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 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.

Physical Description

A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is a printed caption below the photograph.

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