. Wark G. W. Whipp Leighton Wraith


HAMILTON ART GALLERY TRUST FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30TH JUNE, 2013 STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME 2013

2012

$

$

INCOME Investment Income: Interest, Dividends and Trust Distributions

13

98,453

84,559

Profit / (Loss) on Sale of Investments

14

73,430

0

Imputation Credit Refund

28,788

25,949

Donations, Membership and Grants

40,670

10,500

241,341

121,008

6,550

6,550

Other: TOTAL INCOME EXPENDITURE Accountancy Bank Charges and Fees

10

22

11,624

240

18,184

6812

223,157

114,196

Trust Funds Brought Forward

2,147,603

2,260,604

Gallery Acquisitions for the Year

(100,590)

0

316,618

(227,271)

1,283

74

2,588,071

2,147,603

General Expenses TOTAL EXPENDITURE NET PROFIT FOR THE YEAR

Net Gain / (Loss) in Market Value of Investments Net Capital Gain Distributed by Investments TRUST FUNDS AT REPORTING DATE

The accompanying notes form part of these Financial Statements.


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HAMILTON ART GALLERY TRUST FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30TH JUNE, 2013 STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION 2013

2012

$

$

125,434

162,446

0

0

ASSETS: Current Assets Cash Assets

2

Outstanding Distributions GST Amounts Owing

6,309

12

131,743

162,458

2,456,328

1,985,145

2,588,071

2,147,603

Non Current Assets Investments

3

NET ASSETS REPRESENTED BY THESE FUNDS: General Fund

4

209,019

182,570

G and H Handbury Fund

5

515,644

397,013

T H Taylor and L Taylor Bequest

6

58,582

58,582

M L Foster Endowment Fund

7

1,710,750

1,441,049

SG and BW Robson Bequest

8

The accompanying notes form part of these Financial Statements.

94,076

68,389

2,588,071

2,147,603


HAMILTON ART GALLERY TRUST FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30TH JUNE, 2013 STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS Note

2013

2012

$

$

Receipts from Donations, Memberships and Grants

40,670

10,500

Receipts from Interest, Dividends and Distributions

10,411

8,954

Receipts from Imputation Credit Refund

28,788

25,949

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

Receipts from Outstanding Deposits Payments to Suppliers Payments for Gallery Acquisitions TOTAL CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

12[b]

0

449

(18,184)

(6,812)

(100,590)

0

(38,905)

39,040

389,083

0

(380,893)

0

8,190

0

(30,715)

39,040

(6,297)

10

162,446

123,396

125,434

162,446

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES Proceeds on Sale of Investments Purchase of Investments TOTAL CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES Net increase in cash held Net GST movement Cash at Bank and Investments as at 1st July, 2012 CASH AT BANK AND INVESTMENTS AS AT 30TH JUNE, 2013

The accompanying notes form part of these Financial Statements.

12[a]


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HAMILTON ART GALLERY TRUST FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30TH JUNE, 2013 NOTES TO ACCOUNTS 1 STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES These financial statements are a special purpose financial report prepared in order to satisfy applicable financial reporting requirements and obligations. The Trustees have determined that the trust is not a reporting entity. The statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting methods and with following Australian Accounting Standards and other mandatory professional reporting requirements: Presentation of Financial Statements AASB 101 Statement of Cash Flows AASB 107 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors AASB 108 Events after the Reporting Date AASB 110 Revenue AASB 118 Materiality AASB 1031 Interpretation of Standards AASB 1048 No other Australian Accounting Standards or other mandatory professional reporting requirements have been applied. a Investments Investments in Listed Shares, Managed Funds and Listed Trusts are reported at Market Valuation. b Goods and Services Tax (GST) Revenues, expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of GST, except where the amount of GST incurred is not recoverable from the Australian Tax Office. In these circumstances the GST is recognised as part of the cost of acquisition of the asset or as part of an item of the expense. Receivables and payables in the Balance Sheets are shown inclusive of GST. c Revenue Revenue from investments is recognised when the trust is entitled to the income. d Comparative Results When required by Accounting Standards comparative figures have been adjusted to conform to changes in presentation of the current financial year. e Income Tax The trust is an Endorsed Income Tax Exempt Entity.

The accompanying notes form part of these Financial Statements.


HAMILTON ART GALLERY TRUST FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30TH JUNE, 2013 NOTES TO ACCOUNTS 2013

2012

$

$

Westpac Community Solutions Cheque Account

67,775

84,559

Westpac Cash Reserve Account

24,009

0

NOTE 2. CASH ASSETS Cash at Bank Accounts

Westpac Term Deposit

0

0

UBS Wealth Management Account

19,418

12,603

Banksia Publication Account No. 1

5,863

16,297

Banksia Publication Account No. 2

670

701

Banksia Education Account No. 1

5,251

15,000

Banksia Education Account No. 2

2,468

6,547

125,434

162,446

NOTE 3. INVESTMENTS Shares in Public Companies: Amcor Limited

0

27,311

Argo Investments

129,200

0

Australian Foundation Investment Company

125,120

0

BHP Billiton Limited

0

62,900

127,800

0

0

15,286

172,114

126,316

119

137

Santos Limited

0

33,452

Westpac Banking Corporation

0

91,704

554,353

357,088

General Property Group

0

8,699

Westfield Group

0

48,577

Westfield Retail Trust

0

18,376

Colonial First State

865,421

674,921

OnePath Wholesale Fund

290,211

260,089

Macquarie Equities Fund

196,460

245,067

BT Wholesale Fund

449,883

372,328

1,901,975

1,628,057

2,456,328

1,985,145

BKI Investment Company Boral Limited National Australia Bank Limited Paperlinx Limited

Units in Trusts:

The accompanying notes form part of these Financial Statements.


