Hinton: Treasures of Australian Art
114 Kentucky Street, Armidale 2350
Discover one of the greatest art collections in the country.
Hinton: Treasures of Australian art is the new permanent exhibition at the New England Regional Art Museum that is now open.
The Howard Hinton Collection at the New England Regional Art Museum is the result of one of the greatest acts of artistic philanthropy and benefaction in Australian history.
Between 1928 and 1948 a collection of over 1000 artworks by leading Australian artists were donated to the newly constructed Armidale Teachers College by the retired shipping agent, Howard Hinton OBE (1867-1948).
The exhibition includes over 130 paintings by leading Australian artists including Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts, Elioth Gruner, Margaret Preston, Herbert Badham, Julian Ashton, Norman Lindsay, Fred Leist and many others.
The Howard Hinton Collection provides a snapshot into Australian artistic practice in the early twentieth century as well as some insights into this modest and self-effacing gentleman who lived in a boarding house in the suburb of Cremorne, on Sydney’s north shore.
The exhibition Hinton: Treasures of Australian Art at the New England Regional Art Museum provides an opportunity to experience a selection of these great artworks that belong to the community of Armidale.