Art Gallery brings significant artworks onto Google Arts & Culture

Published on 17 November 2021

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Starting today, over 100 artworks from Central Goldfields Art Gallery can be viewed online on Google Arts & Culture by people around the world, due to a new partnership between Google and the Gallery.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery is the latest Australian partner to join more than 2,000 cultural institutions from over 80 countries across the globe, bringing important works from regional Victoria online, for the world to explore and enjoy.

In just a few clicks, users will be able to explore, in high resolution, more than 100 significant works by Australian artists, including:

● Arthur Boyd’s painting River Flats, one of many works relating to his time at the Bundanon property and gifted to the Australian people in 1993;

● Judy Hooworth’s textile work Creek Drawing #16, winner of the 2017 Golden Textiles Exhibition Award at the Gallery;

● Ray Crooke, an artist admired for his ability to catch the light so characteristic of tropics and the atmosphere of Pacific Island communities, and his painting, Conversation;

● Central Victorian artist Juliana Hilton’s work Room With Pink Cupboard, in which we gain multiple views from the domestic space into her verdant garden; and

● Noel Tunk’s painting Untitled Landscape, inspired by the landscape around Avoca in Central Victoria where he lived.

 

In two new virtual exhibitions, audiences will be able to explore artistic responses to landscape within Victoria’s Central Goldfields region of Dja Dja Wurrung Country and textiles from the Golden Textures Award Exhibition, matched with insights from their creators.

Central Goldfields Shire Councillor Geoff Lovett said, “Council is proud that its public art collection will now join other public art collections around the world such as the National Gallery of Victoria and the Museum of Modern Art New York, and be shared around the world via Google Arts & Culture.”

Lucy Schwartz, Program Manager at Google Arts & Culture said, “It’s a privilege to work with Central Goldfields Art Gallery and to showcase regional Victoria to the world on Google Arts & Culture. From landscapes to award-winning textile arts, this collection tells incredible stories of those living on Dja Dja Wurrung Country as well as those travelling through the region - there is so much for Australian and international audiences to explore.”