UOW exhibition highlights the works of a passionate art collector | Illawarra Mercury

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An exhibition that features a range of prints donated to Wollongong University (UOW) by renowned art collector Dr Douglas Kagi is now on display in the gallery of the new Jillian Broadbent building. Dr Kagi began collecting works of art in the 1970s, acquiring mainly prints, engravings, lithographs and screenprints by contemporary artists. Since 2003, Dr Kagi has donated nearly 800 works to the UOW Art Collection, from artists such as Richard Hamilton, Graham Sutherland, Eduardo Paolozzi, Jorge Castillo, Joan Hernandez Pijuan and Leonard Baskin. Karen Cass, UOW Art Collection, said that Dr. Kagi’s extraordinary gifts over the past two decades have added tremendous depth to the university’s collection of prints. Read more: Police issue Avalon man’s sentence violation for COVID-Ulladulla violation “Dr. Kagi has been a generous and continuing benefactor of the UOW art collection. His donations, which include international and Australian artists, have provided students and researchers with the opportunity to study these works in volume, ”she said.“ We are delighted to be able to showcase the work of major artists from Europe, America, Asia and Australia, and also to celebrate the extraordinary donations that Dr Kagi has made to transform the UOW art collection. ”Kagi’s donations are on display until the 17th March 2021. Read more: Wollongong family allowed to visit Victoria – and you probably can too We depend on subscription income to support our journalism. If you can, subscribe here. If you have already subscribed , Thank you for your support.

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