Hidden Treasures - The Maitland Collection

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HIDDEN TREASURES the Maitland Collection



HIDDEN TREASURES the Maitland Collection


HIDDEN TREASURES the Maitland Collection Maitland Regional Gallery 2003 ISBN 0-646-42897-7 first printing edition of 1,000 230 High Street, Maitland, New South Wales 2320, Australia

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cover image: Dale FRANK, Back from the City 1976, P76-05, courtesy Dale Frank and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery


Foreword 4 Peter Blackmore Maitland Regional Gallery & the Maitland Collection

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Jill Stowell

Selected works 8 Maitland Prize lists

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Biographies 44 Acknowledgements 47

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Foreword Hidden Treasures: The Maitland Collection showcases the permanent collection of the Maitland Regional Gallery. The works in this exhibition have been selected from over 600 paintings, prints and drawings. They reflect the various histories of art in Australia over the last 50 years and highlight the contribution that locally based artists have made to these histories. The Maitland Collection holds representative works of Australia’s most important artists from the twentieth century. These include Lloyd Rees, Sir Sidney Nolan, Brett Whiteley, Sir Hans Heysen, Robert Dickerson, Charles Blackman, John Coburn and Donald Friend. The early central desert dot painting by Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri is particularly unique. It is, quite simply, the most important Aboriginal artwork held in any regional gallery in Australia and it represents the only internationally significant art movement ever to emerge from this country. Another unique feature of the Maitland Collection is the suite of African bronzes and carvings kindly donated by William Bowmore. Bowmore became the first Freeman of the City of Maitland in 1986. Also represented are artworks by influential writers and administrators such as Elwyn Lynn and James Gleeson. Perhaps the most interesting feature of the Maitland Collection is the number of early works acquired from artists who later went on to substantial careers. Important early works by Brian Dunlop, Neil Emmerson, Dale Frank and Tim Johnson can be found at Maitland. The Maitland Collection also showcases the work of artists from the broader Hunter region. While works by John Olsen, Margaret Olley and Sir William Dobell are familiar to us all and are included in the collection, the Gallery has also supported a very broad range of locally based practice. John Martin, the former Mayor of Maitland, is well represented, as is senior Hunter Valley identity Max Watters. Of particular interest are figurative landscapes by locally based and internationally renowned crime-writer, Barry Maitland. Hidden Treasures: The Maitland Collection marks Maitland City Council’s commitment to the visual arts in the Hunter Region. It showcases the best artists from Australia including many with strong local connections. On behalf of Maitland City Council and the people of Maitland, I hope that you enjoy this exhibition. Cr Peter Blackmore Mayor of Maitland

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Maitland Regional Gallery & the Maitland Collection The works of art in the permanent collection of the Maitland Gallery have been amassed in various ways. Like other regional galleries, Maitland has been the recipient of many gifts from generous individuals. Further works have been purchased with funds raised by an active Gallery Society. But the history of the collection is closely linked to the Maitland Art Prize, at the time of its inception in 1957 one of the first valuable art prizes in NSW outside Sydney. Established through cooperation between the Hunter River Agricultural and Horticultural Association, Maitland City Council and the Maitland Branch of the Arts Council of NSW, the Prize achieved a national profile through the many contacts in the wider art world of Jean Oberhansli, wife of the then manager of the Bradmill textile works. The Prize only became acquisitive in 1965. Since that date the winning works have been presented to the Maitland City Art Gallery by the Maitland Show Association. Many notable artists were attracted to the prize and later to minor awards for works on paper and a prize specifically for local artists. Over the years Hunter business firms have contributed generous sponsorship.

The judges chosen each year constitute a roll-call of leading gallery directors, curators, teachers and artists; evidence of the long-standing prestige of the prize. In recent times the escalating price of paintings has usurped the value of the prize and thus its attraction to nationally prominent artists. This and the growing maturity of the art scene in the Hunter has led to many more local artists winning the major award. Since the prize-winning works in the collection cover almost fifty years of Australian art history, they reveal significant changes in style and ethos, from the bold hard-edge abstraction of the 1960s to the post-modern ironies of today. As the gallery acquired prize-winning works by prominent artists, both national and local, it also attracted donations from generous individuals. William Bowmore, who has enriched many public collections in Australia, has been particularly generous to Maitland. He was made a Freeman of the City of Maitland in recognition of his gifts which include paintings by Ray Crooke, Shay Docking and Margaret Olley as well as drawings by Sir William Dobell and Brett Whiteley. A particularly significant gift made in 1979 consisted of a group of tribal West African sculpture, which includes

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some historically important bronzes. Few galleries in Australia have anything equivalent, though Mr Bowmore divided his African collection between Maitland and the Australian Museum in Sydney.

the gallery in 1973 as Secretary of the Maitland City Art Gallery Society and in 1984 was appointed part-time Director with financial assistance from the NSW Ministry for the Arts.

