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art gallery, museum and city collections with Davson art

There are 30 public collections within Australia that include works of art by Sharon Davson. Many contain examples of her works on paper, while a few, such as the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin house a major oil painting by Davson.

There are also some public collections which contain collections of more than 20 pieces Davson's art and objects, and additionally works and by other Davson family members.

Hikaru Memorial Museum in Takayama, Japan

In October 1996, Davson was honoured to have an oil painting by her titled, With Gratitude Comes Growth, gifted by the Australia-Oceania Region of Sukyo Mahikari to the Headquarters of Sukyo Mahikari in Takayama, Japan.

Then, in 1999, after the official opening of the Hikaru Memorial Museum in Takayama, the painting became part of the museum’s collection.

The painting has been exhibited in other public buildings related to the Sukyo Mahikari organisation, including SUZA, the Main World Shrine, during the first International Conference for Spiritual Elevation held in 2005.

In the Hikaru Memorial Museum collection is an original prototype of the World Flag designed by Davson and documentation on her work for peace and environmental initiatives, as well as her art. Davson met with the Director of the Hikaru Memorial Museum in 2005 on a visit to Japan.

Other international collections are still to be added to this site. Thank you for your patience.

New Zealand

Please also view the sub-directories of this page concerning
related collections:

Significant collections of over 20 pieces can be found at:

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre Muswellbrook, NSW

Win Davson Art Gallery & Museum Gatton, QLD

Millicent Art Gallery Millicent, SA

For interest also view ...
Gatton Shire Davson Art Gallery Gatton, QLD

Davson’s art, and other related items, can be viewed at numerous public art galleries, Australian city and university collections:

Australian Galleries
Davson’s art is represented in 30 public galleries and museums throughout all states and territories of Australia, with the exception of Western Australia.

 

1989 to the present,
Works of art have all been donated in quality framing for these permanent collections.

 detail from <i>Reflections</i>, <br/> Northern Territory Art Gallery <br/> & Museum, Darwin NT

detail from Reflections,
Northern Territory Art Gallery
& Museum, Darwin NT

 

State / Territory Art Gallery:

 

NT . . . . . . Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin

 

Regional / Public Art Galleries:

 

As the galleries listed below each have substantial collections, please view their separate pages:

SA . . . . . Millicent Art Gallery in Millicent
NSW . . . Davson Arts Museum in Newcastle
NSW . . . Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre in Muswellbrook
QLD . . . .Win Davson Art Gallery & Museum in Gatton

QLD . . . . for interest, please see the page on the former Gatton Shire Davson Art Gallery.

Other Regional Art Gallery Collections:

QLD . . . .Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery in Townsville
QLD . . . .Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery in Stanthorpe
NSW . . . Goulburn Regional Art Gallery in Goulburn
NSW . . . New England Regional Art Gallery in Armidale
NSW . . . Lake Macquarie Regional Art Gallery in Speers Point
NSW . . . Bathurst Regional Art Gallery in Bathurst
VIC . . . . Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale
TAS . . . .Devonport Regional Art Gallery in Devonport

 <i>Nia Ruwe - Whose Land?</i> - woven  <br/> Australian National University, <br/>Canberra ACT

Nia Ruwe - Whose Land? - woven
Australian National University,
Canberra ACT

 

University Art Collections:

 

ACT . . . .Australian National University in Canberra
NT . . . . . Northern Territory University in Darwin
SA . . . . .Flinders University in Adelaide
QLD . . . James Cook University in Townsville
NSW . . . University of Western Sydney in Richmond

 

City Council Art Collections:

 

NT . . . . . Katherine
QLD . . . Gatton and Toowoomba
NSW . . .Coffs Harbour, Cootamundra, Gosford, Greater Taree, Hastings, Hawkesbury, Kempsey, Wyong and Young

 

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

23 of Davson’s art works are part of the permanent public collection of the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre in Muswellbrook, New South Wales.

Brad Franks, Centre Manager for the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre kindly lent them to the Davson Arts Museum gallery in Newcastle for the Museum’s third exhibition. Brad Franks attended as Guest Speaker and officially opened the exhibition Davson - towards harmony (showing 15 November 2010 to 17 February 2011).

The collection includes drawings, original silk-screen prints, etchings, mono prints and spatter works from early in the artist's career. There are also examples of Davson’s woven pieces and a preliminary concept drawing from 1985.

