AG History — 1970s

1970s 1972 Anne and Stuart Purves with a lithograph by John Olsen.
1970s 1973 Joel Elenberg exhibition at the Collingwood Gallery.
1970s 1977 Left to right: Mary Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan and Stuart Purves outside Arthur's house in Highgate, London.
1970s 1978 Stuart and Anne with a new work by Jeffrey Smart.
1970s 1979 Anne Purves with Dame Elisabeth Murdoch at the Victorian Tapestry Workshop.


The 70’s saw the emergence of further great Artists; Jeffrey Smart, John Olsen, Tim Storrier and Brett Whiteley who joined the gallery during this period. Australian Galleries had by now earned itself the most prestigious reputation within the art world with Artists and clients alike. This period and into the 80’s before the crash of ’89 was the pinnacle of art appreciation and collecting in Australia.