25 September 2023

Museum art and the Greater Good

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With an idea to link ‘good people with good causes’ the establishment of Greater Good 15 years ago has now become a formidable Canberra Public Charitable Foundation helping diverse organisations across the district and the 15-year celebration acknowledges those achievements.

Funds are deposited to create perpetual incomes for charitable causes, often gifted by individuals and particularly as beneficiaries of significant donations from wills.

Andrew Taylor as the ACT’s Public Trustee and Guardian is also the trustee for the organisation which welcomed Lady Deane, the Patron, to the celebration.

Celebrating too this week was the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

It’s the little museum in the city that grew and grew to become a significant part of the national capital’s cultural life.

‘20 years of collecting visual art at CMAG’ is an exhibition curated by Deborah Clarke with 180 works on display from what is now a formidable collection of over 6,000 items which Clarke has delved into for her final exhibition at CMAG after many wonderful and memorable exhibitions.

It is a must see with familiar names from talented local artists, with the oldest work from the collection a hand coloured aquatint by Joseph Lycett of ‘View of Lake George, New South Wales, from the north east’ created in 1925.

The Lake has never looked so lush and green in my memory!

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