Max Watters: Art Is

Max Watters was known not only for his artistic talent, but also his generous philanthropic nature. At the same time as beginning his own painting career, Watters began collecting art, amassing one of the largest collections of contemporary art in rural Australia. In March 2004, Watters signed over his collection to the Muswellbrook Shire Council so that residents and visitors alike could enjoy in perpetuity his vision; to provide art education for generations to come, to inspire visual awareness and curiosity, and promote culture as a tool for tourism in the region. In his continued generosity to the arts and the gallery, Max gave 61 of his own paintings and drawings to the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre on the condition that all proceeds from the sales be directed to the acquisition of new work for the collections.

18 Oct - 15 Mar