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Installation view of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Colonnes Pascale 2012 © the artist

Installation view of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Colonnes Pascale 2012 © the artist

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One of the most important contributions our members make is by helping to purchase artworks for the Art Gallery’s collection. In our 68-plus years we’ve provided funds for more than 240 works of art.

Every dollar counts, all donations of $2 or more are fully tax-deductible. Donations of $200 or more entitle you to be part of the Collection Circle acquisition program.

Help us acquire Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Colonnes Pascale 2012

Art Gallery NSW Members invites you to support the acquisition of this stunning work now on display in the newly refurbished Grand Courts galleries.

Over the past three decades, Pascale Marthine Tayou has emerged as a leading figure in contemporary African art. His sculptural work Colonnes Pascale 2012 is an important group of five columns made from 140 ceramic vessels and lids found by the artist in Marrakech. His artworks act as a point of exchange between different cultures and comment upon the global circulation of ideas and objects throughout history and in the present day.

Surrounded by Victorian paintings, several of which depict scenes in North Africa and the Middle East, and also seen in relation to the Kenneth Reed collection of 18th-century European porcelain in the adjacent court, Colonnes Pascale prompts reflection on narratives of colonisation and trade (contemporary and historical).

Your donation will support the acquisition of this beautiful work for future generations and our community.

Installation view of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Colonnes Pascale 2012 © the artist, photo © AGNSW

Installation view of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Colonnes Pascale 2012 © the artist

Installation view of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Colonne Pascale 2012 © the artist, photo © AGNSW

Installation view of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Colonnes Pascale 2012 © the artist

Installation view of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Colonnes Pascale 2012 © the artist, photo © AGNSW

Installation view of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Colonnes Pascale 2012 © the artist

Installation view of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Colonnes Pascale 2012 © the artist, photo © AGNSW

Installation view of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Colonnes Pascale 2012 © the artist

Installation view of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Colonnes Pascale 2012 © the artist, photo © AGNSW

Installation view of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s Colonnes Pascale 2012 © the artist

  • More about Pascale Marthine Tayou

    Over the past three decades, Pascale Marthine Tayou has emerged as a leading figure in contemporary African art. He was born Jean Apollinaire Tayou in Nkongsamba, Cameroon in 1966, but later adopted his parents’ names, choosing the feminine forms ‘Pascale’ and ‘Marthine’.

    Tayou’s home country of Cameroon is a centre of ethnic and linguistic diversity in Africa, with more than 200 languages and multiple religions and communities. This multiculturalism is reflected in his artworks which often act as a point of mediation or exchange between different cultures and which comment on the global circulation of ideas and objects, both historical and contemporary.

    Tayou has visited Sydney on a number of occasions and is familiar with the Art Gallery of NSW. In 1998 he participated in the 11th Biennale of Sydney. His works are held by major museums internationally including the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Denmark; Bandjoun Station, Cameroon; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and the Bass Museum, Miami, United States.

Collection Circle acquisition program

You can play an important role in the Art Gallery’s growth, by contributing to the Collection Circle, with a tax-deductible donation of $200 or more in addition to your annual membership fee.

As a contributor to the Collection Circle, you’ll be invited to a range of special events to recognise your support of the Art Gallery of NSW.

Should the Art Gallery NSW Members exceed the target for the purchase of the Pascale Marthine Tayou work, any additional funds will be allocated through the Collection Circle program towards future acquisition to build the Art Gallery’s collection.

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