Our art gallery welcomes all kinds of visitors – Deakin staff and students who use it as part of their teaching and learning programs, students from schools across Victoria, and members of the public with a love of art. Admission is always free and we have six exhibitions a year.
*During exhibitions only and closed public holidays
14 September to 21 October 2016
Scanlines surveys the heritage of new media art in Australia since the 1980s. Selected from dLux MediaArts, this major national survey exhibition includes rare early and well-known works by Australia’s internationally celebrated filmmakers, contemporary artists and scholars.
All information included below is correct at the time of publishing; however exhibition dates can be subject to unexpected change.
Please call +61 3 9244 5344 prior to visiting to avoid disappointment.
Sam Jinks Reunion
A fascinating look at the sculptures of this talented Australian artist.
Exhibition dates: 2 November to 16 December 2016
Exhibition launch: Wednesday 9 November at 6.00 pm
Public and education programs
Public programs at the Deakin University Art Gallery include floor talks, panels, seminars and breakfasts. We also offer education programs for schools and community groups, including guided tours and behind-the-scenes presentations, on arrangement with our Curator and Public and Academic Programs Officer.
Deakin University Sculpture Walk, Burwood
The Sculpture Walk is a great way to experience art at Deakin. It takes an hour to complete and is available to anyone at any time. Take the walk yourself using our audio guide, available via the izi.TRAVEL app, or pick up a copy of the map from the Art Gallery.
Deakin University Sculpture Walk for schools and community groups
If you are a school or community group planning a whole-day excursion, we recommend an hour tour at the beginning of the day. This will orientate students and give them an idea of the varied artworks on show at the University.
Another option is to select two or three sculptures to investigate with students or spend an hour completing an activity with one sculpture. Sculpture Walk education resources for primary and secondary students are available in PDF format below.
The Deakin University Art Collection is made up of more than 1700 artworks displayed across all campuses.
The extensive collection includes paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, artist’s books, photographs and sculpture. Most works are contemporary in nature and represent art of excellence by leading Australian artists, current Deakin students and alumni.
A selection of important works in the Deakin University Art Collection are those by artists Gordon Bennett, George Baldessin, Arthur Boyd, Stephen Bram, Vicki Couzens, Mikala Dwyer, Emily Floyd, Sam Fullbrook, Sally Gabori, Minna Gilligan, Simyrn Gill, Elizabeth Gower, Inge King, Robert Klippel, Sidney Nolan, Lin Onus, John Olsen, Robert Rooney, Mike Parr, Kerrie Poliness, Mick Tjapaltjarri, Jenny Watson, Ron Robertson-Swann and Fred Williams among many others.
Maintaining and developing the collection demonstrates the University’s interest in the study, patronage and advancement of the visual arts in Australia. The collection reflects the cultural aspirations of Deakin University and its strategic goals of Learning, Ideas, Value and Experience.
We're always happy to talk to you about how to donate artwork. We consider donations from artists and collectors as direct donations or through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Please contact the Art Collection and Galleries Unit, for more information.
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