The Blue Suitcase

Earlier in the year, Gallery 107 @ Dalby had the pleasure of hosting part of the Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift. The red and yellow suitcases from the National Gallery of Australia’s Travelling exhibition program. The gallery is delight to now be hosting the blue suitcase as an extension of the previous exhibition.

Three art filled suitcases make up the Gift and the 1888 Melbourne Cup. Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn’s donation in 1988, allowed the NGA to create a unique exhibition program. This program's been touring galleries, libraries, schools and nursing homes across Australia since 1990.

Pieces in the exhibition while valuable, are quite resilient. Meaning the works can be handled by young and old alike. Providing an educational and hands on approach to art. This approach has seen the Gift enjoyed by communities in many regions across Australia.

The Blue Suitcase - Technology The blue case focuses on function, innovation, design and construction. Doing so by showcasing the works of six contemporary Australian artists and designers. The artists have created works that compel people to to explore the objects and and share the experience with others. Works included are:

  • Cinnamon Lee’s palm light

  • Matthew Harding’s heart shaped pill box

  • Emily O’Brien’s hair chairs