The importance of another Bowmore gift was only recently recognised. A small Aboriginal painting presented in 1979 was discovered to be the work of Tim Leura Tjapaltjarri, one of the founding fathers of the Papunya art community in the Western desert north of Alice Springs. Mrs I.F. Cantwell is another notable benefactor, having donated works by Lloyd Rees, Donald Friend, James Gleeson and Sir Sidney Nolan.

It was always Margaret Sivyer’s vision to instigate a rich and varied annual program of exhibitions. In the nineteenthcentury heritage mansion, Brough House, leased since 1975 by the Council from the Reserve Trustee, the National Trust, the calendar contained regular events with a particular focus on art in education. The Tertiary Student Award was established in 1976 for students of the area’s art schools. The Secondary Student Prize (1978) has catered for a growing number of schools in the Lower Hunter.

Important gifts from the Gallery Society include prints and drawings by Lloyd Rees, John Olsen and Louis Kahan. However, the history of the Maitland City Art Gallery, now the Maitland Regional Gallery, extends far beyond its collection. It was not until 1975 that the expanding collection found a permanent home in Brough House, though Margaret Sivyer was only made full-time Director in 1993, three years after the administration of the gallery passed from the control of the Gallery Society to the Maitland City Council. She began her involvement with

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Several winners of the Tertiary Student Award have established notable careers and many of their winning works were acquired for the collection. Important early pieces from 1978 and 1980 by Michael Bell arrived in this way, as well as an early gestural abstract by Chris Langlois. Other significant winners have been Jane Lander (1981), Neil Emmerson (1982) and Peter Atkins (1984). A prize for plant and wildlife illustration was established in 1992 and in 2003 the Pambulong Award for Aboriginal Students


was inaugurated. Survey exhibitions in 1994 and 1996 brought together works by many previous winners. Margaret Sivyer, who was awarded an OAM in 1990, pioneered two other major initiatives. She felt strongly that the history of artmaking in the area should be preserved. The gallery curated several exhibitions by the group of women artists, many of them students of John Passmore and Brian Cowley, who came together in the late 1950s. Norma Allen, Mary Beeston and Rae Richards were also featured in well-researched individual surveys. No other gallery in the region has documented its exhibitions so assiduously, nor has compiled such comprehensive files on the area’s artists. Margaret Sivyer has also been keen to support a more recent generation of artists. Every year saw at least one large group exhibition based on environmental or commemorative themes. A wide and catholic group of artists was regularly invited to participate. She also mounted survey exhibitions of the work of such prominent regional artists as painters John Montefiore, David Middlebrook, Francis Celtlan and Max Watters, printmaker Patricia WilsonAdams, potter Sue Jones and polymaths

Trevor Weekes and Joy Longworth. A survey of the painting and sculpture of Lezlie and Peter Tilley toured to other regional galleries in 2000. Painter and former Mayor of Maitland, John Martin, multiple winner of the Maitland Prize, was invited several times to exhibit. Other important projects included exhibitions which pioneered installations and fibre-based artmaking. The Fibre Artists of the Hunter brought together some remarkable artists. Large sculptural works were frequently shown to advantage in the formal domestic ambience of the old house. In 1984 a notable exhibition was drawn from the Rodin bronzes in the Bowmore collection. Ceramics with glass by Julio Santos and Setsuko Ogishi were a regular focus. As the gallery moves into a new phase of its development in its splendid new home, it is important that we honour a proud past. The Maitland City Art Gallery has had many significant achievements in an almost thirty year history. Jill Stowell

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Selected works

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Michael BELL, The Dog Beach, Newcastle, 1999 oil on board, 119 x 182 cm, P00-01 9


Charles BLACKMAN, I Love Tom Jones, 1969 lithograph (edition 9/25), 40 x 58 cm, P78-03 10


John COBURN, Legend IV, 1965

oil on canvas, 152 x 169 cm, P66-03 11


Ray CROOKE, Island Villagers, 1969 oil on board, 60 x 90 cm, P85-03 12


Robert DICKERSON, Blue Lovers After Picasso, (no date) oil on canvas board, 60 x 44 cm, P95-01

