West Gippsland Libraries is thrilled to host the ‘Yellow Art Case: Past, Present and Future’ and ‘Blue Art Case: Earth’ from the Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift during the September school holidays. This exhibition allows the viewer to get up and close with all the artworks and explore the shape, texture, and design of the works.
The National Gallery of Australia’s Art Cases program comprises art-filled cases and the 1888 Melbourne Cup. These cases travel to schools, libraries, community centres, galleries and aged care homes, where the works are discovered and handled by adults and children of all ages.
In 1998 Jim and Elaine Wolfensohn generously donated funds to purchase interesting and durable works to tour Australia’s metropolitan, regional, and remote areas. Then known as the Jim and Elaine Wolfensohn Gift, two cases and the 1888 Melbourne Cup began touring in 1990 and were joined by a third case in 2004.
After three decades of touring, the program is currently being expanded thanks to the generous support of the Neilson Foundation. Commencing mid–2021, five cases will tour Australia with revised artworks and themes which aim to inspire creativity, inclusivity, engagement, and learning. The expanded Art Cases program will allow for more significant audiences across Australia to access art within their own communities.
When they are not in use for outreach visits, the Yellow and Blue cases will be displayed between our Korumubrra, Foster and Leongatha branches for library visitors to view and hold. Please phone the library branches for more information on dates and locations.
To discover more about the Art Cases program, please visit the NGA website.