“It is exciting to be involved in the enormous growth of the Gippsland Art Gallery collection and we feel privileged to be able to continue contributing to the success of this significant community asset”.
“By donating part of Richard Knight’s extensive collection of studio ceramics to the Gippsland Art Gallery not only was the collection in part preserved, but importantly it adds to the developing studio ceramics collection housed in the Gallery and can be drawn on to enhance exhibitions into the future, and aid in further education projects within Gippsland”.
“We think it is important to give artworks to public galleries and to share the works of artists with the wider public as a good way of establishing the links between past and present.
It makes us feel good to see the beginning of a significant collection at Sale based on some of the works and the artists that are represented by public donations and formal collections there”.
“The discovery of the potter Harold Hughan, whose stoneware was so seminal to the history of Australian ceramics, was exciting and enthralling.
Forming a collection of his work gave great pleasure. The decision to gift these works to the Gippsland Art Gallery completed the cycle and has provided immense satisfaction and reassurance in the knowledge that our collection will be shared, enjoyed and learnt from by the community.
That our collection will not only be preserved as a collection but that custodianship has been passed to the safe hands of the Gippsland Art Gallery fills us with pride and achievement”.
“For me, the reason for giving is to share with others some of the enjoyment that I have had from my artworks”.