Shire of Plantagenet Art Collection

Much of the Shire of Plantagenet's Art collection is now on display in the Mount Barker Community Resource Centre, after being in storage due to the redevelopment of the library. It was founded in 1956 through a significant bequest of over 40 artworks from Sir Claude Hotchin. Over the years Hotchin continued to donate artworks. The last discernable gift being in 1972. The total number of works gifted to the Shire is 56.

Other works were acquired by the shire on an ad-hoc basis until the establishment of the annual Shire of Plantagenet Art Acquisition in 1991.

The Shire of Plantagenet collection contains many important works by renowned 20th century, Australian and Western Australian artists that make it one of the most significant local government art collections in Western Australia.

The people of the Shire of Plantagenet are very fortunate to have such a fine art collection. It remains a testament to Claude Hotchin's vision in bringing such quality artworks to the people of regional Western Australia. An image and description of the artworks is shown below:

ACC 01

Artist: Ashton, Sir John William (Will)(1881-1963)
Title: North Head, Sydney
Date: 1910
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 59.5 x 80 cm
Signed: LL (Umber) Will Ashton 1910

ACC 02

Artist: Bennett, Portia Mary (1898-1989)
Title: February Landscape, Albany
Date: Undated
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 36 x 51 cm
Signed: LR (Orange pencil) Portia M Bennett

ACC 03

Artist: Barker, Leach (1897-1967)
Title: Dockside
Date: Undated
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 37.5 x 54 cm
Signed: LR (Graphite) Leach Barker

ACC 04

Artist: Barker, Leach (1897-1967)
Title: Sands of Nanarup
Date: Undated
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 36 x 54 cm
Signed: LL (Graphite) Leach Barker

ACC 05

Artist: Boissevain, William (1916- )
Title: The Brook
Date: Undated (C1956)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 54.5 x 45 cm
Signed: Unsigned

ACC 06

Artist: Bearsby, Ernest
Title: Tranquility
Date: Undated (C1956)
Medium: Oil on canvas on board
Dimensions: 44 x 53.5 cm
Signed: LL (Blue black) Ernest Bearsby

ACC 07

Artist: Boyd, Arthur Merric Bloomfield (1920-1999)
Title: Peaceful Waters
Date: Undated (C1956)
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 23.5 x 34 cm
Signed: LL (Grey) Arthur Boyd

ACC 08

Artist: Brierley, Kathleen.C
Title: The Sawdust Kiln Mt Barker
Date: Undated
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 31 x 38 cm
Signed: Lower left. (Grey) KC Brierley

ACC 09

Artist: Campbell, Robert Richmond (1902-1972)
Title: Winter day Swan Valley
Date: Undated (C1956)
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 26 x36 cm
Signed: LR (Black) Robert Campbell

ACC 10

Artist: Chappell, Ellen (working 1940-50's)
Title: Pink Banksias
Date: Undated (C1956)
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 72 x52 cm
Signed: LR (Sepia) Ellen Chappell

ACC 11

Artist: Clifton, Romola (1935- )
Title: The White Dinghy
Date: 1956
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 37 x 56.5 cm
Signed: LR (Grey) Romola Clifton 56

ACC 12

Artist: Collins Lucile (1907-1971)
Title: Touch of Light
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on masonite board
Dimensions: 75 x 95 cm
Signed: LR (Etched) L Collins

ACC 13

Artist: Cook, Allon Francis (1907-1971)
Title: Where the Irwin Meets the Sea
Date: 1955
Medium: Oil on masonite board
Dimensions: 62 x75 cm
Signed: LR (Black) Allon Cook 55

ACC 14

Artist: Durack, Elizabeth OBE CMG (1915-2000)
Title: Desert Wind.
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil and enamel on board
Dimensions: 75 x100 cm
Signed: UR (Black) Elizabeth Durack

ACC 15

Artist: Eades, Kenneth (working 1940-50's)
Title: Kimberley Morning
Date: Undated (C1972)
Medium: Oil on canvas on board
Dimensions: 72 x111 cm
Signed: LR (Ochre) Kenneth Eades

ACC 16

Artist: Ebatarinja, Walter (1915 -1968)
Title: Near Hermannsberg Mission NT.
Date: Undated
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 33 x36 cm
Signed: Unsigned

ACC 17

Artist: Fehring, Hilda
Title: Flinders Landscape
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 67 x 90.5 cm
Signed: LR (Black) Hilda Fehring

