Forum | New acquisitions: The art of collecting and giving

Imagge via the Potter. John Nixon, Self portrait (Non-objective composition) (Purple) from the René Block folio Aus Australien 1988 (detail), woodcut. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of Peter Tyndall 2012. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program 2012.0115.016

A panel of prominent artists, collectors, curators and specialists will consider the motivations, passions and idiosyncrasies of contemporary art collectors and those driven to give. Potter director Kelly Gellatly will chair the conversation.

The panel includes:

Doug Hall AM, writer and critic. Director of Queensland Art Gallery|GOMA 1987–2007 and Australian Commissioner for the Venice Biennale 2009 & 2011.

Mandy Hall, Joyce Nissan collection, established in 2003, and art educator.

John Nixon, artist and donor, who is represented in all Australian state museum collections.

Date: 2-3:30pm, Saturday 27th July

Venue: The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, Swanston St, Parkville.

Free event but you need to RSVP via The Potter website here