Acquisitions

Contemporary Collectors raise funds for the acquisition of works of art to improve and extend the Gallery's permanent collection.

Works aquired by Contemporary Collectors must have been created within the last ten years. Some of our recent major acquisitions are listed below.

We-are-all-flesh--De-BRUYCKERE---installation-view-2 

Installation view:
Berlinde De BRUYCKERE
We are all flesh
2011-12
Director's Project through the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2012,
© Berlinde De Bruyckere

detail: AES+F, Allegoria Sacra, 2011, video still images. © AES F Courtesy Triumph Gallery, Moscow 
Detail:
AES+F, est. 1987/1995
Allegoria sacra (Sacred allegory)
2010-11, Moscow
39.39 minute, 3 channel moving image with sound.
Director's Project through the Art Galler of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2012
Image Courtesy Triumph Gallery, Moscow



detail: Ben Quilty, Australia, born1973, Inhabit, 2010, Robertson, New South Wales, oil on linen, steel, bronze, 100.0 x 80.0 cm (16 paintings each). Gift of the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors to mark the 130th anniversary of the Gallery 2011. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. © Ben Quilty, courtesy GRANTPIRRIE Gallery, Sydney.      
Detail:
Ben QUILTY
Australia, born 1973
Inhabit
2010, Robertson, New South Wales
oil on linen, steel, bronze, 100.0 x 80.0 cm (16 paintings each).
Gift of the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors to mark the 130th anniversary of the Gallery 2011.
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. © Ben Quilty, courtesy GRANTPIRRIE Gallery, Sydney.

Benjamin ARMSTRONG, Australia, born 1975 , Hold everything dear II , 2009, Melbourne , foil, fabric, blown glass, wax and wood , 104.0 x 201.0 x 304.0 cm , Gift of the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2010 , Image courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne  
Benjamin ARMSTRONG
Australia, born 1975
Hold everything dear II
2009, Melbourne
foil, fabric, blown glass, wax and wood
104.0 x 201.0 x 304.0 cm
Gift of the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2010
Image courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne


detail: Daniel CROOKS | Australia, born 1973 | A Garden of Parallel Paths, 2012, Melbourne | 9 mins 33 seconds, single channel HD colour moving image with sound | Gift of the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2012 | Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne 
Detail:
Daniel CROOKS
Australia, born 1973
A Garden of Parallel Paths
2012, Melbourne
9 mins 33 seconds, single channel HD colour moving image with sound
Gift of the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2012
Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne