The extensive collection of Australian art showcases a wide variety of local renowned artists, including works by Albert Tucker, Douglas Dundas and Sali Herman, and has been curated over many decades of operating in Australia.
These artworks will be on display for the local community at the Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale on a rotating basis under the credit ‘Esso Collection of Australian Art’.
The donation follows the relocation of ExxonMobil Australia’s headquarters from Southbank to Docklands in May.
“We have a long history of supporting the arts in Australia and recognise the importance of making this collection of artwork available to a broader public audience,” said Richard Owen, Chairman, ExxonMobil Australia
“This significant donation of artworks to the Gippsland Art Gallery reflects our ongoing support of the Gippsland community, which is a result of our long-standing operations in the local area.
“While the energy we produce in Gippsland is used to maintain and build standards of living in communities across south-eastern Australia, we also believe in making a valuable contribution directly to the local communities in which we operate.
“We look forward to maintaining our support for local communities near our areas of operation via our community contributions program.”
ExxonMobil Australia actively supports around 200 community groups each year though our community contributions program. Over the past seven years, we have contributed more than $7 million AUD to community organisations, an average of $1 million AUD per year.