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AHS Art Collection

The AHS Art Gallery Exhibition will bring together over 60 never seen before original watercolours, drawings and prints. Featuring Albany artists and a array of works from our extensive catalogue and collection which included pencil sketches, commercial works, printing plates, photographic prints, early settlers, postcards and oral history.

Not only will this exhibition be a must attend by art lovers, but will showcase historical and national significant pieces. The AHS art collection provides a lasting legacy and our important role to provide the opportunity to showcase and celebrate this important work with the public.

 

The highlight of this exhibit is the Batelier Collection, John Barker alongside Brenda Holland and one off pieces, currently on display at the Patrick Taylor's Cottage and Albany Convict Gaol Museum's. 

COLLECTION

BATELIER

The Batelier Collection is maritime art of national significance and it is with great pleasure that AHS is offering the public the ability to purchase prints. 

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COLLECTION BY ARTIST

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The Batelier Brothers

Claude James and Victor George Batelier arrived in Albany onboard the Steamship Kalgoorlie in 1902. In February 1904, a sketch of the British cruiser HMS Diadem appeared in the Western Mail. The Batelier Collection is maritime art of national significance and it is with great pleasure that AHS is offering the public the ability to purchase prints. 

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John Barker

John Barker moved to Albany in 1929 and an unnamed critic wrote “it is Mr Barker’s evening pictures that will probably attract most attention. They possess a depth of colour not often seen in water-color work, and a marshy study done in the evening light at Albany, with the bulrushes and the marshy growth, is well worth seeing.

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Brenda Holland

Miss Holland's work comprised of  oils and watercolours, portraits, landscape and stills. Miss Holland recalled some of the most interesting personalities of Albany in the early decades of the century, with particular mention of aboriginal men and women who sat for her. We celebrate Miss Holland and her work that earned warm commendation in metropolitan art circles. 

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