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Sir William DOBELL, Kensington Gardens London, 1936 oil on board, 20 x 24 cm, P76-02 14


Shay DOCKING, Woodflower, 1962

oil on masonite, 137 x 92 cm, P95-09 15


Brian DUNLOP, Coal Mining at Burragorang, 1956 oil on canvas, 70 x 120 cm, P57-02 16


Neil EMMERSON, Girl in Water, 1984

screenprint (edition 1/6), 102 x 121 cm, P86-02 17


Dale FRANK, Back from the City, 1975 acrylic on masonite, 82 x 112 cm, P76-05 18


Hector GILLILAND, Untitled, 1964

oil on masonite, 122 x 120 cm, P65-01 19


James GLEESON, Hermes turns Daphne to Stone, (no date) oil on hardboard, 13 x 15 cm, P85-04 20


Newton HEDSTROM, Concrete Mixer, 1948

oil on masonite, 49 x 59 cm, P57-04 21


Sali HERMAN, St Mark’s Church of England, 1956 oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm, P58-01 22


Sir Hans HEYSEN, Untitled (Old Mill), (no date) oil on canvas, 30 x 25 cm, P87-03 23


Col JORDAN, Poise, 1968

oil on masonite, 137 x 137 cm, P68-01 24


Louis KAHAN, Allegory, 1985

etching (edition 3/55), 56 x 68 cm, P86-03 25


Michael KMIT, Girl on Blue Background, 1964 mixed media, 23 x 20 cm, P78-11 26


Tim LEURA TJAPALTJARRI, Untitled, c1973

acrylic on masonite, 62 x 42 cm, AB79-01 27


John MARTIN, View from the Bottom Window (Into Z), 1985 mixed media, 158 x 114, P86-01 28


John MORRIS, Unseasonal Landscape, 1992

oil on canvas, 122 x 203 cm, P92-09 29


Sir Sidney NOLAN, Mine Manager, (no date) ink & paint on glass, 26 x 31 cm, P84-07 30


Margaret OLLEY, Banksias, 1970

oil on masonite, 121 x 98 cm, P76-18 31


John OLSEN, Swimming Frog II, 1986 lithograph (edition 25/40), 96 x 63 cm, P86-07 32


Clifton PUGH, Landscape with White Heron, (no date) oil on board, 26 x 21 cm, P99-09

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Lloyd REES, Hillside Farm, 1950

oil on canvas board, 30 x 37 cm, P84-10 34


Brian ROBERTS, Language of Navigation, 2001

oil on canvas, 122 x 152 cm, P01-04 35


Bruce ROWLAND, Masque, 1978 oil on hardboard, 92 x 122 cm, P96-07 36


Joshua SMITH, JWA Smith (Self Portrait), 1937

oil on canvas, 122 x 77 cm, P99-16 37


Lezlie TILLEY, 69 Continuity (Quilt for Margaret Alice), 1998 mixed media, 183 x 119 cm, P98-01 38


Peter TILLEY, Shards with Leaves and Flowers, 1992

mixed media, 79 x 68 x 7 cm, P92-11 39


Brett WHITELEY, Nude (no date)

lithograph (edition 20/60), 59 x 46 cm, P78-22 40


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Maitland Art Prize Year 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963

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1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981

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1982 1983

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1984 - 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 joint 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

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Winner Roy FLUKE Roy FLUKE Sali HERMAN Sali HERMAN Leonard ANNOIS Sali HERMAN Sheila McDONALD William PEASCOD Charles REDDINGTON Hector GILLILAND John COBURN Graham COHEN Col JORDAN Hector GILLILAND James MELDRUM William PEASCOD Louis JAMES Les BURCHER Ron LAMBERT David RANKIN John MARTIN Ross JACKSON Geoff La GERCHE Kate BRISCOE Michael GOODE Ann TAYLOR Gregory HARKNESS Jean ISHERWOOD John EARLE Ann TAYLOR No funding John MARTIN Janet LAWRENCE Tim JOHNSON Kate BRISCOE Ruth WALLER Lionel SMITH John MORRIS Peter TILLEY Barry GAZZARD Julie HOSKING Mary BEESTON Maitland Show suspended David MIDDLEBROOK Roy JACKSON Lezlie TILLEY Liz CUMMING

