Paper Armada 2015 Acquisition

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Community support for the Newcastle Art Gallery collection is vital.

Alex Seton is a leading contemporary Australian artist. Often referred to as 'Australia's Michelangelo', his sculpture Paper Armada 2015 with its fleet of four hundred hand-carved, bianco carrara marble origami boats is considered a major technical and artistic achievement. 

In May 2017, the Gallery and Art Gallery Society initiated a call out for community support to assist us to build the funds to purchase this significant and important work of art for the city’s collection.

With the support of key stakeholders, Newcastle City Council, Society, Foundation, Guides and numerous private donors from across the country, we are delighted to announce that we have now secured Paper Armada 2015.

In celebration, this significant new acquisition will be on display in the Gallery from 9 August 2018 to view and appreciate.