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Photograph - Presentation Goldsmiths Sotheby Award, Royal Exhibition Buildings, 28 Oct 1980 Image Reg. No: MM 124511

Summary:
Black & white photograph showing Bruce Rutherford, the Australian Representative of Sotheby Parke Barnet Group Ltd, presenting the Goldsmiths Sotheby Award to Mr Freeman Strickland, Chairman of the Exhibition Trustees, in recognition of the role the Royal Exhibition Buildings played in 'service and encouragement of arts in the industrial and commercial world over the past 100 years. The presentation was made on the 28 October 1980, before the award was subsequently displayed at Bruce Rutherford and Associates in Collins Street between 3-7 November 1980.

The Award was created by Jocelyn Burton, was of Britain's leading gold and silversmiths at the time who had previously secured commissioned works to members of the Royal Family. It was the first Sotheby Award to be awarded outside the United Kingdom, and was valued at $8,000 when presented in 1980.

This is one of 959 photographs (or images) of the Exhibition Building collated by the Exhibition Trustees as a 10 volume pictorial history of the Exhibition Building spanning the years 1880 to 1985. The pictorial history was instigated by the centenary of the Exhibition Building in 1980 and forms part of a larger Royal Exhibition Building collection of documents, photographs, objects and research files.
Description:
A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Description Of Content:
Black & white photograph depicting Bruce Rutherford presenting Exhibition Trustees Chairman, Mr Freeland Stickland, with the Goldsmiths Sotheby Award on the 28 October 1980. Various other men associated with the award and the Royal Exhibition Building stand behind the two men.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 2000
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 178 mm (Height), 239 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: awards, centenaries, royal exhibition building, royal exhibition building trustees, royal exhibition building centenary of opening, exhibitions melbourne international centenary exhibition 1980, exhibitions melbourne international centenary 1980
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: Commemorative Ceremonies
Tertiary Classification: exhibition building centenary 1980
Inscriptions: PRESENTATION GOLDSMITHS SOTHEBY AWARD/ OCTOBER 28th 1980/ L. to R.: B. Pescod (Maryvand & Co), K.L. Christian (Deputy Director),/ L.J. Yeo (Chairman, Sotheby & Co), J.C. Elden (Director), F.R.G./ Strickland (Chairman), B. Rutherford (Australian Representative), Sotheby/ Parke Barnet Group Ltd.).
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Bruce Rutherford - Australian Representative, Sotheby Parke Barnet Group Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mr Freeman "Free" Strickland - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mr John Elden - Exhibition Building Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: Mr Ken Christian - Exhibition Trustees, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: B Pescod - Maryvand & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Oct 1980
Person Depicted: L Yeo - Sotheby & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 Oct 1980
Artist: Jocelyn Burton, England, Great Britain, 1980

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