Title The Refinery Circular Quay Dawn at Port Macquarie Miss Margo Clancy Café de Beaux Arts - Paris Brick Kilns On the Sandover Poem to a Burnt Land The Golden Apples of the Hesperides Untitled Legend IV Carnival Poise Grey, White and Red Green Space Box Tao Spy Hole 10 Spreading Town Vertical Lateral Skirt Kalik Pink Untitled Kellermans Big Pink Interior with Landscape Going North Tri-Trangi Hillside Gumtree Landscape Mackeral Beach

Judge Sir William Dobell Sir William Dobell Laurie Thomas George Molnar Sali Herman Daniel Thomas Robert Haines

View From the Bottom Window Between Two Lives Tai Situpa Mantle Landscape with Quarry Meeting Place Unseasonal Conditions Shards with Leaves and Flowers Nothing So Mute as God’s Mouth Earth Altars Honeysuckle phoenix I

David Bradshaw Terence Maloon Grazia Gunn John Coburn Alun Leach-Jones Trevor Weekes Tony Bond

Lake George Last Light 69 Continuity (Quilt for Margaret Alice) Graw in Blue

Nicole Grant Edmund Capon Katrina Rumley Reg Richardson

Tony Tuckson Wallace Thornton Brian Finemore John Stringer Gordon Thompson Daniel Thomas Eric Westbrook James Gleeson Guy Warren John Santry Lorna M. Nimmo Frances McCarthy Sydney Ball Elwynn Lynn John Coburn Peter Laverty David P. Miller Ken Reinhard John Henshaw David Rose

Hendrik Kolenberg William Bowmore


2000 2001 2002 2003

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Michael BELL Jill ORR Brian ROBERTS Lezlie TILLEY David MIDDLEBROOK Brian ROBERTS

The Dog Beach, Newcastle A Preference for the Buena Vista Social Club Language of Navigation Midnight at Bur Dubai Red Gold Navigator’s Journal

Sue Mitchell

Title Foreboding World of Tinsel Man’s Cloud Time Personages and Gothic Nara Memory Figure 1 Listening Along a Beam The Banteng Crossing the Prairie Violet Mandarin Tree Wet Day System Wall Theme VIII View Over the Valley Temple Place Cronulla 27 Red Condition Kalianne Man with a Suitcase Girl in Water Restful Night

Judge Brian Finemore John Stringer Gordon Thompson Daniel Thomas Eric Westbrook James Gleeson Guy Warren John Santry Lorna M. Nimmo Frances McCarthy Sydney Ball Elwynn Lynn John Coburn Peter Laverty David P. Miller Ken Reinhard John Henshaw David Rose

Sioux Garside Annette Larkin Norman Glen

Maitland Print Prize Year 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003

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Winner Earle BACKEN George BALDESSIN Stephen SPURRIER Sue BUCKLEY George BALDESSIN Robert GRIEVE David ROSE Vi COLLINGS Mary MACQUEEN Anthony KELLY A.A. MORGAN Ian PEARSON Patricia WILSON Basil HADLEY Ursula LAVERTY Rick BADGER P. KING Raymond ARNOLD Fred CRESS Grahame FRANSELLA Neil EMMERSON Bruno TUCCI Award withheld Colleen NEAL Award withheld Joy LONGWORTH Noel THURGATE Lee ZAUNDERS Lorraine ROBERTSON Shirley CAMERON-ROBERTS Maitland Show suspended Joy LONGWORTH Shirley CAMERON-ROBERTS Garry FOYE Anne CAPE Anne CAPE Jill ORR Michael BELL Bob BIRCH

Foam Fascination Untitled Portrait of Royston Harper Visage Sunbaker Studies in Form and Movement Untitled The Embrace Capertee Reflection 3 Nude Image Female Presence Chum Hell’s Kitchen Into the Mangroves

David Bradshaw Terence Maloon Grazia Gunn John Coburn Alun Leach-Jones Trevor Weekes Tony Bond Hendrik Kolenberg William Bowmore Nicole Grant Edmund Capon Katrina Rumley Reg Richardson Sue Mitchell Sioux Garside Annette Larkin Norman Glen

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Biographies Michael BELL Maitland 1959

STUDIES: NCAE 1978-81. APPOINTMENTS: Teaching Hunter Institute of Tech 1984-94 & 1999-2003, Goulburn TAFE 199698. AWARDS: Maitland 1980, 1981, 2000 & 2002; Newcastle Uni 1993

Charles BLACKMAN OBE Sydney 1928

STUDIES: East Sydney Tech 1943-46. APPOINTMENTS: Press artist, Sydney Sun 1945; vice president, Contemporary Art Society 1954. AWARDS: Rowney Prize, Melbourne 1959; Crouch Prize, Ballarat 1960; Helena Rubenstein scholarship, Melbourne 1960; Dyson endowment award 1960; Twenty Nations exhibition, Saigon 1962; occupancy Australian studio, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris; OBE & Queens Jubilee Medal 1977.

