The Collection was bequested to the City of Shoalhaven to form a part of the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery Collection which is held at the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre. A formal Deed of Agreement between the Shoalhaven City Council and Max Dingle and Gavin Hughes was drawn up and signed on 27 June 2008.
This agreement specified that :
- the collection is available for the use of the City Arts Centre from the time of signing until its formal acquisition. I have been curator of an annual exhibition from the collection starting in 2009.
- funds from the estate would be held by the Trust Company and the interest would be split three ways a small percentage being re-invested, a percentage being an annual disbursement to an emerging artist and the remainder would be available to conserve, store, exhibit or add to the Collection.
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