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HAMILTON ART GALLERY TRUST FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30TH JUNE, 2013 NOTES TO ACCOUNTS 2013

2012

$

$

182,570

175,984

26,449

6,586

209,019

182,570

NOTE 4. GENERAL FUND Opening Balance Profit for the period Less Gallery Acquisitions

0

0

209,019

182,570

Opening Balance

397,013

415,887

Profit for the period

100,974

24,973

17,657

(43,847)

0

0

515,644

397,013

FUND BALANCE AT 30TH JUNE, 2013 NOTE 5. G & H HANDBURY FUND

Gain I (Loss) in Market Value of Investments for Period Capital Gain Distributed by Investments for Period Less Gallery Acquisitions FUND BALANCE AT 30TH JUNE, 2013

0

0

515,644

397,013

58,582

58,582

1,441,049

1,542,557

NOTE 6. T H TAYLOR AND L TAYLOR BEQUEST FUND BALANCE AT 30TH JUNE, 2013 NOTE 7. M L FOSTER ENDOWMENT FUND Opening Balance Profit for the period Gain I (Loss) in Market Value of Investments for Period Capital Gain Distributed by Investments for Period Less Gallery Acquisitions FUND BALANCE AT 30TH JUNE, 2013

The accompanying notes form part of these Financial Statements.

88,688

76,503

280,320

(178,085)

1,283

74

1,811,340

1,441,049

(100,590)

0

1,710,750

1,441,049


HAMILTON ART GALLERY TRUST FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30TH JUNE, 2013 NOTES TO ACCOUNTS 2013

2012

$

$

68,389

67,594

7,046

6,134

18,641

(5,339)

NOTE 8. SG & BW ROBSON BEQUEST Opening Balance Profit for the period Gain / (Loss) in Market Value of Investments for Period Capital Gain Distributed by Investments for Period Less Gallery Acquisitions FUND BALANCE AT 30TH JUNE, 2013 NOTE 9. EVENTS SUBSEQUENT TO REPORTING DATE The Trustees are not aware of any matters that have occurred subsequent to reporting date which will impact these accounts. NOTE 10. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES The Trustees are not aware of any contingent liabilities of the Trust at either balance or reporting date. NOTE 11. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS There were no transactions or contracts entered between the Trust or any related parties during the financial year.

The accompanying notes form part of these Financial Statements.

0

0

94,076

68,389

0

0

94,076

68,389


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HAMILTON ART GALLERY TRUST FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30TH JUNE, 2013 NOTES TO ACCOUNTS 2013

2012

$

$

Westpac Community Solutions Cheque Account

67,775

111,298

Westpac Cash Reserve Account

24,009

0

NOTE 12. CASH FLOW INFORMATION [a] Reconciliation of Cash

Westpac Term Deposit

0

0

UBS Wealth Management Account

19,418

12,603

Banksia Publication Account No. 1

5,863

16,297

Banksia Publication Account No. 2

670

701

Banksia Education Account No. 1

5,251

15,000

Banksia Education Account No. 2

2,468

6,547

125,434

162,446

223,157

114,196

[b] Reconciliation of Net Cash provided by Operating Activities to Profit from Ordinary Activities Net operating profit before Art Purchases Gallery Acquisitions for year

(100,590)

0

122,567

114,196

Reinvestment of Interest Income

(7,546)

(6,673)

Reinvestment of Dividend Income

(72,507)

(63,931)

Net operating profit after Art Purchases Add back Non Cash Items in Net Profit:

Reinvestment of Trust Distributions

(7,989)

(5,001)

Distributions yet to be Received

0

0

(Profit) I Loss on Sale of Equities

(73,430)

0

(161,472)

(75,605)

0

449

(38,905)

39,040

Outstanding Distributions Received Net Cash provided by Operating Activities

The accompanying notes form part of these Financial Statements.