John COBURN AM Ingham 1925

STUDIES: East Sydney Tech 1947-50. APPOINTMENTS: Graphic designer, ABC 1956-59; teaching, East Sydney Tech 1959-67; head, Canberra Tech Art School 1967-69; tapestry designer, Aubusson Paris 1969-72; head, East Sydney Tech 1972-74; trustee, AGNSW 1976-80. AWARDS: Bathurst 1959; Blake Prizes 1960 & 1977; Tamworth 1962; Young 1963; Darcy Morris Memorial 1963; Maitland 1966; AM 1980; honorary doctorate, James Cook 1991.

Ray CROOKE AM Melbourne 1922

STUDIES: Swinbourne 1946-48. APPOINTMENTS: Official war artist, Vietnam 1966. AWARDS: Archibald Prize 1969.

Robert DICKERSON Sydney 1924

APPOINTMENTS: Professional boxer 1940-44. AWARDS: Clint Prize 1954; Darcy Morris Memorial 1958; Tumut 1959; RAS NSW 1965; Mirror-Waratah prize 1966; Gold Coast 1974; DDB Needham Prize 1990.

Sir William DOBELL

Newcastle 1899 – 1970 Lake Macquarie STUDIES: Apprentice architect, Newcastle 1916-24; Julian Ashton, Sydney 1924-29; Slade School, London 193031; The Hague Holland 1930; Europe & London 1931-39.

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APPOINTMENTS: Official war artist, WW2; teacher, East Sydney Tech c.1940. AWARDS: Society of Artists Travelling Scholarship 1929; State Theatre Art Quest 1929; Archibald Prizes 1943, 1948 & 1959; Wynne Prize 1948; Australian Women’s Weekly portrait prize 1957; Britannica Australia award 1964; knighted 1966.

Shay DOCKING

Warrnambool 1928 – 1998 Sydney STUDIES: Swinburne Tech, 1947-50; NGV School 1954-55. AWARDS Maitland 1959; Gold Coast 1979; Newcastle 1986.

Brian DUNLOP Sydney 1938

STUDIES: East Sydney Tech 1954-59; southern Europe 1960; Europe & UK 1963-68; Italy 1981-83. APPOINTMENTS: Teaching, incl. East Sydney Tech, UNSW, NAS 1968-1980s; artist in residence, Uni of Melbourne 1980-81. AWARDS: Le Gay Brereton Prize AGNSW 1958; Hamilton 1976; Canberra 1976 & 77; Coffs Harbour 1977; Gold Coast 1977; Mornington 1977; Lillian Pederson Prize QAG 1978; John McCaughey Prize AGNSW 1978; Sulman Prize 1980.

Neil EMMERSON Melbourne 1956

STUDIES: Warrnambool IAE 1975-77; Newcastle CAE 1982-83 & 1985; City Art Institute 1984 & 1994; SCA 2001. APPOINTMENTS: Tutoring Dareton College 1980-81, Newcastle Community Art Centre 1983, NCAE 1985, APW 1988-89; printmaker APW 198889, Print Council Aust 1988-89; lecturing Uni Melb 1988-89, RMIT 1990 & 1992-94, UNE 1991, La Trobe 1994, SCA 1995-98 & 1999, COFA 1999, Aust Catholic Uni 2000-02; committees Gertrude Street 1988, Print Council 1990, SCA 1995-98. AWARDS: Maitland 1983 & 1986; VACB grant 1992, 1997 & 1999; NAVA grant 1994; Uni Sydney Award 1998; NSW Ministry program 1999.

Dale FRANK Singleton 1959

AWARDS: Maitland 1975; Red Cross Prize 1975; Muswellbrook 1982; Phillip Morris Grant 1988; Geelong 1999.

Hector GILLILAND OAM

Launceston 1911 – 2002 Sydney STUDIES: East Sydney Tech 1935-40; Canberra Uni 1946-48; Europe 1953-54. APPOINTMENTS: Teacher, Canberra Tech 1948-52, NGV 1958, UNSW 1959-77, East Sydney Tech 1970-74.


