James C. Sourris standing in front of work donated to the Gallery

The immense generosity of James C. Sourris AM has transformed the Queensland Art Gallery Collection. In addition to his philanthropic support, James played a crucial role in steering the Gallery’s Foundation over many years, initially as a member of the Foundation Council and its Fund Investment Committee, and as a member of the QAGOMA Foundation Committee from 1999 to 2017.

In 2017, the Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees and Director awarded James the QAGOMA Medal, in recognition of his exceptional and inspiring contribution to the Gallery.

The Collection Search

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) and State Library of Queensland both hold Collection items donated and commissioned by James C. Sourris AM. This resource aims to provide a simple search over both institution's Collections and guide you to the relevant resource on the institution's respective websites or channels to explore that resource.

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Related resources

QAGOMA: Creating a Collection

The ‘James C. Sourris AM Collection’ comprises both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian works, and a wide range of media including paintings, videos, installations and works on paper, focused on contemporary art in Australia since the turn of the new century.

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State Library: James C. Sourris AM Collection

State Library of Queensland page presenting all the Collection materials in a single location.

SLQ Collection page

TROVE: James C. Sourris Queensland cinema photographs

Digitised photographs relating to the Sourris family's pioneering operations of motion picture theatres in Queensland.

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