ACC 18

Artist: Fehring, Hilda
Title: Dinnertime Hill Arkaroola
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 54 x 84.5 cm
Signed: LR (Black) Hilda Fehring

ACC 19

Artist: Fry V.E
Title: Stone Building
Date: Undated
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 24 x 34.5 cm
Signed: LR (Black) VE Fry

ACC 20

Artist: Gallop, Herbert Reginald, (1890-1958)
Title: The Picnic, Hunter River
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 37 x 44.5 cm
Signed: LR (Etched) HR Gallop

ACC 21

Artist: Gant, Alfred
Title: Flinders Ranges
Date: 1955
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 47 x 60 cm
Signed: LL (Grey) Alfred Gant 1955

ACC 22

Artist: Goatcher, James, (1879-1957)
Title: Mouth of the Greenough River
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 60 x 70 cm
Signed: LR (Grey) J Goatcher

ACC 23

Artist: Greenhaulgh Audrey, (1903- 1991)
Title: Salt on the Wind
Date: Undated C1945
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 55 x 79 cm
Signed: LR (Green) Audrey Greenhalgh

ACC 24

Artist: Grey-Smith, Guy Edward (1916- 1981)
Title: In Old Lymington, England
Date: Undated (C1950)
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 48 x 58.5 cm
Signed: LR (Red) Grey-Smith

ACC 25

Artist: Hamilton, Charles (1874-1967)
Title: Robins
Date: 1955
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 39 x 32 cm
Signed: LR (Grey) C Hamilton 55

ACC 26

Artist: Hanton, Dorothy Millicent (1906-1986)
Title: Zinnias
Date: Undated (C1956)
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 54.5 x 75 cm
Signed: LR (Graphite) Dorothy Hanton

ACC 27

Artist: Johnson, Margaret (1898-1967)
Title: Greek Fisherman
Date: Undated (C1956)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 34 x26 cm
Signed: LR (Umber) MG Johnson

ACC 28

Artist: Johnson, Rae
Title: Conflict
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 44 x57 cm
Signed: Unsigned

ACC 29

Artist: Johnson, Rae
Title: Rocky landscape
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on masonite board
Dimensions: 61 x78 cm
Signed: LR (Grey) Rae Johnson

ACC 30

Artist: Johnson, Rae
Title: Threatening Weather
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 44 x57 cm
Signed: LL (Umber) Rae Johnson

ACC 31

Artist: Jones-Redmond, Daphne
Title: The White Door
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on canvas board
Dimensions: 44 x57 cm
Signed: Unsigned

ACC 32

Artist: Karafylakis, Anthony
Title: Rottnest
Date: 1955
Medium: Oil on canvas on board
Dimensions: 59 x70 cm
Signed: LR (Black) A. Karafylakis

ACC 33

Artist: Kennedy, Maurice M
Title: Wembley Downs
Date: Undated (C1955)
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 54.5 x69 cm
Signed: LL (Black) Maurice M Kennedy

ACC 34

Artist: Knott, Laurie (1921-
Title: Bluff Knoll, Starlings
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 66.5 x90cm
Signed: LL (Umber) L Knott

ACC 35

Artist: Lander, Cyril (1921-
Title: Hay Street, Perth
Date: Undated (C1956)
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 23.5 x 34 cm
Signed: LL (Sepia) Cyril Lander

ACC 36

Artist: Lazberger, Anthony (1921-
Title: Christmas Trees of Western Australia
Date: 1972
Medium: Oil on canvas on board
Dimensions: 67 x87 cm
Signed: LR (Umber) A Lazberger 72t

ACC 37

Artist: MacQueen, Kenneth Robertson (1897-1960)
Title: The Lengthening Crop
Date: Undated
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 29 x 39.5 cm
Signed: LR (Umber) Kenneth MacQueen

ACC 38

Artist: McDiven , Bryant (1922- )
Title: The Builders
Date: Undated
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 51x 40 cm
Signed: LR (Black) Bryant McDiven

ACC 39

Artist: Mills, Frank (1901-1957)
Title: August Afternoon Rottnest
Date: Undated
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 36x 50 cm
Signed: LR (Green) Frank Mills

ACC 40

Artist: Nunn, Mary Marshall (1901-1957)
Title: Wave, South Coast
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on masonite board
Dimensions: 39x 52.5 cm
Signed: LR (Black) Mary Marshall Nunn

ACC 41

Artist: O'Connor Kathleen Letitia (1876-1968)
Title: In a Bohemian Atmosphere
Date: Undated C1928
Medium: Oil on card
Dimensions: 67 x 78 cm
Signed: LL (Red) K.L O'Connor