AWARDS: Yorick Club 1955; Bathurst 1955, 1957 & 1960; Perth 1956; Maude Vizard-Wholohan prize 1958; Rockdale 1958; Albury 1960 & 1962; Mirror-Waratah prizes 1961 & 1964; Ballarat 1961; Leeton 1962; Grenfell 1962; Young 1962; Grace Prize 1963; Tumut 1963; Berrima 1963 & 1964; Grafton 1963 & 1965; RAgSNSW 1964; Wellington 1964; Maitland 1965 & 1969; VACB exhibition grants 1975 & 1977.

James GLEESON AO Sydney 1915

STUDIES: East Sydney Tech 1931-36; Sydney Teachers College 1937-38; Europe & UK 1947-49; Europe 1958-59; USA 1959. APPOINTMENTS: Lecturing Sydney Teachers College 1945-46; art critic Sydney Sun 1949-72, Sun-Herald 1962-74; lecturing Orient Line Exhibitions 1956 & 1964-67; director Sir William Dobell Art Foundation 1971-94; judging panel 11th Bienale de Sao Paolo, 1971; commissioner 12th Bienale de Sao Paolo, 1972; deputy chair VACB 1973-76; chair acquisitions & council NGA 1976-82; visiting curator NGA 1975; foundation member International Association of Art Critics. AWARDS: CAS prize 1941; AM 1975; honorary doctorate, Macquarie 1989; AO 1990.

ass dir, City Art Institute 1982-89; professor COFA 1991-94. AWARDS: Wollongong 1965 & 1973; Brisbane 1966; Royal Art Society prizes 1967 & 1969; Maitland 1968; Muswellbrook 1968; TAA Australian prize 1970; Gold Coast 1971; Flotta Lauro travelling scholarship 1971.

Michael KMIT

Stryj Ukraine 1910 – 1981 Sydney STUDIES Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow. APPOINTMENTS: teaching in Lvov, Poland, and Landeck, Austria after WW2. AWARDS: Blake Prize 1953; Perth 1954; Critics Prize 1955; Darcy Morris prize 1956; Sulman Prizes 1957 & 70; Melrose 1967.

Louis KAHAN AO

Vienna Austria 1905 – 2002 Melbourne STUDIES: Academie Colarossi, Paris 1946; Paris & London 195458. APPOINTMENTS: French Foreign Legion 1939; war artist 1942-45; artist Le Figaro 1946; Perth 1947-50; artist Meanjin. AWARDS: Albury 1953; Mosman 1959; Archibald Prize 1962; RNAgQ 1964, 1966 & 1967; Bendigo 1965; Kinsella 1976; Worland 1976; Caulfield 1980; Drummoyne 1993; AO 1993.

Newton HEDSTROM

Tim LEURA TJAPALTJARRI

STUDIES: NAS 1932-34; J.S Watkins School 1934-35; RMIT 1943-45; travel studies UK, Europe, 1976, 80, 83. AWARDS: Mosman 1948; Manly 1969 & 1970; Caltex Prize 1971; Sydney art society prizes 1975, 1978 & 1985; Mercantile Credits Competition 1985.

STUDIES: Ceremonial training. APPOINTMENTS: Stockman, NT.

Sydney 1914

Sali HERMAN CMG OBE

Zurich Switzerland 1898 – 1993 Sydney STUDIES: Zurich Tech 1914-16; Paris 1920-23; George Bell 1937. APPOINTMENTS: Official war artist 1945-46. AWARDS: Wynne Prizes 1944, 1962 & 1965; Sulman Prizes 1946 & 1948; Bendigo 1948 & 1949; Geelong 1948; Brisbane 1958; Maitland 1959, 1960 & 1962; Wagga Wagga 1958; McCaughey prize 1959; Tumut 1959; Newcastle 1962; RAgSNSW 1964; OBE 1971; CMG 1982.

Sir Hans HEYSEN OBE

Hamburg Germany 1877 – 1968 Hahndorf STUDIES: Norwood Art School; Adelaide School of Design; Academie des Beaux-Arts, Paris 1899-1903. APPOINTMENTS: Trustee AGSA 1940-68. AWARDS: Wynne Prizes 1904, 1909, 1911, 1920, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1931, 1932; Crouch prize 1931; Vizard-Wholohan prize 1957; OBE 1954; knighted 1959.

Col JORDAN Sydney 1935

STUDIES: Balmain Teachers College 1954-55; Sydney 195762. APPOINTMENTS: Teaching, NSW D Ed 1960s; lecturing Wollongong Inst Education 1970-74, NAS 1975-82; dean &

Napperby 1939 – 1984 Papunya

John MARTIN Sydney 1942

STUDIES: NAS 1960-61; Europe & UK 1972-74. APPOINTMENTS: Lecturing, Newcastle CAE 1974-1980, UNSW 1981-91, University of Wollongong 1986-87, University of Newcastle 2001; Mayor of Maitland City 1994-97. AWARDS: Maitland 1976 & 1986.

