Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Addition to Town Hall Gallery Collection

New addition to collection - Eric Thake

Town Hall Gallery is pleased to add 'Self-Portrait Among the Ant Hills' 1950 by Eric Thake to the Town Hall Gallery Collection. This beautiful lino cut print has been generously donated by a local resident to increase and broaden the small collection of works by Eric Thake already held.
This work is part of a series of Christmas cards that the artist created for friends and family.
The self-portrait (Thake as the ant hill in the background) has been described as "seeing himself in the most unlikely forms was one of Thakes' favourite games. Travelling in the far north of Australia during World War II, he had seen large anthills and sketched their resemblance to human forms. " (http://victoria.slv.vic.gov.au/ericthake/christmas/card03.html)

Town Hall Gallery Collection welcomes donations to it's collection. We are part of the Cultural Gifts Program, which can allow people to donate works for tax deductibility. To find out more about this program visit here, or contact the gallery Curator.

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