Albury Regional Art Gallery
Albury Art Gallery is a place that celebrates the diverse cultural life of its region and brings its visitors fresh and stimulating insights into contemporary art, sculpture and craft practice. Since opening in 1981, Albury Art Gallery has become one of the best regional galleries in Australia. The Gallery is host to over 2,000 works valued at more than $5 million - one of the largest fine art collections in the Murray/Riverina region. AlburyCity is proud of its Gallery. Over 30,000 people visit the Gallery every year to view its impressive permanent collections and touring exhibitions. School and continuing education, workshops, public programs, tours and special events bring an additional 3000 visitors through the Gallery doors each year.
Albury Art Gallery is home to an important collection of works by renowned Australian artist Sir Russell Drysdale (1912-1981), a one-time Albury resident who was inspired by the landscapes and buildings of the Albury region to paint many of his most famous works.
The Gallery is also proud of the eclectic collection of works that make up the Daniel Gift, including a Tang dynasty ceramic horse and rider, Chinese ivory figurines, Tibetan gilt bronze sculptures and Ashanti gold weights from West Africa, as well as etchings by Francisco de Goya and prints by Chagall, Dufy, Manet, Signac and Renoir.
Recent acquisitions include photo, Andrew Pearce, Photojournalist, Nigel Brennan and drawer, Cathy O’Donnell