Women painters in the Mack Jost Collection

Starting in 1983 and culminating in his Bequest in 2001, the late Mack Jost AM progressively donated his substantial art collection to Horsham Regional Art Gallery. The resulting Mack Jost Collection of Australian Painting and Works on Paper – consisting of over 250 works by significant Australian artists from the colonial and modern eras – forms the nucleus of the Horsham Regional Art Gallery’s permanent collection of 2800 works.

From this Collection is presented ‘Women painters in the Mack Jost Collection’, which draws a series of incredible painted works by female artists from Mack Jost’s collection into a single display. The exhibition includes works by such notable artists as Judy Cassab, Jessie Traill, Jacqueline Hick and Nornie Gude. It includes a wonderful watercolour depiction of Mack Jost by Gude titled ‘A pensive mood’.


Image: Jessie TRAILL (Australia b.1881 d.1967), Digging the Bank, n.d., oil on canvas. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Mack Jost, 1995. Inv. no. 1995-8.

Event Information


23 November 2023 -
04 February 2024


Open daily 10am-4pm


Mack Jost Gallery


Free entry.



The Horsham Town Hall and Horsham Regional Art Gallery acknowledge the traditional lands of the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk people. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.