Samuel Tupou Flight of the umbra

Image: Samuel Tupou Flight of the umbra 2010, silkscreen on acrylic
Donated by the Friends of the Gallery, 2010

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery's collections hold over 2,100 items, and are constantly growing thanks to acquisitions and donations.  The collections focus on contemporary Australian art glass and prints, with a smaller but significant group of works by artists from the Riverina region. Throughout the year, works from the collections are constantly on display, in permanent exhibitions or specially curated shows.

Jamie Holcombe

Image: Jamie Holcombe Murrumbidgee Flour Mill 2009, digital photographic print
Gift of the artist in conjunction with the exhibition Civic Melancholy, 2009-10


National Student Art Glass Prize

Belinda Toll

Image: Belinda Toll (Winner) Time contained 2009, glass, mixed media and stainless steel
Acquired through the National Student Art Glass Prize, 2010

The National Student Art Glass Prize (NSAGP), one of Wagga Wagga Art Gallery's major initiatives of 2010, is designed to promote and support emerging glass artists and to strengthen relationships with the universities offering art glass within their curriculum. These include the Australian National University ACT, University of Sydney NSW, Monash University VIC, University of South Australia, Curtin University WA and Edith Cowan University WA.

As an acquisitive competition, the NSAGP also helps to grow the National Art Glass Collection, and several works created by some of the most exciting new glass artists in the country were acquired from the inaugural exhibition. Alongside the winning piece, Belinda Toll's Time contained (Australian National University ACT), two works were purchased for the collection by the Friends of the Wagga Wagga Gallery: Kirsten Costello's The fancy rats (Monash University VIC) and Zoe Woods' Inversion 3 (University of South Australia). A fourth piece, Simon Butler's Scales of injustice (University of South Australia), was donated by the artist. 

Zoe Woods

Image: Zoe Woods Inversion 3 2009, blown glass, sandblasted and drill engraved
Donated by the Friends of the Gallery, 2010


Image: Kirsten Costello The Fancy Rats 2009, cast black wood crystal
Donated by the Friends of the Gallery, 2010