ACC 42

Artist: O'Connor Kathleen Letitia (1876-1968)
Title: Untitled ( Nude Study)
Date: Undated C1928
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 78 x 67 cm
Signed: Unsigned

ACC 43

Artist: Parker, Dudley (1914-1960)
Title: Fishermen's Beach. Long Reef
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 44.5 x 54.5 cm
Signed: Verso Dudley Parker

ACC 44

Artist: Powell, Barbara (1927-)
Title: Overlooking Happy Valley S.A
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 88 x 90 cm
Signed: Unsigned

ACC 45

Artist: Ragless, Maxwell Richard (1901-1980)
Title: The River Lachlan NSW
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 49 x75 cm
Signed: LR (Umber) Max Ragless

ACC 46

Artist: Ragless, Maxwell Richard (1901-1980)
Title: In the Derwent Valley Tasmania
Date: Undated (C1956)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 50 x 60 cm
Signed: LR (Sienna) Max Ragless

ACC 47

Artist: Rohan, Peter (1919-)
Title: Yardie Creek. North West Cape
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 67x 90 cm
Signed: LR (Orange) Peter Rohan

ACC 48

Artist: Rohan, Peter (1919-)
Title: 'Relics of State Batteries' Kendenup
Date: 1977
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 44x 59 cm
Signed: LR (Umber) Peter Rohan 77

ACC 49

Artist: Rohan, Peter (1919-)
Title: Old Police Station and Lockup
Date: 1977
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 44x 59 cm
Signed: LR (Umber) Peter Rohan 77

ACC 50

Artist: Rowbotham, Marjorie (1923-)
Title: After the Bush Fire (Burnt landscape)
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on canvas on board
Dimensions: 84x 117 cm
Signed: LR (Umber) M Rowbotham

ACC 51

Artist: Rowbotham, Marjorie (1923-)
Title: Still Life
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on canvas on board
Dimensions: 36.5x 45cm
Signed: LR (Graphite) M Rowbotham

ACC 52

Artist: Saunders, Margaret (1890-?)
Title: Marguarita
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil Pastel on Paper
Dimensions: 60 x 45 cm
Signed: LR (Brown) Margaret Saunders

ACC 53

Artist: Sayer, Nancy
Title: Paperbarks
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on canvas on board
Dimensions: 36 x 44 cm
Signed: LR (Black) N Sayer

ACC 54

Artist: Selby, Yvonne
Title: Picturesque poverty
Date: Undated
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 33 x 45 cm
Signed: LR (Black) Ronnie

ACC 55

Artist: Spence,William ( working 1920's-1950's)
Title: Victorian Coastline
Date: 1956
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 26 x 37 cm
Signed: LR (Blue) W Spence

ACC 56

Artist: Terren, Rona
Title: The Gap ( Sea Cliffs)
Date: 1964
Medium: Oil on Masonite board
Dimensions: 87x 58.5 cm
Signed: LR (Black) Rona Terren 64

ACC 57

Artist: Tribe, John
Title: In the Everard Ranges
Date: 1972
Medium: Oil on canvas on board
Dimensions: 69x 100 cm
Signed: LR (Umber) Tribe 72

ACC 58

Artist: Tristram, John William (1872-1938)
Title: Rugged coastline
Date: 1922
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 34x 37 cm
Signed: LL (Grey) JW Tristram 1922

ACC 59

Artist: Uren, Lenora
Title: Natures Bouquet
Date: Undated C1977
Medium: Oil on canvas on board
Dimensions: 64 x70 cm
Signed: LR (Blue) Lenora Uren

ACC 60

Artist: Van Raalte, Hennri (1881-1929)
Title: The Gust 24/25
Date: Undated
Medium: Etching on paper
Dimensions: 40.5 x31 cm
Signed: LR (Etched) HVR Below 24/25 The Gust, H.Van Raalte

ACC 61

Artist: Veal Hayward (1913-1968)
Title: Towards Circular Quay
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 37 x 29.5 cm
Signed: LR (Umber) Veal

ACC 62

Artist: Webber Travis (1900-?)
Title: Still Life
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 39.5 x 51 cm
Signed: LL (Red) Travis Webber

ACC 63

Artist: Webber, Travis (1900-?)
Title: Valley at Halls Gap
Date: 1947
Medium: Oil on canvas on board
Dimensions: 30 x 40 cm
Signed: LL (Umber) Travis Webber 1947

