Ken Hinds private collection at Caloundra Regional Gallery
  • Friday 09 March 2012

Sunshine Coast Council presents Friends Selection: the Ken Hinds Collection at Caloundra Regional Gallery until 22 April 2012.

Council’s Cultural and Heritage Collections Manager John Waldron said council is honoured to exhibit a selection of works from the Ken Hinds Collection as it is one of the most significant private collections in Australia.

"Members of the Friends of the Regional Gallery Caloundra Inc were given the unique opportunity to make a selection from the large collection of art, toys and objects," he said.

"It is Ken's vision that the collection be displayed publicly on the Sunshine Coast and this exhibition serves to promote its diversity and value.

"The Friends of the Gallery enjoyed being curators and this exhibition displays their most popular selections."

Mr Waldron said avid art enthusiasts are also invited to join Kevin Oxley, past Development Director of Arts Park Australia, in a discussion about this eclectic collection over a coffee on 29 March at 10.30am. Bookings are essential by calling the gallery on 5420 8299.

"We are also encouraging children to visit the gallery to do the ‘Super Snooper Activity Trail.’ They can learn about the works from the collection that includes an assortment of old fashioned toys from an English-made ball of the 1800’s, tin toys from the 1920s and 30s through to handmade pre-war toys from the 1940s," he said.

Friends Selection: the Ken Hinds Collection will be officially launched at Caloundra Regional Gallery on Sunday, 11 March at 2pm. All welcome.

Caloundra Regional Gallery is free and open to the public, Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.