Distinguished for its rich, diverse, historic and significant contemporary collections featured in six modern spaces, the Hamilton Gallery is celebrating its 60th anniversary and the progressive, sophisticated and renowned gallery it has become.
📷: The Entry of Alexander in Babylon Design by Charles Le Brun
From a generous act of philanthropy of 781 items, the Hamilton Gallery has grown to house a remarkable 9,000 piece compendium. First opened in 1961, the Hamilton Gallery was developed from the initial donation by Herbert and May Shaw. These objects reflect the interests of the Shaw family, who were avid travellers and art collectors. These objects are the heart of the collection and have developed the fascinating and unique characteristics of the collection today.
📷: Bow Garniture London Bow Factory
Over time, the Hamilton Gallery has seen its collection soar to international significance, particularly European works on paper, European decorative arts, Australian paintings and Japanese and Chinese Art.
📷: A Scene in Windsor Forest by Paul Sandby
To commemorate its 60th anniversary, the Hamilton Gallery has developed a nationally significant exhibition; ‘HG:60’. Expertly curated by nine scholars, this FREE exhibition stages magnificent masterpieces and acclaimed artists of national and international note, selected from the Gallery’s 9,000+ strong collection.
📷: Muntham Station by Thomas Clark
Alongside this exhibition, the Gallery will be launching a stunning book dedicated solely to the celebration of the gallery history through its collection highlights titled HG:60. Unveiling a fresh facelift complete with newly designed spaces, the inclusion of a Gallery Shop, Kids Space and all-abilities access lift.
Congratulations Hamilton Gallery on your amazing accomplishment and contribution to Greater Hamilton! To join in on the HG:60 celebrations, head to the Hamilton Gallery Facebook Page