George Lance: Ripening Sunbeams

George Lance
Date: 
Saturday, 16 June 2018 to Monday, 16 July 2018
Curator/s: 
Murray Bowes

WAG is grateful for the kind assistance of the many lenders who have contributed paintings and objects to this exhibition. In particular, we acknowledge the contribution of Dr David G. Lance for his enthusiastic involvement in creating this tribute to his great-great-grandfather.

With broad interests and skills as a technician, inventor, entrepreneur, painter, arts commentator, sportsman, writer, musician and bandmaster, Lance was a true renaissance man. His inquiring intellect was matched to a talented can-do approach and an enthusiastic determination. From the 1870s, much of his energy was directed to championing the visual arts in Warrnambool by creating opportunities for the public to see, experience and study art. Indeed, Lance was instrumental in establishing the Warrnambool Art Gallery, becoming the inaugural Director in 1892. Ripening Sunbeams is presented in recognition of his enlightened contribution to early Warrnambool and to the ongoing legacy of his many and varied achievements.

Exhibition Opening

You are cordially invited to the opening of this exhibition from 2:30 - 4:00 PM Friday June 22nd. Opening remarks by David Lance, great-great-grandson of George Lance. RSVP Wednesday 20 June (acceptances only): gallery@warrnambool.vic.gov.au / 03 5559 4949

Public Program

Join David Lance and Elizabeth O'Callaghan, historian and author, for a guided presentation of Ripening Sunbeams on Saturday 23 June from 1:00 - 2:00 PM.

+ Free entry

+ No bookings required

+ Audio loop available and wheelchair accessible

+ Suitable for all ages

Image credits:

(above) George Lance, Warrnambool Harbour, 1885, watercolour on paper.

(below) Portait of George Lance, photographer unknown, n.d., photograph.