Since 2010 philanthropist Robin Gurr has gifted numerous Aboriginal artworks to the PRG&TLB Collection. In recognition of her ongoing genrosity the Gallery created the Robin Gurr Collection within its larger Collection. Often gathered on trips to remote locations, these artworks offer a glimpse into a range of diverse Aboriginal artistic practices. The artists, as custodians of their traditional land, use a variety of mediums to document their stories of tribe, clan, language and country. Artists include: Butcher Cherel, Dolly Nanpijinpa Daniels, Weaver Jack, Lily Karadada, Lorraine Connelly Northey, Ashley Scobie, Bessie Nakamarra Sims, Patrick Smith, Jujuka Dolly Snell, George Tjungurrayi, Maryanne Tungatalum, Susan Wanji Wanji, Linus Warlapinni and Pedro Wonaeamirri.

These works highlight the Gallery’s ongoing commitment to celebrating through collection and exhibition Aboriginal art and culture. The oldest artworks in the Gallery Collection are found in the Gallery garden. Gerald Lewers, when working with Farley and Lewers instigated the rescue of two large Aboriginal rock engravings from the path of the Manly Warringah Freeway construction zone. They were relocated to the Gallery garden in 1961. The actions of Gerald Lewers saved them from certain destruction. Records for these works and their significance exist with the Australian Museum and NSW Aboriginal Land Council.

Contact Us

Send us a message and we'll get back to you soon.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt

Start typing and press Enter to search