The relationship between artist and collector has existed for millennia. Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest’s Autumn Exhibition
Suite 5 x 5 – the Artist and the Patron, recognises the significance of modern day patronage by exploring
five artist/collector pairings. Artists on display include: - Uji (Hahan) Handoko Eko Saputro, Julian Meagher, Nigel Milsom,
Tracey Emin and Patrick Hartigan.
The exhibition, 5 x 5 – the Artist and the Patron will be presenting art rarely seen outside a domestic setting, the exhibition brings private art collections into the public arena.
Independent curator Micheal Do, supported by a grant from the Copyright Agency and Museums & Galleries NSW, invited five
Sydney based collectors to select an individual artist and artworks from their personal collections for exhibition. Through documented interviews with
each collector, the curator has unveiled a private world of art making, art collection and philanthropic motives deeply rooted in the lives of these
artists and collectors.
5 x 5 is on exhibition from 24 March through to 20 May. Take some time to visit Penrith Regional Gallery for this intriguing
exhibition, and “remember owning art is only a small part of the relationship...the best thing about art is most of the relationship you can have with it is free, just by looking.” -Amanda
Love – art consultant and collector.
Autumn Exhibition Suite 2018
Open 24 March - 20 May
5 x 5 – the Artist and the Patron
From the living room to the public space
Open daily 9am – 5pm admission is free. 86 River Road Emu Plains, www.penrithregionalgallery.org.
***ALSO on exhibition from 7 April as part of the Autumn Exhibition Suite:
Enter a sensory world. Reach out and gently, carefully, delicately, make contact: this is a world of sense and sensory satisfaction. For Tactile, the gallery
rules have been suspended. The audience is invited to interact. The result is tactile sensation.
Featured Photo: “His & Hers”by featuredartist Patrick Hartigan.