John MORRIS Newcastle 1954

STUDIES: Newcastle CAE 1971-76, Uni Newcastle 1988-89. APPOINTMENTS: Teaching, Hunter Institute of Tech 1988-2003. AWARDS: Maitland 1992; Newcastle 1995 & 1996

Sir Sidney NOLAN AC CBE

Melbourne 1917 – 1992 London England STUDIES: Prahran Tech 1932; NGV school 1934 & 1936; Atelier 17, Paris; SW Hayter 1957-58. APPOINTMENTS: Advisor, Venice Bienale 1954. AWARDS: Dunlop prize 1950; Italian Government scholarship 1956; Harkness Fellowship1958-60; ANU fellowship 1965; Britannica Australia award 1969; CBE 1963; Knight Bachelor 1981.

Margaret OLLEY AO Kyogle 1923

STUDIES: Brisbane City Tech; East Sydney Tech 1945; La Grande Chaumiere, Paris 1949; Papua New Guinea 1966-68,

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SE Asia 1969; USA & Europe 1980-89. AWARDS: Mosman 1947; Lismore 1958; Redcliffe 1962, 1963 & 1965; Helena Rubenstein Portrait Prize 1962; Finney Prize 1963; Johnsonian Club Prize 1964; Toowoomba 1965; Bendigo 1965; Aberdare 1986; AM 1991; honorary doctorate, Macquarie 1991; life governor, AGNSW 1992.

John OLSEN AO OBE Newcastle 1928

STUDIES: Julian Ashton; Orban School 1950-56; SW Hayter, Paris 1957-60; Spain 1965-67; UK, Europe & USA 1983. APPOINTMENTS: Lecturing, UNSW 1960-61; principal, Bakery Art School 1967-70; trustee, AGNSW 1977-80. AWARDS: Rockdale 1960; Brisbane 1961; Perth 1961; Sydney 1961; Georges Prize 1963; Launceston 1964; Wynne Prizes 1969 & 1985; OBE 1977; Sulman Prize 1989; Australia Council 5 year fellowship 1993.

Clifton PUGH AO

Melbourne 1924 – 1990 Melbourne STUDIES: NGV School 1947-50. APPOINTMENTS: Soldier, AIF, New Guinea 1943-45 & Japan 1946; member Commonwealth Arts Advisory Board; member Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council 1972; official war artist, ANZAC 75th anniversary, Gallipoli 1989. AWARDS: Vizard-Wholohan Prize 1958; Ballarat 1958; Crouch Prize 1960, RAgSNSW 1965; Archibald Prizes 1965, 1971 & 1972; Caltex Prize 1976; AlburyWodonga 1976; AM 1985.

Lloyd REES AC CMG

Yeronga 1895 – 1988 Sydney STUDIES: Brisbane Tech 1910-16; UK & Europe 1923-24, 1953, 1959, 1966 & 1973; Chelsea Polytechnic, London 1923. APPOINTMENTS: Artist, Ure Smith 1917; lecturing, teaching & dean, Sydney 1946-70; advisor to Felton Bequest; advisor to Bendigo Art Gallery, 1949; president, NSW Society of Artists 1961-65; member, National Advisory Committee for UNESCO & chair, Visual Arts Committee 1964-69. AWARDS: Silver medal, Paris Exposition 1937; Godfrey Rivers Prize 1941; Wynne Prizes 1950 & 1982; Commonwealth Jubilee Prize 1951; Ku-ring-gai 1951; Dunlop Prize 1954, RAgSNSW 1958; Brisbane 1964; honorary doctorates, Sydney 1970 & Tasmania 1984; McCaughey Prizes 1971, 1979 & 1983; CMG 1977; FRAI 1979; Mosman 1981; AC 1985; Jack Manton Prize 1987; Medaille de la Ville de Paris 1987.

Brian ROBERTS Brighton 1934

STUDIES: Melbourne College of Graphic Arts 1949 – 1956 APPOINTMENTS: Art director & filmmaker London 1956-61, Chicago 1961-73; gallery director Impressions Melbourne 1975-77, Signed Editions Melbourne 1977-79; teaching Baulkham Hills TAFE 1980s, Hawksebury College 1980s, Avondale College 1996. AWARDS: Liverpool 1992; Newcastle 1993 & 1994; RAgNSW 1999; Maitland 2001 & 2003.

