The Calleen Collection comprises a diverse range of works, acquired through private support, as winners of the acquisitive Calleen Art Award. Both the Calleen Collection and the Calleen Art Award were established in 1977 by Cowra arts patron Mrs Patricia Fagan, OAM. Her generous legacy and vision have played a pivotal part in the development of this splendid collection of modern and contemporary Australian art (mainly paintings), as well as the development of the Calleen Art Award which now forms part of the Gallery program. The Calleen Art Award is a nationally recognised award which encourages the creative practices of artists throughout Australia, and appeals to and inspires the imagination of the local community and visitors to Cowra.
Read through The Calleen Collection Book (2019) online.