ORANGE Regional Gallery is delighted to announce the installation of key works from the Kedumba Collection of contemporary Australian drawings at Orange Health Service.
The Kedumba Collection embodies and reflects all the elements of outstanding drawing created in Australia over more than 30 years and it is significant that this collection, which is on long term loan to the gallery, is now available to staff, patients and visitors at Orange Health Service.
Since its inception in 1990, the Kedumba Collection has acquired almost 200 drawings. These have been sourced from the annual Kedumba drawing award, approved gifts from artists and other benefactors, and acquisitions by the trustees and director on behalf of the collection. As a result of this unique approach, the collection is considered by distinguished art authorities to be of outstanding significance and importance.
Artists represented include Rick Amor, Elisabeth Cummings, Rachel Ellis, Donald Friend, Kevin Lincoln, John Olsen, Lloyd Rees, Jan Senbergs and Aida Tomescu among many others.
The drawings are being installed alongside the Orange Regional Gallery’s permanent collection of paintings, resulting in a comprehensive exhibit of artworks by many of Australia’s most respected artists.
Through a unique partnership with Orange Health Service, Orange City Council is exhibiting the extensive range of original works throughout the general hospital and Bloomfield Mental Health facilities.
Under this scheme, the Orange Health Service is also an outreach venue of Orange Regional Gallery, providing an unprecedented opportunity to bring art to a broad audience while contributing to a sense of cultural pride and wellbeing.
The arts and health committee are also developing projects which will showcase the work of the many talented artists in our region. These will be installed over the coming months.
Why not join one of our “art conversation” tours with the curator? These take place on the first Friday of every month.
The next tour is Friday, October 5 at 1pm. Bookings are essential. Please ring the hospital reception on 6393 3000.