Friday 14 July to Saturday 30 September 2017
An exhibition which featured the work of some of Australia’s most important artists including Norman Lindsay, Arthur Streeton, Hans Heysen, Rupert Bunny, Lloyd Rees, George W Lambert, Tom Roberts, Elioth Gruner, Charles Condor, Margaret Preston, Sydney Long and Roy De Maistre.
The works were from the Howard Hinton Collection, the only collection of its kind in sheer breadth of its coverage of Australian art from the 1890s to the 1950s in regional Australia. Howard Hinton (1867 to 1948) was a generous and mysterious art collector and benefactor who was passionate about art. When he first arrived in Australia from England in 1892 he lived in the artists’ camps around Sydney Harbour and as a result befriended artists such as Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Julian Ashton and began buying their paintings.
By 1933 Howard Hinton decided to create the best collection of art in regional Australia and 50 of those works were shown at Hazelhurst Gallery. The exhibition was created with the New England Regional Art Museum, (NERAM) which was built in 1983 specifically to house and exhibit the entire Howard Hinton Collection and Hazelhurst Regional Gallery which curated and presented the exhibition in 2016.