Sat, 11/05/2019 - 9:00am to Sun, 28/07/2019 - 3:00pm

WAG is the fifth oldest public art collection in Australia. The depth of the collection reflects the 133 years that it has taken to assemble the more than 2,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, decorative arts, cultural material and public art acquired since 1886. In addition to favourite pieces that many like to revisit, the exhibition includes new acquisitions on display for the first time including a Japanese Samurai armour from the (1602–1867) Edo period recently completed through the help of local David McKenzie who sourced a facemask and sword while travelling in Japan. The Menpo facemask was worn by both Samurai warriors and their feudals, it covers the face from the nose to the chin and helps to secure a top heavy helmet. The accompanying Shaku Edo-jidai Shinken Sword was acquired with funds from the A.L. Lane Foundation.

Warrnambool Art Gallery
5559 4949