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:

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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

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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

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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

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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

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ACC 05

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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