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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

Avon Bridge Hotel 1938, Historical Photograph

Avon in Flood by Doug Irvine

Beach Scene by Paris

Bernard Park Northam by Chris Nixon

Black Butts by Howard Barron

Buckland by Don Lobban

Deserted Beach by Arthur Merric Boyd Snr.

Female Redtailed Black Cockatoo by Cherrie Stott

Still Life Fruits by Pam Northey

Fishing Party by Percy Ivor Hunt

Fitzgerald Street Northam early 1900's, Historical Photograph

Flowers and Eucalyptus by Judy Lambert

George Throssell, artist unknown 

Green Valley by George Benson

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Karri Forest by Peter Rohan

Lake Gwellup by Heather Jones

Late Afternoon Storm by Jane Kos

Life Force by Anne Ashman

Northam Group Tapestry by Beth Byfield

Picnic Spot by Kenneth MacQueen 

Portrait of Hon. George Throssell MLA

Bartolime Carmona Riding Bodgeguero by Frank Pash (Print)

Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Baron

Reproduction of WA Syndicate who Discovered the Eastern Goldfields

Shadow on the Grass Tree by Jeanette Lewis

The Chittering Valley by Allon Cook

The Old Malthouses by Francis Roy Thompson

The Piper Calls the Tune by Christine Elaine Hunt

The Silver Lining by Cyril Lander

The Valley of the Murray by Verners Linde 

Untitled by Helen Sounness

Untitled by Terry Maitland

Upper Reaches of the Seine by Will Ashton 

Wittenoom Gorge by Peter Rohan

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