The Foundation of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery exists to assist improve and develop the collections of the museum by attracting and retaining the support of the community at large.
Currently, the Foundation of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is working to raise funds to aquire an art work of significance which will grealy add to the depth of TMAG's contemporary Tasmanain art collection.
How will the funds be used?
Funds raised through this campaign will be used to secure Raquel Ormella's art work "130 Davey Street".
"130 Davey Street" is an installation comprised of marker pen drawings on whiteboards which arose from the artist's attempts to work both as an artist and activist with the Wilderness Society during 2004-05. The work is based on photographs taken in the Wilderness Society's national headquarters in Hobart during this period, and operates artistically as a portrait of this significant Tasmanian organisation, and as a reflection on the notion of the picturesque within Tasmanian art and the contested politics of its landscape.Raquel Ormella is one of Australia's leading contemporary artists and works across video, painting, drawing and installation. Through her unique art practice she investigates the intersections of art and activism, questioning the role of the artist in political movements by exploring those relations through personal experience.
Key areas of expenditure
The purchase, transporation and maintenance of specified Tasmanian contemporary art works.
130 Davey Street (2005)
Whiteboards, temporary and permanent texta markers
Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery