Acquisition Policy 2009-2013
The State Art Collection supports the Gallery mission to increase the knowledge and appreciation of the arts of Australia, the Indian Ocean Rim and beyond for the enjoyment and cultural, artistic, educational and intellectual enrichment of the people of Western Australia and of its visitors. The Gallery aspires to develop the finest public art collection of Western Australian art in the State.
The purpose of the Collection is to ensure that primary access to art, heritage and ideas locally, nationally and internationally is preserved now and for future generations through Collection development, care and display.
The priority is to develop a comprehensive collection of Western Australian art and design; develop representative collections of nationally significant Australian art and design, and acquire a highly selective representation of international art and design. International works will add breadth and develop key strengths in the Collection and/or contextualise the achievements in Western Australian and Australian art and design.
The Gallery places a high priority on the purchase of the art of today to create a legacy for future generations.
Last reviewed 16 February 2012