ACC 64

Artist: Whinnen , George (1991-1950)
Title: White Gums at Bridge Water
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 51 x 60.5 cm
Signed: LL (Sienna) George Whinnen

ACC 65

Artist: Windza, Elaine
Title: Calendulas
Date: Undated
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 43 x 59 cm
Signed: LL (Oxide) Elaine Windza

ACC 66

Artist: Wood, Dudley
Title: Valley of the Yarra
Date: 1947
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 30 x 38 cm
Signed: LL (Umber) Dudley Wood 1947

ACC 67

Artist: Zanalis, Vlaise (1902-1973)
Title: Mother and Son
Date: C1972
Medium: Oil on board
Dimensions: 76 x 56 cm
Signed: LL (Yellow) V Zanalis

ACC 68

Artist: Bourke, Mary
Title: Untitled
Date: Undated
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 32 x 40 cm
Signed: LL (Grey) M Bourke

ACC 69

Artist: Kelly, Bella
Title: Untitled, (Carrolup Landscape)
Date: 1989
Medium: Oil on canvas board
Dimensions: 45 x 60 cm
Signed: LR (Grey) 1989 Bella Kelly

ACC 70

Artist: Pennington, Louise
Title: Spring Flowers
Date: 1991
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 56 x 76 cm
Signed: LR (Grey) Louise Pennington

ACC 71

Artist: Pennington, Louise
Title: Spring Flowers
Date: 1991
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 56 x 76 cm
Signed: LR (Grey) Louise Pennington

ACC 72

Artist: Foekem, Willemina
Title: Red and Green Composition with Persimmions
Date: 1993
Medium: Pastel on paper
Dimensions: 55 x 52 cm
Signed: LR (Grey) Willemina Foekem

ACC 73

Artist: Sundstrom, Pat
Title: Silver Day
Date: 1994
Medium: Pastel on paper
Dimensions: 44 x 66 cm
Signed: LR (Grey) Sundstrom 94

ACC 74

Artist: Watkins, Margaret Elisabeth (Betsie)
Title: And the Stock Whips Ring Out
Date: 1995
Medium: Pastel on paper
Dimensions: 44 x 78 cm
Signed: LL (Grey) M.E Watkins

ACC 75

Artist: Fergie, H
Title: The Old Jail
Date: 1996
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 56 x 74 cm
Signed: LL (Black) H Fergie

ACC 76

Artist: Watkins, Margaret Elisabeth (Betsie)
Title: Soft Light Cove
Date: 1997
Medium: Pastel on paper
Dimensions: 44 x 78 cm
Signed: LL (Grey) M.E Watkins

ACC 77

Artist: Garratt, Maxine
Title: Winter, Reedy Creek
Date: 1999
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 40 x 60 cm
Signed: LR (Black) M Garratt

ACC 78

Artist: Sounness, M
Title: Untitled Landscape
Date: C 2000
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 48 x 71 cm
Signed: LR (Black) M Sounness

ACC 79

Artist: Tyrer, Kim
Title: Stitching Landscape
Date: 2000
Medium: Mixed media
Dimensions: 55 x 72 cm
Signed: LR (Graphite) Kim Tyrer 00

ACC 80

Artist: Newbury, Bronwyn
Title: Untitled Landscape
Date: 2001
Medium: Pastel on paper
Dimensions: 26 x 66 cm
Signed: LR (Graphite) Bronwyn Newbury

ACC 81

Artist: Dul, Jennifer
Title: River Gums, Morning Glow
Date: 2003
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 46 x 26 cm
Signed: LR (Black) J Dul

ACC 82

Artist: Dul, Jennifer
Title: Banksias in profussion
Date: Undated
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 50 x 90 cm
Signed: LR (Black) J Dul

ACC 83

Artist: Ainsworth, John
Title: On the Water 2
Date: Undated
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Dimensions: 52 x 72 cm
Signed: LR (Black) John Ainsworth

ACC 84

Artist: Colbung, Charles
Title: Family Bonds, Overcoming Difficulties of The Past, Moving Forward Positively to be There
Date: 2007
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 102 x 76 cm
Signed: Unsigned

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THE CENTRE
The Shire of Plantagenet Administration Centre is located in Lowood Road Mount Barker, 359km south of Perth and 50km north of Albany on Albany Highway.
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ADMINISTRATION
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.15pm
Phone (08) 9892 1111
Fax: (08) 9892 1100
Email: info@sop.wa.gov.au

LOCATION
22-24 Lowood Road
(PO Box 48)
Mount Barker WA 6324