The Watters Gift

Curated by Tania Creighton

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Artists: Micky Allen, Susan Andrews, George Barker, John Bartley, Roger Crawford, Neil Evans, Vivienne Ferguson, Joe Frost, Peter Godwin, Rew Hanks, David Hawkes, Catherine Hearse, Jumaadi, Hendrick Kolenberg, Richard Larter, Jasper Legge, Euan Macleod, Chris O’Doherty, John Peart, Jon Plapp, Evan Salmon, Ken Searle, Paul Selwood, Tony Tuckson, Ruth Waller, Max Watters

In 2018 Watters Gallery, one of Australia’s longest-running, most influential and respected commercial galleries, closed its doors after 54 years. Established by Frank Watters, along with co-directors Geoffrey and Alexandra Legge in 1964, Watters Gallery supported the careers of some of Australia’s most exciting artists including Richard Larter, John Peart, Ruth Waller, Chris O’Doherty and Euan Macleod.

Frank Watters has since donated 67 artworks from his personal collection to UTS – the most significant gift in the collection’s thirty-year history. The Frank Watters Gift is a testament to Frank’s generosity and friendship, and provides a vibrant snapshot of Australian artistic practice across five decades.

The Watters Gift was a display of selected works from the collection of Frank Watters, donated to UTS and displayed on campus in 2020. The associated publication marking the gift is available for download or order below.


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