Deakin University Art Gallery

Image: Laresa Kosloff, Lets do something in Italian 2015. HD video still image, image courtesy of the artist. From the exhibition Unproductive Thinking on display until 26 May at Deakin University Art Gallery, the University Library at the Melbourne campus at Burwood and the Burwood campus YMCA.

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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Holland Avenue (off Burwood Hwy)

Burwood, Victoria 


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Contemporary small sculpture award

In its ninth year, we are excited to announce the 2017 finalists of the annual acquisitive award and exhibition organised by the Art Collection and Galleries Unit at Deakin University. One outstanding work will be awarded $10,000 and become part of the Deakin University Art Collection.

2017 Finalists

First nameSurnameState / 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

2017 exhibitions

Information about our 2017 exhibition program is provided below.

PDF Deakin University Art Gallery 2017 Exhibition Program -526.4 KB

Current exhibitions

Now showing at Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne Burwood Campus

UNPRODUCTIVE THINKING
JESSIE BULLIVANT, LAUREN BURROW, EUGENE CARCHESIO, LARESA KOSLOFF, ROB MCHAFFIE, IAN MILLISS, ELYSE DE VALLE AND SIMON ZORIC
26 April – 26 May 2017

Increasingly we are asked to be improving ourselves seemingly 24/7. The pressure to be transforming into something better is constant but for what purpose and what reward? Unproductive Thinking mediates on these ideologies. How do artists engage their time and how does the production of art differ from the incessant push to be always efficient, diligent and productive members of society. Unproductive Thinking features the humorous, poetic and mundane means artists employ to seek out imaginative alternatives.

The exhibition features work by Australia's leading emerging and established artists displayed throughout Deakin University's Burwood campus.

Laresa Kosloff I can't do anything (detail) 2015 HD video with sound 1:56 mins. Image courtesy of the artist

Upcoming exhibition

Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award

7 June – 14 July 2017 

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

One outstanding work will be awarded $10,000 and will become part of the Deakin University Art Collection. 

Applications for the award close on 13 April 2017. The winner will be announced
at the launch of the five-week exhibition of finalists' works on Tuesday 6 June, 6pm to 8pm.

The Deakin University Small Sculpture Award 2016
Image courtesy of Simon Peter Fox

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 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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