THE ERGAS COLLECTION
TREVELYAN CLAY, KATE JUST, TAHI MOOR, NICK SELENITSCH
CHARLIE SOFO, SILVANA & GABRIELLA MANGANO
23 JAN – 2 FEB 2008

KATE JUST
Marsha 2002
DVD
3 minutes

KATE JUST
Pieces of You 2003
DVD
2 minutes, 40 secs

SILVANA & GABRIELLA MANGANO
if…so...then 2006
DVD
Edition of 5
7mins  44 secs

TAHI MOORE
Austria 2006
Oil on aluminium
60.5 × 58.5 cm

TAHI MOORE
Naples 2006
Oil on wood
59 × 61 cm

TREVELYAN CLAY
Demystified Mystified 2006
Oil on linen
150 × 120 cm

KATE JUST
Needle Exchange 2002
DVD
5 minutes (silent)

KATE JUST
The Entertainer 2006
DVD
2 minutes

SILVANA & GABRIELLA MANGANO
if…so...then 2006
DVD
Edition of 5
7mins  44 secs

TAHI MOORE
George 2007
Tissue and paint on aluminium
59.5 × 59.5 cm

 NICK SELENITSCH  Stuck   (green)  2007 Nylon carpeting 'prelude', ping pong balls, Velcro 91 × 91 × 7 cm

NICK SELENITSCH
Stuck (green) 2007
Nylon carpeting 'prelude', ping pong balls, Velcro
91 × 91 × 7 cm

NICK SELENITSCH
Stuck (3 elements- red, green, blue) 2007
Nylon carpeting 'prelude', ping pong balls, Velcro
91 × 91 × 7 cm (each)

TREVELYAN CLAY
Don't Know 2006
Oil on linen
150 × 120 cm

TREVELYAN CLAY
So Spiritual 2006
Oil on linen
150 × 120 cm

DARREN MCDONALD
Basquiat (Duck Man) 2006
Oil on linen
130 × 120 cm


All works courtesy the Ergas Collection

The Ergas Collection is a unique concept in Australiasia.  It's purpose is to support young and yet-to-be recognised Australasian artists in the earliest phases of their careers, offering assistance to support artists who have developed their practice independently of traditional educational paths or who remain outside the art world mainstream. The EC currently contains over 250 works.

As a non-profit organisation, that offers a comprehensive and varied service, the EC generates funds through creating access to the collection including a loans service, curatorial consultation and professional advice to individuals, companies, museums, and corporate organisations.

The EC has financially supported a number of innovative and challenging exhibitions of work both in Australia and abroad. Recent projects include Otherworldsother news at Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand (curated by Aaron Seeto) and travel assistance to artist Christian Capurro whose work was recently included in the 52nd Venice Biennale. In 2008 the EC is supporting the Next Wave Festival in Melbourne as well as number of other curated projects in Melbourne and New Zealand. 

The Ergas Collection was founded by Henry Ergas, one of Australia's leading economists, who has been a significant philanthropic supporter to a number of cultural institutions and whose practice of using his private capital to assist other business owners to achieve success, is behind the concept of this emerging art collection.

The exhibition at Gallery 9 includes works from artists based in Melbourne and Auckland and in some cases is the first time these works have been shown in Sydney. It also demonstrates the depth of the collection from ephemeral works such as Charlie Sofo's watermelon to the dynamic paintings of Trevelyan Clay through to works using media by Kate Just and Silvana and Gabriella Mangano