The National Gallery of Australia comes to Mansfield

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‘Grinder’ from the NGA Blue Case exhibition at Mansfield Library

In a groundbreaking partnership the Arts Council of Mansfield have joined forces with the National Gallery of Australia to bring a series of art exhibitions to Mansfield.   Arts Council President Lee Huber has been working on this partnership for about 18 months “We are very proud of this collaboration with the National Gallery of Australia and we’re delighted to have received the first of these exhibitions on loan from Canberra and look forward to bringing more exhibitions to the Mansfield community”.

The current exhibition on display in the Mansfield Library is entitled the Blue Case. This is the first of three travelling cases from the Elaine & Jim Wolfensohn Gift which enables people to discover and handle treasured objects and works of art. Made possible by Jim Wolfensohn, former president of the World Bank, the ‘gift’ comprises three art filled suitcases that travel around Australia to give people the opportunity to handle and appreciate original works of art.

Wolfensohn recognized the natural impulse to touch art is part of experiencing the full measure of the object so all of the pieces can be gently handled by the public. It is a unique program that attracts a wide range of audiences including those with special needs.

“The Blue Case is a small exhibition that showcases the work of five contemporary Australian artists and designers with a focus on function, innovative design and construction” explained Lee Huber “we hope the community enjoy this exhibition and we’d encourage everyone to go and take a look at the items”.

Visit the library

The Blue Case exhibition is on display during normal opening hours at the Mansfield Library, cnr High & Collopy Sts, until Saturday, 27th June. The Arts Council would like to acknowledge the very generous support of the Mansfield Library for hosting this exhibition.

Monday     CLOSED
Tuesday     9.30am – 6.00pm
Wednesday      9.30am – 1.00pm
Thursday      9.30am – 5.30pm
Friday      9.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday     9.30am – 12.00pm
Sunday     CLOSED