Annual Appeal 2020

Major acquisition made possible by donor support

The collective support of donors through the Artspace Mackay Foundation 2020 Annual Appeal has enabled Artspace Mackay to acquire Nudes, an artist’s book by John Brack, one of Australia’s iconic twentieth century artists. This is a major acquisition of historical and cultural significance to Artspace Mackay and the Mackay Regional Council Art Collection.

John Brack was born in Melbourne in 1920, and his work first achieved prominence in the 1950s. For over forty years he was at the forefront of Australian art and produced some of our most iconic images.

Nudes is an artist’s book produced by Lyre Bird Press in 1982 featuring fifteen lithograph prints by John Brack, bound in a hard-covered folio with leather spine. As the only deluxe art book produced by Brack in his lifetime, printed by the iconic North Queensland-based Lyre Bird Press, this rare work is a significant and valuable addition to the Mackay Regional Council Art Collection, which is widely renowned for its large holding of artists’ books.

John Brack

Image: John BRACK Nudes 1982, folio bound in leather and hessian-covered boards with matching clamshell box, 46.5 x 34 cm. Mackay Regional Council Art Collection. Photo: Jim Cullen Photographer


The Artspace Mackay Foundation would like to thank and acknowledge the following Donors for their generous contributions to our Annual Appeal 2020.

Elizabeth Arlott
John Blackwell
Kay Blackwell
Julie Boyd
Melissa Broadhurst
Warren Broadhurst
Catherine Dowden
Shelley Engwirda
Karen Hurford
Tatiana Kiefer
Hanna Maclean
Moyea Maclean
Paul Myall
Jeff Shippey
Lesley Shippey
Adriann Vanderlugt
Denise Vanderlugt
Judith Wynne
Brigitte Zimmermann

Giving to our art gallery is an enduring investment in the cultural life of our community. The generosity of individual and corporate donors makes a lasting impact on Artspace Mackay's sustained success by significantly contributing to the expansion and development of the gallery`s collection and programs.

Artspace Mackay is now registered with the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and therefore all donations of $2 and over are fully tax deductible.