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Bruce ROWLAND Sydney 1946

STUDIES: East Sydney Tech 1962-66, University College London 1969-70, Newcastle CAE 1977-78. APPOINTMENTS: teaching, Newcastle Tech 1968-83; head teacher Gymea Tech 198386, Wollongong Tech 1986-87, Newcastle Tech 1987-92, Hunter Institute Tech 1992-95 & 1997-2003; acting director Hunter Institute Tech 1996-97. AWARDS: Raymond Terrace 1971 & 2000.

Joshua SMITH Sydney 1905

STUDIES: East Sydney Tech 1927; Julian Ashton 192931. APPOINTMENTS: Camouflage artist, WW2. AWARDS: Archibald Prize 1944; Katoomba 1962.

Lezlie TILLEY Sydney 1949

STUDIES: NAS, East Sydney Tech 1967; Newcastle School of Art & Design 1973-75 & 1979-80; Newcastle CAE, 1981-83. APPOINTMENTS: Teaching, Hunter Institute of Technology 1986-2003; lecturing, University of Newcastle, 1994-97. AWARDS: NSW Special Art Scholarship 1967; Von Bertouch Prize, 1980; Dattilo Rubbo Prize 1984; Weston 1992; Singleton 1993; Muswellbrook 1993, 1997 & 2000; Newcastle 1994, 1998 & 1999; Maitland 1998 & 2002; Gosford 2003.

Peter TILLEY

Melbourne 1946 STUDIES: Newcastle School Art & Design 1973-75 & 1978-79; Malaysia 1975-77. APPOINTMENTS: RAAF 1963-78. AWARDS: Von Bertouch Prize 1979; Maitland 1992; Newcastle 1992, 1993 & 1998; Port Stephens 1992 & 1993; Stanthorpe 1992; Muswellbrook 1992 & 2000.

Brett WHITELEY AO

Sydney 1939 – 1992 Thirroul STUDIES: Julian Ashton 1957-59. APPOINTMENTS: Commercial artist Lintas Sydney 1956-59AWARDS: Bathurst prize 1956; Italian travelling scholarship 1960; Dyson grant 1961; Commonwealth Art Advisory Board scholarship 1961; Biennale de Paris international prize 1961; Perth 1965; Harkness scholarship 1967; Sir William Angliss Prize 1975; McCaughey Prizes 1975, 1976 & 1977; Archibald Prizes 1976 & 1978; Sulman Prizes 1976 & 1978; Wynne Prizes 1977, 1978 & 1984.


Acknowledgements Thanks to the many institutions and individuals who have contributed to Hidden Treasures: The Maitland Collection. This exhibition and catalogue have been made possible with funding from Maitland City Council and the support of Judy Jaeger in particular. Allan Neader from Neader’s Print Sevices has also been very generous. Thanks to Jill Stowell whose essay was written at short notice and despite her own busy schedule. It was not an easy task. Thanks also to Jill for her invaluable curatorial advice. Thanks to Sam Pryor whose design and graphics expertise has lent the catalogue such an easy grace. Thanks to Brian Roberts and Shirley Cameron-Roberts for their guidance and design suggestions: their enthusiasm for this project and for the gallery in general has been greatly appreciated. Thanks also to Ian Hamilton for photographing the collection and without whose advice and contacts this catalogue would not have been possible. I am grateful for the many people who have helped obtain permission to reproduce works: the artists, their families and agents including Gil Docking, Roslyn Oxley, Norma Kmit, Shane Pugh, Yves Close, Sam Dickerson and Wendy Whiteley; Tom Dickson from Viscopy; Alice Livingstone from the Art Gallery of New South Wales; Geoffrey Smith and Jenny Maloney from National Gallery of Victoria. Thanks also to Anne McLaughlin for her copyright advice. Thanks to Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery for storing works and thanks to Margaret Sivyer for information on the history of the gallery and the Maitland Prize. My personal thanks to Peter and Lezlie Tilley. Their encouragement has seen me through many moments of self-doubt. Finally, I especially acknowledge Kim Blunt who has worked tirelessly as assistant curator on Hidden Treasures: The Maitland Collection. Thank you Kim. Paul Magin

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Curator

Paul Magin

Assistant Curator

Kim Blunt

Editor

Paul Magin

Designer Sam Pryor Photographer

Ian Hamilton

Printer Allan Neader Installation Peter Joass Sam Pryor

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Kim Blunt




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