The Art Cases program is a core part of the National Gallery’s Touring Exhibitions program. The program comprises five art-filled cases that 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 for both exhibition and hands-on programs such as art making and story-telling.
In 1998 Jim and Elaine Wolfensohn generously donated funds to purchase interesting and durable works to tour to metropolitan, regional, and remote areas of Australia. Then known as the Jim and Elaine Wolfensohn Gift, two cases began touring in 1990 and were joined by a third case in 2004.
After three decades of touring, the program was expanded in 2021 thanks to the generous support of the Neilson Foundation. Five cases now tour Australia with revised artworks and themes inspiring creativity, inclusivity and learning.
The five cases and their themes are:
- Copper – Country
- Red – Bodies
- Blue – Earth
- Orange – Form and Function
- Yellow – Past, Present & Future
Are you interested in hosting an Art Case in your local community? The program is free of charge and freight and insurance are arranged by the Gallery.
Please contact email@example.com.
The National Gallery’s Art Cases are generously supported by the Neilson Foundation with grateful acknowledgement of founding patrons Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn.
Blue case – Earth
Yellow case – Past, Present + Future
- Central Goldfields Art Gallery, VIC
- Foster, Korumburra and Leongatha Libraries, VIC
- Canley Vale High School, NSW
Red case – Bodies
Orange case – Form + Function
- Southern Vales Christian College, SA
- Devonport Library, TAS
- Burnie Library, TAS
Copper case – Country
- New England Regional Art Museum NSW
- Tamworth Regional Gallery NSW
- Willyama High School NSW