Deakin University Art Gallery

From the exhibition, No Turning Back: Artworks from The Torch, 29 May to 14 July 2017, Deakin University "Pop Up" Gallery, Deakin Downtown, Level 12 - Tower 2, Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne Docklands. Artwork by Darcy, Latje Latje/Mutti Mutti, Murray River Dreaming, Acrylic on canvas 2016, 65 x 167 cm

The Deakin University Art Gallery provides an exciting venue for the University's program of exhibitions and arts events. These include curated exhibitions drawn from the University's art collection, group and solo exhibitions by significant contemporary Australian artists, travelling exhibitions and selected student, staff and Alumni work.

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+61 3 9244 5344

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Building FA 

Holland Avenue (off Burwood Hwy)

Burwood, Victoria 


Tuesday–Friday*

10am–4pm


*During exhibitions only and closed public holidays

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Current exhibitions

Melbourne Burwood Campus

On the Sheep's Back by Francis Reiss
A Whitehorse Artspace Travelling Exhibition

7 June to 14 July 2017

Deakin University Library
Building V, Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood 3125

Open every day 8am to 12pm

In the 1950s, the wool trade epitomised the Australian way of life. Australia’s export economy rode high ‘on the sheep’s back’.

In this captivating exhibition, photojournalist Francis Reiss documents the life and times of a rural enterprise at Burren Burren, near Collarenebri, New South Wales.

Enduring images of Rex White and his family, taken in 1951, offer a glimpse of the 30,000 acres and 5000 sheep that symbolise a successful farm at the height of the wool boom in Australia.

Francis Reiss, Rex White, the iconic farmer 1951, re-printed 2013

Deakin Downtown

No Turning Back: Artworks from The Torch

29 May to 14 July 2017

Deakin University "Pop Up" Gallery
Deakin Downtown, Level 12 – Tower 2
Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne Docklands

Open to the public 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

The Torch supports current and former Indigenous offenders in Victoria through its indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program.

The program provides art, cultural strengthening and arts vocational support to Indigenous inmates and parolees who are greatly over represented in the criminal justice system.

Opportunities to create new pathways through art and culture and reduce recidivism are central to the program.

Namib Mata Mata, Yorta Yorta/Muthi Muthi, Magpie Goose Hunting, Acrylic on canvas 2016, 131 x 100 cm

PDF Deakin University Art Gallery 2017 Exhibition Program -526.4 KB

Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award

Deakin Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane den Hollander, with the Contemporary Small Sculpture Award winner, Richard Stringer.

7 June – 14 July 2017

Deakin University Art Gallery
Building FA, Melbourne Burwood Campus,
221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria

Open Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 4pm

In its ninth year, this annual acquisitive award and exhibition is organised by the Art Collection and Galleries Unit at Deakin University.

Applications for the award closed on 13 April 2017 and the winner, Melbourne-based artist Richard Stringer, was announced at the launch of the five-week exhibition of finalists' works on Tuesday 6 June.

Deakin Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane den Hollander, presented Mr Stringer with the $10,000 acquisitive prize for his work titled, House on Fire. The piece will now become part of the Deakin University Art Collection.

Download the media release about the Contemporary Small Sculpture Award winner (PDF, 120.2 KB)

2017 finalists

First nameSurname State / Country

Terry

Barclay

VIC

Sunil

Bindhani

India

Zoran

Bogdanovic

VIC

Dean

Bowen

VIC

Maudie

Brady

VIC

Rodney

Broad

VIC

Jock

Clutterbuck

VIC

Stephen

Copland

NSW

Robert

Delves

VIC

Christopher

Edwards

TAS

David

Gatiss

VIC

Wanda

Gillespie

New Zealand

David

Helmers

NSW

Euan

Heng

VIC

Martin

Hodge

VIC

Curtis

Hore

TAS

Marianne

Huhn

VIC

Dominic

Kavanagh

VIC

Neil

Laredo

NSW

Adrian

Mauriks

VIC

C. Ross

Miller

VIC

Joanne

Mott

VIC

Shaelene

Murray

NSW

Aino

Nadezhda Kashina

Germany

Seijiro

Nishioka

VIC

Robert

Owen

VIC

Joshua

Petherick

VIC

Rodney

Pople

NSW

Michael

Porter

VIC

Jeannette

Rein

WA

Radessa

Roy

NSW

Faustas

Sadauskas

VIC

Fatih

Semiz

VIC

Janine

Stanton

NT

Richard

Stringer

VIC

Vipoo

Svivilasa

VIC

Peter

Vandermark

ACT

Robert

Waghorn

VIC

Anthea

Williams

VIC

Dan

Wollmering

VIC

Past exhibitions

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're 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.

Download the Burwood Sculpture Walk map and notes

Our collection

Stephen Bush, When I was here I wanted to be there, 1994, oil on canvas, 198 x 239 cm. Deakin University Art Collection. Image courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery Melbourne.

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.

Download the full list of artists in the Deakin University Art Collection (PDF, 99.2KB)

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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