A big crowd of curious owners turned the appraisal day at Manly Art Gallery and Museum on Saturday into a roaring success, both by numbers and artworks.
David Hulme, art valuer of Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants said: “It was very interesting that so many paintings brought in were by artists represented in the Manly Art Gallery and Museum’s own collection. We saw works by Will Ashton, Julian Ashton, Ethel Carrick Fox, Percy Lindsay, Neville Cayley senior. The highlight would have been the painting by our very own founder member of the Manly Art Gallery, Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo – whose work is actually exhibited right now at the Art Gallery of NSW Focus room.”
Brigitte Banziger added: “The appraisal day was supposed to run from 10 am to 2 pm, however it soon became clear we would run out of time. David offered to keep going until 4 pm. In that time, he managed to view and assess 80 paintings and prints in this marathon event, raising $ 400 for the paintings restoration fund of the Manly Art Gallery Society.”