Davson’s affiliations with the region began in the 1980’s. She spent time there during her solo journey around Australia (her apprenticeship in becoming a freelance artist). She was touched by the generosity and assistance provided by the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.

In 1989, she donated an original woven silk-screen print titled Hawkesbury Apparition to the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre as an expression of her appreciation. It has since hung in many of the gallery’s exhibitions.

In September 2011, the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre will host the major retrospective exhibition, Davson ~ World Leaders & Enlightenment.

Davson values this positive working relationship and the benefits gained for the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, the Davson Arts Museum and the public who participate.

For details of works of art by Sharon Davson held in this permanent collection, please see its separate sub-page.

 

Win Davson Art Gallery & Museum

Sharon and Win Davson 230

Sharon and Win Davson in the
gallery with 2 of Win's paintings

Established in 1978, and like an Aladdin’s Cave of treasures, the Win Davson Art Gallery & Museum houses items and art relevant to the cultural heritage of the Lockyer Valley, and other significant historical objects.

Included in the Gatton Mercury Theatre and Mercury Children’s & Youth Theatre in the South East Queensland town of Gatton, it has provided cultural and arts education and inspiration to many.

Within this collection are 20 paintings by founder Win Davson MBE FTCL AASA and several works by her daughter Sharon Davson. The collection includes many award-winning art works as it had progressively purchased winning entries from open art competitions within the Lockyer Valley and Bribie Island regions.

For details of works of art by Sharon Davson held in this permanent collection, please see its separate sub-page.

 

Millicent Art Gallery

22 of Davson’s art works are held in the permanent public collection of the Millicent Art Gallery in Millicent, South Australia.

Janice Nitschke, Director of the Millicent Art Gallery was delighted for these works to feature in the Davson Arts Museum’s second exhibition in Newcastle. Flying up from South Australia, she assisted with hanging the collection. She attended the exhibition as Guest Speaker and officially opened Davson - a long journey on 28 September 2010.

The collection includes drawings, original silk-screen prints, etchings, mono prints and spatter works from early in the artist's career. It also contains examples of her woven art pieces and two preliminary drawing concepts from the 1980's and 1990's.

Davson’s affiliation with the Millicent Art Gallery began in 1981 when she visited the area on her her solo journey across much of Australia, with her dog, horse and motorbike in an old ex-government bus towing a horse float.

In April 2002, the Millicent Art Gallery hosted the final exhibition of With Gratitude For The Light which toured 14 public regional art galleries over a two year period. This extensive retrospective exhibition showcased 63 pieces of Davson’s art, borrowed from collectors including the Art Gallery & Museum of the Northern Territory, Cathay Pacific Airlines, Time Life Books, Konica Australia and James Fairfax AO.

In 2010, the Millicent Art Gallery hosted another major retrospective touring exhibition of her art, Davson ~ World Leaders & Enlightenment.

Over the years, Janice Nitschke and Sharon Davson have become good friends. They have worked together on various exhibitions, functions and events, including preparations for the canonisation of Mary McKillop, now known as Mary of the Cross in Panania, South Australia. Their collaborations and enthusiasm continues to enhance opportunities for the Millicent Art Gallery, the Davson Arts Museum and their local communities.

For details of works of art by Sharon Davson held in this permanent collection, please see its separate sub-page.

 

Gatton Shire Davson Art Gallery

In recognition of Sharon Davson’s art and the Davson family’s cultural contribution to the community, the new regional art gallery in her hometown of Gatton was named the Gatton Shire Davson Art Gallery in June 1999.

In June 2000, the Official Opening Address for the new gallery was given by John Walsh, President of the Regional Art Galleries Association. Former Gatton Mayor Bernie Sutton opened the exhibition , with the current Mayor Ray Ferdinand officiating proceedings.

Davson’s major retrospective exhibition With Gratitude For The Light, was the feature of this opening event. This important survey exhibition was shown in 14 public galleries during its three year tour.

With over 60 art works spanning more than 25 years of Davson’s artistic career, With Gratitude For The Light included works borrowed from distinguished public, corporate and private collections. These included: the Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the Ian Fairweather Memorial Art Gallery & Museum, the Win Davson Art Gallery & Museum, Konica Australia, Cathay Pacific Airlines, Time Life Warner, Coro Corp. New Zealand & Hawaii, the El Largo Resort, the Nelson Bay RSL Club, Pittwater Village and James Fairfax AO. The exhibition was shown in 14 public galleries over three years.

For the story of this gallery and its collection, please see its separate sub-page.

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