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

Email Deakin Art Gallery

Visit us

Building FA 

Holland Avenue (off Burwood Hwy)

Burwood, Victoria

Hours

Tuesday–Friday*

10am–4pm

*During exhibitions only and closed public holidays

Current exhibition

What does this one do?

27 July–2 September 2016 


What does this one do? interrogates the relationship between engagement and entertainment. With increased recognition of the visitor and the rise of an audience voiced by social media, what does it actually mean to engage?

Guest curated by Carly Grace and Michelle Mountain through the Deakin University Museum Studies Alumni Program.

Anna Varendorff with Haima Marriott Bouba (detail), 2016, brass, light and sound, dimensions variable. Photo: Haima Marriott.

2016 exhibitions

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.

Scanlines

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.

Exhibition dates: 14 September to 21 October 2016

Stephen Harrop and Stephen Fearnely Down Diabolo Way 1982, Super 8 film, 12:30 mins. Image courtesy of the artists.

The art of Sam Jinks

A fascinating look at the hyper real sculptures of this talented Australian artist.

Exhibition dates: 2 November to 16 December 2016
Exhibition launch: Wednesday 9 November at 6.00 pm

Sam Jinks Unsettled dogs 2012, Silicone, pigment, resin, human hair and fur, 64 x 62 x 23cm Collection of RMIT Art Gallery. Image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan and Strumpf Sydney.

Explore our past exhibitions

The Sculpture Walk

The Sculpture Walk is a great way to experience art at Deakin. It's available to anyone at any time. Take the walk yourself and follow the map provided.

The Sculpture Walk for schools and community groups

There are many ways you can incorporate the Sculpture Walk into an excursion to Deakin. 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 teaching notes are available, in both primary and secondary versions, for each sculpture. This assists teachers in facilitating a Sculpture Walk tour. Alternatively, a tour with our Curator can be arranged for groups over 10.

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.

Public and education programs

Public programs at the Deakin University Art Gallery include floor talks, panels, seminars and breakfasts. Floor talks are also available on request.

We also host specialist school tours and exhibition talks on arrangement with our Art Collection and Galleries Unit.

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