HAMILTON ART GALLERY TRUST FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30TH JUNE, 2013 NOTES TO ACCOUNTS 2013

2012

$

$

Interest

11,508

9,570

Dividends

74,720

65,993

Trust Distributions

12,225

8,996

98,453

84,559

10,973

0

BHP Billiton Limited

2,558

0

Boral Limited

5,310

0

General Property Trust

1,490

0

NOTE 13. DISSECTION OF INTEREST, DIVIDENDS AND TRUST DISTRIBUTIONS

NOTE 14. DISSECTION OF PROFIT ON SALE OF INVESTMENTS Amcor Limited

Santos Limited Westpac Banking Corporation Westfield Group Westfield Retail Trust

6,516

0

37,238

0

8,724

0

621

0

73,430

0

NOTE 15. BANKSIA VOLUNTARY ADMINISTRATION As at balance date Banksia has returned 65c per dollar to investors. These amounts have been treated as bank account transfers when deposited. The remaining 35c per dollar have been treated as bank account balances on the balance sheet. Current projections estimate a total return of 80c per dollar to investors. If true, this would result in the following amounts needing to be written off in the future: Banksia Publication Account No. 1

3,350

Banksia Publication Account No. 2

383

Banksia Education Account No. 1

3,00

Banksia Education Account No. 2

1,410 8,143

The accompanying notes form part of these Financial Statements.


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HAMILTON ART GALLERY TRUST FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30TH JUNE, 2013 STATEMENT BY TRUSTEES

The Trustees have determined that the Hamilton Art Gallery Trust is not a reporting entity. The Trustees have determined that this special purpose financial report should be prepared in accordance with the accounting policies outlined in Note 1 to the financial statements. The Trustees of Hamilton Art Gallery Trust declare that: 1.

the financial statements and notes present fairly Hamilton Art Gallery Trust's financial position as at 30 June 2013 and its performance for the year ended on that date in accordance with the accounting policies described in Note 1 to the financial statements;

2.

in the Trustees' opinion there are reasonable grounds to believe that Hamilton Art Gallery Trust will be able to pay its debts as and when they become due and payable.

This declaration is made in accordance with a resolution of the Trustees and is signed for and on behalf of the Trustees by: Trustee: Dated this 4th day of November, 2013.


Independent Auditor's Report to the Trustees of Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Report on the financial report

We have audited the accompanying financial report, being a special purpose financial report, of Hamilton Art Gallery Trust (the trust), which comprises the statement of financial position as at 30 June 2013, the statement of comprehensive income and statement of cash flows for the year then ended, notes comprising a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information and the directors of the trustee company's (the trustees') declaration.

Trustees' responsibility for the financial report

The trustees of the trust are responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of the financial report and have determined that the accounting policies described in Note 1 to the financial statements, which form part of the financial report, are appropriate to meet the needs of the trustees. The trustee's responsibilities also include establishing and maintaining internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of the financial report that is free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error; selecting and applying appropriate accounting policies; and making accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances.

Auditor's responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the financial report based on our audit. No opinion is expressed as to whether the accounting policies used, and described in Note 1, are appropriate to meet the needs of the trustees. We conducted our audit in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards. These auditing standards require that we comply with relevant ethical requirements relating to audit engagements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the financial report is free from material misstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial report. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial report, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity's preparation and fair presentation of the financial report in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by the trustees, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial report. The financial report has been prepared for distribution to members for the purpose of fulfilling the trustee's financial reporting requirements. We disclaim any assumption of responsibility for any reliance on this report or on the financial report to which it relates to any person other than the members, or for any purpose other than that for which it was prepared.

Crowe Horwath West Vic is a member of Crowe Horwath International, a Swiss verein. Each member of Crowe Horwath is a separate and independent legal entity. Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation other than for the acts or omission of financial services licensees.

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HAMILTON 2013-14 ART ANNUAL GALLERY REPORT

51 We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.

Independence

In conducting our audit, we have complied with the independence requirements of Australian professional ethical pronouncements.

Auditor's opinion

In our opinion, the financial report of the Hamilton Art Gallery Trust presents fairly, in all material respects the financial position of the Hamilton Art Gallery Trust as at 30 June 2013 and of its financial performance for the year then ended in accordance with the accounting policies described in Note 1 to the financial statements.

CH CROWE HORWATH WEST VIC

JOHN FINDLAY Partner

Ballarat Victoria Dated this 4th day of November 2013

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Hamilton Art Gallery 2013-14 Annual Report Published to coincide with Hamilton Art Gallery Trust Fund 2013-14 Annual General Meeting held at Hamilton Art Gallery, 28 October 2014 Š Hamilton Art Gallery as a unit of the Southern Grampians Shire Council 2014 This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission. Every effort has been made to contact persons owning copyright in the works of art illustrated in the catalogue. In cases where this has not been possible owners are invited to notify Hamilton Art Gallery. Published 2014

107 Brown Street (Locked Bag 685) Hamilton, Victoria 3300 (03) 5573 0460 info@hamiltongallery.org www.hamiltongallery.org Edition 250 Writers: Daniel McOwan, Jane Macdonald and Mark Brian Design: Ian Brilley Photography: Amy Knight and Ian Brilley Editors: Marnie White and Simon Sharrock Printing: Star Printing, Terang Cover Stock: 300 gsm Satin Art with Matt Laminate Text Stock: 150 gsm Satin Art

Hamilton Art Gallery is owned and run by the Southern Grampians Shire Council with assistance from the State Government of Victoria.


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