Donating to the Casula Powerhouse Collection
The Casula Powerhouse is registered to receive gifts of objects such
under the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Policy.
If you wish to make a donation, please contact the Registrar on (02) 9824 1121.
Mr Whitlam in his Younger Days, 2009
Oil paint on canvas
152 x 102cm
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre has also gladly accepted into the permanent collection the painting Mr Whitlam in his Younger Days by local Casula artist Gina Sinozich. The painting, which was originally created for the Living Liverpool bicentenary exhibition held Casula Powerhouse in 2010, was kindly offered as a donation to the collection by Gina earlier this year.
Mr Whitlam in his Younger Days is a portrait of The Honorable Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC before he became the 21st Prime Minister of Australia. The portrait is one of three Gina was commissioned to produce for Living Liverpool of people she considered to be important in the history and community of Liverpool. Through painting a portrait of the Honorable Edward Gough Whitlam in this context, Sinozich has paid tribute to the former Prime Minister and acknowledged the many contributions he made to the City of Liverpool and Western Sydney both before his election to Federal Government and as Prime Minister.
Gina Sinozich is a distinguished artist who has a long-standing relationship with and history of exhibiting work at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. In 2003, Casula Powerhouse held a solo exhibition of Sinozich’s work titled Gina Sinozich: The Iraq War Paintings in which Sinozich recorded and retold the story of the Iraq War through her paintings. Sinozich’s artwork was also featured in the exhibition Living Liverpool in 2010 and in 2014 she held another solo exhibition at the Centre titled The Survival of Stalingrad. Most recently, Sinozich’s work was featured in 21, our 21st birthday exhibition which was held at the Centre from 17 October – 29 November 2015.
Mr Whitlam in his Younger Days will join many other works in the collection by Gina Sinozich. The Liverpool City Council collection also holds Sinozich’s Iraqi War series, Istria series, Liverpool Hospital series, Living with Dementia series, and Midnight Wedding series, which total over one hundred works collectively.
For more information, please
contact the Registrar on
(02) 9824 1121 or email reception