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Shire of Northam Art Collection

The Shire of Northam’s art collection originated in the late 1950’s, following a bequest of works from philanthropist Sir Claude Hotchin. It has since grown to consist of more than 120 pieces by both local and well-known artists, including pieces by Will Ashton and Arthur Boyd, among others. The pieces represent a wide range of styles and mediums, and are currently overseen by the Shire of Northam’s Art Collection Committee, and Shire Council.

The Art Collection Committee was formed with the intent of managing the growing collection, in terms of both the maintenance of the pieces, and the eventual display to the public. To date, one art display has been held, which showcased a number of pieces selected by the Committee in the Northam Lesser Town Hall. Following a positive reception of this display, it is the intent of the Committee to hold further events, and to explore new methods of displaying the pieces to the public around town. 

Following the initial bequest of the Hotchin collection, pieces have generally been either donated to the collection, or purchased by the Shire of Northam as the winning piece of the annual Northam Art Prize acquisitive art awards.

Art Collection Gallery

'Frosty Morning' by Robert Richmond Campbell (1907-72)

'The First Church of Northam' by Alice L Paterson

'The Late K F McIver MLA' by D’Hange Yammannee 

'Countryside at Northam' by Dulcie Armstrong 

'So Many Happy Ever Afters' by Tanya Jaceglav

"Outback Moses"- Jack Charles by Graham Smith

'Autumn Morning, Hume Hwy Yass' by Gordon Elsing

'Early Light - Toodyay' by Maureen Wells

'Flour Mill Northam WA' by Eileen Brown

'Hidden Secrets' by Vicki Sangster

'Karri Forest' by Peter Rohan

'Old Dorson's Cottage' by Nicholas Anthamasoff

'Salt Pan' by Tim Williams

'South to the Cape' by Ian R. Hill

'The Horse Race' by Anne Ashman

'The Residency Northam, 1904' by F Batty

'A Touch of Spring' by Helen Sounness

'Bellkracana Flinders Range' by Travis Webber

'City Life' by D Hodges

'Laying the Line - 1903' by Phillip Doncon

'Memories of the Past' by Marlene Page-Sorrin

'Mother and Child' by Kathleen O'Connor

'My Tangled Garden' by Marlene Page-Sorrin

'Old Melbourne' by Leith Angelo

'St Saviours AD 1862' by Peter Rohan

'The Avon at Spencers Brook' by T Brian Aylwood

'The Old School East Northam' by Margaret Shenton

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