Mining the Collection




About the exhibition

Mining the Collection was an Arts NSW funded project in which nine community members and four artists were invited to discover and select works from AlburyCity's seven cultural collections:

  • Indigenous Collection 
  • Textile Collection 
  • Social History Objects Collection (inc furniture, technology, transport)
  • Social History Collection (paper based archives) 
  • Photography Collection
  • Works on paper Collection (Drysdale, drawings)
  • Painting Collection 

The community members selected individual pieces for the artists to respond to in their chosen medium. All four artists – Arthur Wicks, Ponch Hawkes, Treahna Hamm and Frank Burgers – have a connection with the region and a national profile.

The artists' responses to the individual works chosen for them and the range of works selected became an exhibition that introduced visitors to the collection and to the contemporary artworks it inspired.

Total Attendance: 6867