Descendants of artist donate works to Gladstone region

FAMILY AFFAIR: Ruby Campbell’s family members, niece Heather Steward, and grand-nieces Fiona Hayward and Helen Benecke view The Ruby Campbell Collection Exhibition at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum.
FAMILY AFFAIR: Ruby Campbell’s family members, niece Heather Steward, and grand-nieces Fiona Hayward and Helen Benecke view The Ruby Campbell Collection Exhibition at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum. Contributed

IF you haven't had the chance to explore the diverse works of self-taught artist Ruby Campbell (1888-1977) at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, be sure to make time to visit before the exhibition closes next Saturday, May 10.

In a generous gesture, over 90 of the works displayed in The Ruby Campbell Collection, including drawings, watercolours and etchings as well as letters, photographs and articles in the displayed collection, have been donated to the Gladstone region permanent collection, by the descendants of the artist's family.

A modest country woman, Ruby was inspired by the great Australian artists of her time and had an expert eye for detail, coupled with confidence in a diversity of mediums.

Historical footage is also featured in the exhibition.

This small sample of her works is presented in conjunction with the artist's family.

The Gallery & Museum is a community cultural initiative of the Gladstone Regional Council, open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, on the corner of Goondoon and Bramston sts, Gladstone and admission is free.

For further information, phone 4976 6766.



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