New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM)
NERAM is an exceptional cultural and arts tourism destination in regional Australia, boasting one of the country's most extraordinary art collections outside the major cities. With an impressive assortment of over 5000 historical, modern, and contemporary artworks, NERAM stands as a prominent institution in the realm of art.
In addition to its remarkable collection, NERAM offers a vibrant program of exhibitions, educational initiatives, and public events, ensuring a dynamic and engaging experience for visitors. Since its establishment in 1983, NERAM has served as a purpose-built art gallery, initially housing the renowned Howard Hinton Collection. This unique collection, comprising 1,300 artworks generously donated by Howard Hinton ESQ, OBE between 1929 and 1948 to the Armidale Teachers’ College, remains the cornerstone of the museum.
Beyond its gallery spaces, NERAM encompasses the Museum of Printing, The Packsaddle Artist Studio and Residence, the NERAM shop, and the NERAM café, creating a well-rounded cultural hub for art enthusiasts and visitors alike. NERAM proudly safeguards three significant collections of Australian art: the Howard Hinton Collection, the Chandler Coventry Collection, and the NERAM Collection. Together, these collections offer an unparalleled overview of Australian art history within the regional context. Noteworthy artists such as Streeton, Roberts, Gruner, Preston, Whiteley, Gleeson, Tuckson, and Christo grace the walls of NERAM, representing the richness and diversity of Australian and international artistic talent.
NERAM offers unique, enriching self-guided visits for art enthusiasts....