The New England Regional Art Museum (NERAM) is a living museum of national significance located in Armidale in the heart of the New England North West region of New South Wales.
NERAM is a leading cultural and arts tourism destination in regional Australia, and home to one of the nation’s most significant art collections outside the capital cities, holding a collection of over 5000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art. NERAM presents a dynamic program of exhibitions, educational and public events.
NERAM opened its doors in 1983 as a purpose built art gallery for the Howard Hinton Collection of some 1,300 artworks donated to the Armidale Teachers’ College by Howard Hinton ESQ, OBE between 1929 and 1948. This Museum is home to six gallery spaces, the Museum of Printing, The Packsaddle Artist Studio and Residence, the NERAM shop and NERAM café.
NERAM is the custodian of three important collections of Australian art:
Together they offer a comprehensive overview of Australian art history unmatched in regional Australia. These collections include significant works by Australian and international artists such as Streeton, Roberts, Gruner, Preston, Whiteley, Gleeson, Tuckson and Christo, to name just a few.
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His excellency General the Honorable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) Governor of New South Wales, and Mrs Linda Hurley.
The Honorable Barnaby Joyce, MP Member for New England Mr Adam Marshall, MP Member for Northern Tablelands Dr Philp Bacon AM, Director, Philip Bacon Galleries, Mr Barry Pearce Am, Emeritus Curator, Art Gallery of NSW