Deakin University Art Gallery

Image: Brigit Heller, Poles Apart (detail), 2003, Blue band painted pipe and steel wire, dimensions variable. Deakin University Art Collection.

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.

Contact us

+61 3 9244 5344

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Visit us

Building FA 

Holland Avenue (off Burwood Hwy)

Burwood, Victoria 



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*During exhibitions only and closed public holidays

Current exhibition

The Deakin University Art Gallery is closing temporarily during construction work at the neighbouring Burwood Deakin Central precinct. Closing until works are completed in March next year ensures the safety of our staff, visitors and our art collection. But far from an extended summer break, we are taking two of Deakin's scheduled exhibitions out into the community to reach a wider audience.

Opening on November 17, will be an exhibition by Burwood local Peter Lyssiotis at the Whitehorse Art Space at Box Hill Town Hall.

View the flyer here and visit for more details about the exhibition.

We're planning other exciting announcements about alternate exhibitions over the coming months and you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for all the latest news.

Explore our past exhibitions

2017 exhibitions

Watch this space for 2017 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 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.

PDF The Burwood Sculpture Walk map and notes -1.4 MB

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.

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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Sally Walker Project Space

Like the Burwood Campus' Art Gallery, the Geelong Waterfront Campus' Sally Walker Project Space offers exhibition room for Deakin students and the local community. With rotating exhibitions throughout the year, there's always something new for art-lovers to appreciate.

Learn more about the Sally Walker Project Space at the Waterfront Campus