“FUMA is a wonderful art museum that makes the very best of the fascinating collections it has acquired since the very beginnings of the University in the 1960s,” says Michael. “The Director and staff do a magnificent job of curating the exhibitions and managing the gallery space on campus.”
Michael has had a long history with Flinders – working at the University for over 30 years, most recently as the Executive Officer for Legal and Contracts. He retired in 2014 but with an avid interest in the arts Michael has remained connected to FUMA, attending its year-round public exhibition program and supporting the development of its collections.
The Indigenous collection at FUMA is of personal interest to Michael. He understands the community-wide benefits of growing this collection and making the works available for students and the public to engage with.
“FUMA’s use of its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks, through its exhibitions and innovative education programs is invaluable.”
Since 2016 Michael has donated annually to FUMA and its carefully selected art acquisition program.
“I hope that by supporting the growth of FUMA’s Indigenous collections it will help the museum continue to draw attention to works of historical and contemporary significance.”